Awards & Engraving

January '19

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After Page 32 Special Issue: The D2 Report The D2 Report features coverage on pretreatment application strategies and a product spotlight including the latest equipment, supplies, and substrates. Plus, check out survey results highlighting D2 preferences and practices. 38 46 8 UV Printing: Rigid versus Flexible Products The ink set you select for your UV printer determines what products you will be able to produce and offer to your customers. 12 Product Focus: Promotional Products This product spotlight features everything you need to meet your customers' promotional products requests. 26 CorelDRAW Tips and Tricks: Enhancing Social Media Photos Follow along as Shon Roti, 9thStreetDesigns, demonstrates how to turn a lackluster photo into something that will catch your followers' eyes. 34 Achieve the Perfect Grade: How Retailers can Capitalize in the Academic Market Score perfect marks with your academic customers. Tune in as industry experts offer their advice. 42 Custom Gifts: Apparel Decorating If you're thinking of adding apparel decorating to your business, this product feature can help. 46 Try This: Decorating Bags with Heat-Applied Graphics Check out this step-by-step guide on how the decorate a bag using heat- applied graphics. 52 A Brief Look at the History of Sublimation Find out how this technology evolved. FEATURES 2 WHAT ARE D2 PODS? Matthew Rhome breaks down print-on-demand systems for D2. 6 THE PRETREATMENT DANCE Brian Walker explains what's involved in applying the ideal amount of pretreatment. 10 DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE View the results of the D2 survey from Printwear and A&E subscribers. 14 DIRECT DECORATING See the latest equipment and supplies in direct-to-garment printing with this showcase. (Image courtesy Anajet) D2_2018.indd 1 11/13/18 11:54 AM January 2019 Volume 31 • Number 12 CONTENTS 2 a-e-mag.com • A&E JANUARY 2019

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