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Roland DGA Doubles the Number of ‘Born to Wrap’ Workshops in 2018

The company says this year's schedule will hit nine different cities.

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Irvine, California-based Roland DGA, a manufacturer of wide-format printers, cutters and engraving devices, announces the 2018 schedule of its “Born to Wrap” workshops, and

This year’s schedule features 10 Born to Wrap “Basics and Beyond” workshops-two-day classes that provide a comprehensive overview of the vehicle wrap process and running a successful wrap shop-as well as a specialized one-day “Business & Design” class focusing on the marketing and operational aspects of a wrap business. Participants in all the classes will also receive instruction on getting the most out of Roland’s wide-format digital printing equipment for complete wrap and vehicle graphic applications.

The classes are highly interactive, the company says, and are designed to help vehicle wrap designers, installers and shop owners get better at their trade.

The hands-on workshops, sponsored by graphic films company Avery Dennison, will be led by the vehicle wrap professionals from Louisville, Kentucky-based Digital EFX Wraps, known in their industry for their installation and business management skills.

In addition to teaming up with Avery Dennison and Digital EFX, Roland DGA will be partnering with several of its resellers to offer classes throughout the U.S.  The 2018 schedule will include workshops at Denco in Portland, Oregon; Consolidated Color in Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Mac Papers in Orlando, Florida and Lithia Springs, Georgia; along with classes at Roland DGA’s corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, the Roland East Coast Imagination center near Boston, the Richard Childress NASCAR racing team campus in Welcome, North Carolina; and the Digital EFX Wraps facility in Louisville.

“These workshops are ideal for anyone seeking to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of vehicle wrap,” says Matt Richart, co-owner of Digital EFX Wraps and a Roland instructor. “Within the course of just a couple of days, attendees can acquire the kind of knowledge and technical expertise that took us many years to acquire in the field. We combine classroom education with hands-on instruction in a ‘real world’ shop environment to deliver a truly unique learning experience. Attendees walk away with a wealth of skills and knowledge they can begin applying immediately within their own workplaces.”

The complete 2018 Roland Academy Born-to-Wrap workshop schedule is listed below:

March 6-7: Image 1 Impact-Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

April 3-4: Denco-Portland, Oregon (Wrap Basics & Beyond)            

April 17-18: Digital EFX Wraps-Louisville, Kentucky (Wrap Basics & Beyond)            

April 19: Digital EFX Wraps-Louisville, Kentucky (Wrap Business & Design)         

May 15-16: Richard Childress Racing Campus-Welcome, North Carolina (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

June 5-6: Mac Papers-Orlando, Florida (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

July 18-19: Consolidated Color-Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Wrap Basics & Beyond)            

Aug. 7-8: Roland DGA Headquarters-Irvine, California (Wrap Basics & Beyond)             

Sept. 18-19: Roland DGA Imagination Center, Wilmington, Massachusetts (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

Oct. 2-3: Mac Papers-Lithia Springs, Georgia (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

Nov. 6-7: Richard Childress Racing Campus – Welcome, North Carolina (Wrap Basics & Beyond)

For more information or to register, click HERE.

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