Tag Archives: car wrap

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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