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Wrapping Up January 2019

Hello TWI members! I hope the first month of 2019 started off right and that you picked up some solid tips and tricks from these new videos:

I would like to give a big shout out to everyone who purchased the limited-edition TWI knife that raised money for installer Vincent Staats and his family. For the knife to sell out in 6 hours is just too cool. It speaks highly of our members which makes us here at TWI incredibly proud. Based on the success of the limited-edition knives, NT Cutter is sending another 200. The plan is that these will go on sale in May. They will be first offered to TWI members before we announce the sale publicly, so be sure and keep an eye out for that email.

We start filming a whole new batch of videos in February with lots of cool product videos, new tools and much, much more. It's a busy line up of filming already stacked through March, so 2019 looks to be on another level from 2018. Super exciting.

The first TWI Live event of 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 9th in Miami at MetroWrapz. I cannot say how excited I am about the event and working with Bruno Dede and crew. We are wrapping a hi-line exotic car with an art wrap. A food truck will be on site giving out free food and drinks, plus there will be special guest appearances, realtime wrapping, and the chance to get hands-on with material and tools. If you can swing by, its from 9:30a-3:30p. We will be filming and going live on social media, so keep an eye out if you can't make it.

The next TWI Live event will be in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday, March 16th at Polyalto.

Lastly, keep an eye out for some super exciting announcements in early February. 

Best of luck this month!
Cheers,
J

Custom Wrap Turns Old Van Into Hot Wheels For Hot Food

Justin Pate (standing, 1st from right), Nick Caminiti (standing, 2nd from right) and the team from Exotic Graphix wrapped an old van for The Big Umbrella Foundation.

 

Melbourne, Australia, 21 November 2018 – What happens when the world’s leading wrap trainer and a two-time global Avery Dennison Wrap King meet? They transformed an old van used by volunteers of a local charitable organisation into a set of hot wheels to grab attention on the road!

Justin Pate of The Wrap Institute in the United States and wrap installers from Exotic Graphix transformed an old van for The Big Umbrella Foundation at a live wrap show on Saturday, 17 November 2018, in Carrum Downs, Victoria. This van, which had ferried more than 22,000 volunteers over 8 years to deliver hot meals to the homeless living in Melbourne, will continue to be used for delivery but was in need of a new look.

“The TWI Live event was extra special to do in Melbourne as it gave me an opportunity to work with Nick Caminiti and his crew at Exotic Graphics. It was great to let people see the transformational power of wraps in realtime as well as have the final wrap be for a good cause. To see how happy The Big Umbrella were to essentially get a brand "new van" was priceless. Huge thanks to Avery Dennison and Graphic Art Mart for collaborating on this event and I hope to do it again next time I’m in Australia or New Zealand!” said Justin Pate who was in Melbourne, his first stop in Australia for his 2018 Advanced Wrapping Workshops across Australia/New Zealand region. On this tour, Pate will conduct 10 workshops targeted at helping experienced wrap installers sharpen their skills and share his proven Universal Graphic Installation System (UGIS).

“What a great result bringing our van to life! We will definitely be the talk of the street now!” exclaimed Lucy Alasso, volunteer, The Big Umbrella Foundation, a volunteer-operated based in Australia that works locally and overseas to address issues impacting marginalised people. “This will make a difference to being noticed and getting more volunteers and supporters on board. We can't thank Avery Dennison enough for this opportunity and for introducing us to the amazing Justin Pate and talented guys at Exotic Graphix along with Graphic Art Mart’s support!

The design for this wrap was specially created by two-time Avery Dennison King of the Wrap World Nick Caminitiwho also offered the use of his workshop in Carrums Down for this live wrap session. “It was an awesome opportunity to work with Justin and on such a worthy cause too. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to pay it forward with The Big Umbrella just doing what we love best!” said Caminiti.

Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping™ Film the MPI 1105™ Easy Apply RS Supercast Digital film, the DOL 1480Z Gloss Film and the newly launched V-4000 Premium Reflective Film were used for this wrap installation which took about six hours.

Valued at approximately about $10,000, this charity wrap event was made possible with the sponsorship from Avery Dennison and Exotic Graphix. An additional $520 of

cash donations were contributed by both Avery Dennison and event attendees to The Big Umbrella Foundation to provide hot meals for the homeless in Melbourne.

