Supply55 announces price reduction on Guardian Laminators

Supply55, Inc. announces price reduction on the popular Guardian 65” cold and heat assist laminators.

“As our business volume continues to grow and we see direct savings from increased production we are happy to pass the savings on to our customers, making the Guardian line of laminators a price performance leader in the category” stated Eric Lewis, Business Development Manager for Supply55, Inc. Read more »

Overlaminate Selection for Vehicle Wraps

In selecting an overlaminate for vinyl graphics, the general rule of thumb is: use a cast vinyl overlaminate for cast vinyl graphics; use either a calendered or cast overlaminate for calendered vinyl graphics. Calendered vinyl, is not appropriate for a curved surface, especially one with as many curves as the bumper on a car. The […] Read more »

How Vehicle Surveys Save Time & Money

On-site inspections and vehicle wraps Early in the sales process, before a quotation request is submitted, before the design begins, and before anyone signs on the dotted line,   the sales person should conduct a thorough inspection of the vehicles. Vehicle wrapping is business of details. There are so many variables in designing, manufacturing and installing […] Read more »

Testing for Outgassing

Outgassing refers to the release of a gas from some type of material. Natural materials, such as plywood, can outgas vapors as the glues used in its manufacturing cure. Just about any synthetic substance will outgas, too. The list of synthetic materials includes paint, polycarbonate and fiberglass. Read more »

Marvelous Magnets Can Open Up New Revenues from Tradeshows to Vehicles

What do you get when you combine magnets with vinyl? Some marvelously magnetic creations that demand attention. Flexible magnets are opening new marketing doors for companies large and small. In fact, the possibilities are virtually as endless as your imagination. Read more »

Vehicle Wrapping Contracts 101

Wrapping vehicles without a signed contract that spells out what the customer should expect – and shouldn’t expect – from your sign shop is a mistake that could cost you. Find out how to avoid liabilities with a solid contract. Read more »

How to Wrap a Red Hot Ferrari

Wrapping a Ferrari may sound like a sexy job – and it is – but it’s unlike most other vehicle wraps. Find out how. Few cars are curvier than a Ferrari. Discover how to navigate the challenges of applying vinyl to a racecar. What do you get when you cross Avery Graphics film with a […] Read more »

Surface Preparation of Unpainted Aluminum

How to Remove Oxidation on Aluminum Many years ago, some of the tankers and trailers had unpainted aluminum skins.  Direct application of pressure-sensitive vinyl graphics to these surfaces often resulted in adhesion failures. The cause of adhesion problems on aluminum is usually oxidation on the surface of the metal. Whether you are applying an emblem […] Read more »

Seamless Wraps 101 – Deciding when to go seamless and when not to

Discover how – and when – to do a seamless vehicle wrap. Seamless wraps demand careful planning – and even then they can be a challenge. Find out how to approach a seamless wrap and when to consider a partial wrap instead. The seamless wrap. It’s the Holy Grail of the vehicle wrapping industry. Some […] Read more »

3-Step Prep for Vehicle Graphics

Whether you are installing trailer graphics or doing a full wrap of a car or van, surface preparation involves a three-step process of detergent washing, solvent cleaning and a final wipe down with IPA. Step 1. Vehicles should be washed the day before vinyl application with detergent and water. This should remove much of the […] Read more »