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MACtac’s featured monthly application comes from Dallas Fowler of
Digital EFX Wraps
monthly application comes from Dallas Fowler of Digital EFX Wraps. For this
dragster wrap, Dallas
used MACtac's JT5529 Bubble Free Digital media along
with the Permacolor Enhancer CY639800, silver overlaminate. The sparkle from the overlaminate
adds a metallic effect to the gloss of the graphics.
For the hood scoop, Fowler had
to slightly stretch, and make a few relief cuts in order to get the material
around the complex curves. When done properly these cuts become invisible to
the naked eye.
Fowler stated, “The thing I
like most about the Enhancer overlaminate is that
people can't tell whether it's paint or vinyl. It brings back the 'wow' factor
to wraps.” Because there are three different enhancers, crystal,
silver, and prismatic, there are three completely different effects you can
achieve. According to Fowler, “The Silver creates a metallic feel, and
changes deep blacks to a metallic charcoal look, which is great for stripes and
Digital EFX also wrapped
their company branded S-10. This great wrap boasts an
extreme attention to detail. Notice the graphics on the custom rims,
which had to be designed with the exact shape in mind. The design
on the wheels echo the elements of the rest of the truck.
“Yet another benefit of
the Permacolor Enhancer is its thickness,” said
Fowler. “It seems more rigid, and feels like it will hold up better against
the elements, which is very important on these wheels.I like having the Enhancer Series overlaminates in my wrap arsenal, as it gives my customers
a wider variety of options to choose from and ultimately lets us become even