The Will to Keep Going | Sign & Digital Graphics

Signmaker 1961-2015

Signmaker 1961-2015

I knew Wayne for about 22 years. I sold him his first vinyl cutter and SignLab software in 1993 or so. I was just at his office a couple of months ago to install and configure a new version of SignLab for him. Wayne was an old fashioned, hard working, straight shooting man. He was bright and alert, with a firm handshake, his signature and hand writing – smooth and steady!

I liked Wayne a lot and I asked Sign & Digital Graphics magazine to do a story about him – and to their credit they did. What made Wayne special? Well, nothing I guess if you asked him. He was a simple man with a heart of gold and the fortitude of forged steel. This was a guy who maybe never went to a trade show and hardly ever left Missouri as far as I know. He never wrote an article, never had one written about him, never wrote a book, didn’t give seminars or demonstrations at the sign shows. But he made a lot of great signs for a lot of years. Just one of millions of quiet Americans that got up every day and went to work or church, took care of his family and his customers, paid his taxes and never expected anything for it, just some food to eat and a place to sleep. Anyone who can do that day in and day out for over fifty years – well that’s my kind of guy.

His daughter, Cathy, called me that Sunday and told me he’d passed away on Friday. She found my number on a pad by his computer, so she called me. On the other side of his keyboard was your magazine. She said he was so proud of that article. I cried. To the folks at  Sign & Digital Graphics magazine – know that he got to see it before he passed and thanks for taking the time to pay homage to one of the thousands of great sign-makers – but one few would have ever even heard of had it not been for you.

Wayne was a great guy, and a great sign-maker. I’ll never forget him. I’ll see you in heaven Wayne.

Rob Ivers

Click the link to read the article about Wayne featured in Sign & Digital Graphics magazine, Feb. 2015 issue

The Will to Keep Going | Sign & Digital Graphics.

August 2015 – Back by popular demand – another wrap class at Image One Impact

Brushed metal on rear bumper using HotShot IR light, pre-stretching and extended pocket techniques

 

February’s class was amazing, August should be even better! The bumper close-up above is just one example of the many things you’ll learn. Combining his enthusiasm with years of experience, Rob makes it fun to learn how to combine hot new techniques with cool new tools to achieve near perfect results. Join Rob, August 4-6, 2015 in sunny southern California at Image 1 Impact, in Rancho Santa Margarita, where he will be teaching the ever popular Wrap Like A Pro class in the new 3-day You Choose format.

You can come for 1, 2 or all 3 days and the cost is just $400 per day. We will have the Wrap Lift to use which allows us to raise the car to a comfortable working height. I will be showing you how to use the new “Hot Shots”, IR heating lamps that will revolutionize the way you wrap bumpers. All this plus more, so check out all of the details on the Wrap Classes page and register today before it’s too late!

Wrap Classes


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New Class Schedule Coming Soon

Proposed class locations

Proposed class locations

Many people have been inquiring when and where my next classes will be. Great question since the only one currently listed is next week and it has been sold out for awhile. I had hoped to add a bunch of new classes before I leave Monday for the class in Virginia, but I’m still ironing out the details. I’ve had conversations regarding venues in Kansas City, Cleveland, Atlanta, New Jersey, Portland (Oregon), Seattle and California (I am looking for a place in the Bay area if anyone is interested in hosting a class there). As soon as agreements can be reached and scheduling confirmed I will post the schedule here for the rest of 2015. Please check back often or keep an eye on social media for announcements. Know that I am listening and trying to honor as many location requests as possible.

If you would like to be notified of classes in a particular region or if you would like to host a class, please contact me by email, rob@robivers.com.

Bob Yunque comments on my training on LinkedIn

This class should be called “Learn From the Best”. Rob is not only the best installer, but he is the best teacher. I’ve had the privilege of taking one of Rob’s training courses before being PDAA certified, and I can tell you, Rob Ivers is a wellspring of wrap installation knowledge. No matter how many years someone has in this trade, they can gain productive knowledge from a Rob Ivers’ training course.

Bob Yunque at Shabob Signs via Rob Ivers’ West Coast Car Wrap Training | LinkedIn.

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Back by popular demand, the all new 3-day Wrap Like A Pro class and PDAA Master Certification Test will once again be hosted by ImageOne Impact and featuring Rob Ivers, PDAA’s Director of Certification and Master Certified Instructor.

Date: February 17, 2015—February 19, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: Wrap Like A Pro - West Coast Edition Returns
Topic: Learn how to Wrap Like A Pro
Venue: ImageOne Impact
800-818-0222
Location: 29962 Ave De Las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Check out my new store!

 

SGIA / PDAA has asked me to put on a PDAA Master Certification Test at their office in Fairfax, VA. The test will be on March 13, 2015. Prove your proficiency and get certified!

The test is sold out, but if you’re interested at all, please sign up or call SGIA/PDAA. They are starting a wait list so we can keep you posted as new events get scheduled.

PDAA Test – East Coast

Date: March 13, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: East Coast PDAA Master Certification Test - sold out
Sponsor: SGIA / PDAA
888.385.3588
Venue: SGIA
888.385.3588
Location: 10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

February Wrap Class in California

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I invite you to join me February 17-19, 2015 in sunny southern California. Image 1 Impact, in Rancho Santa Margarita, is once again allowing us to use their beautiful training facility. I will be teaching the ever popular Wrap Like A Pro class in the new 3-day You Choose format.

Last fall’s class filled up quickly and I expect this one will too. You can come for 1, 2 or all 3 days and the cost is just $400 per day. We will have the Wrap Lift to use which allows us to raise the car to a comfortable working height. I will be showing you how to use the new “Hot Shots”, IR heating lamps that will revolutionize the way you wrap bumpers. All this plus more, so check out all of the details on the Wrap Classes page and register today before it’s too late!

Wrap Classes


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March 11-12, 2015 at SGIA / PDAA headquarters in Fairfax, VA Sold Out

Let PDAA and Rob Ivers build your graphic installation skills!

This two-day graphic installation class, based on the skills installers need in order to pass PDAA’s rigorous Master Certification tests, builds a firm foundation of skills by focusing on technique, quality and knowledge. Day one will include best practices, demonstrations and time for guided, hands-on practice. You’ll learn about the tools, tips and techniques that will make your installations go smoothly and look great. Day two takes your skills to the next level, as participants learn to install on complex curves, and a variety of challenging surfaces. You’ll learn the strategies and techniques you need to achieve the best results possible.
Learn more at PDAA

Disclaimer:

This workshop takes place in SGIA’s state-of-the-art laboratory located in Fairfax, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC). Minimum class size requirements must be met 2 1/2 weeks prior to workshop start date in order to hold workshop.
Date: March 11, 2015—March 12, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: Wrap Like a Pro Workshop (Fairfax, VA) - sold out
Topic: Graphic Installation Training by Rob Ivers
Sponsor: SGIA's PDAA
888.385.3588
Venue: SGIA
888.385.3588
Location: 10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.