Botswana based Fortma Investment hosted successful vehicle wrapping workshops in Gaborone in partnership with Avery Dennison. The training, the first of its kind in Botswana, attracted signage and vehicle wrap enthusiasts in Gaborone and surrounding areas.
The workshops were facilitated by Sarel Kruger, Technical Marketing Manager at Avery Dennison. Kruger trained attendees on cutting techniques and car wrapping vinyls, among other topics. The car wrapping specialist further exposed learners to the techniques of wrapping difficult shapes like bumpers and bonnets.
Kruger gave the following tips to trainees to ensure efficiency:
– The surface area should be clean, dry and free of contaminants before applying any media.
– He noted the good use of a squeegee to apply vinyl without heat or using a heat gun. However, the heat gun should be used to relax the vinyl in difficult areas.
– Post heating of the product, 30 minutes after application, is critical to a long-lasting wrap job.
According to Sales Manager at Fortma, David Chikamhi, the workshops aimed to empower customers with the knowledge and skills to be market leaders and be more confident in the branding and signage Industry. ‘As a supplier, we are here to offer solutions, advise on the right ways to use and work with the material and recommend the best methods to be an expert in the vehicle wrapping field,’ he said.
Tshepang Sakeng, graphic designer and director at DMH Images said, ‘The workshop was incredible and enlightening, it exposed me to new skills that will help us to grow as a business and become efficient wrappers. I have learned that I can change the car to anything I desire.’
Attendees received an Avery Dennison certificate upon completion.