Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions

Avery Dennison and Mutoh Join to Launch Car Wrap Training Program

Avery Dennison, in conjunction with Mutoh America, will offer ten car wrap training sessions around North America in 2011 as part of its Car Wrap Training Program. Master installer Justin Pate will teach the classes using Avery Dennison's vehicle wrap materials, MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, with Avery DOL overlaminates.

"We had an exceptional response to our joint vehicle wrap training program with Mutoh in 2010," said Paul Roba. "We're building on that success and tailoring this year's program to serve the needs of the growing wrap business."

Justin Pate, a globally recognized graphic installer, will teach all of the wrap classes utilizing Avery MPI 1005 Easy Apply RS, a popular choice with installers because it is easy to use and quick to install with excellent printability.

"Over my 15-year career, I have wrapped more than 2,500 vehicles," said Pate. "I developed my Universal Graphics Installation System (UGIS) as a result of that experience. UGIS is a fluid, easy-to-learn installation system that reduces mistakes and ensures quality, resulting in significantly lower install times."

The Avery / Mutoh Car Wrap Training Program is designed to provide wrap installers with an in-depth understanding of graphic installation techniques to gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle wrap industry.

As a sponsor of the 2011 Car Wrap Training Program, Mutoh will provide printed graphics with their Mutoh ValueJet 1614-64. This printer is the "Wrapper's Choice" for speed, size and quality. It includes the i2: Intelligent Interweaving Print Technique, a dot control system that virtually eliminates banding and increases quality of output.

The workshop consists of two days of training and an optional third day for a wrap certification test. Training sessions will focus on all of the critical steps needed to improve the quality and speed of car wrap installations. Class sizes will be maintained at a maximum of 15 students to allow for more one on one teaching. The subjects that will be covered include:

• Tools

• Properties of the film

• Removals

• Cleaning

• UGIS: Universal Graphic Installation System

• Layout/Key Panel

• Registration

• Problem Solving

• Hardware Removals

• Post Install Tips

Participants of the class will receive an NT Cutter A-551P knife, Avery Toolkit including print media and laminate, and a Martor safety box.

Car Wrap Training Sessions will be held:

March 3-5, Dallas, TX

Sign Warehouse, 2614 Texoma Drive, Denison, Texas 75020

March 7-9, Orlando, FL (Location to be announced)

May 2-4, Los Angeles, CA

May 5-7, Phoenix, AZ

July 28-30, New York, NY

August 1-3, Atlanta, GA

September 8-10, Toronto, ON, Canada

September 12-14, Dallas, TX

October 27-29, Chicago, IL

October 31-November 2, Seattle, WA

Cost for the two day training session plus a certification test is $599. To sign up for the session near you or to learn more, visit http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp. In addition, participants can submit requests to Justin Pate (justin@justinpate.net ) prior to the class explaining specific areas of interest and what they want to learn. These inquiries will be fit into the curriculum as appropriate.

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