Pride in Quality

Posted on July 12, 2016

Here's a video of a small fleet of Car2Go's wrapped by Grafix Shoppe for the Twin Cities Pride Parade.

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Car2Go, MPLS Pride, Vehicle Graphics, Minneapolis

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Posted on March 7, 2016

Grafix Shoppe's rebranding is finally complete with our Fleet Vehicle Graphics. We have carried a consistent look over our three company vehicles emphasizing three of the most important elements of a vehicle wrap for a small business:
 

  • Brand Identity
  • What We Do
  • Contact Information
 
We are very excited to get these vehicles out on the streets of the Twin Cities! 
 

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

 

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Fleet Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Wraps, Small Business, MN

You Can't Miss Us

Posted on February 18, 2016

We finished wrapping the Grafix Shoppe dock truck with the 3M 8900 Carbon Fiber laminate. The laminate gives the finished product a nice carbon fiber texture. We are very pleased with finished wrap, you CAN'T MISS us on the road. 

If your company needs help with a Vehicle Wrap, we will be happy to help! Request a Quote or call us toll free 888-683-9665.

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Obscurity is your Business's Biggest Problem

Posted on February 9, 2016

Vehicle Wraps

Your business's biggest problem is obscurity. Get your name out there with vehicle graphics. Motorized vehicle advertising is one of the best ways to get your business’ name out there to thousands of people eveyday. You have advertising working for you 24/7, 365 days a week, which is a few dollars a day compared to other expensive advertising avenues.

Once you decide your business needs a vehicle wrap, come to the experts at Grafix Shoppe. You won’t get better quality, service, and turnaround time anywhere else. When you are going to invest the money it takes to advertise your business with vehicle graphics, we are going to make sure the vehicle graphics represent your business with professionalism. Call us today for a quote 888-683-9665 or Request a Quote Online.

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Graphics, Fleet Graphics, Small Business Advertising

Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

Posted on June 29, 2015

FAQ: Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

 

How often should I wash my Vehicle Wrap?

You should wash your vehicle at least once per week, or whenever it gets dirty.

How should I wash my Vehicle Wrap? 

We recommend washing it by hand with soap and a sponge to prevent possible damage to the wrap.

Can I power wash my Vehicle Wrap?

While we strongly recommend hand washing, power washing can be used if you:
 
  • Keep the water pressure below 1200 psi
  • Keep the water temp. below 180*F
  • Keep the nozzle at least 12 inches away from the edges
  • Keep the nozzle perpendicular to the graphic to avoid chipping/lifting the edges.
  • Use a nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern

Can I wax my Vehicle Wrap?

You can wax your wrap under a few conditions. The wax cannot have petroleum distillates. Also we do not recommend waxing matte wraps because it will create shiny portions on the wrap.

Can I park my Vehicle Wrap in the sun for long periods of time?

Prolonged exposure to UV Rays can cause degradation of the vinyl. We recommend parking it in the shade, indoors, or under a cover.

What do I do when a difficult contaminant gets on my wrap?

If fuel, bird droppings, etc. get on your wrap, do your best to clean it off ASAP to avoid any potential harm to the wrap.

If you have any further questions visit this link, or contact us here at Grafix Shoppe!


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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, Maintenance, Vehicle Wrap Maintenance, Vehicle Wraps, FAQ

Mini Trailer Wrap

Posted on March 25, 2015

Yesterday we had a fun little project of wrapping a little trailer for a Can-Am. These pictures show the process and detailed handy work involved from our installers for a flawless wrap on the trailer. 

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Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Can-Am, Trailer Wrap

Top 5 Vehicle Wraps of 2014

Posted on February 18, 2015

In 2014 we saw all kinds of vehicle wraps, from semi-trucks to tour buses. Our highly experienced installers have the confidence that they can pretty much wrap anything. Here are some of the highlights of the 2014 year.

5. Minnesota Vikings Trailer Wrap 

Minnesota Vikings Trailer Wrap

Skol Vikes!
We are big Minnesota Vikings fans here at Grafix Shoppe. This wrap shows stunning renderings at what the Vikes new stadium is going to look like at the kick off to the 2016 NFL season.

4. Piranha X Tour Bus Wrap

 Piranha X Vehicle Wrap

Grafix Shoppe helped Piranha X design the wrap for their tour bus in time for the 2014 Summer X Games in Austin, TX and a circuit tour around the nation last summer. Read more about this job HERE.

3. People’s Net Peterbilt Semi Truck Wrap

Semi Truck Wrap

This project was a quick turnaround for the customer to be at a tradeshow. We were able to quickly match the colors and get our installers working around the clock to meet the deadline. Our crafty installers had to custom cut the fender stripes by hand to fit the tight curves of the front fender.

2. Styx RV Wrap

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Styx, a Baltimore based sports manufacturer needed a last minute RV wrap for the “Let’s Play Hockey Expo” in Saint Paul last spring. We were able to deliver the full wrap on an around the clock 3 day turn around for them to make it to the expo. Read more HERE.

1. Allina Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile RV Wrap

Allina Health Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile

When the 2014 MLB All-Star Game came to Minneapolis last summer we were contacted to wrap a full size RV for the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile for the MLB Fanfest. Our hero Kirby Puckett’s great big smile is missed here. Learn more about the Kirby Puckett Eye mobile HERE.

If you want to see more pictures of vehicle wraps check out our photo gallery HERE.

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Wraps MN, Minnesota, RV Wraps, Semi Truck Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Graphics MN, Vehicle Decals, Tradeshow Graphics

Grafix Shoppe's Top 5 Vehicle Wraps of 2013

Posted on January 16, 2014

 

In 2013 Grafix Shoppe saw plenty of unique and interesting vehicle wraps come our way. Here is our top 5 vehicle wrap list of 2013.

5. Children’s Hospital Mobile Education Unit 

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4. Night Owl Discovery Prius Partial Wrap

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3. Custom Jeep Wrangler Wrap 

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2. Minnesota Timberwolves Crunch Ambulance

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 1. Fiska Karma Wrapped in 3M 1080 Chrome Vinyl

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The Fiska Karma job was contracted to Grafix Shoppe by 3M to test out their new 1080 Chrome Vinyl the results were stunning as you can see. We are looking forward to what kind of vehicle wraps come our way in 2014.

If you want to see more pictures of vehicle wraps check out our photo gallery HERE.

 

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, 3M, 1080, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Prius, Custom Graphics, Fiska Karma, Parital Wraps, Digital Print, Large Format Print, Printing, Vinyl Application, Vinyl

Volvo XC60

Posted on November 12, 2013

Grafix Shoppe recently marked a new Volvo XC60. Check out pictures below. 

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If you are interested in viewing vehicle wraps we have done int he past click HERE

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Volvo XC60, 2014, Cross Country, Gear West, Borton Volvo, Photography

Grafix Shoppe Wraps Crunchs' Ride

Posted on September 26, 2013

Grafix Shoppe recently wrapped Crunchs’ ride. The Minnesota Timberwolves start the season against the Orlando Magic Wednesday, October 30 at the Target Center. Go Wolves!

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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Minnesota Timberwolves, Vehicle Wraps, Ambulance, Crunch, Graphics Shop, NBA, Basketball, Vehicle Design, Design