Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine named by popular vote, has set off on its first mission resplendent in graphics created and applied by Signs Express (Southampton), a team that has worked closely with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) on various project over the years.
Following its external wrap - and to add to the drama and wow factor of the ‘Airbus’ people carrier - High Society Limousines added amplified sound mimicking an aircraft idling, along with running lights for the wings and wheels. Inside, it has had a full fit out including inflight screens, an in-vehicle bar, disco lights and a karaoke machine.
GTMS refurbished this Benefit Cosmetics shipping container for a nationwide staff training extravaganza as the company launched its new brow collection. The truck was wrapped and was converted into a cabaret style magician’s theatre for the event by GTMS working with The Persuaders.
The fertile creative imaginations of Esign Media’s team of 3M approved vehicle wrappers came into full play when challenged by managing director Zak Pickering to come up with a wrap design for one of their company cars.
The Lotus F1 Team, in co-operation with Warner Bros. Pictures, has created a new Mad Max Hybrid to coincide with the launch of film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. The vehicle was fitted with a skin printed on a Roland Soljet XR-640 using a 3M Wrap Film 1080-M230 Matte Grey Aluminium.
When VISG was asked to create full vehicle wraps for the four ‘battle buses’ that featured in a political comedy TV series in the run-up to the recent General Election, the company had three days to turn the job around, including the removal of existing graphics. It used 3M IJ25 digital print film and 30 Series coloured film for the buses.
When the motor-sport division of construction and refurbishment specialist Barley McNaughton was looking to rebrand its new race car trailer, Brilliant Media turned to Orajet, from Antalis to transform the articulated lorry into one of the most talked-about transporters on the racing circuit.
To help mark the centenary of the First World War, 1418 Now asked PressOn to wrap former Royal Navy warship HMS President in this dazzle print camouflage vinyl to a design by artist Tobias Rehlberger. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames in London until February 2015.
Signs Express (Manchester) director Lee Eaton and sign maker Aaron Johnson stand by the Tour de France 2013 support vehicles after completing the striking yellow liveries. Sky Pro Cycling’s two Jaguar XF Sportbrake cars and bus, used to support the riders along the route, were rebranded with wraps for the event.
Richard Keasey, managing director of Staffordshire Signs and Graphics, who has been off-road racing for many years, chose 3M’s IJ380 graphic film to wrap his Warrior Indy SSG race car for its entry into this year’s British Cross Country Championship. He said: “Wrapping is like rallying but with the terrain being far more challenging and extreme.”
This bus seen travelling through London heading for Fespa 2013, was wrapped with Hexis Chrome Cast and embellished with original artwork by the artist Insa installed by Papergraphics.
One Reade Signs customer has a fleet of 70 vehicles and in the seven months since the company started wrapping them it has completed 20 vehicles.
Reade uses 3M Controltac Graphic Film IJ180 and 3M Controltac Wrap Film IJ380 printed via its HP Designjet L26500 printer to produce graphics like this one.
William Smith has sent in this picture of a vehicle wrap to show how customers like Fitt Signs and Northwest Tints are using its materials to stunning effect, even on partial wraps.
Your Sign Company has wrapped a variety of vehicles for a 8000kms rally to the Sahara desert by a local charity.
The cars, which included a £150,000 Bentley GTC, a Range Rover Sport, a Monster truck and a number of 4x4 vehicles, were all wrapped in purpose designed graphics at the company’s Cambridgeshire premises.
"It was great have such a diverse range of vehicles coming through the doors to really test our ability,” said director Nick Dowell. "The rally raises funds for a great cause and as well as all of the vehicle livery, we also supplied a mountain of exhibition displays for the charity dinner event in early February which raised funds for the Galapagos Islands."
Wrap Kings in the West Midlands is putting its money where its mouth is and has used 3M film to wrap its own vehicles. The company uses 3M 1080 Series for full colour change wraps, roofs and detailing, while IJ380 is used extensively by the company for promotional printing and wraps on commercial vehicles.