Melbourne wrapper is King of the World
Nick Caminiti from Melbourne signage company Exotic Graphix has been crowned King of the Wrap World at the Avery Dennison ‘Wrap Like a King’ world finals at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“As soon as Richard Rawlings announced my name I couldn’t believe it,” says Caminiti. “My team and I at Exotic Graphix worked so hard to design a unique, creative and technically challenging wrap. It’s an honour to be recognised as the 2016 King of the Wrap World and the first king of our region for our hard work and effort. I’d like to thank my family and friends, especially my wife, for all their support. We can’t wait to take the trophy home to Australia and show it off!”
Caminiti and his team from Exotic – Leigh Mason, Shaun Payne and Adrian Caminiti – finished ahead of five regional finalists from North America, one from Canada and a team from Europe. A panel of international judges chose the eight finalists from a total of 224 entries.
It was the first time a team from Australia & New Zealand had qualified for the event.
Each Regional Wrap King won a prize package valued at US$3,200, including a four-night stay in Las Vegas to attend the SEMA show, US$500 cash, an Avery Dennison Wrap Class of their choice in their home country, a Regional Wrap King trophy, Wrap Like a King personalised T-shirt and a personalised 67” Race Ramp product.
As the King of the Wrap World, Caminiti and his team will receive an additional US$500 cash prize, a trophy and US$1,000 worth of marketing support from Avery Dennison, including localised and targeted Facebook advertising and a print ad in a trade show publication. The King of the Wrap World extended prize package is valued at almost US$5,000.
The eight vehicle graphics installers who competed in the final used Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping™ Films, Conform Chrome, and digital Supercast vinyl wrap film.