Mentor, Ohio-based graphics films manufacturer Avery Dennison has chosen what it calls the 10 most impressive vehicle wraps using its products that it has seen this year.
This is the fifth annual list of vehicle and non-vehicle wraps, and all 10 were installed with Avery Dennison Supreme wrapping film, Conform Chrome, the company’s digitally printed films MPI 1105, MPI 1405 and MPI 2728, or a combination thereof.
The Top 5 vehicle wraps of 2018 and Avery Dennison’s report on them are:
1) IVS Wraps of Holmen, Wisconsin. A printed Conform Chrome wrap was featured on a truck built by Legendary Customs in the AMSOIL booth at SEMA. IVS Wraps, with design help from Dan Nava of the International Brotherhood of Wrappers, created the warplane look.
2) Rust and camouflage are popular effects created with printed MPI 1105, but Spectrum Auto in Colorado Springs, Colorado, brought out a new look. This sedan sports a realistic marble look, thanks to a quality installation and the clarity of the film.
3) Wrap Like A King Regional winner Canadian Wrap Masters of Georgetown, Ontario, created three layers of embossing using Conform Chrome red with DOL 1370Z satin laminate. This drawn-by-hand design wowed judges and created a one-of-a-kind look.
4) Clayton, North Carolina’s Bullitt Auto Detail & Vinyl Wraps found its way into the Avery Dennison top wraps again by wowing a Formula Drift racing team with this printed MPI 1105 wrap on a 53-foot trailer.
5) Rounding out the top vehicle wraps is the global winner for the 2018 Wrap Like A King Challenge, the Mission Flyer 2.0 by Miami’s MetroWrapz. With its warplane-inspired project, made possible by Supreme wrapping film, MPI 1105 and Conform Chrome films, MetroWrapz brought the wrap king crown back to the U.S. for the first time since 2015.
The Top 5 non-vehicle wraps of 2018, with Avery Dennison’s commentary, are:
1) San Marcos, California’s Workhorse Signs + Graphics pulled off a challenging wrap by using printed MPI 1405 film and crafty installation techniques. The shop had to overcome sand and heat while installing a graphic on a brick beach wall. With an ability to conform to textured surfaces, MPI 1405 film adhered to the wall and made for a successful application.
2) A toy for kids and adults alike, the hoverboard was a popular item to wrap, and Vehicle Wraps Inc. of Sacramento, California, gave this one a shade-shifting look using ColorFlow Roaring Thunder vinyl.
3) CKL Wraps of Middletown, Kentucky, helped to drum up excitement for a Lego exhibit at a local museum. The wrap incorporated calendered MPI 2728 that would provide adhesion without leaving residue on the windows at the end of the promotion.
4) Avery Dennison’s Supreme film in Diamond Blue, paired with blue waters, made for a stunning look on this 56’ race yacht. Wrapture Customs of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, took on this challenging project and made a boat wrap to be remembered.
5) Custom designs on guitars are a trademark of rock enthusiasts, and Phillips Signs & Graphics of Evansville, Indiana, carried on that tradition. MPI 1105 supercast film gave this six-string some character with a weathered wood design.
“The possibilities with vinyl films are almost endless, and every year we get to see new and exciting projects that take Avery Dennison films to the next level,” says Jeff Losch, North America marketing director at Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “Digitally printed or color shifting, on a car or on a guitar, 2018 had another incredible lineup of unique, well-executed wraps.”