Session #4, WRAPSTECH: The Science of Wraps



Session #4, WRAPSTECH: The Science of Wraps

Take a deep dive into everything WRAPS with this online educational event taking place Wednesday, September 16! Whether it’s vinyl, wide-format printing, inks, lamination, surface prep, maintenance, tools, or installation, this session will focus on what makes a wrap a durable, color-fast solution for all surfaces and climates.

Get access to expert advice, tips, and how-to’s that will elevate your wraps game, and for those interested in adding wraps to their repertoire, the knowledge base needed to begin exploring this segment of the wide-format printing market.

At THE NBM SHOW Breakaway Sessions you’ll access interactive exhibits with top manufacturers and suppliers, a full day of online class presentations with live chat, and more, all at your fingertips.

Registration is FREE, and your registration allows you to view online classes and visit exhibit booths for 14 days after the event. We’ll see you there on September 16!

Title Sponsors: Mutoh America Inc, Epson America Inc, CIT, and Roland DGA Corp

Presenting Sponsors: Hexis, Digital Technology Group Inc, Advertising Specialty Inst/ASI, Ricoh Digital Painting Company Ltd, and HP Inc


An A-Z Vinyl Exploration

Charity Jackson
John Duever
Adam Sumner
Chad Parrish
Justin Pate
Mike Zick
Our panel of installation experts will take you on a deep dive into the world of vinyl. We’ll cover the scientific differences in films and laminates, providing a better understanding of why some applications fail due to specific conditions, why some products are better suited than others depending on the climate and other environmental factors, and some tips and tricks of the trade. Wrappers of all levels of expertise are welcome to attend this free session with live Q&A and stick around for a day’s worth of outstanding classroom training from industry manufacturers.

Sponsored by:

Design Tools for Vehicle Wraps

Mark Rugen

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, FlexiSIGN, Corel, SignLAB…all of these programs are being used for vehicle wrap design, but is there one that is the best answer? And what about low resolution images that are just inches in size that must now be enlarged to several feet? How do you handle the pixel issues? What about spot colors and matching brand color logos? In addition, what is the best workflow from design to print? These questions and more will be answered in our one hour long presentation about using the best design tools for vehicle wraps. We will discuss paneling, vehicle templates, Adobe plugins, Print & Cut techniques and much more that will assist anyone attending in setting up a better, faster workflow for vehicle wrap design! We’ll even have video from a real vehicle wrap shop! Don’t miss this one!

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HEXperience Interior Decoration – Fully Customize and Maximize Your Profits

Vorada  Chanthavong
HEXperience is a complimentary interior decoration service to help you fully customize your projects and maximize your profits.  Simply go to our website, download any of our 30+ print ready files, print on your preferred HEXIS vinyl, laminate with any of our 12 textured laminates for a realistic 3D effect, and apply.  Perfect for office spaces, retail stores, hotels, and even homes – furniture, cabinets, walls, tables, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

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It's a WRAP!

Gary Barker

If the first things you think of when you hear the term wrapping are car wraps and fleet graphics you should watch our presentation. If you have a wide format printer, but you are not interested in vehicle wraps and fleet graphics, you should absolutely watch this presentation. It's time to wrap your brain around the possibilities of wrapping; from cars to caskets and everything in between. If you can print it, you can wrap it and we will show you how. 

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Learn How to Earn More from Your Existing Customers

Doug Charles

This session, with The Advertising Specialty Institute’s experienced sales executives, will feature ways promotional products can be used by trophy and award shop owners, screen printers, designers and printers who are interested in growing their business.  Want to increase sales from your current customers and introduce your business capabilities to new customers? You can do both by simply adding promotional products as a new sales channel. Learn how thousands of trophy and award shop owners, graphics and screen-print professionals have succeeded in this market. Discover the top markets to sell to, the hottest products available, as well as the tools you need to succeed. Your customers are already buying promotional products; shouldn’t it be from you?

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Direct to Surface Digital Painting Technology Alternative vs. Conventional Vinyl Wrap Process

Craig Reid

An introduction to the direct to vehicle surface digital painting technology as an alternative to the conventional vinyl wrap process for commercial vehicles.  Technology overview of how robotic inkjet digital painting systems work.  Comparison of this new technology vs. vinyl wrap including the categories of production time, operational costs, capital costs, durability, quality, removal, surface complexity, and environmental impact.  Fit for fleet commercial vehicles such as:  trailers, box trucks, long trucks, sprinter vans, buses, and containers

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Learn From the Professionals at Epson and Avery Dennison to Get the Best Results!

