Avery Dennison releases 2017 Wrap Class schedule and new format – including classes in Canada

Justin Pate.
Justin Pate.

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced that its 2017 schedule of Wrap Classes is now open for registration and will include a new category of classes. Renowned installers Justin Pate of The Wrap Institute and John Duever of Vinyl Images will host two-day Digital Films Classes and Supreme Wrapping Film Classes, along with new three-day Business Boot Camps, in 24 cities across North America, including two in Canada. “Taking a hands-on workshop is one of the best ways to raise quality, lower install times and increase profitability for installers and shop owners,” said Pate. “In 2017, our classes will be more beneficial than ever, with a focus on both the most cutting-edge installation techniques, as well as business skills that are necessary for success in this industry.”

New for 2017 are Avery Dennison Business Boot Camps. These three-day classes will take participants through a simulated wrap-shop job, with lessons on how to make the best business decisions and overcome everyday challenges – from wrap design and pricing to production and installation. The schedule is currently being finalized for these classes and will be posted on Avery Dennison’s Wrap Class page.

John Duever.
John Duever.

Digital Films Classes, sponsored by Mutoh, teach skills for a wide variety of applications – including walls, floors, windows and full-print vehicle wraps. Installers use multiple films during the workshops, ranging from calendered wall and floor film, to cast Avery Dennison MPI 1105 Easy Apply RS film for vehicle wraps. The dates and locations for the Digital Films Classes are:

  • February 6-7 – Mutoh Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • February 9-10 – Car Wrap City – Dallas, TX
  • February 13-14 – Miller Decals – Atlanta, GA
  • February 15-16 – Vivid Wraps – Cincinnati, OH
  • March 23-24 – Graphic Installations – Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 13-14 – PDX Wraps – Portland, OR
  • June 19-20 – New Image Technologies – Chicago, IL
  • June 22-23 – The Artworks Unlimited – Denver, CO
  • July 17-18 – Gatorwraps – Laguna Hills, CA
  • August 14-15 – Vinyl Images – St. Louis, MO
  • October 19-20 – Designer Wraps – Glassboro, NJ

Two Supreme Wrapping Film Classes in Canada

averydennisonwrapschedule2-inSupreme Wrapping Film Classes focus on colour-change applications featuring a wide array of finishes and textures. Installers will learn quality wrap fundamentals – such as how to wrap difficult parts of a vehicle. Many vehicle wrap installers also take a one-day Certification Exam following these classes. The dates for the Supreme Wrapping Film Classes are:

  • February 15-16 – #201WRAP – Jacksonville, FL
  • April 10-11 – Gatorwraps – Laguna Hills, CA
  • May 15-17 – PHENOMenal Vinyl – Oceanside, NY
  • May 18-19 – Metro Signs – Miami, FL
  • June 15-16 – Miller Decals – Atlanta, GA
  • June 26-27 – Designer Wraps – Glassboro, NJ
  • July 26-27 – WrapEffect – Edmonton, Alberta
  • August 9-10 – Streamline Designs – Buffalo, NY
  • August 21-22 – Restyle It – Toronto, Ontario
  • September 25-26 – Car Wrap City – Dallas, TX
  • October 2-3 – New Image Technologies – Chicago, IL
  • October 5-6 – PHENOMenal Vinyl – Oceanside, NY
  • October 9-10 – PDX Wraps – Portland, OR
  • November 6-7 – Graphic Installations – Pittsburgh, PA
  • November 9-10 – Spectrum Auto – Colorado Springs, CO
Jeff Losch.
Jeff Losch.

“Boot Camp participants will learn how to streamline their processes from the beginning of a job to its completion,” said Jeff Losch, Marketing Director for Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions.

“It will be the perfect class for a shop owner or manager, as well as employees who are looking to run their shops with greater efficiency and profitability.”

For more details on Avery Dennison products and training, installers can visit graphics.averydennison.com.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.