The graphics don't come in a single piece; the designs are broken down into pieces to makes them easier to apply to the helmets' round surface. Once a portion of the motif has been applied to the helmet, the technician places the lid on a pole.
Armed with a scraper, she gradually smooths out the graphics on the surface, removing any air bubbles or folds and ensuring the design is aligned with the markers.
Each section of the design takes 15 minutes to dry before another section is applied. The technician also has to make sure the designs overlap correctly and evenly. They are able to complete 25 shells per day on average using this technique.