Avery Dennison has announced that four graphics installers passed the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification exams given in Pompano-Beach, Florida, and Dallas, Texas this year. The certification is a two-part test that includes a written exam and hands-on vehicle wrap installation demonstration. Since launching the program in 2011, over 40 installers across the US and Canada have joined been achieved Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification.
The wrap certification exam is given immediately after each Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training session – giving attendees the opportunity to put the skills they learned during the classes into practice and achieve certification. The following graphics installers recently passed the exam:
- Justin Lowe, – JloweDesigns, (Lewisville, TX)
- Michael Oliver, – iCandy Auto Wraps, (McKinney, TX)
- Lowell Puckett, Jr. – PartagA Design Innovations, (Cocoa, FL)
- Jared Shald, – Lost Coast Graphics and Printing, (Beatrice, NE)
“Avery Dennison is proud to congratulate those who passed the certification exam,” said Paul Roba, technical manager for Avery Dennison Graphic and Reflective Solutions. “Avery Dennison certified car wrap installers have learned and demonstrated the skills needed to ensure high quality vehicle wraps that are critical to meeting customer expectations.”
By passing the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification Exam, the installer and company gain a listing on Avery Dennison's CarWraps.net directory. Businesses and individuals visit CarWraps.net every day to find reputable companies and installers that can wrap their vehicles. The website has become a great resource for connecting certified wrap companies to new business opportunities.
The hands-on portion of the Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification Exam focuses on installation techniques as outlined in the installation exam guide. Students are required to exhibit their installation skills by applying Avery MPI 1005 Supercast films on a variety of vehicles. Evaluation is based on cleaning, alignment of graphics, cutting edges and finishing techniques. The written exam is a one-hour multiple choice test based on the information available in the study materials (available to participants after registration).
The Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training classes are taught by Justin Pate, a globally recognized graphic installer. Attendees obtain an in-depth understanding of graphic installation techniques to gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle wrap industry. All classes are taught using Avery MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, a popular choice with installers because it is easy to use and quick to install with excellent printability.
There are six additional opportunities to take the Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training classes and Avery Dennison certification exam. Locations and dates include:
- Toronto, Ontario, June 7-9
- Los Angeles, California, June 11-13
- Wharton, NJ, September 10-12
- Chicago, Illinois, September 13-15
- Houston, Texas, October 22-24
- Seattle, Washington October 25-27
New in 2012, Todd LaBrie is offering vehicle wrap design classes in conjunction with the Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training. LaBrie, an wrap industry veteran, will explain vehicle wrap design, layout and customer service.