Grit, Grime, mutant skulls and sheer, no-holds-barred design, equals Alltak’s CAMBEA 2019!

You would absolutely be forgiven for wondering. What does dusty desert, leather, rusty metal and a head turning Mad Max theme have to do with wrapping? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot.

When Marcelo Souss and the Brazilian based Alltak Adhesivos team started planning the 2019 CAMBEA in São Paulo the idea was simply to go bigger and better than the 2018 success. Long time Alltak designer Allessandro de Campos was tasked with creating the vision which developed into a world-class wrapping showcase environment.

The winning formula? Start with a massive booth backdrop depicting a post-apocalyptic landscape, fabricate fully custom floors simulating a desert surface complete with sand scoured skulls and make every car in the competition match up with a rusty, spiky, patched-together scrounger of a vehicle. Mission accomplished and we have the photos to prove it!

The annual, 4 day wrap competition at FESPA Brasil, drew competitors from all over the county as well as wrapping hopefuls from neighboring Argentina and Chile. The judging team came in from all over the world to assist the Head Judge Eduardo Chardosim Stabel (Brasil). Judges included Multi-Year judge and wrap professional Mireille Van der Jagt (Pro Wraps – Netherlands), Dimas Brazil (DBS by Dimas Brasil – Brasil), Tim Evans (WrapperMapper – USA) with the entire event MC’ed by Marcos Schott (Banana Buffers – Brasil).

The event was rounded out by Live Wrapping demonstrations with daily custom designs by Joffrey Van der Jagt (Pro Wraps – Netherlands) and Alltak’s very own Thiago Sossai. The creativity and skill on display here every day was a sure crowd-pleaser.

All of these elements came together for a truly excellent show. Fun with costumes and a palpable sense of camaraderie among the competitors, while triumphs and failures were witnessed every single day.

Ultimately, after days of competitions and heart breaking eliminations, the Alltak CAMBEA 2019 crowned the team of WS Adhesivos as the final winning wrappers with the team from Genesis Envelopamento coming in just a tiny fraction of tiny 5 points behind them. Incredibly, incredibly close finish after so many days!

If you ever get a chance to experience an Alltak Adhesivos CAMBEA event it is highly, highly recommended!

 

2018 Ultimate Wrap Star Competition – Orlando FL

The “Ultimate Wrap Star – powered by 3M” during the ISA Sign-Expo in Orlando, FL is THE major car wrap competition in North America in 2018. The line-up of the sponsors / partners: 3M, Mutoh, MR Clipart, Caldera, DUB Wheels, DUB IR, DUB Wraps, Steinel, IBOW, Blade Cage, CoCut, Proseries, Rolinx, Sign Builder Illustrated, STS and Wrapper Mapper. And all those sponsor donate prizes / vouchers to the contestants. There will be prize packages for all contestants but the winner of this event will get:

  • Vinyl vouchers from our major sponsor 3M. Their material will exclusively used during the contest.
  • Mutoh’s prize will be announced during the contest.
  • Software packages from MR Clipart, Caldera, CoCut.
  • A complete set of DUB Wheels of his own choice!!!
  • The newest heating gun from Steinel.
  • Vouchers from DUB IR, IBOW, Rolinx, STS.
  • Tools from Blade Cage, Proseries and others.
  • And last but not least a 3 year Premium Membership at WrapperMapper.

Our judges are

  • Chad Huhman, CNJ Sign from Lee’s Summit, MO, USA
  • Marcio Oliveira from our major sponsor 3M USA
  • Michael Dassler from Norddekor, Sylt, GER and
  • Mingo Richter from BlackBox Richter, Schardenberg, AUT.

There are still a couple of spots available, but for sure for not for very much longer.

The Entry Form and more details are available at www.wrap-the-world.com

FESPA 2016 – World Wrap Masters in Amsterdam Netherlands

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Avery Dennison and Mimaki the wrapping world tuned in to see the incredible competitors at FESPA 2016 – World Wrap Masters in Amsterdam Netherland.  This year’s event brought in 26 skilled wrap installers from 15 different countries all over the world!  Competing in several rounds, over 4 days, the group was gradually pared down to the final three… Ruan Greef representing Wrap-My-Ride in South Africa, Michael Szwacki out of the UK with MEK Wrap Squad and Jim Miller owner of Miller Decals from the United States.

The wrappers were all subjected to multiple wrap scenarios as they installed Avery Dennison film on various parts of the cars, created custom designs on motorcycle helmets and developed a unique wrap look for the surprise wooden clogs on the third day.  Some absolutely amazing designs were created and Knifeless Tape was used in massive amounts.

Judging the competition were last year’s winner Kiss Lajos, John Duever and Justin Pate under the event organizer and head judge Ole Soleskin.  Each judge stuck to a specifically developed pointing system as each competitor was scored during each round.  The score sheets covered a variety of details from surface cleaning through final trimming while points were awarded from all three judges in independent review.  The final result was a well run and systematic approach by industry professionals.

Ultimately, the final winner was Jim Miller from the United States crowned as the World Wrap Master Champion for 2016.  Jim earned his trophy with a well fought and solid performance as he handled every challenge with speed, skill and consistency.

Congratulations to all of the competitors and a special thanks for everyone who made this such a successful event.