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2017 Nascar Schedule

February 13, 2017 - Posted by The Decal Source

The beginning of the year is always the busiest at The Decal Source. We have the honor of doing graphics for race teams like Penske Racing, JR Motorsports, Kyle Bush Motorsports, and more. As we are preparing for Daytona and this year’s races, we are working with the teams making sure they have everything they need for the coming season. Keep your eyes peeled for our car wraps and decals at the track this year!

2017 Nascar Schedule

2017 Nascar Schedule

Burlington’s Link Transit Bus Wrap

June 23, 2016 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Link Transit bus is a new transportation system that hit the streets of Alamance County early this June. With routes reaching as far east as Alamance Community College, and as far west as Gibsonville, the Link Transit is providing rides for people all over town for both work and leisure.

The Decal Source is proud to have designed, printed and installed the bus wraps. Burlington Transit Authority opted for a premium vinyl material, 3M IJ180CV3 with a UV laminate 3M 8519.  This material combination provides a lasting product that can stand up against harsh weather and UV exposure.Since our installation team is 3M certified we can honor the full graphic warranty provided by 3M.  Our entire team pitched in to make this happen had a blast doing it.  This transportation system will improve the mobility for many residents in our community and we are proud to be a part of it.

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Since we opened our doors in 1998 we have been making it happen for local businesses and wrapping vehicles. If you live in Alamance or Guilford county you have likely seen our work on local law enforcement cars in Greensboro, High Point, Elon, and more. From color change wraps to fleet decals for the city, to the Link Transit bus, we make it happen.

Rides on the Link Transit bus are free for the rest of the month of June so make sure you get out there and take advantage of this amazing new service to the community!

Airplane Decals: Big and Small We Have You Covered

December 12, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Decal Source is Certified for Aircraft Decals

The Decal Source opened its doors in 1998.  Since then we have been a wrap and decal machine.  From Helicopter decal stripes to company logos on jet planes, we have you covered.  We recently finished a project for Swift Air, a premier aircraft transportation company. With one of their hangers located at Piedmont Triad International airport, you could say they are in our backyard.

Jet Decals

Installing Aircraft Decals or Wraps Requires Special Training and Certifications

Just not anybody can print or install decals on planes or helicopters.  It requires a specialized training and certification from the material manufactures.  3M, a major player in the vinyl graphics sector, has two exterior aircraft graphic films. A7322 for short term use and A7706 for medium term use.  Both materials require a special printing & finishing process to meet the manufacture specifications. 3M must verify you meet the specification before they will even sell you the material.  Once the material is installed it must be edge sealed with 3M Edge Sealer 3950.  The film must be edge sealed to protect it from serious in-flight abrasion such as a jet going 500+ MPH.

Our installation crew is 3M certified and meets all the requirements to properly install aircraft graphics and decals.  Call on TDS when you need aviation specific decals or wraps.  If its just FAA registration ID numbers or full corporate identity and branding, The Decal Source has you covered. Contact us for more information.

PTI is Booming with Aviation

PTI is quickly becoming an aviation hot spot with Honda Jet delivering its first plane this month and Haeco, an aircraft engineering and maintenance company, creating many new jobs.  Its not uncommon to see large military C-17’s or Air Force One doing touch and goes.  Among large multinational companies, there are also small local businesses getting in on the action.  Perfect Aircraft, an airplane detailing and reconditioning company, is one of the new startups adding to PTI’s growth.

Mazda Global MX-5 Miata Graphics and Wraps

October 30, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car RedIf you are looking for a custom decal or wrap package for your MX-5 Cup Car look no further,  The Decal Source has teamed up with Long Road Racing to offer custom Mazda Miata decal packages.  We are the industry leader when it comes to custom motorsports graphics.

TDS offers a comprehensive graphic solution from design to install.  If you already have an idea or your own graphic designer download our free template below.  We have custom built this template specifically for the Mazada MX-5 Cup Car.

Contact us today! You envision it we make it happen.

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

 

A Thousand Ways to Skin a Truck: The Transformative Power of Vehicle Wraps

September 30, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Your trucks are always in motion. Whether being driven for personal or business tasks, a basic paint color is rarely noticed. And no matter what the color choice, a plain vehicle can’t do much to help your business. But what if we told you there was a way to achieve double duty – to make your fleet more visually appealing while generating leads? Company car wraps are a cost-effective way to make the most of your mileage and give your fleet a facelift. The design options are truly endless. (more…)