Scott Corey of Signs First Nashville applies 3M vinyl film to a vehicle during the inaugural SMART Vinyl Wrap Class held at Mimaki USA headquarters in Suwanee, GA, February 11-13, 2014.
Mimaki USA has announced its SMART (School of Mimaki Application and Resource Training) Vinyl Wrap for Beginners course schedule for 2014.
The course is offered in conjunction with 3M Commercial Graphics. 3M Preferred Graphics Installers will teach the three-day class that covers classroom review of the different types of digital media, tools and best practices for installation. The majority of the course is spent in the Mimaki regional technology center where participants will experience hands-on training including vehicle wrapping and removal techniques; smooth and textured wall wrapping; floor graphics; and glass wrapping applications using 3M vinyl media.
In addition to valuable experience from 3M installers, every participant will receive a Pro Install Kit that includes all necessary tools and materials for a quick start once they return to their shops.
First SMART Vinyl Wrap Class a Success
The pilot SMART Vinyl Wrap for Beginners class was held February 11-13, 2014, in Suwanee, GA. The small class size contributed to a positive learning experience for everyone. “This class was awesome. I’m leaving with more confidence in my skills,” said Zack Morgan, Signs First Nashville. “Very thorough and the small class size was excellent. I learned a lot, and the [Mimaki] staff and [3M] instructors were very kind,” said Mark Walton, Galaxy Graphics Printing. To see a video testimonial featuring student Jairo Noriega, go to www.MimakiSMART.com and scroll to the bottom of the page.
2014 SMART Vinyl Wrap for Beginners Course Schedule and Registration
Class times are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (local time) and are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
Tues-Thurs, June 3 - 5, Suwanee, GA
Tues-Thurs, June 24 - 26, Irving, TX
Courses are open to the public; tuition is for the three-day Vinyl Wrap for Beginners is $495 per person. To register, visit www.MimakiSMART.com.
Throughout the year, Mimaki USA will be adding courses to its SMART program including more vinyl wrap classes, software training, and business and marketing seminars.