MetroWrapz of Hollywood in Florida has won the Avery Dennison ‘King of the Wrap World’ title, for the second consecutive year, with its Creature from the Wrap Lagoon wrap, which transformed a 2017 Acura NSX.
The inspiration for the wrap came from the 1954 film of the same name, according to the MetroWrapz team. They used Avery Dennison Conform Chrome Silver Film with DOL 1370 Lustre laminate to create a realistic shiny silky skin, enhanced by amphibian hues of yellow and green.
Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping FilmTM ColorFlow Series in Gloss Fresh Spring added a finishing touch to the wheels, and rippling swamp water was placed along the rocker panels. MetroWrapz added accents of red reflective, and a custom-cut acrylic dorsal fin on the roof.
“Congratulations to MetroWrapz for winning the Global Wrap King title!” said Jordan Leach, senior business manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Australia & New Zealand. “The team did an outstanding job with our materials to create an awe-inspiring design. Their passion and commitment to their craft inspire Avery Dennison to continue to deliver high-quality innovative materials for wrap installers around the world.”
The “King of the WrapWorld” award was presented at the Avery Dennison booth during the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and marks the end of Avery Dennison’s global 2019 Wrap Like A King Challenge, which received 155 entries from around the world. All entries were judged based on the difference between the before and after pictures, installation skill and quality, overall look and appeal, and uniqueness.
Other continent finalists were Winguard Paint Protection Specialists (Australia/New Zealand) - represented by wrapper Melanie Fergin, the first woman to win the Continental crown for ANZ: WrapStyle s.r.o. (Europe); Shanghai DC Town Auto Service (North Asia); and Sharpline Signs and Graphics (South Africa).
New for 2019 was a ‘People’s Choice Award’, which went to Wrapcar Grey Matt by Genus Cars, gaining the most votes out of a total of 30,000. Genus wrapped a Mercedes Benz using Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping FilmTM in Matte Grey.
The prize package for MetroWrapz includes a personalized Wrap Like a King trophy, US$1,000 in gift vouchers, a variety of promotional and marketing tools and exposure via the Avery Dennison website and social media. The entire “King of the WrapWorld” extended prize package is valued close to US$5,000.
Judges included Yianni Charalambous (Owner of Yiannimize, London UK), Justin Pate (Professional Installer), Molly Waters (Avery Dennison Senior Technical Specialist, USA), Myles Kovacs (president and co-founder of DUB Magazine), Peter Wright (Avery Dennison Technical Marketing Manager, Australia/New Zealand), Eddy Speelman (owner of Speelman Graphic Applications and an European Avery Dennison trainer), Frank Maquart (Avery Dennison Technical Marketing Manager Digital Print Media, Europe), Sarel Kruger (Technical Marketing Manager, South Africa), Jun Kinoshita (Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Japan).
Wrap installers can see all of the 2019 entries and learn more about Supreme Wrapping Film, digital Supercast films, official rules, judges and prize information at https://www.wraplikeaking.com