Porsche Macan 2016 Full Car Wrap; From factory black to a custom-designed fire-y orange and yellow gradient with a unique pattern
PORSCHE MACAN FULL CAR WRAP BY VINYL WRAP TORONTO
One of the perks of owning a Vinyl Wrap business is the opportunity to experiment with different designs and techniques on your own vehicle. That’s exactly what Paolo; owner of Vinyl Wrap Toronto did. According to him, if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for our customers. And if the owner of the business has it done on his own vehicle, that’s saying a lot about the authenticity of Vinyl Wrap Toronto.
As we all know, inspiration can strike from anywhere. For Paolo, it was a picture of another vehicle which led him to end up with a gorgeous masterpiece on his Porsche Macan 2016. Like everyone else, after a while, he felt his Porsche needed an upgrade. Paolo has always appreciated patterns and colours that reflect creativity, and that’s what the output represented.
The picture he saw online was a vehicle wrapped with a certain pattern and colour. So, he wanted something similar, but with his own personal touch to it. Being a man of a free and open mind, Paolo likes to express himself and in this case, his Porsche Macan 2016 became his canvas.
His idea was to get a full car wrap with eye-catching colours blended in a smooth gradient, having an underlay to create a nice embossed feel and to complement all that, he wanted an overlay of a unique floral and wavey pattern of white colour. As you can see from the images featured on this page, his Porsche Macan 2016 went from a plain old black to an exciting and colourful work of art.
The process started with our designers, rendering Paolo’s vision onto a digital mock-up. This may sound easy, but it’s everything but that. Every design request is different and it requires a creative and capable mind to mirror a client’s ideas onto a digital file. Fortunately for our customers, Vinyl Wrap Toronto has a team of professional graphic designers with an interest and mastery in what they do. Our designers and Paolo communicated back and forth to get the design right. We believe communication is the key.
EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY: Although our designers can render any graphic that you can think of, yet sometimes it does not turn out the way you want it to look like. For example, in Paolo’s case. Initially, he wanted a wrap that featured 3 colours namely Orange, Yellow and Blue. It seemed like a good idea in his head, but when he saw what it would look like on the digital mock-up of his Porsche Macan 2016, he realized it needs to change. He felt it was a lot of colours. So, eventually, with his team of creative designers, he decided on an improved design featuring colours that complemented each other. This was a great example which showed our team’s co-ordination and advice with our customers’ best interest in mind.
Apart from getting a full car wrap for his Porsche Macan 2016, it was a great opportunity for him, as a customer, to see how smooth and organized his own company’s process is.
As soon as the design was approved, there’s a series of standard steps that every wrap job goes through. The steps are as follows:
- Printing: After the design was approved, we started printing it onto large sheets of Vinyl. At Vinyl Wrap Toronto, we use industry-standard printing equipment that prints with complete accuracy and precision. The colours you see on the screen are the exact same colours you get on your vehicle. Depending on the patterns, size and layers of the design, the time taken to print can vary.
- Cutting: When it was all done printing, the next thing on the list is to cut the vinyl. Depending on the complexity of the patterns, the time taken to cut them out varies from pattern to pattern. The machines we use to cut the vinyl, have the absolute precision. In this case, since the design is pattern rich, our equipment handled it impressively well. The pattern, as always came out looking super detailed and sharp.
- Installation: After it was printed and cut out. It was passed onto our installation team. This is the real deal. No more playing around with designs on computers that you can change anytime. This in house job tested our installation team. It involved 3 layers. The first layer that acted as the underlay to create an embossed pattern. The second layer with a gradient of orange to wrap the whole car with and the third layer of white coloured vinyl cut out in an attractive floral and wavey pattern along with our company’s logo on several locations on the Porsche Macan. For inexperienced installers, that would have been enough to make them weep, but installers working at Vinyl Wrap Toronto have more than a decade of experience and are certified. So, if anything it was an interesting opportunity to show off their skills. And it proved itself exactly that. In order to wrap Paolo’s Porsche Macan 2016, our installers had to disassemble most of its parts in order to wrap them with care and perfection. But it was all worth it when we saw the finished product. Our installers take their jobs seriously and treat the vehicles with the utmost care; whether it is a truck or a car, we see them all as equally valuable.
Apart from using the best equipment and installation team to wrap the vehicles, we use the top quality material available on the market. We only use quality material offered by Avery Dennison & 3M. The reason is their wide range of colour options and the ability to last for years before surrendering to mother nature. All-in-all Vinyl Wrap Toronto does not compromise with quality.
Here at Vinyl Wrap Toronto, we’re always looking for opportunities to do something out of the box and our list of things to wrap is never-ending. Since we’re on the subject of Porsches, our team would love to get the opportunity to wrap the Porsche GT3s in the future.
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