PDAA Master’s Class – Tuesday, July 25, 2017

* SAVE $200-300 per person with early registration (see below)

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Rob Ivers will be teaching a one day advanced class at CNJ Signs & Wraps LLC, 1212 SE Broadway Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. The class serves two main purposes. First, to act as a primer or refresher for installers taking the PDAA Master Certification test. Second, for this elite group of installers, along with the instructor, to share and compare the latest tools and techniques in an effort to better ourselves.

While the class is open to anyone with advanced installation skills, it is primarily intended for those taking the test. It will not enable someone of beginning or intermediate skills to become a master in one day and pass the test the next.

Cost is:
$800 per person (June 25th or after)

Person(s) attending:
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Extraordinary Graphic Installation Training

Learn from Rob Ivers ...

There’s no better way to learn than personal hands-on training. Cost more? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely! Your place or mine (Kansas City), you pick the number of people (I suggest no more than five), you pick the curriculum and the number of days. Not limited to car wrapping but can include all types of graphic application. $1,500 per day plus expenses. To speak with Rob personally, request an appointment by email.
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PDAA Master’s Class – Jan. 19, 2017

* SAVE $200-300 per person with early registration (see below)

On January 19, 2017 from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm, Rob Ivers will be teaching a one day advanced class at CNJ Signs & Wraps LLC, 1212 SE Broadway Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. The class serves two main purposes. First, to act as a primer or refresher for installers taking the PDAA Master Certification test the following day (at the same time and location). Second, for this elite group of installers, along with the instructor, to share and compare the latest tools and techniques in an effort to better ourselves.

While the class is open to anyone with advanced installation skills, it is primarily intended for those taking the test. It will not enable someone of beginning or intermediate skills to become a master in one day and pass the test the next.

Cost is:
$800 per person (after Dec. 19th)

Person(s) attending:
Quantity:  

* SAVE $300 per person for Super Early Bird registration from now until Nov. 19th
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*SAVE $200 per person for Early Bird registration  (Nov. 20 thru Dec. 19)
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Restyler Wrap Ramps

Ask Santa for these and save on back surgeries!

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We used these at #WrapsCon 2015 in Indy at the #PaintIsDead Wrap Contest. They were amazing and all of the competitors loved them. You can work on the sides of car much easier without bending over. And even though, they are not doing it in this photo, the center section between the wheels slides out so you can sit on it for the lower parts like the bumpers and between the wheels. It’s also great to stand on to do the roof!

I have just added this product to my store at the low price of $1,549 plus shipping. And for those of you who want to buy one from me next week at #SGIA I will be running a show special for just $1,477 plus shipping.

We will be using one in the wrap training area at the #SGIAExpo in Atlanta. So stop by and see one in action. Shane and I will be there teaching classes all day, everyday of the show. We may even have 1 or 2 spots left in my advanced class, Extreme Wrapping, but on Tuesday only (the day before the show, Nov. 3).

Prove Your Skills

How to Become PDAA Master Certified

prove-your-skillsPDAA Master Certification will bring respect from your peers and referrals from the PDAA website. Click the image to download a free e-Book that summarizes How to Become PDAA Master Certified. On the second page there’s a link to a webinar of the same name I did for PDAA. You don’t have to be a PDAA member to view it. The presentation is about 18 minutes long.

Click here to join the PDAA / sign up for the test or call them at 888.385.3588.

Wrap Contest at WrapsCon

Main Sponsors; "Paint is Dead", KPMF Vinyl and Mimaki

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

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.