Wrap Like A Pro coming to Cleveland, OH

Catch the training in California!

Next stop on the Wrap Like A Pro tour will be Cleveland, Ohio. My friends at Visual Marking Systems have a new installation center. They have been gracious enough to make it available May 12-14, 2015 for car wrap training classes and May 15, 2015 for the PDAA Master Certification Test. BUT, time is running out, get registered by Sunday midnight!

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Please help me get the word out for the Cleveland Wrap Class

A little help please! Lots and lots of folks have asked me to offer classes all over the country – so they don’t have to travel far. Many have requested the schedule for the year – far in advance so they could make plans accordingly.  PDAA asked me to take their Master Certification test on the road – again so people won’t have to travel so far, save on airfare, time away from work etc. And finally, could I please keep the price low and have training for different skill levels.

I have done everything asked  to provide quality car wrap training and PDAA testing opportunities all over the country and at very reasonable prices. Now I have a request. I have only one person signed up for each day of training in Cleveland (May 12-14) and only 3 for the test that following Friday, May 15. I haven’t bought a plane ticket for myself or made a hotel reservation. I haven’t even reserved cars or lined up the vinyl for the training or the test. Why? Because I cannot do training at $400 per day and fly to Cleveland and pay all of my travel costs, etc. for a one person class.

I have no qualms about cancelling the class and test right now. My son is graduating from medical school on May 20th and getting married on May 24th. Plenty for me to do around here to get ready. But I don’t want to let down those that have signed up.

Not trying to rant, complain or generate sympathy. Just saying if you want to come to this class, sign up today, don’t wait a moment longer or it may get cancelled. Part of this is my fault for not really promoting this more on Facebook, etc., but I was judging a car wrap event in Vienna, Austria and then had to wrap two very special 53′ trailers and tractors in Joplin, MO. Been away for 3 weeks straight.

So please tell your friends, ask your wife, share it on Facebook, re-tweet on Twitter, post on Linked-In, whatever it takes – to help me get the word out and get these classes and test filled up!

Here’s the link: Wrap Like A Pro Class, Great Lakes Edition, Cleveland, OH


Rob Ivers

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!

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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.



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
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.

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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
Venue: SGIA
Location: 10015 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.