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job log Philly Fanatics “They wanted to have the biggest and best party vehicle in the tailgate lot – it was so big that the vehicle barely squeezed through our 10 x 14-foot door. We had to remove the mirrors to fit it inside.” The Client Private customer The Players Designer Wraps (, K.I.S. Designs, Distinctive Car Toyz Tools & Supplies Mutoh ValueJet 1324, SAi FlexiSign Pro, Avery MPI 1005 EZ RS, Avery DOL 1360 laminate, Seal laminator The Job For many, the act of pre-game tailgating encompasses a laundry list of favorite to-dos: talking sports, eating great food, and drinking cold beer. Most fans find satisfaction by tailgating the old-fashioned way: lifting up their tailgates and turning their trunks into kitchens, mini-bars, and dining rooms. For one crew of Philadelphia fanatics, however, not just any vehicle would do. These fans purchased a 2011 RV to showcase their love for their favorite sports teams – the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers. New Jersey’s Designer Wraps was chosen to deck out the 30-foot RV with sports-themed graphics. Production Using Adobe Photoshop, K.I.S. Designs created the wrap’s graphics with concepts and images provided by the customer. “The fi le sizes for the RV were very large, layered Photoshop fi les and required a lot of computer horsepower to pull it o in a timely manner,” says Sean Tomlin, Designer Wraps’ owner. Once the design had been approved, Designer Wraps conducted prepress work using SA International’s FlexiSign Pro software. To output the RV wrap, the shop chose its Mutoh ValueJet 1324, printing onto 52-inch panels of Avery MPI 1005 EZ RS media. Avery DOL 1360 laminate was added using the shop’s Seal laminator. Three Designer Wraps’ in-house installers wrapped the RV. But, says Tomlin, “Determining the best way to panel print the rear in order to work around the RV’s ladder was a challenge. We did this in three vertical pieces for the upper portion and a fourth piece for the bumper area.” It wasn’t just the graphics that would make this motorhome stand out. The RV was customized by Distinctive Car Toyz in Pleasantville, New Jersey. For the exterior, an opening was cut to allow for the addition of a 60-inch LED TV that could be viewed while tailgating. Flat-screen TVs were also added to the RV’s interior. 44 THE BIG PICTURE APRIL 2012

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The Big Picture - April 2012
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The Big Picture - April 2012