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what do we do? A good question. Inkblot Pictures is a Media House. Filming
corporates, TV shows and short films all fall into our scope. We've even been
known to pen a script or two if the muse takes us, and design a
few websites, and the odd set of business cards. It's an exciting business
to be in with every day bringing something new.
week we had a really cool job to do. We were asked by Wrap Vehicles to come and
see them do something new and funky. So we said okay what you gonna do? They
said that they were going to wrap a car in chrome.
a bit of a girly-girl my immediate reaction was, "Chrome? What is that and
why would you wrap your car in it? Seriously…?"
to say I was a little sceptical about the shoot, thinking "car,
yadda-yadda, blah-blah!" And then we arrived at Wrap Vehicles, and my
whole understanding of pimping out a car changed.
Wrap Vehicles and Fineline Design
first thing that I noticed about Wrap Vehicles was their unwavering
friendliness, their enthusiasm and their attention to detail. Walking into that
workshop was like walking into a totally new and funky world filled with rolls
of vinyl, massive printers, heat guns and cars.
Inkblot Pictures at Wrap Vehicles
us a moment or two to set up and get to work filming, as a generic white Audi
A1 became an awesome, driving, marketing tool. Here’s a pic of the car in its
his team of specialist applicators set about their business with a refreshing
professionalism. The emphasis on detail and the speed at which they worked was
truly amazing. I found myself liking them and even getting interested in the
that’s when the Chrome came out. It was already cut and had the backing sheet,
so I couldn’t really get the impact of the graphic, (as the pics will show) but
the brilliant blue hit me like a cold morning breeze. I watched as they set it
out and measured, and changed a thing or two, and then measured again, getting
everything just right.
Chrome that they put on this car, is the ONLY roll of this material in the
country at the moment. And this was the first time that Manny and his team ever
wrapped a car in this type of vinyl. With the cost of this material being
rather high, the pressure was most certainly on.
Blue Chrome on an Audi A1
itself has the most amazing properties. It can be applied, pulled up,
stretched, re-heated and then re-applied. I was totally blown away. Why can’t
more things be as flexible? Like payments on my credit card.
of my new-found enthusiasm, I asked Manny if there were perhaps some questions
that people should ask before they have a wrap done on their vehicle, and here
are his responses:
Manny's Tips for Vehicle Wrapping
since I am totally in love with the idea of vinyl on my car now, I really will
have to go get the little dent in my left back panel fixed…not my fault-
honest. Manny makes it all sound so easy, so simple and his in-house design
team make the whole process hassle free.
So why do
the vinyl? Well apart from making your car look great, it also protects your
paint and if you are a business, it’s constant, mobile advertising. Now what
could be better?
final touches applied to the car and everything reattached, all that remained
was to drive it out into the morning sun:
The Chrome Wrapped Audi
and I had a wonderful time on this shoot and would like to thank Wrap Vehicles
for the opportunity to work with them.