Justin's Blog

March Workshops

There are a few spots remaining for the March workshops I will be teaching for Avery Dennison.  On March 11 I will be teaching an advanced color change workshop at Ikon Wraps in San Antonio.  On March 12 there will more »

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Winter Tips Blog

This just came out on Avery Dennison’s blog – some good tips on how to wrap in the winter http://news.averydennison.com/blog/graphics-solutions/winter-car-wrap-application-best-practices

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Wraps Magazine 2015

http://read/uberflip.com/i/439679

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2015 Workshop Schedule for North America

Here is my 2015 workshop and certification schedule for Avery Dennison in North America.  To sign up go to: http://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/resource-center/wrap-training.html Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap: 2-day Basic/Intermediate February 9/10 – Phoenix, AZ at Mutoh Headquarters February 12/13 – Dallas, TX at more »

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2015 Schedule for Ireland

Here is my 2015 workshop schedule for Sign and Digital in Dublin, Ireland.  To sign up go to: http://www.signanddigital.com/ January 27/28 – Basic/Intermediate  March 31/April 1 – Advanced  April 28 – Irish Wrap Contest  September 1/2 – Basic/Intermediate  October 21/22 more »

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2015 Brazil Schedule

Here is my 2015 demo and workshop schedule for Brazil – to sign up for the workshops go to:  http://alltak.com.br/ April 18-21 – FESPA – Alltak Booth April 23/24 – Workshop – Alltak July 21-24 – Serigrafia – Alltak Booth/Cambea more »

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New Zealand/Australia Workshop Run Complete

I just got back home to Amsterdam from teaching a great workshop run in Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane for Avery Dennison.   The workshops focused on both full print (1005 EZRS) and paintwraps (SWF).  Thanks to all the participants more »

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Great Article

Here is an article I wrote for October issue of Sign and Digital Magazine.  Got the cover which is always super exciting.  I think this article is really good for beginner to intermediate installers to help them understand the properties more »

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New Zealand/Australia Sold Out

I am very happy to announce that the Avery Dennison carwrap workshops I will be teaching starting next week in New Zealand and Australia are sold out.  A special thanks to Peter Wright and everyone at Avery Dennison Australia for more »

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Online Webinar for SGIA this Wendeday

This Wednesday I will be doing an online webinar for SGIA on efficiency in carwrapping.  Anyone can join plus its free.  Click on this link to get all the info.  Hear ya later! https://www.sgia.org/events/2014/05/efficiency-vehicle-wrap-installation

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Avery Australia Workshops Going Quick

The sign ups for the Avery Australian car wrap workshops that I will be teaching at the end of September opened today.  Melbourne sold out in 2 hours and the others (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne) have only a few spots more »

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Sign Up Link for Australian Workshops

Here is the link for the Australian workshops I will be teaching for Avery Dennison in Sept/Oct.  Aukland, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. http://carwrapsanz.com/event-registration/ Opens September 1, 2014 Hope to see you there if you’re down under!

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Avery Australia Workshop Dates

I am very happy to announce that I will be heading back to Australia/New Zealand to teach 4 workshops for Avery Dennison.  Here is the link to sign up: carwrapsanz.com Tuesday September 30 – Aukland Thursday October 2 – Melbourne more »

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Great Blurb on ArtCars

http://read.uberflip.com/i/354647

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The Wrap Institute July Newsletter

Hello everyone! Hello everyone – We hope that everyone had a good July. For TWI, July has been a month preparing for some big shoots for August through November. As a consequence of focusing on the bigger picture, only 5 more »

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Remaining U.S. Workshops for 2014

In August, the Avery SWF workshops in New Jersey at Printed Pixel are almost sold out with two spots left for August 21 and one spot left for August 22.  In October, the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Seattle at more »

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Great Video Interview on Workshops

Here is a video by NBM/Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine that they did while I was doing demos as their Indy Show in June.  http://sdgmag.com/videos/on-point-justin-pate-education

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New Avery SWF Workshop for NJ

Based on the waiting list for the sold out Avery SWF workshop in New Jersey for August a second one is being added.  It will take place at Printed Pixel in South Amboy on Thursday, Aug. 21.  If you are more »

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Another Good Vid

http://www.windowfilmmag.com/index.php/archives/5577

Brazil TV

Great item on the wrap contest/sign show I was at in Sao Paulo last month for Alltak.  Seen by millions which is great for the industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltI8yzEQtAw

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Reel to Real at the NBM Indy Show

I will be doing demos for NBM at their Indy show from June 12-14.  They have created a very cool concept for me to work off of called “Reel to Real”.  Five times a day they will show an instructional more »

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Workshop Round #4 Coming Up

On June 6, I start my fourth big round of workshops in the U.S. for Avery Dennison and Mutoh.  – June 6 – Avery SWF workshop at Ikon Wraps in San Antonio (2 spots left) – June 9 – Avery more »

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Fellers 50% off TWI

The Wrap Institute has agreed to a deal with Fellers, the largest distributor in the world, that gives any Fellers customer an extra year for free when they purchase an annual membership.  A membership on TWI gives you unlimited access more »

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Brazil 2014

I just got back from 10 days in Brazil working for Alltak – demos in their booth and judge of the Cambea carwrap contest along with a 2-day workshop.  The crowds at the sign show were super big.  The Cambea more »

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New Avery SWF workshops added

Two Avery SWF workshops have been added based on demand – Chicago and San Antonio.  On June 6, the workshop will take place at Ikon Wraps in San Antonio.  On June 9, it will take place at New Image Technologies more »

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Irish Wrap Contest

Congrats to Robert Davidson for winning the first Irish carwrap competition held at Sign and Digital in Dublin.  The event was spectacular with everything in the space wrapped, a great dj and lots of spectators and competitors.  I was honored more »

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Round 2 Finished

I just got done teaching my last hands-on carwrap workshop today and am heading home.  On this run, I taught workshops in Montreal for Polyalto, Toronto and Vancouver for Proveer, Green Bay for Avery/Mutoh and Cincinnati for Avery.  Thanks to more »

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Workshop Round #2

Today I’m heading out to Montreal for the first of 5 cities on this second round of workshops this year – Toronto, Vancouver, Green Bay and Cincinnati.  The workshops are three types: Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap, privates for Proveer and more »

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Sign and Digital Ireland Done

I just got back to Amsterdam after having taught 2 workshops in Dublin for Sign and Digital.  Both sold out workshops went really well with the participants working on two sedans and a van with deep recessed areas.  The film more »

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New Speedwrap Vid

Here is a video of a speedwrap I did with Carl Brewer of The Wrap Installers in Los Angeles when I was there teaching workshops for Avery Dennsion and Mutoh at Image One Impact.  We wrapped this Ford Taurus in more »

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Sign and Digital Sold Out

Next week I will be teaching two workshops in Dublin, Ireland for Sign and Digital.  Both workshops are sold out which is always a good thing.  This workshop is geared for beginner to intermediate installers looking to learn the art more »

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Great Blog

Here is a great blog that just got published: http://www.sunrisesigns.com/our-blog/bid/73855/Justin-Pate-How-to-Successfully-Get-Started-in-the-Vehicle-Wrap-Business

Avery SWF Workshop – Ikon Wraps

The Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshop at Ikon Wraps in San Antonio was completed yesterday.  The sold out workshop had 15 participants who just put their heads down and wrapped super focused the entire day.  The Avery SWF film used more »

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January Overview – The Wrap Institute

Hello everyone, this is Justin from The Wrap Institute.  I hope everyone had a great start to 2014 and that the videos have helped you take it to the next level.  This was a very exciting month as it marked more »

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Far Out – Van Design for Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap

Here is Stephen Sinek’s design for the van wrap that will be used in the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops.  I love this new design for 2014.  I will be showing a variety of different approaches on how to wrap more »

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New Vids on The Wrap Institute

The total vids on The Wrap Institute is now 163 totalling almost 22 hours.  Added yesterday were chunky hinges and standard spoilers.  This week, compound curves, UGIS overview, cutting, relief cuts and window tinting will be added.  On February 1 more »

