Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions will offer 32 car wrap workshops in 2016.
Justin Pate, an internationally renowned wrap installer and trainer, will lead the Avery Dennison workshops with Troy Downey of APE Wraps, and Dallas Fowler of Digital EFX. With more than Pate, who has 19 years of experience in vehicle graphic installations, developed the curriculum for the Avery Dennison courses.
“The 2016 Avery Dennison wrap training program includes more classes and locations, new instructors and an enhanced curriculum,” said Bill Podojil, senior business director at Avery Dennison. “With these programs, we want to provide an in-depth understanding of installation mechanics so attendees gain a competitive edge within the industry. Our goal is to make these classes both educational and inspirational at each installers’ current skill level.”
The Avery Dennison Digital Films Training is a two-day course, recommended for basic to intermediate skilled graphics and vehicle wrap installers, which covers a variety of applications and fundamentals, including walls, floors, windows and full-print vehicle wraps. Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions will offer 15 of these wrap training classes throughout 2016.
The Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film workshop is a two-day course for intermediate to advanced wrap installers. This workshop has been extended from one to two days and will focus solely on color change films working with different finishes, including gloss, matte, brushed metallic, carbon and chrome. There will be 17 of these car wrap training sessions available for installers to choose from this year.
“I think the two-day Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film advanced workshop is simply the best all-around workshop and value available today,” Pate said. “With three sedans and five different types of finishes, I can show a wide variety of techniques and tips that, on average, cut install times by 30-50 percent and raise quality and profits-”the recipe for success in the wrap world.”
The Avery Dennison Certification Test is open to all installers; attending an Avery Dennison wrap class is not required to take the exam. The test is made up of five modules: written exam, hood, fender, door/window and a cutting test. Avery Dennison this year is offering 15 opportunities to take the certification exam, typically following the Supreme Wrapping Film workshops.
Workshops are 90-percent hands-on training for walls, floors, windows, full print and color-change vehicle wraps with instructors focusing on cutting skills, properties of the material and installation techniques that raise quality and lower installation times, according to Avery Dennison.