Graphics supplied by William Smith helped to launch a new venture for Alphatec Van Conversions. The Zone caravan, a retro style ‘teardrop’ caravan, was created by Alphatec Van Conversions’ out of a passion for the great outdoors, incorporating its knowledge, skills and combined 60 years of experience in the vehicle conversion market.
Alphatec’s Zone Leisure division both sells and hires out the caravans, which now come in a range of colours and designs. “It’s our own spin on a style that has been around since the early 1930s,” explains Managing Director Chris Vaudin. “We’ve updated and modernised the concept so that it’s compact, yet contains everything you need, and it’s easy to store; it’s also easy to tow being very light weight.”
The eye-catching graphics supplied by William Smith for the original caravan were colour-coded to match the company’s own mini-van and printed on 3M IJ180Cv3 with 3M 8580 gloss overlaminate. “William Smith offers a very good service, often providing next day delivery for graphics. We trust their judgement to give the best advice and provide the most suitable materials for the job,” continues Mr. Vaudin. “We have never been let down.”
3M IJ180Cv3 is a short to long term removable film for inkjet and screen printing. It offers great conformability and can be applied in extreme hot and cold temperatures, so that workshop temperature is less critical. It is suitable for vehicle wraps, vehicle livery and advertising wraps and comes with 10 years durability and 6 years MCS warranty. IJ180Cv3 is suitable for curved surfaces but not deep recesses. In addition, Controltac Adhesive makes IJ180Cv3 easy to reposition, enabling faster and easier application for large format graphics. Its Comply air release adhesive also provides an improved finish, resulting in time savings, faster turnaround and reduced wastage.