By Katie Hodge
A Hazy Shade of Tinting
We all have those times in our lives when something happened so fast and
was so different from our normal reality that it hardly seems real. In
fact, many major events have that hazy feeling to me—I can’t quite remember
the details, but know the feelings I was left with afterwards. I spent
a week in Europe after my college graduation and honestly don’t remember
much about it. I know it was fun and that it was the trip of a lifetime,
but the sight-seeing tours and the beautiful scenery are all a little
fuzzy now. It makes me wonder—was I really there?
Coming back from the International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™
left me with that same feeling. It was truly a whirlwind. The excitement
surrounding the Tint-Off was truly palpable and the contestants were openly
confident in their skills. I remember watching Chris Brooks of Kauff’s
Tint & Graphics lean back in his chair in relief and smile when he
realized he had won the competition. I can still see the daughters of
George Reyna of Tint Connection cheering when he raised his “done” sign
at the conclusion of his tinting job. I also took away a lot from the
seminars, even learning some things about window film that I didn’t know.
I spent time chatting with all of the window film exhibitors taking part
in the Exhibition/Extravaganza and the overall review of the show was
that they had more traffic through their booths than expected and that
the Tint-Off was highly entertaining. I had the chance to talk with a
variety of tinters on the show floor and in seminars and they all had
positive things to say.
The overall feeling, and the most popular topic, was how powerful it was
that everyone in the industry was able to come together for one industry
event. The theme of putting differences aside and working together really
came through every part of the week. Attendees shared ideas in seminars,
manufacturers shared exhibition space on the show floor and tinters congratulated
each other on a job well bone. Needless to say, I remember the most important
Luckily for me and my hazy brain I have plenty to remind me of the week.
We put together a slideshow of photos that you can view using the QR tag
below. Also, be sure to check out our event wrap-up on page
So for those of you who aren’t feeling so hazy fill me in on your experience.
What did you take away from the event? What topic would you like to learn
more about at the next conference? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to share your experiences from Memphis.
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