The Official Newsletter of ORAFOL Americas, Inc.
Voted BEST Booth Wrap
GPX + WrapsCon 2022
We were voted BEST Booth Wrap at the GraphicsPro Expo + WrapsCon show in Indy! We would like to give a special thanks to Glarb Wrapped who created the awesome design, TechnoWraps who printed the wrap, as well as our talented certified installers Marcos Pereira from Wrap Specialties and Tim Bettis from Wrapcision.
The wrap was produced using ORAJET® 3951RA + ProSlide™ with KPMF Copper Starlight over-laminate with ORAGUARD® 290M overlays. Check out a few highlights from the show below.
ORAFOL + KPMF
Color Change Challenge
The Color Change Challenge at GPS + WrapsCon was a blast! Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to those who won our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Check out the winners below!
Printed on ORAJET® 3951RA + ProSlide™
Laminated with KPMF Copper Starlight with
ORAGUARD® 290M Overlays
Designed by Ryan Sandoval, Glarb Wrapped
Intermediate Calendered PVC with RapidAir®
ORAJET® 3165RA is the medium-term solution for virtually every graphic application and budget! This digital print media is ideal for general signage and other short- to medium-term flat indoor and outdoor applications. ORAJET® 3165RA features RapidAir® technology, the specially formulated air-egress release liner that facilitates a quicker, easier, bubble free application.
Watch the first episode of our NEW This vs That, ORAFOL Product Selection Made Easy series - ORAGUARD® 210 vs ORAGUARD® 215. It’s important that you’re selecting the correct product for the application to avoid potential issues - like incompatibility, surface damage, premature failure, etc.
The Industry Leader
ORACAL® 651™ is the leading intermediate calendered plotter film in the industry! Offering a broad color range, ORACAL® 651™ is available in 60 gloss colors + transparent + matte white + matte black. With effortless plotting and weeding properties the application possibilities are endless. ORACAL® 651™ offers unsurpassed durability, hiding power, and a vibrant gloss finish!
Tell Me Something Good
We love that ORACAL® 651™ is Made in the USA and engineered in Germany! We have years of proven results with ORACAL® 651™ in some very demanding industrial signage and graphic applications."
ORATAPE® MT95 is the preferred, medium-tack, conformable, clear application tape - designed to work specifically with both matte and gloss finish ORACAL® plotter films.
Easily pick up and transfer graphics of all types with a high level of conformability for precise graphic registration and placement to contoured or curved surfaces. Also available in High-Tack – HT95!
This VS That
Episode 4, ORAJET 3164 vs ORAJET 3165
Watch the Fourth Episode of our new This VS That series – ORAFOL Product Selection Made easy. In this episode, we will compare ORAJET® 3164 Soft Calendered PVC Digital Media VS ORAJET® 3165 Intermediate Calendered PVC Digital Media. It’s important that you are selecting the correct product for the application, to avoid potential issues like incompatibility, surface damage, premature failure, etc.
Congratulations to Josh Culverhouse
Director of Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support
ORAFOL Americas, Inc. announces the retirement of Gary Bender on June 1, 2022. Gary joined ORAFOL in January of 2017 as the Director of Sales, bringing with him 27 years of leadership in the Graphics Industry. In July of 2019 Gary gained leadership of the Marketing Department and the Technical Support Department, becoming the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support.
As we look ahead to the future, ORAFOL Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce that Josh Culverhouse will succeed Gary as the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support.
Josh first joined ORAFOL in May of 2007 as a Product Technical Support Specialist. From there, he went on to join the sales team in April of 2013 as the Southeast Regional Sales Representative. In 2015 Josh expanded his skillset as the Business Development Manager for Gauge Interactive, helping retailers expand and activate their ecommerce platforms. Josh then rejoined the ORAFOL team as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager in January of 2017. In May of 2018 Josh was promoted to Graphic Innovations Market Manager.
During his time as Graphic Innovations Market Manager, Josh has worked closely with industry partners, designers, and corporate brand managers to identify and nurture market trends. Josh has also been an informal leader of the ORAFOL sales and marketing teams, and works closely with various ORAFOL global subsidiaries to develop and strengthen special initiatives; such as product portfolio activations, sales and marketing tools, and the ORAFOL Education Series.
Please join us in wishing Josh continued success and full support in his new role. You may reach Josh by phone at (317) 385-3956 or by email at [email protected]
Congratulations to Bill Barnes
Graphic Innovations Market Manager
ORAFOL Americas, Inc. announces the promotion of Bill Barnes to Graphic Innovations Market Manager. Bill brings with him over 35 years of leadership experience in the Graphics Industry - serving in all segments of the market from screen printed decals to large format architectural graphics.
Bill first joined ORAFOL in 2019 as the Business Development Manager focusing on screen print products, industrial accounts, and expanding the ORABOND® Adhesive Tape Systems product line in the North American market. Bill works closely with the technical support team, production department, and sales team to develop initiatives to support this market.
Bill will succeed Josh Culverhouse as he moves into the role of Director of Sales, Marketing, and Technical Support.
Please join us in wishing Bill continued success and full support in his new role. You may reach Bill by phone at (727) 408-1433 or by email at [email protected]
ORAFOL Product Selection Tools
Download exclusive ORAFOL content by clicking the images below to download digital files of ORAFOL’s literature pieces – such as; the brand new ORAJET® Inkjet Media Selection Guide, the ORAJET® Intermediate Calendered Digital Media Flyer, the ORACAL® 651™ Color Chart, and the ORATAPE® MT95 Application Tape Flyer.
Want the real thing? Contact your ORAFOL Regional Sales Manager for a sample today!
ORAFOL Product Support
Discover more about ORAFOL products through our vast collection of educational "how-to" videos and product selection literature. Navigate the Support section of the ORAFOL website RIGHT HERE from this edition of Discover Innovation. Scroll through Videos, Literature, Product Support Documents, and much more.
Click the links below to discover more now!
And Vehicle Wrap Certification
Raise the bar this year with two hands-on courses that are now offered simultaneously. Click the register links below and take advantage of our early bird discount.
We still have spots available in our upcoming Orlando, Sacramento, and Canada courses. Click the link below to register now!
Join us across the country as we wrap up the 2022 tradeshow season. Visit the links below to find out more information about each show.