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3M 2012 Training Courses Announced

New Commercial Graphics Courses Announced for Wellington and Christchurch

Learn about new 3M products and correct application techniques from 3M's Technical Specialist. The new Digital Print course is intended to help participants better understand the print process, get the best out of printer and media, and overcome common problems.

See the attached training course flyer for course details. Early registration is recommended, especially for the Vehicle Wrapping course which was the most popular course in 2011.

AM courses run from 8am – 12pm, PM courses run 1pm-5pm, FULL DAY courses from 8am – 5pm. Half Day courses serve morning or afternoon tea. Full Day Courses serve morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Click here to open the Training Course Flyer and Registration Form.

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Courses open to All

Introduction to Signmaking Course – Half Day

A hands-on Introductory course designed for apprentices or those new to the industry covering; Applying vinyl - Dry applications - Wet applications - Wall and rough surface applications - Window applications - Covers the all new 8150 Clear View printable window film!

Course Comments:

"Great course, provides a wide range of knowledge & skills that help newcomers to the industry".
" Hands-on approach is great!".
"This 3M course has helped me gain an understanding for vinyl".
"Top course. Very great for all new to the sign trade". "Ideal course for new people to sign making".
"Great course, Tutors had a lot of patience". " Easy to understand.". "Great course."Lots of informative content. Excellent.".
"Learn how to do it properly, from experts!!"

Sales and Specifier Course – Half Day

This course covers; How to specify films - What films to use and where - Film Warranties - Which films to choose to be able to provide – Warranties - How to specify films for direct application to walls.

Course Comments:

"Informative!".
"Very informative course".
"Well run course, came away from it with a great deal of knowledge & clarification about the products & services".
"Fully worthwhile, highly informative & well presented".
"Keeps you up to date with new products and how to specify them. Very good".
"The course is good for all staff dealing with customers".

Vehicle Wrapping – Full Day

Basic tips, tricks and techniques for applying 3M films to vehicles - Covers the all new 1080 Car Wraps in depth!

Course Comments:

"Great decals, awesome course, learnt lots".
"Very good for first time experience of wrapping vehicle".
"Recommend the vehicle course to anyone wanting to get into this area of signwriting".
"Well worth the time and money".
"Great teaching, appreciated".
"Very good course showing how well 3M products work and its limitations"
"Awesome hands on experience with great tutors".

Courses for 3M Applicator Network members only

C1 Applicator Network Course – Half Day

Covering; Film Types and Adhesives - Surface Preparation - Application Preparation - Application Techniques - Post Application - Covers the all new 8150 Clear View printable window film!

Course Comments:

"Great course, easy learning environment".
"The C1 course gave me the knowledge & confidence needed for choosing vinyls for any application I may come across".
"A good introduction to 3M and the products they offer".
"Great course - very informative.".
"You learn how to use the products properly for the best results".

C2 Advanced Applicator Network Course – Full Day

Covering; New Products - “Green” Films - Adhesion Levels on Paints, Walls and Other Surfaces - 3M Di-Noc™ Film - Window Films - Backlit Signs   Reflective Films - Paint Protection Film - Tips Tricks and Techniques - VHB™ Tape - Covers the all new 8150 Clear View printable window film!

Course Comments:

"Great course, great learning experience".
“A great course for those new to the industry. Very informative".
"Plenty learned and understood".

Course Times

  • AM courses run from 8am – 12pm,
  • PM courses run 1pm-5pm,
  • FULL DAY courses from 8am – 5pm.

Half Day courses serve morning or afternoon tea. Full Day Courses serve morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.