The ORAFOL Vehicle Wrap
Certification Course is a comprehensive two-day course. We know the installer’s
time is extremely valuable, so ORAFOL has developed a more effective and
efficient opportunity to be respectful of not only their time, but the
investment being made in continuing their education and professional accolades.
We realize that many
installers aren’t simply “installers”, but someone who also wears the
proverbial hats of – customer service, human resources, sales and marketing,
project manager, production manager, designer, etc.
When an installer arrives to our course, they’ll begin by taking a deep dive into gleaning more product knowledge, and gaining a better grasp on the product specification and how they can guide their customer or team through this process and achieve the best possible outcome. They’ll follow this session up with business insights designed to help them communicate better, and be more attuned to selling and marketing strategies. This always ends up being a very collaborative time, where everyone shares experiences and the discussions get pretty deep. On the flipside to this, installers that come in and think they’re only “installers”, now feel more confident and are better armed to be that bridge between the client and the wrap shop’s sales team. How often are installers out on a job site, and get approached by the client? Typically, there’s an opportunity for that installer to upsell or cross-promote a service his or her company may offer. Wrap shops should empower their installers to develop their business aptitude to feel more confident out in the field.
Once we wrap up the classroom portion (pun intended), we head into the hands on portion of the course. We keep these classes pretty small, so each installer gets more one-on-one time with our head trainer to help fine-tune their already expert skills. There’s always an opportunity to learn something new, or a new technique, so it’s important to come to this course with an open mind. This also ends up being a very collaborative time amongst all the installers. Everyone that goes through the course wants one-another to succeed, and it’s truly impressive watching these installers connect and share tips and tricks with one-another.
Day two is totally dedicated
to the hands on certification exam. We run the installer through a variety of
application scenarios, where they’re judged on efficiency, finishing, and final
outcome. The installer will be working through solid color change material
applications along with commercial printed and laminated graphics. Once they
pass this piece, they’ll soon receive their at-home training modules and
written exam to finalize their ORAFOL Vehicle Wrap Certification Course
becoming an ORAFOL Certified Vehicle Wrap Installer:
business referrals from ORAFOL via website and program listings
business referrals from ORAFOL Certified Installer Network
highly proficient and knowledgeable in the application of ORAFOL Wrap
Brand Ambassador at future ORAFOL events
feature on ORAFOL Installer showcase webpages
customer confidence with ORAFOL certification
- Interact and
network with the industry’s top vehicle wrap installers
Sign-Up Here to Register for Classes and Certification Testing. http://info.orafol.com/vehicle-wrap-certification-registration
Certified ORAFOL Trainer
Marcos Pereira – Wrap Specialties
Specialties on Instagram
brings a new excitement to the ORAFOL professional training classes in
2019. Working daily within his own company, on commercial, and custom
projects, Marcos applies a very real world approach to training, not only
sharing what you need to know about installations, but what customers are
looking for in your shop, and the services you offer.
brings over a decade of wrap, and vinyl application experience, and nearly
every manufacturer certification that exists.
a founding member and current board member, of Paint is Dead, an active member
of Masters of Branding, and now a partner in ORAFOL’s professional training
classes, Marcos is excited to bring his experience to wrap training classes
across the Americas.
Knowledge, experience, and a practical approach to learning, all wrapped up in a class built for the most qualified installers in the industry!
Dan Bulat – Element Graphics & Designs Inc.
Graphics & Designs on Instagram
Bulat started in the Graphic business 27 years ago as a one-man business.
After graduating from college with a BA in Graphic Design and Business, he
decided to turn his two passions into a business, combining Graphic Design and
Vehicles. From the very beginning, the majority of work coming in was for
signs and banners. However, that did not stop Dan from continuing to
pursue the vehicle market. He tirelessly taught himself to install
lettering and graphics on vehicles. Working toward his main goal of
opening his own shop, Dan moved his business out of his house, purchased a
brand-new building and continued building what has now become Element Graphics
and Design, Inc., a very successful Graphic shop, specializing in Fleet
vehicles. Dan and his staff of installers hold several industry
2015 Dan started a wrap tool company called Magstrapz. He is the creator
of the Magstrapz, Magbandz and MagGripz wrapping tools. Dan saw a need
for these products in his own shop and felt that the industry would benefit
from them as well. Today Magstrapz brand are being sold to wrappers
passion for the industry brought him to become involved with ORAFOL and all aspects
related to growing and educating the wrapping industry.
Krystal Miszewski – Candy Wraps
Wraps on Instagram
Miszewski is a professional vinyl graphics installer who has partnered with
ORAFOL to bring her techniques directly to those passionate about installing.
After spending nearly a decade as a freelance installer in over 150 shops
across the world, Krystal recognizes the vital connection between shops and
installers requiring clear communication, understanding and an overall passion
for what we do in this industry.
recently represented the United States with several other well-known vehicle
wrap installers in the Nations Wrap Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany where they
finished in 2nd place out of 16 teams!
has been featured in print and broadcast outlets, as well as several industry
certifications. As owner of Candy Wraps, she takes commercial installs to the
next level using industry leading techniques for time efficiency and longevity
Wade Davis – Image Graphics
Graphics on Instagram
Owner/Founder of Image
Graphics a company started in the early 90’s primarily offering installations
throughout the Graphics industry. Member of the formally (PDAA) and Vice
President prior to its conversion to the now SGIA installers Group. VIP Master
certified through the SGIA. One of the first Companies to be 3M certified and
Member of the USAG since 1997. Orafol Certified and instructor for the
Professional Wrap Acadamy since 2003. Experienced in over 100,000 installations
over a 30 year career First ever bus wrap 1992. First ever vehicle wrap 1992.
First ever train wrap 1995. First ever plane wrap 1997. First ever Boat wrap