David Lopez

Come and learn from the Epson professionals on how the Epson SureColor S80600L can hit 98.2% of the pantone color library to allow you to get some of the best in class quality in the industry. When printing with the amazing quality of the Epson SureColor S80600L, you must have the right wrap film to get the best results. Avery Dennison’s CWI Trainer, Justin Pate will be showing some tips and tricks to help get the best results for all your wrap needs!

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Navigating Your Financing Options in Any Climate

Greg Bourdon

This educational and informational session, brought to you by CIT, is designed to provide you with critical information to not only weather any climate but strengthen the way you run your business. Now more than ever, cash reserves are important. Financing may be the answer to ensure you can keep the cash you need on hand. Learn what you need to know to apply, the best ways to navigate the process, what constitutes a “good deal” for your business and more.

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Growth Opportunities from the Pandemic

Thomas Giglio

The pandemic has had a significant impact on business, no doubt. Sowhere does one go for growth? Join us for this 60-minute webinar to find out how you can grow from pandemic applications made possible by HP PrintOS. Not only this, but find out how you can monitor your operation, remotely, from your phone. This is a must attend webinar for all printing companies.

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Inside 3 Top Wrap Shops

Matt Richart

Join Matt Richart of Digital EFX for this Roland DGA presentation, in a behind-the-scenes look at three well known wrap shops – Digital EFX, NASCAR’s Richard Childress Racing, and Proline Wraps. We’ll take an inside look at the operation of each shop and hear from the experts, Matt Richart, Nick Woodward and Andrew Madrid, about how they started, run and grow their businesses. They’ll share their insights gained from decades of experience, plus a demonstration that’s sure to benefit anyone looking to take their business to the next level.
What We’ll Cover: 

  • The business side of operating a wrap shop – from pricing and production, to profits – including Digital EFX, Richard Childress Racing and Proline Wraps

  • A live design-to-installation wrap demonstration

  • How the latest printing technology can make a difference in your wrap shop

  • Tips and tricks that you can apply to your wrap shop right now or in the future

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Running a print shop is about more than just being able to print out a few flyers for your clients. Investing in the latest technology will help you keep up with your clients’ needs, so you can print commercial, color, and large format items with high quality, low costs, and fast turnaround times. If you have discovered that your current printing equipment isn’t enough to meet the demands of your growing business, consider the benefits of financing or leasing printing equipment to expand your operations. Contact us at or 877-786-5327 to learn more. 

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales ofmore than JPY 1 trillion.

What You'll See In Our Booth!

MUTOH 1641SRMUTOH has the widest range of wide format printers in the market. Eco-solvent, Dye Sublimation, Textile and UV-LED printers will all be in our booth along with video demos, product brochures and more!  You can see lots of those at this show but not all in one place unless you visit MUTOH!
In addition, because this is a virtual show, we want to share some of our knowledge & experience by showing you what you can do with our products. Be sure to visit our Application Demos, Vehicle Wrap Demos and Training & Education links to learn more while you are here.

We even have the Vinyl Vixen giving her printer away! #printgamestrong Come see who wins at 3 PM EST!!

There are many ways to contact us for a more personal experience during and after this show. Just use the links below.


Use the email below to get information almost immediately!

Corporate Office
4405 E Baseline Rd #120
Phoenix, AZ USA 85402

Phone: (480) 968-7772

Phone: (800) 99-MUTOH [800-996-8864] email:

Roland DGA supplies award-winning TrueVIS printer/cutters, VersaUV flatbed printers, Texart dye-sublimation printers, vinyl cutters, CNC mills, and many other devices to give print and graphics professionals all the tools they need to succeed in the industry. Recognized for supplying equipment of exceptional quality and offering a higher level of customer service and support, Roland DGA also provides peace-of-mind with built-to-last machines that were built to build your business. 

Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) is the promotional product industry’s largest membership organization offering media, technology, marketing and education to help cultivate success and community. 
Promotional products make up a $25.8 billion industry. Why is the industry thriving? Because logoed items like hats, T-shirts and bags are traveling advertisements that leave a lasting impression, making them crucial for building brand awareness.
The industry is made up of suppliers who create, source and imprint products, and distributors who then creatively market and sell the imprinted products to their clients who use them to promote their business. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, schools, hospitals, charities and small businesses.

We strive to provide a culture of support and care with the best service, products, education, research and content available to help our members succeed, every step of the way. As a graphics business, ASI can help you sell promotional products as an additional source of revenue.