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Restylers’ Choice Sold Out

The Avery Dennison SWF workshop at Restylers’s Choice in Dallas on Feb. 5 is sold out and there are 2 spots left for the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap at Sign Warehouse that week so if you’re interested I would suggest more »

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First Ad

Today I saw my first ad in a magazine.  Super cool stuff.  The Wrap Institute will be fully operation on Jan. 1 which is great and I have been really digging the Croftgate Wrap Care this winter.  So easy to more »

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Avery Dennison SWF Workshop Commercial

Here’s a video of me talking about the 2014 Avery Dennison SWF hands-on workshop which includes a description of the class, what free tools and film participants get and how to sign up.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrdQFOWpM78&feature=c4-overview&list=UUprmA29VuwXc19V5NX3PbZQ

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Great Article on Workshops

Here is a link to a great article that just came out on workshops for graphic installations including the ones I teach for Avery Dennison in North Amercia.  Thanks to Mark Vruno from My Print Resource for the write up more »

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Happy Thanksgiving – 2014 Workshop Schedule

Here is my 2014 workshops schedule for North America: Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap: February 6-8:  Sign Warehouse – Dallas, TX February 10-12: Image One Impact – Los Angeles, CA March 24-26: Einstein Graphics – Appleton, WI   April 28-30: Image more »

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Congrats to the 2014 Avery Dennison Certified Installers

Here is who passed the 2014 Avery Certification Test for North America – Great job! Carlos Estrada Car Wraps Rich Wilke Signs for Success Chris Komski Signs for Success Jordon Boston Revolution Wraps Trent Marshall Industry Sign & Graphics Thien more »

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Midway Thru Big Workshop Run – SEMA Next

So far:  Private for Diversified in NJ, Avery SWF in Miami, SGIA sign show in Orlando, Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Miami Coming up: SEMA in Vegas, Avery SWF in Seattle, Avery SWF in Welcome, NC, Avery workshop/certification in Mexcio more »

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Great Article on Metallic Films

SBNOV048 This is an article I contributed to that came out this month.  Very good article on brushed metallic and chrome films. 

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Very Cool Honor

SBOCT116 Quite humbled to be honored with this for something that I love to do.  Many thanks to those who submitted a vote and to everyone at Sign and Digital Magazine for putting this together. 

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SGIA 2014 Done

Yesterday was the last day of a very busy and successful SGIA 2013 doing demos in the Avery Dennison booth.  For the show, I wrapped a curvaceous convertible Jaguar in a wide variety of Avery SWF.  The front bumper stayed more »

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Dual Filmage

Today I wrapped an Audi A6 with Avery brushed metallic and matte metallic film.  I love wrapping cars in two styles of films as it really gives me options in terms of making the vehicle unique.  The client, an employee more »

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Biggest Trip of the Year Coming Up

On Tuesday I head out for the longest trip of the year: Oct. 16-18 – Diversified/Avery workshops – Newark, NJ Oct. 19 – Metro Wrapz private workshop – Miami Oct. 21 – Avery SWF workshop – Ft. Lauderdale Oct. 22-25 more »

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Mark Dean Veca – Year of the Snake

I was very happy to be part of Mark Dean Veca’s installation piece for the ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The artwork is a combination of paint and floor graphics along with a replica of the bar from “The more »

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Sign And Digital Dublin/Belfast

            I just finished up my last carwrap workshop run in Ireland this year for Sign and Digital.  Yesterday, I taught it up in Dublin and today Belfast.  Thanks as always to everyone who took more »

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2 Avery SWF Workshops at Restylers’ Choice

Last week I taught two Avery SWF workshops at Restylers’ Choice in Cincinnati.  Both sold out workshops were filled with really eager students which made both days flow.  There was a wide variety of Avery SWF on hand for the more »

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Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap Chicago Done

Finishing up the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshop and certification workshop in Chicago today.  Monday and Tuesday were the hands-on workshop with 19 students and the certification is going on right now with Stephen Sinek teaching the design portion starting more »

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Ant Nest, Hawk and Wrapping

            The Atlanta Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap finished up just a few hours ago.  This sold out workshop was filled with super cool students who wrapped it up with Avery 1005 EZRS print film with more »

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Calgary/Toronto Proveer Workshop Done

            Today was the last day of two back to back carwrap workshops for Proveer/Avery in Calgary and Toronto.  Both sold out workshops were filled with really eager students which was great.  3 installers passed more »

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Sign and Digital Ireland Workshops Sold Out

I am very happy to announce that the carwrap workshops for Sign and Digital in Ireland have sold out.  I will be teaching two 1-day workshops in Dublin and Belfast on September 25 and 26.  Thanks to Leo Maher, owner more »

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Big Workshop Run Starting Tomorrow

Tomorrow I head out on a 3 week workshop run.  First off are two 3-day workshops in Canada for Proveer/Avery in Calgary and Toronto.  Next up are two Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops in Atlanta and Chicago.  For these workshops, more »

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Wrap Like A King – Cut Off Sept. 15

For those of you who haven’t entered, the Avery Wrap Like a King contest will have its first round of judging on September 15 so be sure to get your entry in ASAP.  This first round will whittle the field more »

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Brisbane

On August 23, I completed the last of a 3 city Avery Dennison carwrap workshop in Brisbane, Australia.  The event was hosted by Red Bull Motorsports which, needless to say, was a great facility with just an insane amount of more »

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Sydney

On August 21, I taught a 1-day carwrap workshop in Sydney, Australia for Avery Dennison.  This sold out workshop was filled with mostly experienced installers so we really got deep into the carwrapping process.  I found the guys taking the more »

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Melbourne

On August 19, I taught a 1-day carwrap workshop in Melbourne, Australia for Avery Dennison at Nissan Motorsports.  17 super hard working guys attended the carwrap workshop.  We practiced with a wide variety of films – gloss, matte metallic, carbon more »

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Avery Australian Workshops Sold Out

I am very honored to write that the upcoming Avery Dennison car wrapping workshops that I will be teaching have sold out.  I will be teaching at Nissan Motorsport in Melbourne, WatervieW in Sydney and Red Bull Racing in Brisbane more »

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Avery SWF LA #2 – Image One Impact

On Thursday this week in the Los Angles area I taught the second Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshops at Image One Impact.  A majority of the students had taken the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap which was super cool to see more »

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Ikon Wraps and Avery

I taught a 3-day workshop this week in San Antonio for Ikon Wraps who purchased the workshop from Avery Dennison.  This workshop was specialized for Ikon Wraps customers and was the first event in their new space.  Thanks to everyone more »

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Brazil in the Bag

I finished up my Brazilian run yesterday – 5 days of a sign show and 1 workshop. The sign show was super, super busy with lots of crowds/demos/competitions. The installers in the competitions did a great job and the audiences more »

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Great Article in Restyling Magazine

http://restylingmag.com/articles/qa-with-vehicle-wrapping-master-justin-pate

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Video – Wrap Contest Brazil

This is footage from round 2 at the Cambea #3 car wrap contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am one of the judges at the competition and its super exciting. The installers are great, the crowds big and the music more »

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Getting Ready for Brazil

On Monday I fly out to Sao Paulo, Brazil to do demos and teach workshops for Alltak Tuning, a privately held car wrap film manufacturer. Tuesday through Saturday I will be doing demos in the Alltak Tuning booth along with more »

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Electric Speed

I helped wrap part of this experimental race car for TU Delft. The graphics and wrap were donated by Omnimark which is a great graphics company in the Netherlands based in Weesp. I love the car as it was built more »

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FESPA London Done

I just got back from London after a very successful week of doing demos in Avery’s booth at the FESPA show. Throughout the week, Paul Roba from Avery and myself did 4 demos a day on a Land Rover using more »

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Heading to London

I’m at Schipol airport in Amsterdam about to get on my short and sweet flight to London to do demos in the Avery-Dennison booth at the FESPA show this week. The word on the street is the booth is quite more »

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Workshop Run Wrapped

On Thursday last week I finished the last of a series of workshops in Abbotsford, BC.  This last workshop was the new Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshop which focuses solely on paintwrap films.  The students, many of them had taken more »

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Avery SWF Workshop Aug. 8 Sold out

The next Avery SWF workshop on Aug. 8 at Image 1 Impact in Los Angeles is sold out.  This means that there are 4 remaining for the rest of the year.  These are great workshops as they are for intermediate more »

