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November '20

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NOVEMBER 2020 THE SHOP 83 accurate. That allowed us to get ahead of most of the design work for this season." NEW ADDITIONS Fortunately, when it comes to design, printing and installation, Woodward has a full-time crew of eight graphics profes- sionals, plus several advanced Roland DG wide-format printers, to get the job done. All the design, printing and installation takes place at the RCR Graphics Center, an 8,000-square-foot facility located on the racing team's expansive Welcome, North Carolina campus. "This season, we also have some new, valuable additions on the equipment front, including two new Roland DG TrueVIS VG2-640 wide-format printer/cutters," says Woodward. "I'm incredibly impressed with the quality and productivity of this machine, and it's one of the reasons we've been able to keep up with the increased demands on our shop. With the VG2 and its TR2 inks, including a new orange ink, we've been able to hit the exact corporate brand colors we need to achieve for sponsor graphics right out of the box, without any special color management software." The RCR Graphics Center relies on Roland DG printers exclusively to produce all of the team's race car and support vehicle wraps. In addition to its two VG2 devices, the shop is equipped with a SOLJET XF-640 printer, a VersaUV LEC printer/cutter— primarily for creating signs and displays for Childress Vineyards—and a GR series vinyl cutter. "While basic operating procedures have changed, and the work is more challenging, one thing remains the same—the impor- tance of our sponsors' vehicle graphics," Woodward reveals. "NASCAR continues to have a huge fan base that watches the races religiously on TV. Millions of eyes are fixated on these cars during any given race, so the print quality of our sponsors' wraps needs to be perfect. NASCAR's TV audience is even larger than in the past, making the quality of our vehicle graphics more important now than ever before." When NASCAR resumed racing in May, added midweek events meant a doubled workload for members of the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Graphics Center. The RCR Graphics Center relies on Roland DG printers exclusively to produce all of the team's race car and support vehicle wraps. New Website! For the latest Press Releases from McLeod Racing, visit: McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com McLeodRacing.com Site designed by:

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