Mentor, Ohio-based graphics films manufacturer Avery Dennison announces its 2019 wrap training schedule and registration is open.
The 2019 lineup features more than 40 workshops across three different educational offerings. “The Digital Full-Print Hands-On Workshop” for basic and intermediate installers will be taught by vinyl wrap experts Justin Pate of The Wrap Institute, John Duever of Vinyl Images and Chad Parrish of Graphiti Wraps. In addition, Pate and Duever will lead the “Supreme Wrapping Film Workshops” for intermediate to advanced installers, as well as the new “Business Boot Camp for Wrap Professionals.”
“Each of the Avery Dennison class offerings for 2019 teaches a vital part of succeeding in the vinyl wrap business,” says Pate. “Building technical installation skills is still a major part of what we teach, but we’ve expanded our focus on handling business matters, improving workflow and bringing home more money from your wrap or sign shop at the end of the day.”
Digital Full-Print Hands-On Workshops 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 class, 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 Digital Full Print Hands-On Workshops are as follows:
March 7-8-Graphic Installations-McKeesport, Pennsylvania
April 2-3-Vinyl Images-Fenton, Missouri
April 4-5-CNJ Signs-Lees Summit, Missouri
April 18-19-Insignia Graphics-Adrian, Michigan
May 6-7-Wrap Artist-Nashville, Tennessee
May 10-11-A52 Signs-San Francisco
June 10-11-CL Visual-Copiague, New York
July 1-2-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
July 8-9-PDX-Sherwood, Oregon
July 18-19-Graphic Installations-McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Aug. 22-23-Miller Decal-Acworth, Georgia
Oct. 3-4-The Artworks-Denver
Oct. 14-15-D. Two Industries-Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Oct. 16-17-CNJ Signs-Lees Summit, Missouri
Avery Dennison’s Supreme Wrapping Film Workshops focus on vehicle color change wraps with Supreme Wrapping film, featuring a wide array of finishes and textures. Materials used in the classes include Conform Chrome, Colorflow, metallics and more. Installers will learn cutting edge techniques and how to lower installation times by 20 percent to 40 percent while improving quality and durability.
The dates for Supreme Wrapping Film Workshops are:
Feb. 6-7-CL Visual-Copiague, New York
Feb. 11-12-Metro Signs-Hollywood, Florida
March 25-26-SUNsational Tint-Charlotte, North Carolina
March 28-29-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
May 13-14-Miller Decal-Acworth, Georgia
May 16-17-Impressive Wraps-El Monte, California
June 12-13-New Layer Customs-Troy, Michigan
June 24-25-Wrapabull-Chapin, South Carolina
June 27-28-D. Two Industries-Lake In The Hills, Illinois
July 8-9-The Artworks-Denver
July 10-11-Viral Vinyl Werks-San Diego
July 15-16-Exotic Vehicle Wraps-Dulles, Virginia
July 29-30-SS Customs-Redwood City, California
Aug. 19-20-Impressive Wraps-El Monte, California
Sept. 9-10-Vivid Wraps-Cincinnati
Sept. 16-17-CL Visual-Copiague, New York
Sept. 19-20-Wrap Artist-Nashville, Tennessee
Sept. 26-27-PDX-Sherwood, Oregon
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
Nov. 18-19-Miller Decal-Acworth, Georgia
According to Avery Dennison, many vehicle wrap installers also take the company’s optional one-day Certification Exam immediately following the Supreme Wrapping Film Workshops. Candidates who pass the certification exam become Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installers and will receive a promotional package that includes a T-shirt, banner, certificate and window sticker, as well as promotion on the “Find an Installer” section of the website.
The newest class, the Business Boot Camp for Wrap Professionals led by Pate and Duever, is expanding from two classes in 2018 to four in 2019. These are generally two-day sessions that cover marketing, design and production, printing and laminating, workflow and many more facets of running a wrap business.
Those dates are:
Feb. 15-16-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
June 21-22-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
October 4-5-Car Wrap City-Carrollton, Texas
There is also a special one-day Avery Dennison Boot Camp on April 22 in Las Vegas, taking place in advance of an industry trade show that takes place later that week.
“Taking an Avery Dennison wrap workshop and becoming certified are marks of quality for vinyl wrap installers, and we are proud to lead the charge for education in this industry,” says Jeff Losch, marketing director for Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “As the profession grows, our classes have grown with it. Now, we have more class types than ever before, and we provide holistic instruction that takes into account saving time, improving profitability and executing higher quality wraps.”
For more information or to register for any of the classes, click here.