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One more to Go

I’m nearing my final leg of this latest run of workshops in North America.  All the students for the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap and Avery SWF workshops have been super hard working and absorbing all the info and techniques like more »

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Brazil! – Alltak Sign Show and Workshops

I am very happy and honored to be going back to Brazil to do demos and workshops for Alltak Tuning Films.  From July 10-13 I will be doing demos in the Alltak Tuning booth at the Serigrafia Sign Show.  On more »

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FESPA London

I am very happy to announce that I will be doing demos and mini-workshops in Avery Dennison’s booth at the FESPA show in London from July 25-29.  I will be wrapping up a Land Rover with several of the new more »

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New Avery SWF Workshop for LA

I just got confirmation that there will be another Avery SWF workshop in LA on Aug. 8.  The workshop in LA in April sold out in 1-day so if you’re interested in this class I would sign up asap. http://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/services/wrap-training/supreme-wrapping-film-workshop.html

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Latest Sold Out Workshops

The next round of the Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshops are now completely sold out May 29 – New Jersey, June 6 – Toronto, June 8 – Dallas and June 13 – Vancouver Also, the Sept 12-14 Avery-Mutoh School of more »

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Toronto Avery SWF Workshop Sold out

The  Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshop on June 6 at Proveer in Toronto sold out today.  For the SWF workshop in Texas at Sign Warehouse on June 8 there are 2 spots left and there are 3 spots left for more »

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Sign and Digital Ireland – 2013

I just completed my first round of 2013 workshops for Sign and Digital in Ireland. On Tuesday, I taught a hands-on workshop for 11 participants in Dublin. For this workshop, we used 3M IJ180cv3 and worked on a van with more »

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Seven Sins

I am very happy to announce that Stephen Sinek of Seven Sins Design will be teaching the design portion of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap for the remainder of 2013. Stephen is an award winning designer who really knows the more »

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First Avery SWF workshop a Big Success

The first Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshop was finished last week and I shall be so bold to deem it a big success. The workshop sold out in about 4 hours when it was announced a month ago. 18 participants more »

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I Can’t Find My Car

I just got done wrapping up my car with a new design. I got the idea from a recent Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap that I taught. One of the participants, Daren Whitten, brought in his Mercedes to wrap up with more »

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Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap – Seattle/LA

Last week marked the completion of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops for Seattle and Los Angeles. Both sold out workshops were filled with really eager students which made teaching the course even more fun. All the students worked with more »

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ISA 2013 Day 1

Day 1 of the ISA show in Vegas is complete. In the Avery booth I installed one of their new SWF colors – green pearlescent with carbon and chrome highlights. The green pearlescent is simply beautiful. Before the show I more »

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Avery Supreme Wrapping Workshops Page

The page for the new Avery Supreme Wrapping workshops is up. This new workshop is $299 for a long one day course that focuses specifically on paintwraps and is geared towards intermediate to advanced installers. All participants receive a full more »

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Sign and Digital’s Creative Cruiser on the Move

Here is a time lapse video of me helping wrap up Sign and Digital’s Creative Cruiser – http://youtu.be/ha5zSO9K6dM This custom van brings Sign and Digital’s products right to the customer which is a brilliant concept.  In the back of the more »

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ISA 2013

I just got my schedule for the 2013 ISA show and its nice and full.  I will be doing three demos a day in the Avery booth with Paul “Sandman” Roba.  I will be demoing their 1005 EZ RS full more »

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First Avery SWF in the Bag

Last Saturday I completed the first Avery Supreme Wrapping Film workshop at Grimco in Pompano Beach.  This is a new workshop that Avery is offering in 2013 that focuses solely on their single color films.  The workshop sold out in more »

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Private Workshop – Carswraps – Sherman, TX

While I was in the U.S. for the latest round of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops I taught a private workshop for Scott Bechtel’s company, Carswraps in Sherman, TX.  This is the second private workshop I’ve given his solid more »

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Dallas/NJ Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap Wrapped

I am happy to say that the Dallas and New Jersey Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops are complete.  Both sold out workshops were filled with great students which always makes it a pleasure to teach.  In the workshops we used more »

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NJ/Toronto/Grimco Sold out

The third round of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops at the end of May/early June in New Jersey and Toronto have sold out as well as the open house and Supreme Wrapping Film workshop at Grimco next week in more »

Time Lapse Vid of Rabobank Wrap

Here’s the time lapse vid of the Rabobank wrap.  Thanks to Martin from APlus for putting this together.  What a cool job this was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7_FBP4gABo

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7 Titles

Yesterday I finished the 7th Rabobank Touring car for their bike teams.  A long week as the wrap was a puzzle of different colors and films but it all worked out in the end.  Thanks to APlus for the work more »

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Open House/Paintwrap Workshop – Grimco Pompano Beach

New for 2013, I will be teaching a series of workshops for Avery that focuses solely on their paintwrap film – Supreme Wrapping Films.  This workshop is geared for intermediate to advanced installers looking to master the more difficult aspects more »

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I Promise, No Doping

I did the first of 8 BMW cars for Rabobank on Friday for APlus Reclame in the Netherlands.  Thank god for Knifeless Tape as this wrap consisted of separate colored films – 3M 1080 orange and white and 3M 100 more »

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KPN Green Luxury Cars

This weekend I helped an install company, Dutch-Dutch, wrap 8 luxury cars for a one day event in Amsterdam for the Netherlands cable/mobile phone company KPN.  The film used was matte green Hexis.  Needless to say a lot of Knifeless more »

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LA Sold Out/Proveer

I was just informed that the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshop in Los Angeles is sold out and that the Seattle workshop has one spot remaining so if you are interested in that workshop I would sign up asap.   I more »

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Nice Feedback from SC

James Gregorie, owner of Pleasant Details in Charleston, SC: “Justin came to my shop for a two day advanced training workshop in January of 2013. It was an absolute game changer. Although we have been wrapping vehicles for about a more »

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Private for Pleasant Details

I just got done teaching a 2-day private workshop for Pleasant Details in Daniel Island, SC.  Pleasant Details is well known for their paint protection work and are now transitioning into full color car wraps and paintwraps.  On Day 1 more »

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Texas Sold Out

The Avery-Mutoh workshop at Sign Warehouse at the end of February sold out yesterday which means the first round of workshops this year are full.  The second round in Seattle and Los Angeles are nearly full so I strongly encourage more »

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Alltak Tuning Brazil for 2013

I am very happy to announce that I will be going back to Sao Paulo, Brazil to work with Alltak Tuning in 2013.  Like last year, I will provide demos for a sign show as well as help judge the more »

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Sign and Digital 2013

Here is my schedule for Sign and Digital in Ireland for 2013: Tuesday – 12th March – Cork – Open Event Thursday – 14th March – Belfast – Open Event Tuesday – 14th May – Dublin – Standard Workshop Wednesday more »

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First New Jersey Sold Out

The first New Jersey workshop for the 2013 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap sold out in a week with Dallas close behind.  If you’re interested in taking the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap I would strongly encourage you to sign up quickly.  more »

No Bleeding, No Wrapping

In July of this year I taught two workshops and helped judge the Cambea #2 wrap contest in Sao Paulo for Alltak Tuning.  The workshops and sign show went super smooth and I just got one of the coolest compliments more »

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2013 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap Workshop Schedule

Below is the schedule and here is where to sign up: http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp February 28 – March 2 Dallas Sign Warehouse, 2614 Texoma Drive, Denison TX 75020 March 4 – 6 New York Diversified Display, 28 Evans Terminal, Hillside NJ 07205 more »

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Thank you, Private

I want to say thanks again for all the companies that had me come in to teach a private workshop.  I love private workshops as they give me a chance to really dial into a few installers and figure out more »

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Proveer Private Workshops for 2012

Here are the group pics from the Proveer-Avery workshops that took place  in Canada during 2012.  These workshops were held in partnership with Avery-Dennison and look like they will happen again for 2013 as all the ones in 2012 sold more »

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2012 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap Group Shots

Here are the group pics from the 10 sold-out Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops for 2012.  Thanks again to everyone for taking the time and money to attend.  It was a true pleasure teaching everyone and happy holidays.  The locations more »

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DVDs with Printer

I am happy to announce that Sign Warehouse will include my DVDs for free with the purchase of any printer this month.  To find out more info on this promotion go to:  http://www.signwarehouse.com/email/monthlydeals/

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Full Video on a Chrome Mini Cooper

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Mini Cooper Chrome Video

This is a sample video of the chrome wrap that was completed while doing a private workshop in Brunei.  If you just look at the chrome it can get pretty interesting.  A complete video to follow shortly.

