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Jetta Turned Tank

Loring Studios produces a tank-like wrap for Armored Ink.

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When Greg Nicola, owner of California tattoo studio Armored Ink, came to Loring Studios looking to wrap his shop’s 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, Loring designer Josh Tolbert developed the idea to visually turn the compact car into a heavy-duty tank. Tolbert even ventured to the General Patton Memorial Museum to produce the most authentic and aged “tank look,” capturing high-res images of genuine tanks on a Canon digital SLR, then replicated and manipulated the images for the wrap design using Adobe Design Suite. Graphics were output using Loring Studios’ Roland SolJet Pro III XC-540 printer and Roland Eco Sol Max inks onto 279 square feet of Oracal Orajet 3951RA cast film, then laminated with Oracal Oraguard 290M.

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