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job log Cougar Town “The biggest challenge was working with Pullman Transit so it could maintain its regular route schedule while having a bus out of service once a week as a wrap was installed.” The Client City of Pullman, Washington, and Washington State University The Player Speedpro Imaging of Spokane ( Tools & Supplies Roland SolJet Pro III XJ-640, 3M Controltac IJ180 vinyl, 3M Scotchcal 8519 luster overlam, GBC Arctic 1064WF laminator, Fletcher-Terry table cutter The Job As with many small college towns, the City of Pullman, Washington, has developed a close bond with its college cohabitant, Washington State University. So it should have surprised none of the local citizenry when the city teamed up with the university to promote school spirit within the community by unveiling 18 Pullman Transit busses wrapped in WSU Cougar-themed graphics. The town sent out bid proposals for the job to a number of local print providers to wrap, maintain, and remove the graphics after three years. “We were one of four businesses who formally responded and we were awarded the contract,” says Paul Perovich owner of Speedpro Imaging of Spokane. Production A WSU graphic designer created the wrap design, approved by the city. After Speedpro acquired the fi les, it color-matched the university’s crimson as well as the tones of the Cougar’s face. Color test strips were output onto vinyl and sent to the university for approval. Then, the design was adjusted so that the main elements of the graphic remained intact with the varying elements of the three di erent Gillig Low Floor busses. “After a lot of searching, we were able to find some templates for each style that were very close to their configurations. We ultimately refined each wrap template to a series of smaller body-specific panels that had an appropriate amount of overlap so that we could install bottoms, windows, and tops independently,” says Perovich. For output, Speedpro utilized its Roland SolJet Pro III XJ-640, printing onto 3M Controltac IJ180-CV3 cast vinyl. 3M Scotchcal 8519 luster overlam was applied using a GBC 1064WF Arctic cold laminator; finished panels were cut with a Fletcher-Terry table cutter. Speedpro handled the installation on all 16 busses, wrapping a bus per week at the Pullman facility. The busses were unveiled during the university’s homecoming celebration. 36 THE BIG PICTURE MAY 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - May 2012

The Big Picture - May 2012
Wide Angle
Up Front
Inside Output
Vehicle Wraps: Chasing Traffic
Putting the ‘Specialty’ in Finishing Tools
Job Log

The Big Picture - May 2012