Dave Metituk, owner of Speedpro Signs Grande Prairie has been featured in the August issue of Sign Builder Illustrated for outstanding alternative wrapping.
Sign Builder Illustrated is a monthly magazine distributed online and paper worldwide and is a recognized leader in the sign industry.
In the last 10 years the Grande Prairie Speedpro has wrapped many unusual projects including the three featured in the magazine.
The first was the McDonald Farms Rock, McDonald Farms celebrated an anniversary last year and the rock was used to guide visitors to the celebration. The entire face of the rock was wrapped, some might say improving the natural look while adding flair.
The second featured project is a tool box for Light Speed Technologies in Red Deer Alberta. Light Speed had us wrap their race car and as an added bonus the tool box got a matching look. The third project is a Galvanized Water Tank Cover. Lyall and Angela Dingeldein have an 8ft tank dead center in their back yard. So they asked if we could make it look like a Koi Pond, and they finished it off with some rock around the outside turning an eye sore into a focal point.
Speedpro Signs Grande Prairie is well known in the area for car wraps as well as unusual projects.
See this months issue http://www.signshop.com/ and click the link on the right This Months Issue for the online version (pages S15-S17)
Maker-of-all-things-WOW (Fun title)
Sign Maker / Production Artist (Boring official title)
GRANDE PRAIRIE AND CALGARY
Our passionate sign family just isn’t complete. We’ve been building amazing signs for a long time, but we know there’s just something missing – you.
As part of our family, you would take responsibility for production, installations and whatever else our projects might require. You love to see a high quality product go out the door, and are even happier to see a client smile when they see the job you’ve done (but you don’t have an approval addiction). Your creativity helps you figure out the best approach to each project – no matter how detailed or simple. You enjoy the energy of a positive open work environment and love to contribute to the ongoing and easygoing conversation.
You are also a bit detail-oriented and love to see each project through to completion. Basic sign-making software is easy for you, and you have a knack for pulling together everything you need to put together a project in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Sometimes, you just think to yourself ‘there must be a better way to do this.’
Does this sound like you? If so, we’d really like to have that awkward ‘meet the parents’ meeting, get to know you, and see what you think about joining us in our quest to be the ‘funnest sign shop in Grande Prairie and Calgary!.’
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Wondering where all the Stompede Events are happening?
Take a look at this list from GP Tourism,
2013 Grande Prairie Stompede May 28-June 2 ~ Yeehaw!
TUESDAY MAY 28, 2013
Bust Out BBQ & Media Conference
Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Dukes Country Club Parking Lot
Stompede Showdown Parade – From Hillside School to Muskoseepi Park
MARSHALLING AREA: Hillside School – 5:00 pm
PARADE ROUTE: Marshalling area will be on the west side of Hillside school (95th Street).
Parade will end at Muskoseepi Park.
WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 2013
BBQ – Cash & Camping
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
10910 – 107A Ave (Go to giant tent in the parking lot)
CHILI COOK OFF – Dukes Country Club/Mingles on Main
1:00 pm – 5:00pm
9929 – 101 Avenue
THURSDAY MAY 30, 2013
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Maddhatters Liquid Lounge and Big Country’s Stompede Patio Breakfast with Chuckwagon Races.
7:00 am – 9:00 am
10508 – 100 Avenue
ROTARY BREAKFAST – Dukes Country Club/Mingles on Main
7:00 am to 10:00 am
9929 – 101 Avenue
TUBE STEAK & BEANS BBQ- Nor-Lan Chrysler Dodge Jeep
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
12517 – 100 street
FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
BIG BROTHERS BREAKFAST – Dukes Country Club/Mingles on Main
7:00 am to 10:00 am
9929 – 101 Avenue
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Grande Prairie Chrysler
8:00 am – 11:00 am
11448 – Westgate Drive
STOMPEDE BREAKFAST AND CUSTOMER APPRECIATION – Petro Canada
8:00 am – 11:00 am
11925 – 101 Avenue
SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Big Country XX Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am
At Co-op Market Place Downtown
BBQ – Keddies Tack & Western Wear
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
132 Ave – East of Windsor Ford
We do a lot of work for Automotive Dealerships around Alberta and as many know Dave is at the heart of our dealership connection. He is all about the cars and trucks no matter the brand.
So we compiled a slideshow of work that we have done for dealerships in the last couple of years and posted on Google+
Last week in Toronto the winners of the Speedpro National Sign Competition were announced.
Over 50 stores across Canada submit entries in over 10 categories to be judged by their peers and industry professionals.
Every year we at the Grande Prairie Speedpro submit entries in all categories and we usually get some really good results.
Are you looking for a different kind of career? The Sign Industry is interesting, changing and dynamic. We rarely do the same thing every day!
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While SEMA is definitely better for creative cutting edge vehicle wraps, the Detroit Auto show is/ should be way more prestigious. As a wrap expert it made me frustrated to see sloppy work, these wraps should be as prestigious as the show itself.
5. Erratic cut marks. Whether they were made by an errant squeegie (doubtfull), an unretracted blade(possible) or just sloppy technique (most probable), the kind of mark is unacceptable especially at this level of show. Because the vinyl is white behind the color any nick or cut will show the white profile of the material. Cuts like this in the real world will lead to potential shrinkage and revealing the car color beneath. Also any deeper and this cut would scratch the clear coat or worse in the vehicle, something only seen once the wrap was removed. This is the biggest NONO in our shop, coming close to cutting into the paint gets you instant lashings as punishment.74
4. Two Piece Side View Mirror. Maybe this is getting picky but there is no reason this mirror or most others have to be a two piece (see the horizontal line where they overlap). Our goal especially on what call car show quality wrap is to have as few overlaps as possible, even if it means doing it over and over again to get it right. On the GTR we recently wrapped it took about 5 tries to get the first side mirror wrapped to our standard.
3. Banding in the print. Every printer has banding, sometimes its not noticeable sometimes it is. This whole car is covered by Chrome Wrap material, and we wondered how they made it. We found a panel that had the dreaded banding in it which tells us they print on top of the chrome and then add another overlaminate. Sure many people would not notice this, but there are wraps out there where the whole print is banded. But at a show at the level and a car this high quality banding really is a rookie mistake.
2. Wrinkles. There is never a time when wrinkles are ok on a wrap, no matter the quality the customer is paying for. This should be an expectation every time, wrinkle free.
1. Door Handles. Door Handle can be the bane of your existence and the trickiest part of the wrap. It is not always possible to remove the door handles on many new vehicles but there is a right way and a wrong way to wrap a door handle. Not only is this one not done any where near the right way (although it does look like they tried to do it and then covered it up, wrappers will be able to se it) the installers chose to cut the vinyl badly AND when they did the overlap the bottom material is laying on top. Revealing the white lead edge of the material ….. This has to be obvious… right?