Ford has a rich history of American entrepreneurship and innovation. This custom timeline wall wrap showcases just how far Ford has come since its beginnings in the late 1800s. The wall wrap project began when Gus Johnson Ford wanted to cover an entire length of their showroom wall with a custom printed wall covering. Signs for Success partnered with The Quinn Group to come up with a good solution.
“When Bonnie Quinn, from The Quinn Group, asked us to brainstorm wall coverings for Gus Johnson Ford, we met her down there to do a wall test to see what materials would work best,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said. “Our options were wallpaper or decal coverings for the wall. The wall is textured, so wallpaper was out. We opted for 3M Control Tac high performance wrap vinyl, based on the wall test results.” Control Tac wrap vinyl is what we frequently use on custom vehicle wraps. It contours to fit every curve and crevice of a vehicle for a smooth paint-like finish, so it was perfect for adhering to a textured wall.
Adding Dimension to the Custom Wall Wrap
During the design process, we learned they didn’t just want a flat image, but photos and logos that stood off the wall for added dimension. “In brainstorming, we talked about stretched canvas, printed acrylic, gatorfoam, and Sintra/PVC. We also talked about mounting with standoffs, panel clips, and blocking out with double stick tape,” Vanessa explained. Any of these solutions could have worked, giving a slightly different effect. When Vanessa got the final approved artwork, however, many of the dimensional pieces were odd-shaped other than rectangular, so they opted for waterjet cut sintra/PVC at 1/4″ thick. Adding blocks of ½” thick gator to the back of each sign gave them the 3D look Gus Johnson Ford was hoping for.
Installation went smoothly; the wall wrap was applied first, then the dimensional logos were installed with heavy-duty double stick tape on top of the wrap. The showroom looks amazing with the new timeline wall wrap. Signs for Success offers unique custom printing solutions for any surface. Contact us for more information or to request a free quote!