Based in Tampa, Florida, Digital Technology Group, Inc (DTG) was founded in 1998. DTG prides itself on offering the best pre-consultation, products, training, and support in the industry and specializes in applying critical color management solutions for our customers' needs. We provide printers, printer supplies and support. When your competitors are settling into a "new normal", DTG wants to partner with you, help you raise the bar and set a new standard in your market. Large manufacturers including Vanguard Digital, Epson, HP, Canon, Graphtec, Gfp, Royal Sovereign and others have chosen to partner with DTG in providing our customers with the latest, cutting edge imaging and finishing solutions.

DTG provides complete imaging solutions, from capture to finish, to the photographic, fine art, signage, textile and graphics manufacturing markets. DTG prides itself on offering the best pre-consultation, products, training, and support in the industry and specializes in applying critical color management solutions for our customers' needs.

DTG's Tampa headquarters also showcases the only Epson Certified Solution Center in the Southeastern United States. The solution center showcases the entirety of Epson's latest professional printing portfolio alongside a variety of accessories allowing customers to directly experience and evaluate products in a complete workflow.

Welcome to HEXIS!

We are a leading manufactuerer in high performance self-adhesive cast PVC, polyurethane, latex films. We offer highly innovative solutions for professionals of digital printing, signage, visual communication, vehicle wrapping, and textile marking. Established in 1989 in France, we now have two manufacturing sites servcing a worldwide demographic.

Welcome to HP.  We create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.  More information on HP can be found at

Ricoh Digital Painting Company, Ltd. is an industrial division of Ricoh Inc. in Japan focussed on innovative inkjet painting technolgies for a variety of industrial decoration applications.  Introducing Vehicle Art Robo as a digital painting alternative to the traditional vinyl wrap process for decorating large commerical vehicles.  

With an offering of over 25,000 products, JDS is proud to offer the best brands in the recognition, personalization and sign industries. As a leader in new product development, JDS averages over 1,000 new products each year by being innovative and progressive. JDS Industries is a company whose principles and practices are as strong as the foundation it was built on, where each customer is valued and every effort is focused on helping you succeed.

Magnets help you work faster, more efficiently and make each job more profitable. Our magnetic tools specifically for wraps applications include Vehicle Wrap Magnets, Magnetic Heat Gun Holder, and the Magnetic ToolMat™. Master Magnetics is also an industry leader in printable magnetic sheeting, which is ideal for vehicle signs and graphics.

Master Magnetics, Inc., located in Castle Rock, Colo., manufactures and distributes all types of magnets and magnetic devices for commercial, consumer and industrial use. Backed by more than 44 years of industry excellence, the Magnet Source® brand is a trademark of Master Magnetics, Inc. and represents exceptional quality, expertise and customer service.

Click here to see videos of magnetic attraction in action - The Magnetic ToolMat
 or Vehicle Wrap Magnets!

The Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA)  is focused on listening to the voice of our member sign professionals and on making that voice heard on the local and national level. NSSA has partnered with the International Sign Association to be the ISA Affiliated Association representing sign professionals in Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Washington, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Sign companies who join NSSA become automatic members of ISA and share in the benefits of both organizations. Sign product manufacturers and representatives, suppliers, distributors, sign support service companies and sign end users may join NSSA directly.

We invite you to become a member of NSSA and add your voice to our community of sign professionals. Visit us at

A concert t-shirt that rocks. That sharp polo shirt stamped with company pride. The local softball team's cap. A business traveler's bag sporting a slick logo. It's what SanMar is all about - activewear and accessories that unite people and build up teams, groups and communities.

Screenprinters, embroiderers, athletic dealers and promotional companies count on us for stylish, top-quality apparel that becomes canvases for decoration. Our t-shirts, polo shirts and outerwear showcase a unifying spirit that lingers long after they're worn. You may not know it but SanMar's products show up everywhere - at sports arenas, schools, coffee shops and restaurants, fun runs and walks, and local businesses.

The t-shirt is an iconic sympol of American style, and so it was the product our founder, Marty lott chose when starting out. He launched SanMar in 1971 distributing t-shirts from his parents' basement in Seattle. Marty continues to run the company in partnership with sons Jeremy and Jordan, who learned the business beginning at very young ages. Today SanMar employs more than 4,000 people nationwide and offers 21 retail, mill and private label brands, and counting!

THE NBM SHOW, produced by National Business Media, combines three markets of graphics professionals, entrepreneurs, suppliers, and distributors and is a business-to-business trade show for the following disciplines: sign making, digital printing, screen printing, embroidery, apparel decorating, sublimation, awards, engraving, specialty graphics, custom gifts and everything personalized.
Media sponsor for the event is the industry trade publication GRAPHICS PRO, the unification of three industry-leading publications – Awards & EngravingPrintwear, and Sign & Digital Graphics into an all-in-one powerhouse industry source.
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