Chrome Wrap in Brunei

I just finished teaching a private workshop in Brunei for iDesign Concept owned by Abu Mohammad.  As the installers who work for iDesign have a high level of skills, the focus of the workshop was on fine tuning technique and more »

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Brunei, baby!

Tomorrow I’m heading to Brunei to teach a 2-day private workshop for IFoilDesign.  The focus of the workshop will be how to apply chrome and paintwrap film as well as to give an Avery certification test.  I’ve never been to more »

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Blog the Blog

My wife just wrote a very cool blog about carwraps for the site Versilver Je Ex – http://verzilverjeex.nl/blog/de-wrapper-van-beertje-11.

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SEMA 2012 in the bag

  Thanks to Paul “Hit Man” Roba and everyone else at Avery for a great SEMA show this year.  I was genuinely surprised by how many more cars were wrapped at the show this year compared to 2011 as well more »

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SEMA 2012 – Final Day

Here are the pics from the final day of wrapping it up in the Avery booth at SEMA.  I wrapped the car with the new Avery titanium brushed metallic then some graphics were applied over top as requested by the more »

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SEMA 2012 Day 3

Here’s what I wrapped in the Avery booth today at SEMA – purple metallic matte with the black brushed metallic as well as a bit of black carbon (mirror/door handle).  Tomorrow I wrap the whole car with titanium brushed metallic. more »

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SEMA 2012 Day 2

This is what I wrapped up in the Avery booth at SEMA on Day 2 – Black Brushed Metallic.  The pictures don’t do it justice.

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Video SEMA Day 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01F_GmbUo0c&feature=youtu.be

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SEMA 2012 Day 1

Here are some pics from me wrapping it up in Avery’s booth at the 2012 SEMA show.  The films are to be released soon – carbon (December) and ultra metallic (perhaps 2-3 months).

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Certification Results for Ottawa/Dallas/Seattle

Congratulations to the following installers as they passed the Avery Certification Test for Carwraps!  They will now be listed on www.carwraps.net. Jim Laber – Idea Printing and Graphics, Inc. – Visalia, CA Jeff Merreil – Traffic Graphics – Auburn, WA more »

Avery-Proveer Ottawa Workshop

Last week I taught a hands-on carwrap workshop in Ottawa for Avery and Proveer.  The sold out workshop had 17 attendees who worked on 4 vehicles over two days.  The location the workshop was held at was Proline Graphix.  The more »

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Time Lapse Sign and Digital

Here is a time lapse video of me wrapping the Sign and Digital Service van about two weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-beGNLO2TTs&feature=plcp

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Starting My Last Big Round of 2012

I’m currently over the Atlantic on my way to begin my last workshop/sign show tour for 2012 in North America.  This round is a long but good one.  In order, I have: – Private workshop in Nashville for 12-Point Signs more »

All That Glitters

  Back in July I received several rolls of Avery’s new Supreme brushed metallic films to test.  Due to time restraints, I only had a chance to wrap key elements on my car to test its conformability and such.  Well, more »

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Dikke Lepel (The Fat Spoon)

  Last Friday I wrapped this bakfiets (box bike) for a friend of ours in Amsterdam whom we met via our daughter’s school.  She runs a catering service called Dikke Lepel (The Fat Spoon) and wanted the box on her more »

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Ireland Wrapped for 2012

I just got back from Ireland after teaching two rounds of workshops in Dublin and Belfast for Sign and Digital.  Each workshop had 12 participants and we worked with 3M IJ180 and 1080 films.  Most of the participants were new more »

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Viper in Action

          About a month ago I wrapped a Viper boat in Cologne, Germany for Josef Bolz.  Josh Sirlin of Sirlin Enterprises in Seattle designed and printed the wrap.  For this wrap I used 3M IJ180CV3.  I more »

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Happy 75th!

            I wrapped my mom’s Suburu for her 75th birthday.  I had wrapped it 3 years ago in a darker wood grain and I thought it would be a good idea to rewrap it with more »

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Sneak Peak for SEMA

Here is the car that I will be wrapping in the Avery booth at SEMA.  I can wait to really spice up this car with Avery’s new brushed metallic films that are coming out in October.  The brushed metallic films more »

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Calgary Wrapede

I taught a 3-day workshop in Calgary this week for Proveer/Avery-Dennison.  The 3-day workshop/certification test had 20 attendees who went wild wrapping 3 cars using 1005 Easy Apply RS and Supreme Wrapping Film.  This workshop was the 2nd of 3 more »

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Avery Certification Results – NJ/IL

Congratulations to the following superheroes as they are now Avery Certified Installers.  As Avery Certified Installers they will be listed on www.carwraps.net, the number one website for carwraps.  They can also use the Avery Certification logo on their website/business  cards more »

Hot Pink

The latest round of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops has just been completed.  The sold out workshops were filled with really eager to learn students who had varying levels of previous experience.  Everyone worked with the Avery 1005 Easy more »

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Black Matte Coupon

While I was teaching the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Wharton, NJ earlier this week I stayed with a very good friend from high school who lives in the area with his family.  As a thank you for the hospitality more »

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Sold Out!

I am happy to announce that the remaining Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops for 2012 have sold out.  This means that all 10 School of Wrap workshops sold out this year.  Very exciting stuff.  The new schedule for 2013 is more »

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SEMA 2012

I am very happy to announce that I will be doing demos again this year for Avery Dennison at their SEMA booth.  This year, I will be using their Supreme Wrapping Film along with new films – brushed metallic, matte more »

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Workshops 2013

I am very happy to announce that the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshop has been approved for another run in 2013.  There will be 10 scheduled workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The program will stay the same in its more »

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Avery Chrome Vid

Here’s a link to a Youtube vid I made recently for Avery Dennison about their Conform Chrome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Nw9ig1Tik&list=UUq6YOKEm3iw-kUev-ndCgaw&index=1&feature=plcp

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Apple Barcelona

I was very happy to have been part of the 2D install for the new Apple flagship store in Barcelona.  On July 14 starting at 5pm, an ace crew applied white vinyl to the inside windows of both floors.  I more »

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That’s Grand

I just got back home from a 3-day wrapathon.  Leo Maher, owner of Sign and Digital, had me come in to teach two workshops and wrap up his new “Creative Cruiser”.  On Tuesday I taught a basic/intermediate workshop for 15 more »

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Dublin

I am at the hotel in Dublin getting ready to teach two workshops for Sign and Digital.  Today’s workshop will be a basic/intermediate and tomorrow will be an advanced workshop for selected installers.  The film used during the workshops will more »

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LA Wrapped Up

The Avery Mutoh School of Wrap workshop in LA is all wrapped up.  17 students took the sold out 2-day workshop.  Eddie Cardenas from Croftgate was on hand to demonstrate their products which are great for cleaning and protecting wraps.  more »

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Lastest Avery Certified Installers

Congratulations to the following super wrappers as they passed the Avery Certification Test held recently in:  Burnaby, Toronto and Los Angeles.  These Avery Certified Installers can now use this as a tool for getting new clients by mentioning it on more »

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Oh Canada

The two wrap classes in Canada are completed – a workshop for Proveer in Burnaby and an Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Toronto.  The students were just great, super eager to learn and tackle all the nuances of carwrapping.  For more »

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Smart Apps Vehicle Wraps Plug In

This is a great new tool for printing by Onyx (they are also a sponsor of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops).  Check out this link:  http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/210363/5e2d5262c8/TEST/TEST/

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Spring/Summer Run About to Begin

Tomorrow I head to Belfast to teach another workshop for Sign and Digital of Ireland.  The workshop will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel with 15 people attending.  This workshop sold out well in advance but there are two more »

