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Vehicle graphic experts are a wealth of knowledge when its comes to the ins and outs of the wrapping industry. Troy Downey, owner, APE Wraps shares his insight on this growing market, offering tips to any sign shop thinking about offering vehicle wraps to its customers.

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[ Volume X Issue 38 ]   [ September 19, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Going Ape for Vehicle Graphics
The tag line you’ll find on Coronado, CA-based APE Wraps’ Web site is "The Art of Vinyl." And that is truly how owner Troy Downey thinks of vehicle graphics—creating beautiful works of art. "We started out in the hot rod industry—vehicle restoration—years ago, with custom paint jobs," Downey recalls. "About seven years ago, we started to notice digital print that could actually simulate paint jobs that would otherwise cost between $40,000 and $60,000." Downey invested in some equipment... more >>


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Create, Manage, and Distribute
To the passerby, digital signage is a monitor with dynamic content streamed to entertain, grab attention, or point to the right direction. What creates, manages, and distributes that flashy content? Software. Various software packages are offered as networked or standalone solutions. One up-and-coming networking option is software as a service (SaaS). Networked systems are generating interest based on company needs... more >>

Capturing Fine Art
Large format print suppliers may find that they’re well equipped to print fine art work—most of the digital inkjet print engines they own are quite capable—and benefit from higher-than-average profit margins typical to fine art reproduction. Adding fine art reproduction services to a company’s capabilities does have its challenges, it requires investment in image capture technologies—digital camera backs and wide format scanners—but also a different mindset when it comes to... more >>


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