Vehicle Wrap Training Blog
Tuesday, January 26 2010
Apple Graphics Vehicle Wrap Training on Monday, January 25th was a great success! We had three trainees attend Monday, Jim and Rich from Delaware and Kurt from North Wales, PA. All three gentlemen are in the graphics industry and have a strong interest in vehicle wraps. Our Professionals trained them in every aspect of Vehicle Wrapping, from how to use the equipment to final post heat care.
(pictures during Training)The trainees, along with our Professionals guidance, successfully wrapped a 10' trailer and a Lincoln TownCar. The trailer had a custom wrap designed to promote vehicle wraps. The Lincoln had a gangster theme wrap, which included an old style rag-top car in the design. Both the trailer and the Lincoln TownCar are now part of the Apple Graphics fleet of vehicles.
(pictures of completed wraps)Apple Graphics would like to thank Jim, Rich, and Kurt for attending this Vehicle Wrap Training. We are looking forward to the next Training on February 8th. We still have spots open for this date, so hurry and contact us if you want to sign up!
Thursday, January 14 2010
Apple Graphics is having a SPECIAL for Vehicle Wrap Training on February 8th.
We currently have 1 spot booked for the 8th, and are looking for 3 more to fill the Training for that date.
Our special for February 8th is '3 for the price of 2'. Any business interested in having their employees trained to wrap can send 3 people and only be charged for 2 that day! The only stipulation is that all 3 must sign up together in order to get this great deal.
Included in this one-time deal, you will receive 2 Starter Supply Kits with an option to purchase a third Kit.
This is a great opportunity for any graphics or sign business looking to have their employees trained in vehicle wraps. Apple Graphics will train them in every aspect of vehicle wraps, from equipment to post heat. Call NOW to get signed up for February 8th!
Tuesday, January 12 2010
Apple Graphics Vehicle Wrap Training
This is the schedule for our 1-day training session. We train you in all the aspects of vehicle wraps, from preparation to post care. Any person interested in the vehicle wrap industry and wants to become a professional, Apple Graphics training is for you!
Introduction to Vehicle Wraps
•Purpose of a vehicle wrap
Materials Used for Vehicle Wraps
•Equipment: Mutoh ValueJet 64" Printer and Seal Pro S Laminator
•Materials: Avery, 3M, and Oracal Vinyl and Laminate
Tools of the Trade
•Starter Supply Kit
•Description and purpose of each tool
Vehicle Wrap Prep
•Remove wax if needed
•Clean surface, grooves, and wheel wells
•Remove parts and decals
•Test fit of prints and tape in place
•Use print out to confirm placement
•Make sure print is level
•Using a tape hinge to secure print
Wrap Application: Flat and Contoured Surfaces
•Peel from a tape hinge
•Tucking material without heat to avoid stretching and shrinking
•Using heat when needed to stretch around hard curves
•Hands on Professional help
Troubleshooting Vehicle Wraps
•Using heat to shrink back discolored vinyl
•Getting rid of bubbles
•Getting rid of wrinkles
Trimming & Details
•Cutting and trimming doors
•Cutting around handles, lights, and mirrors
•Relief cuts for stretching into wheel wells
•Wrapping edges to avoid peeling
Vehicle Wrap Post Care
•Post heat entire vehicle wrap
•Wipe down vehicle
Monday, January 04 2010
Apple Graphics is staying busy with Vehicle Wrap Training. All the sessions up until January 25th are booked, which we still have 2 openings for. We also added an additional training day on the 12th of this month to accommodate some future Wrap Installers.
Apple Graphics is a convenient and easy travel for areas within 200 miles of us along the East Coast. All cities and suburbs in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia have an easy, enjoyable car ride to Apple Graphics. Any person living in this proximity will not have to deal with any additional travel days nor a plane ride. It will be a one-day event!
We are located just outside of Philadelphia. This map shows the proximity of Apple Graphics in relation to the East Coast.
If you happen to arrive in the area the night before, instead of traveling early in the morning, there is a Holiday Inn right around the corner from our shop. Apple Graphics Vehicle Wrap Training consists of a full day of wrapping. In the morning we supply coffee to get a fresh start to the day. Our Wrap Installers will show you how to use our equipment, which includes a Mutoh ValueJet Large-Format Printer and a Seal Pro S Laminator. Once the prints are ready to be installed, we will then show you and guide you in the Vehicle Wrap process. First, preparing the vehicle or trailer to get wrapped by cleaning and removing any decals. Second, our installers will guide you in placing the digital vinyl prints on the vehicle. When the print is straight and set where it should be, you will begin to apply it with a squeegee and a torch. Throughout the entire process of applying the vinyl prints, our Wrap Installers will guide you and show you different techniques to use. After the digital prints are applied, then you trim it out and cut off all the excess vinyl. In Apple Graphics Training, we have you learn to wrap a trailer and a vehicle, usually a Car, SUV, or Truck. Lunch is supplied by Apple Graphics, as part of the training. Our training consists of a full day of learning and wrapping vehicles, so when you are completed then you will be a pro. Our Wrap Installers are trained by the best Certified Installers in the world, so you will be getting the best Training available!