Latest toolbox wrap

blue-bomber

Just finished wrapping this Matco toolbox. Graphics were designed and printed by Team Acme in Las Vegas. Much of the art used to construct the file came from my good friend and the owner of Aurora Graphics, Dave Dorsey. A big shout-out to all involved, what a great looking project! Checkout more photos of this and other toolboxes in my Gallery.

Toolbox Wraps

matco4s-red-with-cf

A new trend I have seen lately is wrapping toolboxes. You know the ones … very nice, very expensive – made by Matco and Snap-On and used by professional mechanics everywhere. I did my first one two weeks ago for the local Matco Tools rep. Mike Ell. He wanted just the face of the drawers done in carbon fiber. Mike really liked that it has a nice textured feel to it besides looking great (3M 1080 and Avery SW900 are both very good for this application). I plotter cut the carbon fiber, producing an individual piece for each drawer. That allowed me to round the corners with a very small radius (0.1″) to make the carbon fiber look super stock and to prevent the corners from lifting.

Yesterday, I saw a discussion on SGIA’s LinkedIn page entitled, Graphic Wrapped Toolboxes Opens New Doors for Branding. Wisconsin Screen Process, Inc., a company based in Racine, WI mentioned that Snap-On had asked them to wrap one of their toolboxes for the “Case” tractor / farm equipment company. Someone else replied they had done a Matco tool box in camo.

Mike dropped off another one this morning, a large blue Matco toolbox that is getting an old World War bomber skin design. I’ll put photos up after I finish it (see the new Toolbox Wrap album on my Gallery page. Anyone else doing tool boxes?

Small World; NASCAR, Camaro Wrap and friends

marcia-camaroAnother friend of mine, Marcia, is a breast cancer survivor and a registered nurse at TMC (where my son is studying to be a doctor). She was invited to the Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR race last week along with a few others to represent breast cancer survivors. Among other things, she got to have her picture taken with the car I wrapped!

This is what she posted on Facebook; Hey, Rob Ivers, Don from Chevrolet says you are the best auto wrapper ever! Got my picture with other survivors & driver Justin Algiaer.

Camaro Wrap for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2014-09-24 15.32.47My friends Odie Wilson and Bobby Taylor at Grafix Systems Inc. asked me to install a Camaro wrap in Kansas City. The graphics were made by Pro Cal Professional Decals, Inc. The Camaro from Chevrolet donated the use of the car during October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I wrapped the car with help from my friend, Chad Huhman, owner of CNJ Signs & Wraps. It’s reached over 1642 people on my company’s Facebook page so far. That should help awareness some.