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Daren Merkle Selected as Winner of 3M Wrap to Win Contest

Visit 3M at the SEMA Show, November 3-6, for graphic installation information, tips and tricks.

On Thursday, November 5 visit our booth for the finale of the Wrap2Wrap Battle. Two finalists, Casey Folk and Jamie Mullican, will compete in a head-to-head battle for the title of Wrap2Wrap Champion. Follow us on social media for live updates.

Daren Merkle Selected as Winner of 3M Wrap to Win Contest

Showcase Your Skills and Represent Your Region in the 3M Wrap2Wrap Battle.

The Wrap2Wrap Battle is an open competition between installers of 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 throughout the United States, and also provides fans the opportunity to get involved and vote for the wrap of their choice. In addition, the 3M Wrap2Wrap Battle is decided with a live wrap competition at the SEMA Show.

Online voting throughout four rounds will give graphics installers a chance to showcase their exceptional work, and will determine the finalists from both the East and West Regions. The top finalists from the East and West regions will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2015 SEMA Show to star in a live wrap battle on November 5.

Graphics installers may enter the Wrap2Wrap battle by visiting

Daren Merkle Selected as Winner of 3M Wrap to Win Contest

Daren Merkle Selected as Winner of 3M Wrap to Win Contest

It was a tight competition, but in the end, 3M’s panel of industry and celebrity judges, including Jeff Gordon, Jeremy McGrath, and Jessi Combs, selected Daren Merkle of Shadow Graphix as the winner of the 3M Wrap to Win contest.

Merkle, along with semi-finalists 51 Wraps, Metro Signs Inc., PDX Wraps, and Speedpro Imaging, each received an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas for the ISA Expo from April 8-11, where the judges’ decision was announced. Merkle’s design was selected based on its eye-catching and creative use of space and the overall look of the wrap. Merkle’s trip to Bora Bora includes all expenses paid for two people for eight days and seven nights—the perfect chance to dream up the next great wrap idea.

Vehicle wrap design courtesy of Rockwall Wraps, Rockwall, TX
Vehicle wrap design courtesy of
Rockwall Wraps, Rockwall, TX

Introducing 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films Suite - now compatible with all printers

In 2012, 3M introduced the world's first high-performing, non-PVC films—3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films. These films are everything you love about 3M wrap films. They go beyond being non-PVC with a breakthrough boost in attributes — even outperforming the industry favorites, 3M films IJ180Cv3 and IJ380Cv3, and overlaminates 8518 and 8519. Plus, they're a greener solution. So we didn't just invent non-PVC wrap films, we revolutionized wrap films. Period.

In fact, there was only one way to improve this suite of films: make a print wrap film compatible with solvent printers. So we did. Plus, we added a luster overlaminate. Introducing a new suite of 3M Envision Wrap Films — two print wrap films and two overlaminates — that work with all printers.

Meet the 3M Envision Wrap Film suite:

    NEW! 3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Film SV480Cv3
  • Designed for solvent/eco-solvent and UV printers
    3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Film LX480Cv3
  • Designed for latex and UV printers
    NEW! 3M™ Envision™ Luster Wrap Overlaminate 8549L
  • The ONLY non-PVC luster wrap overlaminate on the market
  • Provides a soft sheen, minimizing glare
  • Highly durable, 2 year horizontal warranty
    3M™ Envision™ Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8548G
  • Provides exceptional gloss and clarity
  • Squeegee glides smoothly; Resists squeegee scratches
  • Highly durable, 2 year horizontal warranty

Now we're ready for everyone. Welcome to the revolution.

Learn more about the new 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films


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