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New Article – Fleet Wrapping

Here is the latest article I’ve written for Sign and Digital Magazine.  The topic is fleet wrapping and how to make it as profitable as possible.  Thanks as always to Matt Dixon and everyone at Sign and Digital Magazine for more »

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Sign and Digital – Dublin Workshop

Last week I taught my first of 6 workshops for Sign and Digital in Dublin.  Sign and Digital is a great distributor in Ireland who really goes out of there way to provide the best tools/materials as well as educating more »

Party Rock

I was hired to wrap this bus by Dutch-Dutch, an installation company here in the Netherlands.  A proud install, needless to say.  Party Rock! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dnH977xKcz8

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Latest Avery Certified Installers

Congratulations to the following Avery Certified Installers.  These guys passed the written and install exam and will now be listed on www.carwraps.net along with now being extra cool. Luis Rodriguez – Wrap and Roll Graphics – Taylors, SC Matt Tanner more »

Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap – Piedmont – San Fran

  The latest round of the Avery Mutoh School of Wrap Workshops finished up last week.  The sold out workshops went extremely well with all the attendees getting down and dirty with the Avery 1005 Easy Apply RS and Supreme more »

Workshop Schedule for Ireland

http://www.signanddigital.com/justin-pate/

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Basic Workshop at Squeezy

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3654507964220&set=oa.346706725381020&type=1&permPage=1 Today I taught a basic workshop at Squeezy in the Netherlands which is sponsored by 3M.  There were 10 students who attended.  Ruben van Raam talked about the films and manufacturing process for the first 2 hours then Herman more »

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ISA 2012 Done and Done

  I got back from the ISA show on Sunday after doing 4 demos a day for Avery Dennison in their booth.  The attendance of the show was really good and the enthusiasm of people watching the demos was great.  more »

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Great Blog from Sign Warehouse

http://www.signwarehouse.com/blog/?p=4725

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New Chrome Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64II4YL0riw This video was made while I was doing demos last week at the ISA show in Orlando.  I am applying Avery’s new Conform Chrome which will be available in mid-April 2012 for purchase.  Conform Chrome is for accent pieces more »

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Private Workshop in Nashville

I was able to fly to Nashville between School of Wrap Workshops and ISA to give a private workshop to 12-Point Signworks and Sunrise Signs.  I love privates as it gives me a chance to really focus on the minute more »

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First Two in the Bag

  The first two Avery/Mutoh School of Wraps for 2012 have been completed.  Both workshops were sold out with 17 students per class.  At both Pompano Beach and Dallas, the students really were excited to get their hands dirty which more »

Ready for ISA 2012

I am currently in Nashville, TN teaching a private workshop for 12-Point Signworks and then I’m off to Orlando on Tuesday for the ISA show.  I will be wrapping two cars in the Avery booth – one with 1005 Easy more »

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School of Wrap Update

Tomorrow I leave Amsterdam for Miami/Pompano Beach to teach the first School of Wrap Workshop for 2012.  I’m really excited for this year’s workshops as they’ve gotten better this year.  On top of the addition of two new sponsors – more »

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Cool Paintwrapping Vid

Check out this new time lapse video from Avery about their Supreme Wrapping Film.  Paintwrapping is on its way.  Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4RxyiPfsXk

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Apple – Amsterdam

I was very happy to have been hired to wrap the outside of the first Apple store in the Netherlands.  I, along with a fine crew, applied Dutch orange film and text to the windows over the course of two more »

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Sign and Digital – Dublin

  I just got back from Dublin where I met with Leo Maher, owner of Sign and Digital, one of the largest distributors of tools and media in Ireland.  We have agreed on a deal where I will teach 4 more »

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First Round of School of Wrap 2012 Almost Full

The first two rounds of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap are almost full – Pompano Beach, Dallas, Charlotte and San Francisco.  There are only a few spots remaining, particularly for Charlotte (1 left) so if you are interested I would more »

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Image One Impact Selling My DVDs

I am really happy to announce that ImageOne Impact is now selling my Techniques and Tips instructional DVDs.  ImageOne Impact is a very good company that supplies tools for the sign and carwrapping industry.  To check out their catalog hit more »

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New Year – New Wrap

I just wrapped up my Opel Vectra for a fresh start in 2012.  The original color of the car was a deep dark blue.  To freshen it up, I used dark blue metallic Avery Supreme Wrapping Film on the sides more »

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ISA 2012

Its now confirmed that I will be doing demos in Avery’s booth for the 2012 ISA show.  What I will actually be wrapping is being finalized but I look forward to showing some new tricks I’ve picked up recently.  I more »

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2012 Avery Mutoh School of Wrap Schedule

I’m very happy to announce the 2012 Avery Mutoh School of Wrap Schedule (see below).  The workshop has gotten even better than last year.  I will teach the 2-day installation portion and Todd LaBrie, owner of Carwraps, will teach design more »

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New Article in Sign Media Magazine

http://www.kenilworth.com/publications/smc/de/201111/files/40.html

The Latest Avery Certified Installers

Congratulations to the following installers as they passed the Avery Certification Test.  All of these installers will now be listed at:  www.carwraps.net and be given an official certificate that will help them get leads and new clients.  Carwraps.net is the more »

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School of Wrap for 2011 completed

I have just finished the last 2011 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshop/certification in Seattle.  In the last 2 1/2 weeks I have taught the School of Wrap workshop in Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle.  All the classes were filled with very more »

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Video from SEMA

Here is a link to a Youtube video from my demos at SEMA.  For this particular demo, I wrapped the hood of the Dodge Challenger in red metallic Avery Supreme Wrapping Film then I put an accent chrome piece on more »

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SEMA 2011

I wrapped up my demos for Avery-Dennison at SEMA in Las Vegas on Friday last week.  For the demos, I wrapped a Dodge Challenger with different colors and finishes of Avery Supreme Wrapping Film along with a concept chrome film.  more »

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Ready for SEMA

I arrived in Vegas last night and am relaxing today before setting up the Avery booth at SEMA tomorrow.  The workshop/certification in Chicago was a big success with 16 students.  Above is a pic from my flight to Vegas.

Pearl White the New Matte Black

Before heading out to the U.S. to teach the latest round of the Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap workshops and to do demos at SEMA in Vegas I wrapped this car in Avery Supreme Wrapping Film – white pearlescent.  Such a more »

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Getting Ready for the Next Run

I am getting everything in order for the last round of workshops/sign shows for 2012.  First up, two Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap workshops in Atlanta and Chicago.  Next up will be the Avery Dennison booth at SEMA and then another more »

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Avery Certification – Toronto/Atlanta

Congratulations to the following wrappers as they passed the Avery Certification test recently held at Proveer headquarters in Toronto and Mutoh’s southeast office in Atlanta.  These new Avery Certified installers will now be listed on www.carwraps.net, the #1 website for more »

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Toronto School of Wrap Wrapped

I finished teaching the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Toronto a few days ago.  The 2-day workshop went great.  Lots of eager students from Toronto and Ottawa who just dove into the carwrapping process.  As always, they wrapped a cargo more »

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Off to Toronto

I am at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam about to head to Toronto to teach an Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap workshop at Proveer headquarters.  After the Toronto class I head to Atlanta to teach another School of Wrap workshop then  back more »

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School of Wrap – Texas

The Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap held at Sign Warehouse in Denison, TX is in the bag.   There were 16 people who took the 2-day workshop.   It was definitely one of the toastier workshops as there was a heat wave going more »

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Additional Class added for Atlanta

Due to the overwhelming sign ups for the Atlanta School of Wrap Workshop another one has been added.  It will take place from October 24-26 – two day workshop and 1 day certification.  To sign up please go to: http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp more »

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Four 2011 School of Wrap Workshops Remaining

There are 4 Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap workshops left for 2011.  The next two in September – Toronto/Atlanta are sold out.  For Atlanta, there is such a high demand that a second class may be added.  This additional workshop will more »

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Latest Avery Certified Installer Results

Congratulations to the following installers as they passed the Avery Certification Test held in New Jersey and Texas: Raymond Worrell – Big Fish Graphics in Washington, NJ Doug Hicks – Designer Wraps in Millville, NJ Sean Tomlin – Designer Wraps more »

