After a bit of a holding pattern, this truck wrap design finally got the green light for production! Gamez Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas made a smart move, turning a Lincoln Mark LT into an advertisement asset that literally increases traffic just by being out there!
Parked or on the road, be sure to take note … not only is this a Texas Tough Lawyer, but the quality of the design and wrap installation are top notch! I don’t mind saying that I had my hands in the wrap installation process as well. Being part of that process is priceless when you consider all in all. Still, it’ll be a minute until I can squeegee like my installer Daniel! Great job, my man!
This truck wrap design turned out to be one of my faves. It’s a relief to have a client who understands that the idea of a vehicle wrap is similar to a business card: it should have a solid design and relay the important information …. It’s also nice to have a client who opted for a true full wrap and got the roof done. Take a look!
If you’re searching for a decent price with top-notch design and installation—or at least a decent quote for a car wrap in San Antonio—please contact me.
This wrap goes to show that an over zealous sales person’s word to a customer that, “a wrap can be designed and installed in under a week” is only as good as the designer (moi) and installers actually that do the work.
This one was a rush and there was no chance to measure even twice. Just, design the logo and wrap graphics, get measurements, order materials, trouble shoot printer issues, print vinyl, laminate it, trim it, and schedule a last-minute installation within a matter of days. Not ideal but doable.
Luckily my initial measurements were pretty spot on and there were ZERO issues during installation. That’s my kinda wrap!
Unlimited Styles came in for a new logo and a design for a pair of car magnets and left with a half wrap on their Chrysler Van. They were a little pensive about their investment, but were totally happy with the end product. Hopefully we see them back soon to do the other half of their van wrap!
Check out the production and installation gallery here!
They say VW Beetles are one of the hardest vehicles to wrap on. Who are they? Other designers, several installers, and even folks with passive involvement in the vinyl graphics area…All I can say to that is measure everything – even if you don’t think you won’t need it, measure it!
Kiesha, owner of the UltraInsight 3D/4d Ultrasound Studio, was the ideal customer. She didn’t go overboard with design and color revisions, she was able to provide the higher-resolution imagery that’s needed for large format printing, and most importantly, she was patient and kept a great attitude while waiting an additional week when I was out on paternity leave to have her design finalized for approval.
Her kind of attitude relieves a lot of the pressure involved in any project, and believe me when I say I was a more than a little concerned about how the final design and how it’s dimensions would sit on the contour of the VW Beetle – especially when everyone else is sucking air thru their teeth on how difficult Beetle wraps are.
In the end, this wrap was pretty darn close to being spot on! PHEW!!! Before our installer came in we set the panels on the car with magnets, following the contours of the Beetle, and it fit like a glove. Its always a relief to have one less issue breathing down my neck.
Once one of our premiere installers, John Bebe, got his hands on the vinyl and installed the first panels, I was able to breath easy. My design was accurate, the panels were all printed and laminated, and we had enough time to install. With breathing room, the right attitude and capable hands, you end up with a brand new look!
What’s it they say, “measure twice cut once…“? When you design a car wrap, truck wrap, or any vehicle wrap for that matter – measure 5 times because I’ve never, EVER, used a template that was spot on. They always be off by an inch or two at the least here and there. TEMPLATE!!! WHY YOU NO ACCURATE!!!????
This wrap for the Gamez Law Firm was a good example of incorrect industry wrap templates. But because I’m sharp like that, I re-measured, panel for panel, and set up the art that I created from scratch correct for print.
Thank to Daniel Olivarez, Big Star Branding’s primary contract installer, who makes installation look like a piece of cake.
The next trend in business promotion and advertising in the streets is getting your Car Wrapped. You own it, so why not, right!? This Land Rover LR3 belongs to a fella named Andy who is bringing the Max Muscle nutrition line to San Antonio.
Andy came in with a good idea of what he wanted — a black matte finish with his Max Muscle logo really prominent with some shades of grey in the background. He sat down with our designer for a couple of hours to help Max Muscle Land Rover Wrap.
The San Antonio Spurs Big Three. I love my city. I love San Antonio #purosananto .
Check out this Spurs window wrap! And if you see this around town give’m the ‘ol S.A. honk.
Be sure to wave though…San Antonio is all about the love fo sho! BUT! Today I was crossing the street and this white ford taurus honked at me out of nowhere for nothing. …and kept honking until I could see him giving me a big thumbs up….OH YEAH!??
I FORGOT….I was sporting my #20 Manu Ginobilli Spurs Jersey. I was geared out.
I had such a busy day, I forgot my beautiful wife put me my Spurs Jersey. Worry not. I didn’t fret. I Gave him an impromptu San Antonio Texas thumbs up!
He drove away happy and I walk to my car smiling…
Progressively worsening photos courtesy of SPURSnation with less than 5 megapixels and a shakey hold I guess…
Here’s another vehilce wrap you may seeing scootin’ round San Antonio! BlackBelt AC and Electric’s owner Gabriel Sanchez had a couple of designs to choose from and after some adjustments we ended up with this.
I think it looks like a Transformer or a Go-Bot. This vehicle was the first time I’d actually seen my work and vinyl installed, I even helped a little. Twas super-cool! But I’m not calling myself a wrapper by any stretch…get it, stretch!?
Two wraps in a week. I’m sure someone who does wraps eight hours a day five days a week would say, “that’s it?” But heap on a pile the additional wrap production responsibilities and I call that, a good week, and it’s only Thursday!
This was the final product of the Decksteriors truck half wrap. Our guy loved what I came up with for the initial ideas, but in the end went with a half wrap on both sides.
The final product, turned out to be different with customer changes but these are examples of what I thought would look amazing are below. Decksteriors. did say they may return for the wraps below once business picks up!
One of the best aspects of being capable of wearing a number different of creative hats is always the final product (in this case the final product being two vehicles, a Ford Ranger and a Dodge Van.) But getting to that final product is just as rewarding. The breaking of new ground so to speak, as your canvas to translates from the an on-screen 2D image and gets
paneled and stretched onto a 3D surface. NEAT!
Not that I personally have anything against graffiti, I did feel somewhat hypocritical, i had to tell myself that these people will only wipe away the bad graffiti and leave some of the skillfull pieces alone…fingers crossed.