Save up to $300 on California Wrap Like A Pro Classes

Super Early Bird Pricing ends this Friday, July 3rd

Next stop on the 2015 Wrap Like A Pro Tour is Image One Impact in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, otherwise known as tool heaven. The cost is only $400 per day if you sign up before 5pm PST this Friday, July 3rd, that’s a $100 per day savings! You can come for one day, two days or all three, click the photo for more information.

Wrap Like A Pro
Three exciting days of car wrap training led by Rob Ivers in which you’ll learn the tips, tricks, tools and techniques the pros use to be successful. Each day will be more advanced, building on the previous day(s). So whether you’re brand new to the wrapping game, been installing vinyl for several years (but not so much wraps) or you’ve wrapped dozens of vehicles – this class has something for you. The beauty of it is you get to choose, you can come to any or all of the three days. Beginners are encouraged to take at least the first two days.
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I will also be having a PDAA Master Certification test on Friday, Aug. 7th in the same location. You can sign up for that on the PDAA website. The remaining stops on the 2015 Wrap Like A Pro Tour (and corresponding PDAA Tests) are on my Wrap Classes: Schedule and Locations page.

Wrap Contest at WrapsCon

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I have served as the head judge at wrap contests all over the world. It has been a great honor and I have met so many awesome people. Being an installer myself, I have truly enjoyed meeting the contestants, watching them work and learning from them. Someday maybe I’ll write a book or a blog about the amazing things I’ve seen. But for today be happy with a paragraph – from me – and from a recent competitor, Chad Parrish. He sent a nice email to myself, one of the other judges, Paul Roba (the tall gentleman in the back row) and Dirk Moebes (to my right and Paul’s left in the back row), the event organizer. He included this photo. Scroll down to read his email. In all the contests I have judged I have never had a contestant write me afterwards, this is a first. And the fact he was happy makes it even better. Thanks Chad!

The winners at the car wrap contest in Indianapolis, June 2015; 1st place John Duever (center in red MOB shirt), 2nd place Steven Hargittai (left of John also in red MOB shirt) and 3rd place Chad Parrish (right of John in black shirt and cap).

The winners at the car wrap contest in Indianapolis, June 2015; 1st place John Duever, 2nd place Steven Hargittai and 3rd place Chad Parrish.

Hello again guys, I hope all is well and everyone made it home safe from Indy! I just wanted to say thanks again for helping bring WrapsCon and everything that went along with it, you guys did an awesome job. Now that it is over I almost miss that its over, it was such a great experience and I can’t count how many new relationships and new friends I had the chance to meet and talk wraps with.

Its so funny because I never had the intention of entering that wrap contest, I just didn’t want to be walking around all day because Jeff and Lance had entered it right away. So to end up in the finals was nothing but a surprise, then to come home with a trophy was nothing but a cherry on top. It was such a great experience I would not trade it for anything in the world. Again thanks for all your hard efforts and everything you guys put forth in giving installers like myself a place to gather, compete, learn and be able to grow from each others experiences, its much appreciated!!

Sincerely,

Chad Parrish – Owner
www.graphitiwraps.com

New Wrap Like A Pro flyer available to print, share or download

Help me spread the word about upcoming wrap classes in Atlanta GA, Vancouver WA, Southern CA, Kansas City MO and Toms River NJ

The updated Wrap Like A Pro flyer is available to print, share or download. Click here for the pdf. Below is a preview of the file in jpg format. The flyer describes my the class format. The next class is in Atlanta in a couple of weeks, but I still need some more signups to make it work. Use this flyer to help me spread the word to all your friends that have been wanting training – but putting it off.  Thanks a million!

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

Thanks!

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.