The Wrap Institute
Justin Pate is an Avery Dennison CWI trainer and 3M Certified graphics instructor/installer who specializes in wrap training for all substrates - walls, floors, windows and primarily vehicles.
Justin began car wrapping in 1996 in New York City and, in 2007, moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over his 22-year career, Justin has wrapped over 3000 vehicles, a majority of them by himself. By closely studying the vehicle graphic installation process, Justin created a highly efficient car wrapping platform called UGIS: Universal Graphic Installation System. UGIS is the basis for the workshops he teaches throughout the world.
On January 1, 2014, Justin launched his streaming video platform - The Wrap Institute. TWI has over 1700 videos at over 400 hours. The video library covers all aspects of installation techniques: cars, walls, windows, tinting, floors, electronics and much more.
Philip Aquin is a trainer for 3M U.S. and Canada. He has been in the industry for 29 years with Country Signs and Adhere Graphics in Winnipeg, and has spent the past nine years helping to develop 3M Knifeless Tapes techniques.
During his time with 3M, Philip has traveled the world demonstrating Knifeless Tapes and vehicle wraps at graphic shows, 3M facilities and owners’ shops.
He is also a 3M Authorized Graphics Trainer, 3M Preferred Graphics Installer, 3M Endorsed for Knifeless Tape and 3M Endorsed for Architectural.
Ritchie Daize got his start 27 years ago working at a sign shop weeding cut vinyl and building signs. He soon became the lead applicator there, and eventually opened his own graphics installation company called RD Installations. Ritchie became a leading expert in wrap application and fleet graphics.
Ritchie began holding application and product training events for Arlon globally in 2002 and in 2008, he sold RD Installations and began his career with Arlon. Ritchie has traveled the world learning the best sign and graphics application techniques. Using this knowledge he helps to build the training, certification and WrapItRight.com platforms at Arlon.
He is currently a Certified Arlon Trainer, a PDAA Trainer, and now an endorsed TWI Trainer.
Ritchie lives in Canada with his two children.
- Arlon Certified Trainer
- PDAA Master Certified
Dimas Brazil was born in Brazil in 1983 began wrapping cars in 2003. Since then, he is always seeking out ways to perfect his technique and to share his knowledge of wrapping wherever he goes.
Dimas has participated in shows and competitions in America and Europe.
- Alltak Certified
- Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Trainer
- MOB Member since 2015
- Orafol Certified Vehicle Wrap Installer
Dan Bulat started in the Graphic business 27 years ago as a one-man business. After graduating from college with a BA in Graphic Design and Business, he decided to turn his two passions into a business, combining Graphic Design and Vehicles. From the very beginning, the majority of work coming in was for signs and banners. However, that did not stop Dan from continuing to pursue the vehicle market. He tirelessly taught himself to install lettering and graphics on vehicles. Working toward his main goal of opening his own shop, Dan moved his business out of his house, purchased a brand-new building and continued building what has now become Element Graphics and Design, Inc., a very successful Graphic shop, specializing in Fleet vehicles. Dan and his staff of installers hold several industry certifications.
In 2015 Dan started a wrap tool company called Magstrapz. He is the creator of the Magstrapz, Magbandz and MagGripz wrapping tools. Dan saw a need for these products in his own shop and felt that the industry would benefit from them as well. Today Magstrapz brand are being sold to wrappers worldwide.
Dan’s passion for the industry brought him to become involved with ORAFOL and all aspects related to growing and educating the wrapping industry.