Sign & Digital Graphics

2016 WRAPS

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BUSINESS & SALES W hen I first started installing vinyl in 1978, we had one simple rule. If you think the vinyl is going to fail for any reason, do not install it. This is really good advice. My dad used to say, "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing right." I told my son the same thing. Much has changed since then. What about the vehicle wrap industry? What does "doing it right" look like today? Do we need standards? Yes, yes we do. A P P L I C A T I O N S T A N D A R D S Rob Ivers—owner of Rob Ivers, Inc., Car Wrap Training Tools—has been working with vinyl graph- ics since 1978, and has taught vinyl installation since 1993—from semi- nars, demos and hands-on training classes to video training and magazine articles. He is also is the Certification Director for and a board member of PDAA, Inc. You can email Rob at Establishing industry wide application standards would help raise the level of quality across the largest number of installers. A set of well-defined standards would establish benchmarks and lend respectability to our craft 46 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 6 APPLICATION STANDARDS B Y R O B I V E R S

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