Wrap Class registration now underway

Registration is now open for Avery Dennison’s 2019 wrap training workshops.

Registration is now open for Avery Dennison’s 2019 wrap training workshops.

Signmakers in the U.S. will have the opportunity to refine their vehicle wrap skills through Avery Dennison’s wrap classes.

Registration is now open for the printable film manufacturer’s 2019 wrap training workshops. This year’s line-up features more than 40 courses across three different educational offerings: Digital Full-print Hands-on (basic to intermediate level), Supreme Wrapping Film (intermediate to advanced level), and the 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,” said instructor Justin Pate of the Wrap Institute. “Building technical installation skills is 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

These workshops focus on digital films used in a range of applications, including walls, floors, windows, and full-print vehicles.

The dates and locations for these workshops are as follows:

  • March 7-8 – Graphic Installations (McKeesport, Pa.)
  • March 21-22 – Mutoh (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • April 2-3 – Vinyl Images (Fenton, Mo.)
  • April 4-5 – CNJ Signs (Lees Summit, Mo.)
  • April 18-19 – Insignia Graphics (Adrian, Mich.)
  • May 6-7 – Wrap Artist (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • May 8-9 – Mutoh (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • May 10-11 – A52 Signs (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • June 10-11 – CL Visual (Copiague, N.Y.)
  • July 1-2 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)
  • July 8-9 – PDX (Sherwood, Ore.)
  • July 18-19 – Graphic Installations (McKeesport, Pa.)
  • Aug. 22-23 – Miller Decal (Acworth, Ga.)
  • Oct. 3-4 – The Artworks (Denver, Colo.)
  • Oct. 14-15 – D. Two Industries (Lake in the Hills, Ill.)
  • Oct. 16-17 – CNJ Signs (Lees Summit, Mo.)


Supreme Wrapping Film

These classes focus on vehicle colour-change wraps and feature a range of finishes and textures.

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The dates and locations for these workshops are as follows:

  • Feb. 6-7 – CL Visual (Copiague, N.Y.)
  • Feb. 11-12 – Metro Signs (Hollywood, Fla.)
  • March 25-26 – SUNsational Tint (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • March 28-29 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)
  • May 13-14 – Miller Decal (Acworth, Ga.)
  • May 16-17 – Impressive Wraps (El Monte, Calif.)
  • June 12-13 – New Layer Customs (Troy, Mich.)
  • June 24-25 – Wrapabull (Chapin, S.C.)
  • June 27-28 – D. Two Industries (Lake in the Hills, Ill.)
  • July 8-9 – The Artworks (Denver, Colo.)
  • July 10-11 – Viral Vinyl Werks (San Diego, Calif.)
  • July 15-16 – Exotic Vehicle Wraps (Dulles, Va.)
  • July 29-30 – SS Customs (Redwood City, Calif.)
  • Aug. 19-20 – Impressive Wraps (El Monte, Calif.)
  • Sep. 9-10 – Vivid Wraps (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Sep. 16-17 – CL Visual (Copiague, N.Y.)
  • Sep. 19-20 – Wrap Artist (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Sep. 23-24 – Mutoh (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Sep. 26-27 – PDX (Sherwood, Ore.)
  • Sep. 30-Oct. 1 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)
  • Nov. 18-19 – Miller Decal (Acworth, Ga.)

Installers who complete this workshop are eligible to take the optional one-day Avery Dennison Certification Exam to become an Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installer.


Business Boot Camp for Wrap Professionals

These sessions cover marketing, design and production, printing and laminating, workflow, and other facets of running a wrap business. This year, a special one-day class will be held at the 2019 International Sign Association (ISA) Expo.

The dates and locations for these classes are as follows:

  • Feb. 15-16 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)
  • April 22 – ISA
  • June 21-22 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)
  • Oct. 4-5 – Car Wrap City (Carrollton, Texas)

“As the profession grows, our classes have grown with it,” said Jeff Losch, marketing director with Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “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.”

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