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New Jersey Workshops Completed

Both of the Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap workshops at GRS in New Jersey are completed.  The workshops were filled with students eager to learn and get some real hands on experience.  We had a cargo van and two sedans that more »

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Cooling Down the Homestead

Right before leaving to the U.S. to teach workshops in New Jersey and Texas I installed 3M Prestige window film on my house.  This Prestige film protects the inside of my home from UV rays, keeps it cool in the more »

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Avoiding Mistakes Article – SDGM

Here’s the latest article I wrote for Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine.  June issue 2011. SBJUL

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Chrome

Today I tested some experimental new chrome film from Avery Dennison.  Normally, chrome film is super stiff and whitens when stretched.  One of these samples of chrome from Avery Dennison was super conformable and didn’t whiten at all.  Really remarkable more »

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Second Workshop in New Jersey Almost Full

On Monday of this week Avery announced the addition of an extra workshop for the New Jersey run of their School of Wrap.  Well, I’m really happy to say that its almost full as of today (Friday).  13 out of more »

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New Article on Efficiency for SGIA Magazine – June 2011

efficiency article – sgia

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Additional School of Wrap Workshop for New Jersey

I am very happy to announce that an additional workshop has been added to the School of Wrap training program that will be held at GRS in New Jersey.  The first workshop sold out in just over a week thus more »

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Workshop in New Jersey Sold Out

I’m very happy to report that the upcoming Avery/Mutoh School of Wrap hands-on workshop/certification at Graphic Resource Systems in New Jersey on July 28-30 sold out.  15 spots were available and they went really quick.  Since there are more people more »

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LA/Phoenix – New Avery Certified Installers

Congratulations to the installers listed below as they passed the Avery Installer Certification exam recently held in Los Angeles and Phoenix.  These installers will now be listed at:  www.carwraps.net.  This site is Google’s #1 site for carwrap leads and is more »

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New Price for DVDs – 3 for $99!

I’m happy to announce there is a new price for the 3 DVD combo pack for the Techniques and Tips instructional DVDs.  Now, get all 3 DVDS:  Vehicle Graphic Installations, Advanced Wrapping and Speedwrapping for $99 (this includes free shipping more »

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Bye Bye Sweety High Wrap

Last week when I was heading to LAX to catch my flight to Phoenix for the next round of workshops/certification for the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap I swung by my buddy Frank’s house to remove a wrap.  In October I more »

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LA/Phoenix School of Wrap Completed

                The latest round of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap is in the bag.  The first round took place at NuSign in Los Angeles and the second round at Mutoh Headquarters in Phoenix.  more »

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Great ISA Show in the Avery Booth

                I have just arrived in LA after a really successful ISA sign show in Vegas.  Thursday thru Saturday I did 3 demos a day for Avery-Dennison.  I wrapped different sections of a more »

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ISA demos – Las Vegas – April 28-30, 2011

In about 3 weeks I will be doing demos for Avery and Mutoh at the upcoming ISA show in Vegas.  For Avery, I will be doing 3 demos a day using their 1005 SC Easy Apply RS and 1360 DOL.  more »

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Paintwraps Article

Below is a download of my latest article for Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine.  This article is on Paintwraps which is just starting to get big in the U.S.  When you’re done reading the article check out: www.paintwraps.com.  This is more »

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Presentation for Dutch Car Dealers

On March 21, I gave paintwrap demonstrations for BOVAG members (a Dutch car dealership organization) at their annual meeting.  During the demos, I wrapped the hood of an Audi stationwagon in order to show how paintwrap film is applied.  It more »

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Alaska Private Workshops

After completing the first round of the Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap in Texas and Florida I flew to Alaska to teach two private workshops.  The first one was for Print Works in Homer.  For this workshop I worked with Kevin more »

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2 New DVDs!

    I am extremely happy to announce the launch of 2 new instructional DVDs under the Techniques and Tips training platform. The new DVDs are: – Advanced Wrapping – Speedwrapping Both DVDs are the result of the success of more »

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New Design for DVD Website

I am really excited to announce the totally redesigned www.leanrtowrapcars.com.  I have been very fortunate to have been able to work with Alex Donovan from (a)squared studio (www.asquaredstudio.com) on this project.  Alex was spot on from the get go which more »

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First Round of School of Wrap Completed

  I just finished the first two Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap workshops and they were a big success. The two hands-on workshop for both Orlando and Dallas were filled with students really eager to learn which always makes it a more »

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ISA demos for Avery and Mutoh

I am really happy and honored to be asked to give demos in the Avery and Mutoh booths for the upcoming ISA show. For Avery, I will be giving 2 or 3 demos a day.  I am hoping that Paul more »

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2011 School of Wrap about to begin

I am getting ready to fly out to the U.S. for the first Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap for 2011.  It is taking place at Sign Warehouse from March 3-5.  Its been a pleasure creating this new program, particularly the Avery more »

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Link to Avery Workshops/Cert

Here is a link to the 2011 Avery School of Wrap workshops/certification program that I will be teaching: http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_avery_wrap_school.asp

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We Build Excitement 2

Inspired by the Firebird logo that I put on the hood of my friend’s BMW this summer, I turned my red station wagon into a gold/black ensemble.  The film I used was Avery Supreme Paintwrap film – Gold Metallic and more »

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2011 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap for North America

I am really happy to announce that for 2011 I will be teaching the 2011 Avery-Mutoh School of Wrap for North America.   This program consists of a 2-day workshop that will be a mixture of the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced more »

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New article with Signindustry.com

Vehicle Wrapping Guru Justin Pate Tells All Justin Pate travels the world teaching people how to wrap cars – and fast. Now, he’s sharing some of his secrets with our readers. By Jennifer LeClaire Justin Pate has installed graphics on more »

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Cool Installation at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam

I was visiting the Stedelijk Museum by my house the other day and came across this art installation.  A cool installation in and of itself but even cooler from an installer’s perspective seeings how the entire room – walls and  more »

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Mutoh School of Wrap – Advanced Dec. 12

The advanced class for the December Mutoh School of Wrap workshop was a true pleasure to teach.  All the students had taken the 2-day Basic/Intermediate workshop so we could really build on my Universal Graphic Installation System.  I was truly more »

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Basic/Intermediate Workshop – Phoenix Dec. 9-10

The Basic/Intermediate School of Wrap workshop was a big success.   All the students were very eager to learn which always makes for a great 2-days.  Since we were at Mutoh headquarters, the students got a demonstration of the Mutoh products more »

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Mutoh School of Wrap video – Dec. 9-11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWgDbvZN7Dk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07AbAsHJra4

We Build Excitement

Recently, my friends Kiki and Greg got married near Santa Cruz.  Greg had mentioned a few months earlier that he would love to have the Trans Am Firebird on his BMW.  So, taking advantage of being in the sign industry, more »

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Everyone has to have style

The other day I wrapped this tiny red car with Avery 900 matte black and reflective striping.  This type of car is used by people with disabilities in Amsterdam to get around.  I can’t say how much I respect the more »

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Last Mutoh 2010 Workshop – Sold out

I’m really happy to announce that the workshop coming up at Mutoh in early December sold out (and very quickly at that).  To those of you interested in future workshops, the schedule for 2011 is being worked out and should more »

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New Article in Sign Magazine – Netherlands

Here’s a cool article that came out yesterday.  A special thanks to Hetty Stevens for doing such a good job.

