WrapperMapper adds the new ORAFOL Vehicle Wrap Certification system & wrappers!

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 experience.

Benefits of becoming an ORAFOL Certified Vehicle Wrap Installer:

  • Receive business referrals from ORAFOL via website and program listings
  • Receive business referrals from ORAFOL Certified Installer Network
  • Become highly proficient and knowledgeable in the application of ORAFOL Wrap Products
  • Possible Brand Ambassador at future ORAFOL events
  • Possible feature on ORAFOL Installer showcase webpages
  • Improve 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 Bios:

Marcos Pereira – Wrap Specialties

Woodbridge, NJ

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Marcos 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.

Marcos brings over a decade of wrap, and vinyl application experience, and nearly every manufacturer certification that exists.

Additionally 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.

Mokena, IL

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Dan 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 certifications.

In 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 worldwide.

Dan’s 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

Maitland, FL

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Krystal 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.

She 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!

Krystal 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 of product.

Wade Davis – Image Graphics

Pompano Beach, FL

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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 2003.

Huge milestone reached with over 1,000 wrap shops on WrapperMapper.com!

 

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We are so pleased to announce a major milestone in the life of WrapperMapper.com!  As of July of 2016 we have crossed the threshold of having over one thousand professional wrap shops from 38 countries listed on “The original, world’s largest, and easiest way to find Professional Wrap Installers.”

What started in 2014 as a simple idea to connect and locate professional wrap installers has steadily grown into a word-wide wrap industry phenomenon.  WrapperMapper.com has been truly fortunate to be involved with the wrap industry and has focused all efforts on one singular goal… growing the perception of wraps and wrappers around the globe.

To celebrate this occasion we are giving away a free 1 Year Premium Level membership.  Everyone who uses social media to share and tag this article and/or image will be entered into a drawing to win.  Help us continue to spread and promote amazing projects from shops all over the world.

Follow and share these feeds for spectacular projects: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrappermapper/

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We still firmly believe that the wrap industry is sorely unnoticed to the world at large.  There are still a multitude of people who do not know that wrapping exists are unaware that they see some of our industry’s best work drive by them every day.  WrapperMapper.com will continue to strive to be a voice and advocate for the industry as we continue to promote and expose wraps to the planet.

 

WRAPSCON is coming! Set your calendars for June 2nd – 4th.

 

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Set your calendars now for the 2nd annual WRAPSCON in Indianapolis, IN USA!

National Business Media, the proud producers of WRAPS and Sign & Digital Graphics magazines and THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW, presents the event for graphics installers: WRAPSCON June 2-4, 2016. With the huge potential for growth in the graphics market, especially vinyl wrap professionals serving the vehicle wrap advertising, commercial fleet graphics and other related graphics markets, WRAPSCON has quickly become the must attend event of the year.

We are bringing in the best graphics installers and the leading manufacturers and distributors in the business under one roof, with a national audience of installers, to share tips and tricks, install techniques, and the latest products to boost this rapidly growing market. Come see the latest in digital printing, vinyl technology, lamination, vehicle templates, wrap specific artwork and tools. If you have skin in the WRAPS game, then you NEED to be here!

Sign-Up Here for the show and to check out the exhibitors, trainers and events.  https://thenbmshow.com/wrapscon

WELCOME to Art City Wraps, our newest Premium Member!

Huge shout out to Josh Marquardt owner and founder of Art City Wraps based in Oshkosh, WI USA.  Art City wraps is our newest Premium member and we are proud to have them on the map.  If you are need of a certified installation, Joshua also claims Avery Dennison CWI certification as well as being a listed 3M Preferred Installer.  A dedicated wrap professional and a die-hard wrap artist, Joshua was honored to compete in the 3M wrap finals at SEMA in 2015 and just recently competed in the Avery Dennison World Wrap Masters competition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2016.

According to the Art City Wraps website “As dedicated wrap professionals we strive towards providing quality materials and installations.  Our wrap-centric shop can accommodate multiple vehicles and large projects.  We help with commercial wraps, truck and trailer wraps, car wraps, fleet graphics, custom vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics and graphic installations of every type and difficulty.  CERTIFIED INSTALLATIONS.  Let us know what it takes to become your trusted wrap provider!”

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Welcome to #201WRAP!

IdentityDesign_08#201WRAP was established in March of 2009 in Jacksonville, FL USA as a full service design, print, and production facility. What started out in 500 square foot facility has now grown to a over 3500 square foot production powerhouse. Identity Design has quickly become THE source for creating hard hitting media and trend setting vehicle wraps. Over the years Identity Design has become a nationally recognized vehicle wrap facility with next level quality and service.

As the founders of PAINTisDEAD.com, Identity Design has helped pave the foundation of the vehicle wrap industry with a network of dedicated, quality installers around the globe. Paint is Dead is a one-stop resource for all things wrap. Whether you are looking for an installer, deciding on what color to go with, or simply looking to learn about the product and pick up some cool gear.

