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October '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • October 2019 • 73 W rap training classes and hands-on workshops have proven to be extremely helpful in advancing the skills of wrap beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Training pairs the education of wrap techniques with the practice of handling and installing actual film products. Many manufacturers and top graphics installers hold classes throughout the year; here are a few options to consider. ORAFOL Professional Wrapping Academy ORAFOL Advanced Wrapping Academy Website: www.ORAFOL.com "We offer beginner-level Professional Vehicle Wrapping Academies as well as an Advanced Vehicle Wrapping Academy + Certification Course," says Culverhouse. "These classes are held all throughout the country, as we try to make it convenient for every region throughout the country to have several beginner classes and at least one advanced class + certification opportu- nity each year. Visit our social media pages and click on Events, or visit www.ORAFOL.com and click on News, scroll to Events to find our most up to date schedules." Avery Supreme Wrap Workshop Avery Digital Full Print Hands-On Workshop Website: graphics.averydennison.com "We have Supreme Wrapping Film classes, that lend them- selves to more advanced installers," says Monnot. "This two-day, hands-on workshop focuses solely on the art of color change vehi- cle wraps. This can be a very high profit install if done correctly." Monnot shares that top industry wrap instructors lead a pro- gram that includes, "how to wrap bumpers without removing them (a huge time saver), a wide variety of advanced cutting and corner techniques as well as methods like The Palm, cold pre-stretch, 3D pre-stretch and much more! And finally, we have our certification class, which we pride ourselves on being the most elite certification class in the industry. Here, you will take a half day test comprised of a written exam and install and this is where you can become of the Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installer team members!" 3M Certified Graphics Installation 3M Advanced Installation Training 3M Preferred Graphics Installer Testing Website: http://sdgmag.ly/8kz9e "3M offers a variety of training opportunities to meet the needs of installers at every level of expertise in convenient loca- tions across the country, around the world and even online," Cook says. "From Style Your Ride to our Mobile Training Vehicle and graphics college, we are committed to making sure shops have the tools and training they need to keep their customers happy and grow their businesses." CONTINUING EDUCATION

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