1st Impressions Truck Lettering of Phoenix, AZ, Brings 3M Certification to the Valley

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A local Phoenix vehicle wrap shop, 1st Impressions Truck Lettering, joins the elite few car wrap shops to become a certified 3M Graphic Installation Company in Phoenix.

1st Impressions Truck lettering, a vehicle wrap shop in Phoenix, AZ, has just completed testing and is now a 3M Certified Installer of graphic vinyl wraps. In business since 1994, 1st impressions Truck Lettering of Phoenix has long been known for their highly skilled and creative design team and their quality installations, but now with the 3M certification, they’ve confirmed their reputation.

Vinyl adhesives with high resolution digital graphics printed on them, vehicle wraps are over-sized stickers covering the exterior of the vehicle. If performed correctly the process leaves the exterior unharmed, and provides an extra layer of protection for the cars paint. If performed incorrectly or a low quality material is used, a vehicle wrap can not only look unattractive but can also harm the vehicle's paint. The 3M certification guaranties that a quality product will be installed by an expert technician.

3M, based out of Maplewood, Minnesota, is the premier manufacturer and supplier to the vinyl lettering and vehicle wrap industry. They are the leading innovators in multiple fields from; abrasive and adhesive development to electronic circuit and optical film manufacturing. With 3M’s reputation on the line, they’re taking a select few vehicle graphic design and installation teams and testing them on all aspects of the 3M material, design and installation processes to become certified.
“In order to weed out the less talented teams, the testing was very rigorous, the final test session lasted an entire day” says 1st Impressions CEO, Dan Deary.

The 3M certification covers business practices as well as installation skills and knowledge. The testing not only included vehicle wraps, but also corrugated trailer sides and floor graphics, as well as several other vinyl application areas which even included brick wall applications, an example of which can be seen in their work on 1st Impressions website at, http://www.1stimpressions.com. “People really take notice of a shop that’s 3M certified,” Dan states, “With the power behind 3M’s endorsement, we’ve already seen an increase in sales just over the past week.” The certification sets them apart from their competition and allows them to fulfill Dan’s goal of leading the vehicle wrap industry in Phoenix.

A quote from 3M states, “It takes four components to make a graphic message stand out: a great design, the right graphics materials, a skilled graphics manufacturer and an expert graphics installer. One without the other can reflect badly on the whole job, not to mention the brand being promoted.”

With the number of cars & trucks on the road with low quality wraps increasing, it’s nice to see a company like 1st Impressions Truck Lettering taking steps to insure the quality of their work to their customers.

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