Huge milestone reached with over 1,000 wrap shops on WrapperMapper.com!

 

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We are so pleased to announce a major milestone in the life of WrapperMapper.com!  As of July of 2016 we have crossed the threshold of having over one thousand professional wrap shops from 38 countries listed on “The original, world’s largest, and easiest way to find Professional Wrap Installers.”

What started in 2014 as a simple idea to connect and locate professional wrap installers has steadily grown into a word-wide wrap industry phenomenon.  WrapperMapper.com has been truly fortunate to be involved with the wrap industry and has focused all efforts on one singular goal… growing the perception of wraps and wrappers around the globe.

To celebrate this occasion we are giving away a free 1 Year Premium Level membership.  Everyone who uses social media to share and tag this article and/or image will be entered into a drawing to win.  Help us continue to spread and promote amazing projects from shops all over the world.

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We still firmly believe that the wrap industry is sorely unnoticed to the world at large.  There are still a multitude of people who do not know that wrapping exists are unaware that they see some of our industry’s best work drive by them every day.  WrapperMapper.com will continue to strive to be a voice and advocate for the industry as we continue to promote and expose wraps to the planet.

 

KPMF puts together a splash for WRAPSCON 2016

WRAPSCON 2016 was ground zero for a spectacular day courtesy of KPMF (Kay Premium Marking Films).  The vehicle wrapping film manufacturer arranged a once-in-a-lifetime Indy Racing Car Experience at the world famous Indianapolis Speedway.  The lucky attendees got to suit up, pop on a helmet and take a couple of thrilling high-speed laps around the 2.5 mile track reaching up to 180mph.

The day was finished off with a beautiful party at the DalaraIndy Car Factory where the new KPMF wrapping film colors and overlaminates were revealed to great crowd.  Plenty of food, drinks and fun were had by all.

Many thanks to the KPMF team for creating such a day to remember!

UASG rolls out the new website for 3M Certified Graphics Installation Companies!

Anaheim – New website makes quick work of finding the right 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company
When America’s businesses require the services of professionally trained and certified vinyl installers, the new vendor search portal at www.uasg.org streamlines the process of identifying the right qualified, local installation company.
For businesses in need of vinyl graphics and architectural graphics, the re-developed website features an easy-to-use interface that makes finding a 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company a simple, worry-free task. Businesses who frequently require these services include Fortune 500, large enterprises, as well as smaller, Mom-and-Pop companies. Because only UASG members may be listed in the engine, this assures users that a vendor found on the website is also a genuine 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company, a membership requirement.
For vinyl installation providers, the all-new www.uasg.org enables potential customers to search by zip code as well as by keyword. This lets vinyl vendors introduce their premier installer services to purchasers with an active need who are in their business’ vicinity. Member companies now span the continental U.S. and include Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico.
With so many of today’s businesses specifying both the 3M vinyl product, as well as its expert installation and/or removal in their requirements and bids, inclusion on the site attests to a vendor’s credibility and demonstrated expertise. UASG reflects the industry’s benchmark standard for graphic installation excellence in fleet, full & partial wraps, interior & exterior environmental graphics including floor, rough textured walls, and virtually every other branding application one may envision.
According to UASG President Julie Martin, “The new website celebrates our critical role in connecting the skilled craftsmanship of our members with the businesses who depend on it. Our work is always about elevating the trade, and bringing more recognition to both the industry and its individual members.”
Additional site features include industry and organization news and events, as well as an informational overview of UASG’s history and mission. Members with access credentials may participate in a member forum and take advantage of special pricing in a members-only tools and resources area. Slated for the near future: a small selection of branded goods available for purchase, so that members can display their pride and wear it on the jobsite.

WRAPSCON is coming! Set your calendars for June 2nd – 4th.

 

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Set your calendars now for the 2nd annual WRAPSCON in Indianapolis, IN USA!

National Business Media, the proud producers of WRAPS and Sign & Digital Graphics magazines and THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW, presents the event for graphics installers: WRAPSCON June 2-4, 2016. With the huge potential for growth in the graphics market, especially vinyl wrap professionals serving the vehicle wrap advertising, commercial fleet graphics and other related graphics markets, WRAPSCON has quickly become the must attend event of the year.

We are bringing in the best graphics installers and the leading manufacturers and distributors in the business under one roof, with a national audience of installers, to share tips and tricks, install techniques, and the latest products to boost this rapidly growing market. Come see the latest in digital printing, vinyl technology, lamination, vehicle templates, wrap specific artwork and tools. If you have skin in the WRAPS game, then you NEED to be here!

Sign-Up Here for the show and to check out the exhibitors, trainers and events.  https://thenbmshow.com/wrapscon

WELCOME to Art City Wraps, our newest Premium Member!

