The Stripe-It-All Tool: Tapeworks' First Patent
Tapeworks is proud to announce that we have officially received our first patent, for our Stripe-It-All Installation Tool. After three years of R&D, several design proofs, and two years of working with our patent lawyer, we have finally reached the finished line and as of March 29, 2016, we are now the owners of US Patent 9,296,252.
Check out some of the diagrams from the patent:
What Do Jimmy Adamo, Ducati, Lotus, and New Jersey Have In Common?
The answer: Ralph Stechow at RS Motorsports
Ralph is a crazed Ducati rider, owner of RS Motorsports in Closter NJ, and a renowned Lotus specialist. Over the years Tapeworks has worked with Ralph to replicate decals for several of his cool, rare machines. For example, his 1984 Reno Leoni-tuned Cagiva 500GPC9, the one bike imported into the USA out of six built in 1985 for Jimmy Adamo to race.
Photos taken by Phil Aynsley
Ralph's latest request for Tapeworks was for a few Lotus Esprit Turbo stickers.
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The First Tapeworks Customer
By Rob Masecar
Bob Buchsbaum and I have known each other since the beginning of time. That means we're both old! We go back to the good old days of meeting and roadracing at Pocono in the 80s when Armco barriers were still things you just dealt with. Be a man!
I progressed from an RD400 to an '85 FZ750 (like just about everyone else on the grid), which is right around when Tapeworks first got its start.
Bob always had these gorgeous motorcycles that were the envy of the paddock. I've still got a few pics of his incredible RC30 with a few early Tapeworks stickers and I've gotten some from Bob - he must have repainted that RC30 five or six times, each time he crashed it.
For more than twenty years, Tapeworks has been a leader in the field of motorcycle graphics. We design and produce custom logos and accent decals for all vehicles, with a special focus on graphics for motorcycles from sportbikes to cruisers, in a wide variety of colors and styles.
Our flagship product is what we call the Stripe-It-All System:
The Stripe-It-All System consists of two parts:
Rimstripes and our custom-designed Stripe-It-All Installation Tool.
We at Tapeworks strongly believe that we have developed the fastest, easiest, most flexible method of installing vinyl striping on wheels. With a Stripe-It-All tool, you can install a set of Rimstripes on your car, bike or motorcycle in an hour or less, from cleaning to installed. Our tool is the only tool on the market that allows you to adjust several settings - not only can you install all three of our Rimstripe widths with the same tool, you can adjust the spacing between the stripe and the rim of the wheel to adapt for different wheel types.
Tapeworks also entertains custom orders. We use Adobe Illustrator to cut our vinyl, so if you would like a custom decal made, we urge you to send us an Adobe .ai file for the fastest, easiest production. There are limitations to what we can do, but please do not hesitate to send us an inquiry if you have one.
Tapeworks is a small family-owned company, and we really appreciate your business. Our phone number is 1-800-232-TAPE (8273) and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to call or email us.
Special thanks to Rob Atkins and Atkins Auto for letting us use his trucks and shop for the photo you see in the background. Check out his website!