“It was great to see the two industry experts at work on one project,” said Jordan Leach, Senior Business Manager, Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions in Australia and New Zealand. “This isn’t something that can happen any day and we’re indeed proud to have made it happen in collaboration with our valued partners. We’re even happier to have been able to contribute towards the needs of our local communities and shine the spotlight on the excellent work by The Big Umbrella and their volunteers here.”

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About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were US$6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison® is a registered trademark of Avery Dennison Corporation. All other Avery Dennison brands, product names, antenna designs and codes or service programs are trademarks of Avery Dennison Corporation. Certain third party trademarks and trade names used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Wrapping Up 2018

Happy 2019 everyone! I hope the holiday season was a good one. Here are the videos released in December:

The 2019 video list starts off with a color change series on a Rolls Royce Ghost. Lots of cool tips on how to wrap tricky sections without getting tension on edges/corners or adhesive lines. Following this will be a series on a box truck and then one on PPF with Rainer Lorz.

After this, the goal is to come out with a series of design and production videos. These are for helping round out TWI’s video library so everyone in the wrap shop can benefit.

Also, we would like to hear from you. Feel free to go to the Forum and request a video (ps - you can now search the Forum for specific topics and questions using the search bar at the top of the page). This helps us feel the pulse of our viewers and cater the content to what you need to help take it to that next level. We have a lot of shooting dates in February and March with a lot of new tools, material and techniques. Exciting stuff.

As always, thank you so much for being a member of The Wrap Institute. 2018 was a banner year for TWI and we look to take that momentum and make 2019 even more beneficial for you members. Never Stop Learning!

Cheers,
Justin

Wrapping Up November 2018

December 1, 2018 Issue
The Wrap Institute Newsletter

Hello everyone – I hope that November was a busy month as it certainly was for The Wrap Institute! Here are the videos released this month:

SEMA 2018 was the busiest show of all time for wrapping as you can see from the videos and posts. Be sure to watch the “Deep Breakdown” videos that came out mid-November and onwards. These are some of the best videos we've released that demonstrate a wide variety of advanced techniques and tips. Essential for wrappers of all levels.

Did you know that as a member, you have access to free PDF downloads, exclusive discounts and TWI apparel? Click on “SHOP” in the upper right-hand corner of the site and you will see these options: Forms, Apparel, Discounts.

For PDFs/forms, simply click on the one you want and download – free for TWI members! Discounts are exclusive to TWI members, so be sure to take advantage of them. And keep an eye out because we will add more in the coming months. As for the apparel, all orders include a free TWI koozie -- and nothing says happy holidays more than a TWI shirt and hat ;)
 

I really hope you are watching the “What’s in your wrap shop” series that launched in October. I feel that the information provided by the owners is extremely invaluable and generous. You won’t get that kind of open wrap business info anywhere else but on The Wrap Institute. Simply put, you support TWI with your annual or monthly membership and we always strive to provide you with the most cutting edge info and techniques around.  

As the holiday season begins I wish you all good times with friends and family and continued success in the wrap game.

Cheers,
Justin

Wrapping Up September 2018

Hello everyone - I hope September was super solid. Here are the videos released this month:

We just got done shooting a new round of videos in Dallas -- one in particular that will be very beneficial for removals involving adhesive promoter residue. We think this will help lower removal times by 50% (if not more). Exciting stuff so look for this video in the next couple of weeks.

On Sunday, October 28th, we will be doing our second TWI Live event - this time in Denver. We will be partnering with the The Artworks Unlimited, which is a great install shop in the area. The plan is to do a full color change wrap on a Lexus, as well as a chrome delete and light tint in real time. This event is open to the public, so feel free to come on by between 10-4. Let us know you’ll be there.

At the end of October, I’ll be at SEMA hosting demos in the Avery Dennison booth with 2-3 wrap demos a day featuring Joffrey van der Jagt, John Duever and Jim Miller. Chad Parrish will also be there doing PPF demos so it’s an all-star cast. Please come by to say hello and check out the installs that will, as usual, push the boundaries.  

