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WRAPS '19

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2 0 1 9 • WRAPS • 49 S ituated just minutes from Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, California, 858 Graphics offers a wide array of services from vehicle graphics and tradeshow displays, to stickers and promotional items. The company's busy schedule saw humble beginnings, says COO Cole Canedy. "858 Graphics started in a garage in 2007 with one Roland printer," he adds. "The business was started with door-to-door sales that ulti- mately led to repeat customers, referrals, and lifelong accounts." Tragedy struck earlier this year when the company's previous owner and founder Brandon Stapper sadly passed away in a heli- copter crash in Kenya along with three other Americans and a Ke- nyan pilot. The shop has soldiered on since the loss, and Canedy says the tight-knit crew focuses on helping clients' dreams come true. "We are branding specialists that work side-by-side with our clients to transform their desires into reality," he contends. One standout trait with 858 Graphics is their ability to turn jobs out with a relatively short timeline. "Usually it takes 5-7 busi- ness days," Canedy says. "However, there are clients that need super quick turnarounds. We have been able to pump these types of projects out in 24 hours." Canedy shared a few recent jobs that stand out from the com- pany's portfolio. For these projects, 858 used an Epson SureColor S60600 Printer, 3M IJ180CV3 Graphic Film, and Avery Denni- son 900 Wrap Series to get the job done: Wrapping in Sunny San Diego Branding specialists with a knack for fast turnaround BY M I K E C L A R K Genetic technology company Illumina had a fleet of seven buses that needed branding. The buses were transportation vehicles for company staff, which made the timing of the job slightly trickier since they weren't able to be taken off the road for too long. "(We) had a short time frame to wrap these," says Canedy, but points out that the actual wrapping itself wasn't too difficult. "The only thing that does get tricky is the returns by the driver/passenger doors. To make a continuous image, you have to take this measurement into account. The customer was ecstatic about the work completed. They were so excited to see their concept brought to life."

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