This week’s featured project first appeared in the November 2014 issue of Sign & Digital Graphics, and it came to us from a rather unlikely location: the tiny New England town of Sheldon, Vermont, way up north just a stone’s throw from the Canadian Border.
All Out Grafix is a full-service graphics and apparel decorating business founded in 2009 by Steve Masse, who cut his teeth in graphic design at Burton Snowboards. In the country’s second-least populous state, vehicle wraps were not a common thing, Masse told SDG.
“We have the luxury of still getting the ‘shock and awe factor’ from some customers up here because some people are still very unaware of the capabilities and options available for vehicle graphics,” Masse said.
All Out Grafix was tapped to wrap an Audi A3 that was a show car for the nonprofit http://www.fallenpatriot.org/, a foundation raising money to pay for college for children who lost a parent in war.
“We just thought it was a cool wrap, a cool car, and most of all a cool charity,” Masse told SDG.
All Out Grafix used a Roland XR640 printer for the wrap and Avery Dennison Easy Apply RS vinyl.
“We actually had the design (and vehicle) sent to us from Spyder Outerwear, since they were the sponsor for the actual vehicle for the charity,” Masse said. “The vehicle was dropped here at our shop on a Saturday at 3 p.m., and they were back here with the flatbed to pick it up exactly 24 hours later on Sunday.
“We actually do a number of vehicle wraps for Spyder. We have been lucky enough to be their ‘go to’ shop for their vehicle graphics, and they never fail to come through with really cool projects. And they usually always have super tight timeframes as well, which keeps us on our ‘A’ game. We have 2 boys ages 14 and 16 (their ages then) who have a lot of friends with parents overseas. So this was a pretty cool charity for us to get to help out with since we are finding out it is hard enough these days to look ahead at colleges when both parents are around. We can’t imagine having lost a spouse and having to do it.”
At we at WRAPS can’t express our gratitude enough to All Out Grafix and shops like it all over the country that give back.