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Overstretching article in the flesh

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Rusty Wallace

Today during the first day of the SGIA show Rusty Wallace came by the Mutoh booth while I was wrapping one of his race cars.  Its always cool to meet a legend and even more so when they turn out more »

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Sweety High

Today I wrapped up a BMW for the CEO of Sweety High (www.sweetyhigh.com) in Los Angeles.  The film used was Avery’s 1005 Supercast and their new 1340 Supercast overlam.  The vehicle was designed by Randy Anderson at Mutoh and it more »

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Love the New Lam

Yesterday I wrapped two scooters.  Normally, wrapping a scooter makes me want to jump out the nearest window or quit wrapping and become a garbage man.  However, times are different.  The film I used was Avery’s 1005 Supercast along with more »

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Another busy U.S. run coming up next week

This Sunday I start a bit of an epic journey.  First, I fly out to LA to wrap my buddy’s car.  He, along with his girlfriend, own an online company called Sweety High.  I will be wrapping his girlfriend’s BMW more »

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4 more seconds of fame

Last week I posted a blog about a job I did for Knibbe Lettering in Amsterdam where I wrapped 3 stealth bomber like cars for a Volkswagon commercial.  Well, here is one of the online videos they made for it.  more »

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Nice combo

Last week I installed a full color wrap using IJ180CV3 and 8580 overlam.  Normally, the 8580 overlam is used for IJ380 but I wanted to see how it worked with IJ180.  The reason being is that 8580 is the thinnest, more »

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Matte White Porsche

Last Friday I wrapped a Porsche with an installer from Squeezy for Jacob’s 55th anniversary, a sign maker here in the Netherlands.  Instead of the usual black matte the owner opted to put white matte on – 3M 85 series.  more »

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Stealth wrap

Earlier this week, I wrapped 3 stealth bomber cars for Knibbe Lettering in Amsterdam.  The vehicles are for a Volkswagon commercial for their new Caddy.  All 3 vehicles/wraps were identical.  The idea is that inside each bomber is a different more »

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DVD in the Box

I am really happy to announce that starting in October Mutoh will be putting my DVD in the box with their most popular printers.  The deal was finalized last week which means, well, a lot of people will be getting more »

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Squeezy Carwrap Workshop – Sept. 6

The 3M sponsored Carwrap training at Squeezy on Sept. 6 was a big success.  We have now paired the workshop down to two trainers for 10 people which creates a great flow throughout the day.  All the participants were very more »

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Calendar Film – Overstretching

Yesterday I wrapped this Porsche for a 1 week promotion.  Since the wrap was only on for a week the printer, to make a good profit, used unlaminated calendar film – 3M IJ20.  Is this film meant for a car?  more »

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Pim Smit Art Car

Right before heading off to LA 2 weeks ago I wrapped up an extra special car for artist Pim Smit.  Pim bought a Volvo 780 Bertone which he then created a design for.  I then wrapped it up, leaving a more »

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Epic 2 Week Workshop/Sign Show Completed

I just got back to Amsterdam after completing a 2 week workshop/sign show bonanza in LA and Reno.  In week one I taught 2 private workshops for Icon Image Graphics and an owner of a Sign O’ Rama in Perth, more »

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Sign Warehouse Tool Page

A few months ago I made a deal with Sign Warehouse to carry some of the tools I talk about on my new DVD “Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Graphic Installations”.  I did this so people could go to one place more »

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NBM Sign Show for Mutoh completed

Yesterday was the last day of demos I did for Mutoh in their booth at the NBM Long Beach show.  Over the three days I wrapped a boat using Avery’s 1005 Supercast with 1.3mm overlam.  The graphics were printed brilliantly more »

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Private workshops in LA completed

I just got done teaching two private workshops in LA.  The first one was for Icon Image Graphics and the second was a one-on-one for Craig, co-owner of a Sign O’Rama in Perth, Australia.  The students for both workshops were more »

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Black Matte Audi A5

This is an Audi A5 that I wrapped the other day.  I have wrapped a lot of vehicles in black matte this summer but this car for some reason had the coolest transformation.  I used 3M 85 comply black matte more »

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Getting Ready for the Next Mutoh School of Wrap Workshop

I’m busy getting everything ready for the upcoming Mutoh School of Wrap Workshop at Graphics One in Burbank.  The Basic/Intermediate workshop runs Aug. 16/17 and the Advanced is Aug. 18.  For the Basic/Intermediate, we will again be wrapping one of more »

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New Training Dates for Squeezy in the Netherlands

Here are the new training dates for the Squeezy Hands-On workshops for the rest of 2010 (to sign up for training click on this link – Squeezy): Aug.3 – Carwrapping Aug. 17 – Basic Sept. 7 – Carwrapping Sept. 21 more »

Basic Training Workshop at Squeezy

Today I finished teaching the second Basic Training Workshop at Squeezy in the Netherlands which is sponsored by 3M.  There was 10 students and I, along with Herman and Sandra, provided hands-on instruction throughout the day. For the Basic Workshop, more »

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New DVD website

I have a new website for my DVDs – www.learntowrapcars.com.  This website is linked to this website and Carwraps (www.carwraps.net).  I will also be adding new tools and videos in the coming months.  Most recently I added the Squeezy Sleeve more »

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Hup Holland Hup

World Cup fever here is reaching its peak with the Dutch playing in the finals Sunday.  Today I wrapped a Mini Cooper in the Dutch colors using Avery 900.  I wrapped the Mini Cooper for a client of Squeezy, the more »

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Matte Black Week Continues

I wrapped another car in matte black this week.  This time it was a super slick Jaguar.  For this wrap, I used the new 3M black matte 85 series with comply that is coming on the market soon.  Up until more »

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Front cover of Sign and Digital Graphics magazine

I was very pleased to find out that for latest issue of Sign and Digital Graphics they put me on the cover and ran an article I wrote on my UGIS: Universal Graphic Installation System.  Its the first time I’ve more »

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Thank you, Olf

As a thank you to Olf, the constructor for the renovation on my house, I wrapped his Toyota matte black.  The film we used was U.S. Avery’s EZ wrapping film.  A special thank you to Molly Waters for coordinating the more »

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Great testimonial

This is a testimonial a student from my last workshop sent to Mutoh.  The kind words were much appreciated and, equally important, I think he really defined what I do and how it is different from what everyone else is more »

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Private workshop for Sojourn in Halifax

I’m on my way back to Amsterdam after teaching a 2-day private vehicle wrap workshop for a company called Sojourn in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Sojourn has been doing a few wraps but wanted to up their game so they can more »

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Mutoh interview about wrapping

Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh, was interviewed about printers and vehicle graphics.  He talked about the Carwraps Business Builder and my trainings.  Thanks, Brian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96J5_n2MIdA

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Mutoh School of Wrap Workshop at Seal completed

I just got done teaching the 2-day basic/intermediate workshop for Mutoh at Seal in Elkridge, MD.  Once again, it was a great class.  All the students were eager to learn and wrap, wrap wrap.  We wrapped one of the students more »

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First Squeezy Carwrap training completed

Yesterday was the first carwrap training at Squeezy and it went very well.  There were 9 students with 3 instructors – Sandra, Herman and myself.  Ruben and Ronald from 3M were there to provide theory training and answer any questions more »

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Promo video for new DVD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VM_ngWx-lg Pre-order at:  dvd@justinpate.net Release date:  June 15, 2010 All pre-orders receive free shipping $89

Online videos coming out in DVD format

I’m happy to announce that “Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Graphic Installations” videos are coming out in DVD format starting June 5.  The DVD was shot in HD and is over 144 minutes long.  It covers everything from basic techniques like more »

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New Video on Youtube

Here’s a new video I made on a job yesterday – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZMvEG6oYCU

Video from Speedwrapping

This video clip  someone posted is of me and Niels Langedijk, co-owner of Squeezy, wrapping a Prius from start to finish in 1 hour 29 min in the Mutoh booth for last years ISA sign show in Vegas.  We used more »

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Video from Sign Warehouse workshop

This is from the basic/intermediate class at Sign Warehouse in Texas for 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzXr8w6h9iQ

Workshop #1 at Sign Warehouse completed

This is the group pic of the basic/intermediate group for the Mutoh School of Wrap workshop at Sign Warehouse in Texas.  This was a really great group of students – very eager to learn and get deep into the process.  more »

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New Article for Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine

One 0f my favorites – http://sb.nbm.com/article/macgyver-effect Home The MacGyver Effect The MacGyver Effect Making do with what you have Article Author: Justin Pate Publication Name: Sign & Digital Graphics Publication Date: 05/01/2010 KEY TO SUCCESS Contractor: Justin Pate  Project: Vehicle more »

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Squeezy workshop a success

The pilot training session for Squeezy’s new 3M sponsored carwrap training took place today.  7 attendees participated in the training which focused on 3M IJ380 and 85 films.  Squeezy’s training facility is first rate with a dedicated training room that more »

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Box truck added to the Sign Warehouse workshop