Huge shout out to Josh Marquardt owner and founder of Art City Wraps based in Oshkosh, WI USA.  Art City wraps is our newest Premium member and we are proud to have them on the map.  If you are need of a certified installation, Joshua also claims Avery Dennison CWI certification as well as being a listed 3M Preferred Installer.  A dedicated wrap professional and a die-hard wrap artist, Joshua was honored to compete in the 3M wrap finals at SEMA in 2015 and just recently competed in the Avery Dennison World Wrap Masters competition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2016.

According to the Art City Wraps website “As dedicated wrap professionals we strive towards providing quality materials and installations.  Our wrap-centric shop can accommodate multiple vehicles and large projects.  We help with commercial wraps, truck and trailer wraps, car wraps, fleet graphics, custom vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics and graphic installations of every type and difficulty.  CERTIFIED INSTALLATIONS.  Let us know what it takes to become your trusted wrap provider!”

Welcome to WrapperMapper.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.

 

Welcome to #201WRAP!

IdentityDesign_08#201WRAP was established in March of 2009 in Jacksonville, FL USA as a full service design, print, and production facility. What started out in 500 square foot facility has now grown to a over 3500 square foot production powerhouse. Identity Design has quickly become THE source for creating hard hitting media and trend setting vehicle wraps. Over the years Identity Design has become a nationally recognized vehicle wrap facility with next level quality and service.

As the founders of PAINTisDEAD.com, Identity Design has helped pave the foundation of the vehicle wrap industry with a network of dedicated, quality installers around the globe. Paint is Dead is a one-stop resource for all things wrap. Whether you are looking for an installer, deciding on what color to go with, or simply looking to learn about the product and pick up some cool gear.

Wrap Training with Justin Pate at 25% OFF!

Web_AD_TheWrapInstituteWho doesn’t dream of doing a killer wrap training class with world renowned industry trainer Justin Pate?  Whether you wrap occasionally or are a seasoned veteran you know that there is always something new to learn.  …and now you can for less!

The Wrap Institute is an online streaming service that provides high quality videos on how to apply graphics featuring master installer Justin Pate.  Annual memberships give users unlimited access to over 530 videos that cover topics from boats, walls, windows, cars, vans, vinyl lettering and much more. Each month 20-30 new videos are added along with new features like free pdf downloads for pre-inspection and quality control.  All content is neutral which means all techniques shown apply to any type of film or manufacturer.   Never Stop Learning!

Sign-Up now and use our exclusive Coupon Code for your 25% discount – TWWRAPPERMAPPER – in the sign-up form.  Head over to The Wrap Institute now.

Arlon Automotive World Wrap Mania Competition at SEMA 2015

At the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Arlon brought together installers from all over the world into one booth for a prestigious wrap competition hosted by Arlon, “Arlon Automotive World Wrap Mania”. The event started off with 6 teams, each with 5 installers, competing for the title of “Best Quality Wrap” or “Most Creative Wrap”. Each team brought unique qualities, skills and their creative minds to the competition which attracted crowds from all over the show floor.
The Arlon Automotive World Wrap Mania competition gave these top installers the first opportunity to work with the newly released Ultimate PremiumPlus™ Silver Chrome, and other Arlon favorites including: Blue Aluminum and Toxic Green. Each team was tasked with wrapping half of a vehicle in a limited three hour timeframe which included the most complex areas of the vehicle. A team of Arlon Automotive specialists judged each team’s execution on quality and creative design. After a neck to neck performance from each team, the competition proved to be a battle to the end. The Wrap Society led by Team Captain, Niel Scotto of ND Vinyl, was awarded the “Best Quality Wrap” and the “Most Creative Wrap” was awarded to Team R.I.C.O. led by Team Captain, Carl Brewer of The Wrap Installers. Both teams showed exceptional skills in each category which led to their victory.
“Each Arlon wrap competition presents a unique set of challenges for the installers and this year’s competition did not disappoint. The inclusion of Arlon’s new Silver Chrome demanded a higher level of skill and innovative thinking from the installers,” states Ritchie Daize, Business Development Manager – Automotive, Arlon Graphics, LLC.SEMA Contest Winners
Team R.I.C.O. The Wrap Society

Welcome to the crew at Katalyst Signs!

KatalystSigns_IMG_4115A big WrapperMapper.com welcome to the team at Katalyst Signs today!  Our latest Premium Member, Katalyst Signs, is based out of Manhattan Kansas in the USA.  Vehicle wraps are their specialty while their website also boasts some additional services and products.  According to the Katalyst site, “We are a Large Format Digital Print shop. We specialize in Vehicle & Fleet wraps, Banners, Posters, Interior & Exterior signage, Magnets & Much More.”

Please join us in welcoming Katalyst Signs to the map!