Wrap Training with Justin Pate at 25% OFF!

Web_AD_TheWrapInstituteWho doesn’t dream of doing a killer wrap training class with world renowned industry trainer Justin Pate?  Whether you wrap occasionally or are a seasoned veteran you know that there is always something new to learn.  …and now you can for less!

The Wrap Institute is an online streaming service that provides high quality videos on how to apply graphics featuring master installer Justin Pate.  Annual memberships give users unlimited access to over 530 videos that cover topics from boats, walls, windows, cars, vans, vinyl lettering and much more. Each month 20-30 new videos are added along with new features like free pdf downloads for pre-inspection and quality control.  All content is neutral which means all techniques shown apply to any type of film or manufacturer.   Never Stop Learning!

Sign-Up now and use our exclusive Coupon Code for your 25% discount – TWWRAPPERMAPPER – in the sign-up form.  Head over to The Wrap Institute now.

Welcome to the crew at Katalyst Signs!

KatalystSigns_IMG_4115A big WrapperMapper.com welcome to the team at Katalyst Signs today!  Our latest Premium Member, Katalyst Signs, is based out of Manhattan Kansas in the USA.  Vehicle wraps are their specialty while their website also boasts some additional services and products.  According to the Katalyst site, “We are a Large Format Digital Print shop. We specialize in Vehicle & Fleet wraps, Banners, Posters, Interior & Exterior signage, Magnets & Much More.”

Please join us in welcoming Katalyst Signs to the map!

Unique Graphix Install enjoying Premium status on WrapperMapper.com

UniqueGraphixInstall_06Unique Graphix Install is our latest Premium Member on WrapperMapper.com and hails from Sterling Heights, MI in the USA.  Here is an excerpt from their website…  “At Unique Graphix Install, our goal is to help you stand out above all. From personal customization to business advertising we are here to make your dream come true. We at UGI pay a very high attention to detail and strive for nothing less then perfection. We are here to make your digital prints come alive and a flawless installation means a one of a kind finished product that will put you ahead of your competition.

With 15 years of experience in the industry along with our team of 3M Preferred Installers we have the experience and skill that will make your wrap stand out above all the rest along with the assurance that your wrap will last through the products warranty.”

Great to have you on-board and welcome to the map!

Rolotech out of Anaheim, CA USA joins WrapperMapper.com

Rolotech_CarWraps_Lambo_GlossPearlWhite1We are thrilled to have added Anaheim, CA based Rolotech Car Wraps to the WrapperMapper.com Premium family.  While based in Anaheim, California, Rolotech also serves Orange County, Los Angeles, all of Southern California and beyond.  

According to the Rolotech website… “We can change the look of your vehicle completely by changing your vehicle OEM color paint to any color you want to match your needs. From a single door handle to full car wraps.

We provide a wide range of wrap services including: hoods, roofs, trunks, mirrors, dash trims, pillars, spoilers, rear diffuser, bumper lip, racing stripes, chrome black out, full car wraps, and any custom vinyl work. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

If you are looking for high quality installation and professional service, you have come to the right shop.

Add a truly distinctive look to your vehicle, truck, bike or even your boat with this innovative series of matte, gloss, satin or textured vinyl films. We only use the best material brands including: 3M, Avery, Hexis and Lamin-X (lights tint film).”

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Welcome to azpro, our newest Premium Member!

azpro_12news_aWrapperMapper.com is very pleased to showcase and add our newest Premium member to the map.  Azpro group is Phoenix’s premier vehicle wrap and large graphics provider, and, according to the founders, “we love what we do!”

Since 2004 we’ve been helping brands express themselves, communicate with customers and increase business through large format printing and graphic installations. The azpro team is dedicated and determined to Go Beyond vehicle wrap industry standards to provide our clients with an experience they can’t find anywhere else. Our unmatched professional designs, attention to detail, precise printing standards, and flawless vehicle wrap installations make azpro the go to team for local and national clients.

Right the first time is more than a statement – it’s our company’s core culture. It’s what pushes us to Go Beyond. Our 3M Certified Installation team will meticulously go over every square inch of surface to ensure a flawless vehicle wrap installation — every time. We deliver perfect vehicle wraps, car wraps & decals, building singage/wraps, environmental graphics and more. Depend on our team to deliver what you need, right, the first time.

At azpro our passion is vehicle wraps in Phoenix, AZ. It doesn’t matter, car wraps, truck wraps, van wraps, trailer wraps, bus wraps, or fleet graphics we specialize in all of them. Giving your car a vinyl wrap makeover for business/commercial use is what we love to do. Give us a call today for a quote and let azpro deliver a flawless vehicle wrap Going Beyond expectations and standards.

Check out their site and browse through the high quality work.