04.05.18

Built to last!

Alphagraphics impress at Built Automotive Event 2018

August 2018 saw Alphagraphics team up with friends across the industry at the Built Car Exhibition. The Built Automotive Event was the brainchild of a long-time customer, Blackwater Graphics. Blackwater Graphics is renowned throughout the Irish car scene , making it perfect sense for them to create their own revolutionary event for car enthusiasts showcasing all types of modified wheels- from tanks to exotic supercars.

Now, in its second year of operation, the Built Automotive Event wanted to showcase something unique from other automotive events throughout the country. With the growing popularity of vehicle wrapping in Northern Ireland, we were asked to showcase vehicle wrapping to the masses. With Built also requesting the services of another of our valued customers, Autoskins, we attended the show under the banner of Hexis.

We often hear from our customers that the general public do not understand the power, impact and value of vehicle wrapping. Well, what a location to spread the word on the wonders of vinyl and its advantages over a paintjob.

With Autoskins demonstrating their craft as the crowds gathered, we were able to tackle the common misconceptions of vinyl wrapping head-on. Armed with our arsenal of swatch cards and ability to speak until we’re blue in the face, we were able to promote the fact that vehicle wrapping is a semi-permanent colour change, protecting original paint work and resale value. With car leasing becoming more common, what better way to add a personal touch to your pride and joy with vehicle wrap.

As the Ireland re-seller of the premium wrapping vinyl, Hexis, we were tooled up to promote these points with confidence and ease. Disbelievers soon became captivated by the squeegee strokes of Autoskins as they watched the power and impact that vehicle wrapping can achieve, when performed right(!) Alphagraphics and Hexis believe in educating and empowering our customers to achieve the best results possible to keep our industry growing and evolving. Thank you to our friends at Built and Autoskins for a successful day educating the masses on the power of vehicle wrapping.

Statement from Built:

Having Alphagraphics and Hexis on board as a show sponsor was a massive boost for Built, giving us the materials to create a stunning livery for our promotional car in the form of the Built MX5. The car received compliments at all the promotional events leading up to Built, photographed regularly around the streets of Belfast and tagged on social media.

The Alphagraphics/Hexis/AutoSkins stand on the day of the show was a massive attraction for wrapping enthusiasts and spectators alike, giving them an insight into how wrap is applied and how it performs in the hands of professionals. Petrol heads were able to interact with the technicians, try their hand to a bit of wrapping and learn from the pros while enjoying a can of Hexis Energy.

The Built team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guys from Alphagraphics for their support in the lead up to Built and for bringing such a professional stand to the show. Lets hope we will see lots more wrapped cars at Built 2019.

Barry, Simon, Clark & Andrew

(Built Team)

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