Wrapping a box truck has just been added to the basic/intermediate workshop coming up at Sign Warehouse on May 10/11.  This means that the students will wrap 2 full vehicles during the workshop – a mini-van and the box truck.  more »

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Workshop for 3M Belgium

On May 6 I will be teaching a one day workshop for 3M Belgium.  This will be my third workshop for 3M Belgium with another one next month.  This workshop, like the others, will feature 3M’s IJ380 and 85 films.  more »

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New training center

After months of preparation, the Squeezy training center in the Netherlands is ready to begin offering 3 levels of workshops.  The workshops are sponsored by 3M featuring IJ380 and 85 series paint replacement film.  The three levels of workshops are: more »

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Feeding

A new Youtube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCQVJYX6nws

C’est bon

This is a job I recently did for Squeezy here in the Netherlands for the Amsterdam Citroen dealership.  This job took over 2-days to install and used Mactac window perforation.  When I first started the job I thought it was more »

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ISA Show in Orlando

The ISA show in Orlando this past weekend went really, really well.  The crowd turnout at Mutoh’s booth was big with lots of people inquiring about the Carwraps Business Builder and my videos/workshops.  Todd LaBrie, owner of Carwraps, and myself more »

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Dinner with Rob Ivers

I arrived in Orlando yesterday for the ISA sign show which starts in just a few hours.  Rob Ivers, a legend in this industry, suggested that we grab some dinner before it all started.  I think one of my favorite more »

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New Article for Restyling Magazine

http://www.restylingmag.com/article/restyling-how-wrap-it-right

ISA Sign Show Next Week

Next week I’ll be flying out to Orlando for the ISA sign show that runs from April 8-10.  I’m really looking forward to this show (and getting some sun).  I will be doing 3 demos a day in Mutoh’s booth more »

Video from the last workshop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQWuC3-TTwo This is a video of the beginner/intermediate workshop that I just completed for Mutoh.  The workshop was held at Avery-Dennison headquarters in Ohio.  The next workshop will be at Sign Warehouse in Texas from May 10-12.  For sign up more »

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Mutoh/Avery Workshop completed

I just got done teaching  Mutoh’s School of Wrap workshop for beginner/intermediate students at Avery headquarters in Painesville, OH.  It was a very good class of students and the training facility was first rate.  I wish all my workshops were more »

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Gettin’ ready for the first workshop of 2010

One week from today I fly out to Painesville, Oh to teach the first of 6 hands-on workshops for Mutoh and Avery-Dennison for 2010.  This first workshop is at Avery-Dennison headquarters which I’m very excited about.  The reason for this more »

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Avery website – Workshops

http://na.averygraphics.com/AvGrNA_Newsletter.asp?id=13

Mastercraft Wrap

I just got done wrapping a beautiful Mastercraft boat for Abel Vegter, owner of Streetsurfing here in the Netherlands.  The wrap came as an extra option when he purchased the boat.  It was designed and printed by System Inc. for more »

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Welcome to the jungle, baby

Avery gave me 25 yards of their new supercast film to try out because it will be the film I will use in my advanced hands-on workshops for Mutoh and Avery this year.  Avery’s new supercast film exceeded all my more »

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Article for Sign and Digital Magazine

This is an article I wrote for Sign and Digital Magazine’s October issue.  I just wrote a new one for their April/May issue that is about how being able to effectively problem solve is one of the best attributes of more »

Merry X-mas Mom

For X-mas this year, my mom asked me to wrap her car so that it looked like wood.  I thought this would be a good chance to experiment with a new combination of film/overlam.  For the Mutoh workshops/signshows for 2009 more »

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2010 Workshop Schedule Set

The 2010 Hands-On workshops for Mutoh have been set.  Go to the Workshop tab on this website for the dates and full descriptions and pricing.  One thing I like about this schedule is that it has something for everyone – more »

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2 cool jobs for Squeezy last week

Job #1 – Rotterdam subway station This was a 3 1/2 day job that covered the entire station.  The film used was 3M’s IJ20 unlaminated – a temporary calendar film for the 2 week ad.  I love putting on large more »

Workshop – Brussels

On Nov. 19 and 20, I will be teaching a workshop in Brussels with Niels Langedijk and Sandra Schreuder, both of Squeezy, the premiere installation company in the Netherlands.  The class will be held at 3M Belgium in Brussels.  The more »

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Hands-on Class – Sign Warehouse – Finished

The Sign Warehouse/Mutoh/Carwraps hands-on workshop just finished a few hours ago.  The class was a really good group of people, very eager to learn and get out of the class as much as possible.  That kind of enthusiam made for more »

SEMA – Great way to end the year

SEMA 2009 just came to a close and what a great show.  Since it was a car show I didn’t know what kind of response people would have to my demos and the Carwraps Business Builder that Mutoh launched at more »

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Getting ready for SEMA and the Sign Warehouse workshop

I’m getting everything ready for my next trip to the States.  From Nov.3-6 I will be doing demos for Mutoh at the SEMA show, the world’s largest car show.  In the booth I will be wrapping either a race car more »

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SGIA sign show – New Olreans – Done

I am back at the hotel after finishing the 3 day SGIA show here in New Orleans.  I did 2 demos a day in the Mutoh booth putting on Arlon’s film. This was a very enjoyable show for me on more »

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Workshop Schedule for 2009/2010

The remaining workshops for 2009 are: Oct. 28-9 in Gent, Belgium Nov. 10-12 in Denison, TX at Sign Warehouse Nov. 19 in Brussels, Belgium for 3M Belgium The schedule for 2010 is being worked out now. For the U.S., there more »

Getting ready for the SGIA show in New Orleans

I’m getting things ready for when I have to leave on Tuesday for the SGIA show in New Orleans. The sign show runs from Oct. 7-9. I will be doing demos in Mutoh’s booth twice a day. In the morning more »

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Workshop for 3M Belgium

I did a workshop for 3M Belgium on September 4 in Brussels at their headquarters.  The focus of the workshop was to teach the 20 partipants how to apply 3M’s 85 series paint replacement film and IJ380.  The morning session more »

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3 New Videos and Finalizing Production of New DVD

An exciting day for me.  I finish editing 3 new training videos – Vinyl Cutouts, Removals and Post Install Tips.  I will be doing this with Danny Hollander, the superstar editor/cameraman who made the previous videos for Techniques and Tips: more »

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Print Expo 2009 in Chicago a Turning Point

I did demonstrations in Mutoh’s booth to promote the new HD online streaming videos, Techniques and Tips: Vehicle Graphic Installations.  Their home is on the Carwraps webisite – www.carwraps.net. Over the course of the 6 day show, I noticed a more »

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Speedwrap workshop for 3M Sweden

From February 24-27, Justin completed teaching two Speedwrap workshops for 3M Sweden. The first of which was held at Layout-Dekor in Gnesta, Sweden. The second workshop was held at Brand Factory in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshops were created to fine more »

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ISA Sign Show – Las Vegas

From April 16-18, Justin did demonstrations in the Mutoh booth at the ISA sign show in Las Vegas. In addition to the demos, Justin, along with Niels Langedijk, co-owner of Squeezy Sleeve, the premiere installation company in the Netherlands, wrapped more »

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New Demos and Workshops

Justin will be teaching a workshop in Los Angeles on August 6 and 7.  The workshop is being hosted by Mutoh and Carwraps as part of their nationwide program to teach people the skills of graphic installation.  It is a more »

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New Instructional Videos

Introducing for the FIRST TIME EVER… MUTOH’s Video Car Wrap Training Series    Phoenix, AZ. (July, 2009) – Mutoh America has teamed up with industry experts, Justin Pate, one of the top graphic installers in the world, and Todd LaBrie, more »

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Justin endorses the Squeezy Sleeve

When Justin first started installing in the Netherlands a fellow installer handed him the Squeezy Sleeve.  Justin tried it out and was very impressed by how it performed.  A few months later, Squeezy hired Justin for a big account.  Justin more »

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Justin in Skoda car commercial

In September of 2008, Skoda aired a commercial in the Netherlands for the new Superb model. For the commercial, Justin was hired to wrap the vehicle in black carbon material but in a way that would hide the new features more »

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