The Mighty Sign Makers – From Left Mighty Mighty Jeff, Mighty Kelley, Mighty Austin, Mighty Taylor and Mighty Jolene. After a wrap we always take pictures, but we don’t always pile into the vehicle.
The GEM E-6 is a six-passenger electric people mover that is being rolled out in Vancouver by architectural firm LSW to shuttle their employees from various parking lots in the city to their offices. The version we customized has removable doors for summer use and an optional trunk in the back which could serve as an extra seat.
It’s not fast and it’s not very powerful. It took the driver about 1.5 hours to drive it 5 miles to our shop. Fortunately, it plugs into a regular outlet to recharge. The Mighty Sign Makers offer free recharging to all of our customers while we apply graphics to their vehicle. Good thing too; after 1.5 hours the batteries were drained. We’ve seen a lot of different vehicles over the years and have wrapped the odd golf cart every now and then, but this was a first for The Mighty Sign Makers.
Wrapping a unique vehicle like this can really be a challenge. Generally, a vehicle wrap is less expensive than painting a car. This car has six removable doors, a fiberglass roof, and a lot of tight corners. This turns out to be one of the rare exceptions where a quick paint job was the better option. The car is going to be used to transport employees to a parking lot. It will get a lot of impressions from a distance so the quality of the paint wasn’t an issue.
The Mighty Sign Makers are experts on what can and cannot be wrapped and more importantly provide expert advice on when a wrap or paint is a better option. Sometimes we miss a sale, but by treating our customers right we know that they will come back the next time they have a sign or graphics need.