In the course of Viscom which was held in Düsseldorf beginning of November the 5th European Wrap Star competition took place in order to find the champion of European Car Wrappers. In three days and five rounds a VW up! had to be laminated with quality not speed being the main criteria for the jury of experts.
The winner finally selected was the German Carl Felix Maas of the company Folien Center-NRW GmbH in Haan. Along with fame and glory he won as the main prize a Seiko Instruments' 6-color ColorPainter W-54s with a value of more than € 15,000.--.
Seiko Instruments GmbH committed itself as main sponsor of this well-established competition as their digital wide format printers have the essential technology for the very ambitious prints required for car wrapping. The ColorPainter W-series printers with their mild solvent GX- ink provide excellent color gamut and high color brilliance. At the same time they have all the outstanding characteristics concerning adhesive strength, drying and stable outdoor durability that are highly recommended for car wrapping. Not to mention ColorPainter W-series brilliant and accurate color fidelity allows advanced tiling jobs for fully and partly film coverage of vehicles. This great visual impact was get to see conspicuously at the by Seiko printed Avery foil which were provided for the complete competition.