Spandex and 3M have announced the UK winner of their Wrap Stars competition, celebrating creativity in architectural and vehicle wrapping
Coastline Graphics Ltd in Suffolk, clinched the first place prize of £1,000, whilst Brackley-based Silverstone Wraps Ltd and Reading-based Dipway Ltd took the two runner up prizes of £500 each.
The winning entry was the design of bespoke helmet wraps for the fighter pilots or RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall. Elements such as nicknames, characters, hobbies and personal interests have come together and transformed eye-catching and meaningful customised wrap designs for each pilot that wears them. Each member of the squadron provides an individual brief, whether that be a blank canvas or an insight into their vision; where Coastline Graphics Ltd are to hand to transform these into amazing concepts. Our graphics fitters bring these designs to life with stunning wraps. We have used many different 3M materials so far including, Gloss Flip Psychedelic, Matte Blacks, Full colour printed IJ180 and Gloss Flip Deep Space.
The competition was open to any Spandex customer for projects involving a full or partial wrap of any type of vehicle or interior design project using one of the following 3M films: 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080, 3M™ Wrap Film Series 2080, 3M™ Series IJ180, 3M™ Series IJ280, 3M™ Series IJ480, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, 3M™ DI-NOC™ Whiteboard films, 3M™ Dichroic Glass Finish DF-PA Film, 3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes, 3M™ Crystal frosted/dusted 5525 or 7725 series, 3M™ Scotchcal™ Clear View Graphic Film.
Ben Scammell, Spandex General Manager comments: “Wrap Stars has allowed us to recognise the amazing creativity of our wrapping community and showcase the stunning results using 3M’s high-performing products. Reviewing the entries from all over Europe reminded us of the ‘wow factor’ that our customers deliver for their clients every day and it feels great to be able to celebrate and reward our talented customers and their work. A big thank you to everyone who participated, we can’t wait to see what you all create in the future!”
A selection of entries to the competition can be viewed on the Spandex company LinkedIn page using the hashtag #WrapStars.
See links below for more information on the products used on the competition: