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WRAPS '19

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26 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 9 dry. It's a great way to organize a lot of rolls in a small area and keeps the printed rolls from being knocked over or damaged while drying. • Production board – We designed a very simple dry erase board for production that lists the jobs that are in produc- tion. This means that the job was approved and graphics have been printed or cut. We can note substrates, so they can all be cut at the same time, and jobs can be numbered in order of priority for the day. We have a small section to note the installs for the day as well so they're 'at a glance.' • Production racks – Under the production board we've mounted two wall racks. One holds all the job folders that are in production (the job is printed or cut and needs to be finished) and the other rack holds all folders that need installation. This keeps the folders in the production area where they're easy to find. • Google Calendar – All of our installs and meetings are put into Google Calendar. This allows us to check the calendar from any computer so that we're able to quickly check available time slots for adding in installs. CHECKLISTS Checklists are a great way to streamline sales and production. We've created a checklist specifically for our vehicle wraps. It covers things to look for during the sales process, offers reminders on information we need to gather, records important reference information, notes any existing damage and offers reminders for the install process. We also have pre-printed vehicle templates of commonly wrapped vehicles. These are great to grab for noting measure- ments, existing damage or for sketching out design ideas. We like Art Station vehicle templates; their Wrap Dimensions Guide is also a great resource for quickly quoting commonly wrapped vehicles. Vehicle care questions are also common after a wrap, so we have a checklist of do's and don'ts pre-printed out. We printed them on door hangers so we can either hand it to the customer or hang it from the rear-view mirror. A list of washing instruc- tions and other care information is included. ACCOUNTING We have an in-house bookkeeper that keeps our accounts or- ganized, so that we do know who owes us money! Two wall racks in a central location allow us to drop finished invoices, meaning the job is completed and either picked up or installed, into either a "Paid" rack or "Billed" rack. The bookkeeper takes it from there. She takes the invoic- es and files them into the proper areas for tracking sales tax, who still owes us money and cross-referencing deposits and payments. SHORTCUTS TO PROFITABILITY Above: Once a job is completed, it's filed with any important paperwork to streamline the process on future jobs. Right: Our dry erase production board and folders keep projects that are in the production stage organized.

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