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Jerseydave
11-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Opinions???

http://wakeboardingmag.com/boats/2011/11/18/2012-mastercraft-boat-wraps/?cmpid=enews112911

CantRepeat
11-29-2011, 05:50 PM
I like the Integrity theme.

2RLAKE
11-29-2011, 07:10 PM
some of them are a little far out there for me ....

JulioX2
11-30-2011, 08:02 AM
I like the blu collar bravado.

76S&S
11-30-2011, 08:42 AM
The blu collar bravado seems to draw from the byerly 210 theme.

mikeg205
11-30-2011, 08:42 AM
What's great about the wraps is that...if the right media used the wrap comes off easily and you can change out. Nice art... It's amazing what you can do with wide Photoshop, Illustrator, a good printer and some installation prowess... Working for a printer company I deal with the folks who do this all the time...There's a way cool carbon fiber textured vinyl that looks real. They should add some wrap to the UV exposed area of the gel coat on top... those aren't cheap for a bit more you can accent the top as well. There are some cool laminates which can give off some stunning effects in the sunlight. I will be learning the art of wrapping this year for my 95 205...

-V-
11-30-2011, 12:25 PM
The one thing I hate is that it cost 5K to put one on. Why can't they have it at a lower price?

mikeg205
11-30-2011, 05:29 PM
The one thing I hate is that it cost 5K to put one on. Why can't they have it at a lower price?

It takes great deal of practice to get it right and not waste material. Good thing is Avery came out with re positional material - to make it easier to install.

Machine to print wraps - 14-18K inked up.
Ink is about .25 a square
Media is about .50 a square foot

People usually charge about $7 to $10 a square foot for the printed art.

Then there's the design time and waste if you screw up a panel and need to reprint.

$5K is steep considering you can do a car for $2 - $3K. At $5K there's a bunch of money being made... boats are easier to wrap than cars....

Funny no one wraps the part of their boats that get exposed to direct UV. That's the part I would wrap first..

-V-
11-30-2011, 06:02 PM
i wonder if i design the wrap and take the boat to a car wrap place if i could get it done cheaper. i would make one that is a combo of tibal and things from my military past.........

vision
11-30-2011, 08:05 PM
i wonder if i design the wrap and take the boat to a car wrap place if i could get it done cheaper. i would make one that is a combo of tibal and things from my military past.........

Yes. Depending on the complexity of your graphics if it is a whole boat wrap, you can likely save about 1.5K.

-V-
11-30-2011, 08:15 PM
what type of program do you think i have to use to do the layout?

vision
11-30-2011, 11:12 PM
what type of program do you think i have to use to do the layout?

The key here is you need a high resolution vector file. Vector files typically scale without loss of clarity. Most professional art/drawing/photo manipulation apps will work. If the app creates a TIFF file, it will likely work.

Best bet is to identify a local shop that does wraps (asking any local fishing pros as they often have wraps on their boats) and ask them what formats they prefer.

GoneBoatN
11-30-2011, 11:30 PM
+1 for Blue Collar Bravado.

mikeg205
12-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Both Corel Draw and the Adobe Creative suite are aces...look around for templates for your desired boat. You need those templates to place your art. Indesign will allow you to build your art 1:1 and then you can preview at 100%. That way you'll see if any images will be pixellated before printing. The biggest issue is your colors...remember what you see will not be what you get on the printed output.

Templates can be purchased pretty cheap that way you can play with different designs. Wrapping both would be a cool look...note that car wraps last 3-5 years if laminated... you can get away with out laminating your boat wrap... The biggest caveat on wraps is sharp objects..laminating the wrap can save on scuffs but doesn't help with stuff that will gouge even gel coat.

There's a cool wrap either on this site or Facebook on Mastercraft's wall of a guy who designed the P-51 Shark wrap for a pickle for X series...was awesome.

scott023
12-01-2011, 04:06 PM
some of them are a little far out there for me ....

I couldn't agree more.

mikeg205
12-01-2011, 05:32 PM
I couldn't agree more.

But that's the beauty of wraps - if you're bored of the wrap - get a blow dryer - set it on hi heat and start peeling off the wrap. The wrap is not like contact paper... us old timers remember contact paper... the new wrap vinyls come off very easily hence their higher cost.

BTW all NASCAR are car wraps....

BrooksfamX2
12-02-2011, 08:58 AM
I like 'em......:D

I'd like them even better if they cost about 75% less :rolleyes:

scott023
12-02-2011, 09:33 AM
But that's the beauty of wraps - if you're bored of the wrap - get a blow dryer - set it on hi heat and start peeling off the wrap. The wrap is not like contact paper... us old timers remember contact paper... the new wrap vinyls come off very easily hence their higher cost.

BTW all NASCAR are car wraps....

Agree completely. There are some sharp wraps.

-V-
12-02-2011, 09:38 AM
I like 'em......:D

I'd like them even better if they cost about 75% less :rolleyes:

I second that................:toast::toast::toast:

mikeg205
12-02-2011, 09:45 AM
You can do little stuff too... I was screwin around and made an additional star for my PS 205...

Quinten
12-02-2011, 12:29 PM
You can do little stuff too... I was screwin around and made an additional star for my PS 205...

That's nicely done, how did you make an exact copy of it? :)

mikeg205
12-02-2011, 12:49 PM
That's nicely done, how did you make an exact copy of it? :)

Adobe illustrator...my nephew is an ace at it.. he's actually making an adjustment because the drop shadow is a bit off... took him about 5 minutes...

tex
12-02-2011, 05:21 PM
Too busy!!!

mikeg205
12-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Too busy!!!

Too busy what...do test designs? or the extra star...? I put it on there to see how the drop shadow looked compared to the original... re doing the whole decal since I can do it for free.