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New this year from Avery Dennison (www.averygraphics.com) is its Supreme Wrapping Films Workshop series, featuring one-day classes with master installer Justin Pate and focusing on the company’s Supreme Wrapping Films. The classes are for intermediate and advanced students. Topics include: how to section film economically; advanced cutting techniques; how to price and sell paint wraps; and more. Remaining 2013 dates and sites include: Pompano Beach, Florida (October 21); Auburn, Washington (November 9); and Welcome, North Carolina (November 11).
In addition, Avery is partnering with Mutoh for vehicle-wrap training classes in 10 cities across the country in 2013 (Royal Sovereign is also a sponsor). The School of Wrap car-wrap training program is designed to provide wrap installers with an in-depth understanding of graphic-installation mechanics to gain a competitive advantage in the vehicle-wrap industry, the companies report. The three-day workshop focuses on the steps needed to improve the quality and speed of car-wrap installations. Classes are hosted by Justin Pate; award-winning designer Stephen Sinek teaches the design portion of the School of Wrap. Remaining 2013 classes are in Ft. Lauderdale (October 28-30) and Phoenix (October 31 – November 2).
Avery also offers a free series of training and application videos on its website’s Resources section as well as a general Research Library.
Canon’s (www.csa.canon.com) new American headquarters features a 12,000-square-foot space that is used for product demonstrations; the showroom offers touch-and-try product displays for every Canon product category – including wide-format printing. Its “UV Flatbed Buyers Guide” is designed to walk the user through all aspects of UV flatbed technology. It covers printer format, printhead and curing technologies, operational considerations, RIPs, inks, and more (the free download requires registration with Océ). Also available: “Selling Wide Format: A Big Opportunity,” a whitepaper in PDF format.
The Color Management Group (www.colormanagement.com) offers color-competency testing; one-on-one online/remote technical support and training; on-site training and installation services (including 2-, 3-, and 5-day G7 training); and more. Its “Color Without Chaos” seminar is one-day, in-house training that demonstrates how color management can be effectively used.