Avery Dennison 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 U.S. and Canada have achieved Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification.
The wrap certification exam is given immediately after each Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training session. The following graphics installers recently passed the exam:
- Justin Lowe, JloweDesigns, Lewisville, Texas
- Michael Oliver, iCandy Auto Wraps, McKinney, Texas
- Lowell Puckett, Jr., PartagA Design Innovations, Cocoa, Fla.
- Jared Shald, Lost Coast Graphics and Printing, Beatrice, Neb.
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 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 Avery/Mutoh Car Wrap Training classes are taught by Justin Pate, a recognized graphic installer.
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.
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions. Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Products provides imaging materials and service solutions for fleet, architecture, transportation, traffic and safety markets.