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Gavin MacMillan

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:37 am

do different wrapping courses teach different levels?

Hi,

I'm looking at going on a wrapping course. The options seem to be grafityp, roland acadamy and avery out in Holland. Because of our location these are all as easy (or difficult) as each other to get to so I have no real preference. The avery one is a lot cheaper, but I'm not paying.

Also the grafityp intermediate course, what level should you be at for this to be appropriate? I'm no wrapper but have plenty experience with vinyl.

Thanks for any help.

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:48 am

Gavin keep me posted on this as I would like to gone on a course too, but I will be paying so cost could be a factor.

As you know there is not a lot of call for this up here, but just done a van and the guys I got in to do it messed up.

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:29 am

Hi Dave, I'll let you know how it goes. I'm not really expecting many full wraps up this way, but we are seeing more of that style in what customers want. To be honest I'm not always a fan of full wraps, they can often seem like they are done just for the sake of it and I find far better results can be had with wrapped elements in a vehicle.

Did you get all your unit issues sorted, read it in the paper as well as well as on here?

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:46 am

Re: wrap courses

Gavin MacMillan wrote:Also the grafityp intermediate course, what level should you be at for this to be appropriate? I'm no wrapper but have plenty experience with vinyl.


i would say you should be confident in applying vinyl panels dry onto the likes of dibond, over a metre square, and at a decent pace.
if you go on a wrap course premature. you wont waste your money, there is lots to learn... however, i would think you will spend most your time being taught squeegee, and application techniques, rather than the actual wrapping itself.
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:54 am

Hi Gavin, bought myself a 35 seater bus to convert for now, and got some storage space rented, very unsatisfactory but needs must.


Any jobs going with Jamie :)

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Dave
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:03 pm

i'm getting onsite training from biggerstickers, should have had it all ready but customer has artwork issues, they have 7 vans for us to do, so we decided to get on site training for two days so at least we get two vans out hopefully........

At least with on site training you get one to one rather than a group, think its 300 a day.

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Gavin MacMillan

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:32 pm

Dave - only tea making and the occasional back rub - Afraid you don't fit the criteria :P

Thanks Rob. I tend to do lots dry but getting up to that kind of size I start thinking about using water. I'm planning this for early next year so there is plenty of time for practice in the mean time.

Unfortunately Jonathan when you live up here nothing 'on site' is available or if it is it's certainly not the cheaper option!
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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 pm

Jonathan, I have left messages on your mobile, emailed, private messaged etc about your training but no reply from you!!!

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:20 pm

ah ive changed my mobile number, ill pm you now

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