SEMA 2016 and the Wrap Industry Combine for Massive Effect in Vegas!
Amazing wraps and world class wrappers wowed crowds as Las Vegas, Nevada USA played host to the 2016 SEMA show. Literally from the edges of the parking lot, attendees were treated to beautiful custom wraps of all sorts on vehicle after vehicle. Whether your preference is massive trucks, low riders, classic cars, american muscle or the gorgeous street builds, the SEMA 2016 show was a virtual smorgasbord of all things wrap.
Big kudos to the exhibitors who brought in tremendous resources to support the industry… 3M unveiled several new wrap films as well as Knifeless Tape demonstrations by Phil Aquin, Rick Tallman and a host of others. 3M also conducted a final demo on musical instruments with the winners of the Wrap2Wrap contest Chad Monroe (Get Graphic) and Jeremy Conners (Who Did That !?! ).
Avery Dennison brought together industry greats Justin Pate (The Wrap Institute), Jim Miller (Miller Decals), Joffrey Van Der Jagt (Pro Wrap) and John Duever (Vinyl Images and Design) for 3 custom designed full wraps every single day of the show. The prize for the Avery Dennison “Wrap Like a King” contest was awarded to Australian shop Exotic Graphix for their “Toxic Rat” project.
Hexis spent the week of the show running their custom wrap contest with competitors from all over the globe. Each wrapper was challenged to use the Hexis films to create a custom wrap, on-the-fly, during their assigned day & time slot. Congratulations go out to the final winner Gabe Hin (Savage Wraps) as he walks away with the $5,000 grand prize.
Las Vegas and SEMA would definitely not be complete without a party or two! The week started off with Avery Dennison’s blow out as well as Carl Brewer’s “The Big Reveal”. Wednesday saw the industry’s first major wrap network collaboration party as Paint Is Dead teamed up with Masters of Branding for a extravaganza to be remembered! Thursday evening was capped off with 3M’s musical gift as they brought the house down with their custom wrapped instruments and a killer cover band at the incomparable House of Blues.
An amazing time was had by all!