Best of luck in October with all the wraps and I wish you an early Happy Halloween.

Cheers,
Justin

Wrapping Up August 2018

September 1, 2018 Issue
The Wrap Institute Newsletter

Hello TWI wrappers! For August, I hope the wraps went on smooth which meant you had some time to enjoy the profits. Here is what was released:

We hope you like the new look of the site. It was a major undertaking and, now that it's behind us, we are moving on to other projects.  Several of the big ones will launch in the next month or two so keep an eye out for them as they will be very exciting. 

One project that will launch very soon is a section where TWI members will get special discounts to manufacturers or distributors. We launch with 4 companies, Race Ramps, Blue Stitched, We Print Wraps and Excel. The goal is to expand this in the coming months. If you have any requests for companies or distributors, let us know on the forum. We can use this as a map for approaching the companies that suit our members best.  It’s another way of saying thank you for your support.  

We will be starting our TWI Live program on September 8th where I, along with local installers, will wrap a car live in real time. The idea is to showcase local talent as well as create awareness about wraps in the public. We have four locations locked in – Boise, Denver, Melbourne and Sydney - and plan to expand it in 2019 if it goes well. These events will be filmed and put up on TWI after the event.   

For September videos, there will be several good ones on rivets/trailers, graphics on a school bus and three great tint videos from Rainer which are on point as usual.

Cheers,
Justin

"Watch" for these new updates!

Some of our super observant TWI members may have noticed something slightly different about our videos page. We’ve added progress bars to each video to show you how much of an individual video you’ve watched. On the main videos page, it looks like this (the red line being the progress bar):

We will also keep track of your “watch count.” In order for a video to be counted as “watched,” you need to view at least 90% of the video. Your red progress bar will then show the video as completed. As for the videos you have watched prior to this update, they will be shown as completely watched.

A partially watched video progress bar will look like this:

This update is going to be a great stepping stone for some other cool things we have in the works. We are hoping to create a feature similar to YouTube that will allow you to start the video from where you left off if you’re watching it a second time. We are also looking at creating some sort of reward or badge system that will reward you based on how many videos you watch!

Keep a close eye out for more updates! We are constantly working to make your viewing and learning experience better. Never stop learning!

Wrapping Up March 2018

Happy April TWI members. I hope March was a solid month for everyone and here were the videos released:

As you can see in the past couple of weeks, we are focusing on strong fundamental videos which are geared for training new employees and updating the first videos released on TWI.  

The chrome series on the Corvette ZA-1 had to be rescheduled until April 16th in order to coincide with a corresponding product release. This will be a 13-part series that covers everything from bumpers, mirrors, corners, cutting and more.  

We will be filming for 4 days in Dallas in early April and have a list of requests from TWI members so look for these to air in May. These videos will include new product videos and a Dually.

Starting this month, we will be adding the podcasts from All Wrapped Up so a special thanks to Jeff Gregorio for sharing these with TWI members. These can be found in the “podcast” section on the index along with the ones already on the site from The Wrap Pod. These interviews offer a unique insight into people who are working in a variety of different areas within the wrap world. 

We got another 70 T-shirts for the World Wrapper Wall so please keep sending them in. We love to see this wall get bigger each month as it inspires us to keep pushing to new levels.

Thanks as always for being a TWI member!

Cheers
Justin

Wrapping Up February 2018

Hello everyone – I hope February was a solid month for all. Here are the videos released this month:

I want to give a special thanks to Rainer Lorz for submitting some great videos to add to the TWI library. Look for more to come from Rainer in the next few months.

The first two weeks of March will focus on a variety of topics from basics to custom color matching. Starting in the third week of March, a series on wrapping a yellow Corvette in chrome will begin. Great tips and tricks for advanced installers, especially on how to push the chrome to the limit without whitening. This series will run into April, so exciting times ahead.  

We got a lot of T-shirts from TWI members so the wrap wall has expanded which you will see in the newest videos filmed in February. Please continue to send in your T-shirts and hats so you can be represented in the videos!

Here is the address:
The Wrap Institute
Attn: TWI Tees
2145 Chenault Drive, STE 106
Carrollton, TX 75006

Thanks as always for being a TWI member!
Cheers
Justin

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