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Avery Wrap Course

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by archerdesign, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Im in day two of the Avery Wrap Course and having a great time. We are using 1005 with easy apply and RS, laminated with 1360 lam. It's an amazing product. Im brand new at this and learning a tonne. The instructor is Justin Pate, and is awesome at what he does. Great teacher too. Has anyone else out there taken this course? Taught by Justin? Studying for the exam tomorrow and taking a break, so I thought I'd throw this out there and see what others think. Thanks!

  2. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Justin is a great guy and a great instructor... His class is very good as well...
  3. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    pender harbour bc
    Good luck with the exam. I was wondering if the course is focused strictly on vehicle applications, or do they touch on other surfaces, like brick or mortar. As I mentioned in your other thread, I'm well established here on the coast and nobody asks about wraps. But murals are more commonly inquired about. I don't think we've met, but you and I are both working on a project now with Dean Schutz. Nice job of vectorizing that logo, by the way...
  4. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    i recently bought his DVD and was disappointed. I thought the graphics he chose to wrap the vehicles in the DVD were way too simple. I wanted to see how graphics lined up from a crazy bumper to hood to fender and we got to see a basic solid color wrap.

    i picked up a few tips that made it almost worth the $100, but would't suggest it.
  5. Hi! Yes..all to do with wraps. Thought it would be a good talent to have under my belt! Jason, from Vital Signs, and I hooked up on this and thought it would be a good thing to promote. Thanks for the vector compliment. I got the original file from Wrens, and it was unusable, so figured I'd clean it up. Maybe one day we will meet??? Haha.
  6. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    What concerns me most is he's teaching classes rather than doing what he does. Ponder that for a second.
  7. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    this applies to every field!
  8. Wiggum PI

    Wiggum PI Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Melbourne Australia
    I would normally agree with this and I have no knowledge of the guy but..

    I can't see how you could be a legit or recognized 'teacher' in this field unless you were getting your hands dirty on a regular basis with new materials and crazy applications of which the best, I would imagine get paid very well to 'teach' the products.

    BTW, I'm in the market for a teaching position lol
  9. VTSigns

    VTSigns Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I took the class back in April and I thought it was pretty good. I liked that it was just about all hands on and not just sitting in a classroom. You can't really question the guy and what he teaches as he has wrapped over 3000 cars in his career. He definitely knows what he is teaching. He still wraps many cars when not teaching. I think he only teaches 12 classes a year from Avery. His DVD's are definitely worth the money. He believes in simple wrap design (for maximum effectiveness) so that is why you are going to see pretty basic designs being installed on his videos. I would definitely recommend the class for the price if you know absolutely nothing about wrapping. It's only about $500 and you get a half roll of Avery wrap vinyl with laminate along with other useful tools.
  10. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    He wraps many vehicles each year, travels for teaching only a few times each year.. Solid guy, one of the best people you will ever meet...
  11. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

    Nov 11, 2008
    I'm going to the course tomorrow & friday at Proveer in Toronto
  12. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

    Mar 6, 2009
    Are you insinuating large companies like Mutoh and Avery would allow an amateur be the instructor for their products? If he's making more money teaching blokes to wrap than he did working doing wraps...hat's off to him.
  13. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

    Mar 6, 2009

    "disappointed" I guess you can't please everybody.