Tools of the trade
Here at FASTdigital, for many years we've been doing vehicle signage. Signs such as one way vision on rear windows, contour cut vinyl lettering and logos, digital print flat panel white and clear signage.
We have been doing work on fleet, personal and one off corporate vehicles.
And now we're trying to take our abilities to the next level with flat coloured and digital print, full and partial vehicle wraps. Having had experience with roofs, bonnets and side panels, we now took the step to get training in the more complex areas of vehicle wraps.
We have now completed the 3M Commercial Graphics 1080 Series Wrap Film Installer training.
The reason why a fender wrap is chosen for course assessment is because it is generally known to be the more difficult panel to wrap on a vehicle, with complex curves, edges and contours. There are a lot trimming in edges to get perfect on these panels.
Below are some images of our vehicle wrap training course, as well as our course accreditation wrap of a single fender each on a vehicle of our choice.
1. Trimming the edges
2. Bonnet wrapping
3. Note the filler cap
1. Notice the contrasting colours of the film and vehicle.
2. Wrapping underneath the bonnet is unnessicary, as it's not an area that would be noticed, and is not something that would normally be done.
3. When Selecting your colours, pick a colour that works well with the colour of your vehicle
4. Other vehicles
5. Wrapping techniques
6. Trimming complex curves
4. Practicing fender wraps on different vehicles
5. Stripping the vehicle (removing headlights, indicators, emblems) makes the wrapping process easier, as there are fewer things to work around
6. More examples of trimming around the curved edges
We are now looking for more opportunities to put these new skills into action.
Our aim is to practice and improve our abilities to offer these services to all our clients.