Big Picture - October 2017 - 31
NOW YOU SEE ME
printer. The shop's installation team of three spent a full day
wrapping the entirety of the Camaro - "everything from door
jambs to inside the hood a little ways," Gann adds. "We tend
to spend a little bit more time on these cars in particular. We
want the wraps to be flawless."
When one 2017 Camaro owner wandered into Car Wrap
City's (carwrapcity.com) shop in search of a distinctive wrap
design, one look around told him he was in the right place.
The Carrollton, Texas-based full-service wrap company has
experience with the usual car and truck wraps, but also buses,
motorcycles, and high-end vehicles.
"We're pretty popular with 'car guys,'" says Billy Gann,
production manager. The shop sees its fair share of exotic
cars: Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and, yes, a certain Camaro.
This customer wanted an "urban camo look," so Car Wrap
City's in-house team of designers began crafting a design that
would "flow." "A lot of times when you get to a bumper or
fender area, the design may not necessarily line up. It may on
the screen - and in theory - but when the installers go to put
the vinyl on, it will manipulate and stretch a little," Gann
explains. While abstract graphics without text or logos can be
easier to install, design still plays a major role in ensuring the
quality of the final product. After some back-and-forth with
the client until both sides were satisfied, the shop printed onto
Avery Dennison MPI 1105 film with a Mutoh ValueJet 1628X