Mentor, Ohio, January 10, 2018 – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that the 2018 Wrap Training schedule is available and registration is open. The total number of workshops available has expanded to 44 at more than 35 locations throughout North America. The Basic/Intermediate and Advanced classes will be taught by expert installers Justin Pate of the Wrap Institute and John Duever of Vinyl Images.
“Both beginner and advanced installers can really benefit from taking one or both of the Avery Dennison workshops, because what we teach is always evolving to match the growth of the wrap industry,” said Pate. “John and I also share lessons learned from our years in the industry on the business side. This means installers learn how to wrap with high quality and low install times, while getting essential tips on how to run a business.”
The Basic/Intermediate Classes, sponsored by Mutoh, focus on Avery Dennison digital films used in a wide variety of applications, such as walls, floors, windows and full print vehicle wraps. Installers learn hands-on techniques for many films during the workshop, ranging from calendered wall and floor films to cast Avery Dennison MPI 1105 Easy Apply RS™ film for vehicle wraps.
The dates and locations for the Basic/Intermediate Classes are as follows:
February 5-6 - CL Visual - Long Island, NY
February 19-20 - Mutoh Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ
March 5-6 - Vivid Wraps - Cincinnati, OH
March 26-27 - Graphic Installations - Pittsburgh, PA
April 6-7 - D. Two Industries - Chicago, IL
April 26-27 - Vinyl Images - St. Louis, MO
May 21-22 - Printed Pixel - South Amboy, NJ
May 23-24 - Wrap Artist - Nashville, TN
May 25-26 - Insignia Graphics - Adrian, MI
May 30-31 - Impressive Wraps - Los Angeles, CA
June 1-2 - PDX Wraps - Portland, OR
June 28-29 - Mach 1 Customs - Toronto, ON
July 12-13 - Car Wrap City - Dallas, TX
July 16-17 - The Artworks Unlimited - Denver, CO
July 20-21 - A52 Signs and Graphics - San Francisco, CA
August 20-21 - Miller Decals - Atlanta, GA
November 15-16 - Impressive Wraps - Los Angeles, CA
Advanced Classes focus on vehicle color change wraps with Supreme Wrapping™ Film, featuring a wide array of finishes and textures, including Conform Chrome, Colorflow™, metallics and more. Installers will learn cutting edge techniques and how to lower installation times by 20-50 percent while improving quality.
The dates for Advanced Classes are:
February 7-8 - Metro Signs - Miami, FL
February 12-13 - Car Wrap City - Dallas, TX
February 21-22 - Impressive Wraps - Los Angeles, CA
March 26-27 - Miller Decals - Atlanta, GA
March 29-30 - CL Visual - Long Island, NY
April 9-10 - Restyle It - Toronto, ON
April 23-24 - Spectrum Auto - Colorado Springs, CO
June 25-26 - Streamline Designs - Buffalo, NY
July 9-10 - Exotic Vehicle Wraps - Washington, DC
July 23-24 - Fleet FX Graphics Inc. - Edmonton, AB
September 10-11 - CL Visual - Long Island, NY
September 13-14 - Wrap Artist - Nashville, TN
September 17-18 - D. Two Industries - Chicago, IL
September 20-21 - Wrap Haus - Calgary, AB
September 24-25 - PDX Wraps - Portland, OR
October 15-16 - #201WRAP - Jacksonville, FL
October 25-26 - The Artworks Unlimited - Denver, CO
October 29-30 - Viral Vinyl Werks - San Diego, CA
November 1-2 - Car Wrap City - Dallas, TX
November 12-13 - Miller Decals - Atlanta, GA
Many vehicle wrap installers also take the optional one-day Avery Dennison Certification Exam immediately following the Advanced Classes. Candidates who pass the certification exam become Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installers and will receive a promotional package for the program that includes a t-shirt, banner, certificate and window sticker, as well as promotion on the “Find an Installer” section of the website.
“We listened to installers and are offering more Basic/Intermediate and Advanced classes in 2018 than ever before,” said Jeff Losch, marketing director, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “Our classes offer attendees the opportunity to learn the benefits that Avery Dennison digital and color change films offer from experts in the industry. Our goal is to advance the wrap industry and provide installers who pass the Avery Dennison Certification Exam with marketing support that highlights their expertise and the exclusive club they joined by successfully demonstrating their skills.”
“I’ve spent more than six years installing wraps on cars for my small business, Bullitt Auto Detail. Over the years, I’ve really honed my skills, but I make sure to go to the Avery Dennison wrap training classes every time they’re in my region,” said Ken Mahlschnee, Car Wrap Installer, Bullitt Auto Detail & Vinyl Wraps. “Even with all the installations I’ve done in my shop, I always seem to come away from the class with improved technique. I also value the networking opportunities and wrap tips I learn from Justin Pate.”
For more details on Avery Dennison products and training, installers can visit graphics.averydennison.com or contact Avery Dennison at 800-282-8379 for additional information.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
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