Live tips from the Wrap Institute founder.
Wrap expert Justin Pate led a two-day workshop at Cincinnati’s own Vivid Wraps in February. Co-hosted by Avery Dennison and Mutoh, the workshop is part of a nationwide series for PSPs, wrap installers, car detailers, and more. Read about Justin Pate's tips from the same workshop about wrapping vehicles here.
“I want to teach you how to wrap smart,” Pate began. This includes a solid understanding of the materials. He also introduced the mantra that would come up again and again over the next few days: “As soon as you think ‘Fly. Go fast,’ you’re going to make mistakes. Thank god airlines don’t do that. Pilots take their time and do it right.”
Pate began the course by going over each tool that would be used.
He snuck in a number of skipped steps to demonstrate his point as he installed window, wall, and floor graphics right at the Vivid Wraps facility. All graphics were printed on a Mutoh ValueJet 1624X.
“’Maybe,’ ‘perhaps,’ and ‘probably’ are not words you want to use when wrapping,” Pate said as he wiped the window clean. “Essentially, you are half installer, half window washer.” The demo graphics were printed on Avery Dennison MPI 2921 with DOL 1360Z gloss overlaminate.