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TWI & ISA Form Ongoing Partnership


ALEXANDRIA, VA – September 3, 2019 – The International Sign Association and The Wrap Institute in partnership with Justin Pate will build on the successful ISA Wrap Experience to provide ongoing programs that further expertise and advocacy for wraps professionals.

One of the largest-scale initiatives will be a series of educational events and hands-on training at ISA International Sign Expo 2020, held April 1-4 in Orlando. More details on the specifics of those events will be released in the coming weeks.

ISA International Sign Expo 2020 is just one element of a multi-pronged relationship between ISA, The Wrap Institute and Pate, widely regarded as the foremost authority on vehicle wraps. In addition to the tradeshow, the agreement will allow the two organizations to work together on education events. 

ISA’s Digital Badge program, which has been well adopted by sign, graphics and visual communications companies, will expand to include skills needed most by wrap professionals. Those who pursue Digital Badges in wrap-related areas will be able to set themselves apart from their peers by showing a commitment to continuing education. ISA and Affiliated Association members will be able to receive a discount on education offered through The Wrap Institute.

The relationship grows out of an extremely successful venture during ISA International Sign Expo 2019. The ISA Wrap Experience featured 81 attendees participating in rounds of hands-on competition combined with education, all led by Pate and his group of highly talented instructors.

"As more companies expand into providing wraps as part of their comprehensive marketing lineup, it only makes sense that ISA and The Wrap Institute offer more information and products in this field,” said Craig Campbell, director of strategic initiatives for the International Sign Association. “We believe this partnership will help both organizations’ missions of building business and expertise for our members.”

ISA and The Wrap Institute also will work on topics of research and advocacy, since wraps often are misunderstood by local communities who respond with aggressive regulations.”

"The keys for continuing to grow the wrap industry in the next few years are threefold,” Pate said. “One, continued education on product and install knowledge with training both hands-on and streaming.  Two, creating crossover revenue opportunities between traditional sign makers and the customization/protection side of the industry (PPF, color change and tint). And, third, working diligently with local businesses and consumers to make them both more aware of wraps and of their benefits in terms of marketing, cost savings and the environment.  I have devoted most of my career to building wraps as a profession and this relationship with ISA will only allow that to expand.”

ISA International Sign Expo 2020 will be April 2-4, with pre-conference education April 1. It will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Registration will open later this fall at 

About ISA International Sign Expo

ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and visual communication industry’s largest expo. Held each spring, the event features the latest products that showcase the breadth of the sign and visual communications industry along with education and networking events. The event has been named to the Trade Show News Network’s List of Top 250 Trade Shows and ranked in the Top 100 Largest Events by Trade Show Executive three consecutive years. Learn more at 

About International Sign Association

The International Sign Association (ISA) strives to be the leader in shaping and developing the sign, graphics, and visual communications community worldwide. 

About The Wrap Institute

The Wrap Institute provides access to industry information, a dedicated community of wrappers, and instructional videos taught by wrap experts from around the world. The main objective of The Wrap Institute is to help improve the installation community worldwide in order to help the industry reach higher standards of professionalism and efficiency.

Wrapping Up August 2019

Hello everyone – I hope August was a successful month for your business, and that you picked up a lot of new tips and tricks from the following videos that were released in August:

Our TWI Garage booth at Wrapscon 2019 was a big success. The demos from sponsors and special guests were really well received, so we would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped make those happen. It’s always great to see a lot of great peeps in the industry at one event, so a big thank you to Wrapscon and NBM for putting that show together. Be sure to check out all the Wrapscon 2019 videos if you couldn’t make it there. There is some really great info, plus tips and tricks for hardware removals and installs that will be very useful.

The lineup for September is really strong with a wide mix of quality videos. Week one features Kevin Kempf and Shareef Khan. Week two is mirror week with Mantas, Dimas and myself, plus a detailed breakdown on the TWI Garage floor booth design and install. A must watch for wrap shops. Week three is all about hardware removal tips with Jeff Sharell plus a cool overview on XiX3D with ZENO. Week four has a cool series on wrapping a bathroom stall plus an overview of the cool wrap technique called The Shimmy.

I want to take this chance to give a shout out to Jonas Sjöström (aka JBS Dekor). He has been our top contributor on The Wrap Institute Forum. For those of you who don’t know him, he won the FESPA Wrap Masters 2 years ago and got 3rd place last year, so he knows his stuff. Be sure to trust his advice because it's solid.

Due to the success of the XiX3D with ZENO promotion for TWI members, they are extending it indefinitely for TWI members only. Be sure to take advantage of this as their new beta programs are true game changers. 

Lastly, we are aware of the issue with the thumbnails on the site that no longer show a preview of the video. We are working with Vimeo to get this fixed as it is a code they changed without notice, so there are several layers to sort through. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks as always for being a member, and Never Stop Learning™!