There is of course no solid answer for this. We routinely tell people to give themselves at least 100 wraps before they start to get the "hang" of it. We base this on actual experience in teaching people in our own production house where we produce CD and DVD packages. Depending on the individuals abilities we see varying degrees of initial success. I like to equate it to learning a musical instrument which in my case is a guitar. When I first learned to play chords it seemed almost impossible to switch from one to the other. In time, my muscles memorized the movement and after a while I was able to do it without a thought. It's very similar with our machine. After a certain amount of time it feels natural.
We received an email from a recent customer who had this to say:
I absolutely love this machine. It was easy to assemble and I picked up the technique after 4 or 5 tries. I had a little difficulty making the initial seam, but after I did it a few times, I got the hang of it. Not sure why it takes most people 100 tries to master. Maybe my experience is not typical because I tried this with sheets of paper and watched every video out there.
It makes things much easier for me, saves me a fortune ($1 a unit), is convenient because I can do it from home. I love everything about it.
Thanks for your help.
This particular email really struck me because in earlier communications Stephen expressed a lot of concern over his abilities to do this type of work. He referred to himself as "the worlds biggest klutz" and yet he seems to have learned as quickly as anyone we have worked with. I believe this success is a result of two things. First, he committed himself to this project by watching every video we've made before he tried wrapping. Which brings me to part two of the success formula, our training videos. Donna does such a good job with this that she has taken hours of frustration out of the picture with just a few simple tips.
So, the moral of this story is, if you are buying one of our machines then you will do yourself a huge favor if you will watch our Operating Tips video while your machine is in transit.