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68 THE SHOP OCTOBER 2018 ehicle wraps and graphics can stand alone as a lucrative busi- ness opportunity or become a profitable add-on to a shop's existing service line. Popular with con- sumer as well as fleet customers, today's modern rides are a great canvas for modern appearance upgrades. Materials are more durable, conformable and versatile than ever, leading to happier clients and strong industry word of mouth. And with a variety of partial or complete makeovers limited only by the imagination, there's truly something for everyone. A trio of suppliers share information on their hottest wraps and graphics products, explain how new technology is affecting the market, and offer tips on getting the most out of every sale. 3M Commercial Solutions Division St. Paul, Minnesota Tim Boxeth Marketing Manager Our hottest product for the vehicle wraps & graphics market is … … for vehicle wraps, our color-change films in the 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 family are in high demand. The two most popular hues that customers and installers continue to gravitate to are Satin Flip Ghost Pearl and Gloss Flip Psychedelic. Their multidi- mensional, shifting colors are mesmerizing and create a unique visual experience. When it comes to printed graphics, 3M's print wrap films with micro technology are an industry go-to because they are easy to work with and provide opportunity to push the limits with graphics. We developed the first-ever printable metallic and reflective films: 3M Print Wrap Films IJ180mC-120 and 3M Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mC-10R. These films, as well as our clear IJ180mC-114, allow customers and shops to dream up never-been-done-before wraps, which is appealing to those that want a truly customized and unique car on the road. Its best features include … … 3M application engineers developed these films to be more conformable, durable and weatherable. They are all made Updates on products, technology & sales strategies. Wraps & Graphics Market Report: V Share the latest attention-grabbing wrap films and design options with your customers. (Photo courtesy 3M Commercial Solutions Division) Explain how films can help drivers meet their goals, whether it's turning heads on the highway or extending their brand on a delivery van. (Photo courtesy 3M Commercial Solutions Division) Today's films are more conformable, durable and weatherable than ever. (Photo courtesy 3M Commercial Solutions Division)

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