Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, competed against 159 other installers from 19 countries to earn the title for 2017.
“Winning a second Wrap Like a King title in a row is an incredible feeling, and we’re truly honoured,” said Caminiti. “We knew the field would be gunning for our team after our success last year, but we put in the work and came out on top against a really accomplished field.”
Caminiti used Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping™ Film Diamond Silver and MPI 1105 with DOL 6460 overlaminate to complete his ‘Lei’d Low’ entry, creating a Hawaiian surf theme for a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. The entry features three-dimensional, embossed wood effects created with vinyl film, and a fully templated vinyl wrap inspired by 1960’s paint jobs. Also included were a wrapped steering wheel, a holographic visor and custom offset wheels.
‘Regional Wrap Kings’ have also been named by Avery Dennison, along with the ‘Continent Wrap Kings’ from North America, Europe, North Asia and Australia and New Zealand. The 2017 Challenge judges include Justin Pate, Molly Waters, Myles Kovacs, Peter Wright, Jun Kinoshita, Stefan Ude, Anders Prates and Jurriaan de Vries.
“All of the region and continent winning wraps in 2017 took extraordinary skill, so the ultimate king had to be decided by a very slim margin,” said Peter Wright, Wrap Like a King judge and technical marketing manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Australia/New Zealand. “The craftsmanship that we saw from the entirety of this year’s field was the most impressive yet, and our expectations will only continue to grow with the number of talented installers there are across the world.”
Winners were chosen based on criteria of visual transformation (difference between the before and after pictures submitted), quality and skill level of installation, overall public look and appeal and uniqueness of the design.
Caminiti’s King of the Wrap World prize package included a three-night stay in Las Vegas to attend the SEMA show, a Race Ramp and Wrap more. In addition, he will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a King of the Wrap World trophy and almost $1,000 worth of marketing support from Avery Dennison, including Facebook® ads, exposure on the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions website and a print ad in a trade show publication. The entire King of the Wrap World extended prize package is valued at almost $5,000.
The following vehicle graphics installers were chosen as Continent Wrap Kings:
North America - Because ‘Merica! by PG NOLA
Europe - Polizei Rusty Design by Wrapstyle Denmark
North Asia - Camo Flage the ROOCAT by Type B Custom Decal
Australia & New Zealand - Lei’d Low by Exotic Graphix
Each won a $3,200 prize pack, including $500 in gift vouchers, two free rolls of Supreme Wrapping Film and a 67” Race Ramp. Continent winners also receive social media exposure and a variety of marketing materials.