Awards & Engraving

February '19

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40 • A&E FEBRUARY 2019 Now just about anyone has the ability to sublimate with these innovative markers. If someone has a household iron and plain paper, they can sublimate on specially coated sub- strates such as wood, acrylic, and even ceramic. Users could buy some 100 percent polyester fabric from places like JoAnn or Hancock to start the process and watch how these markers can make something ordinary come alive. Why is this a game changer in the industry? For someone that can draw, they can create a masterpiece on plain paper and then heat press it with an iron to whatever polyester fabric or polymer-coated substrate they prefer. But even those folks that wouldn't be classified as artists can still have hours of enjoyment drawing and watching what can be done with these markers. Once they see what can be done with sublimation, they will inevitably consider adding a sublima- tion printer and heat press. For example, check out the illustration on the top of page 41. It is pressed on a piece of 100 percent polyester fabric. The illustration was done by Amy O'Hanlon. Or check out the illustration on the top of page 42, also drawn by O'Hanlon. You can see it before it is pressed on the notebook as well as after. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN Drawing with markers offers almost instant gratification. Most of us have used regular colored markers at one time or another in our lives — the concept is the same with Artesprix markers. They are simple to use, require little preparation time, and dry quickly. Drawing with Artesprix markers offers you a range of brilliant colors that will get you excited and get your creative juices flowing. They're ideal for creating loose lines, calligraphic designs, and illustrations. SUBLIMATION BASICS AND BEYOND By Cheryl Kuchek Cheryl Kuchek is the owner of Just my Imagination DeZigns Inc. and has been active in the personalization industry for over 10 years. Cheryl has a passion for the industry and a love for helping people; she was the first to start a Facebook group to do just that. Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond is a resource to help those first starting out and those who are advanced. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl@just- How Transfer Markers are Revolutionizing the Face of Sublimation A rtesprix markers are making a huge impact on the expanding sublimation industry. The reason is simple: you don't have to own any special equipment such as a computer, a printer, or a high-end heat press to get started. With a minimal initial monetary investment (under $40), you can begin to enjoy the stunning results of sublimation using this item. Artesprix markers are simple to use, require little preparation time, and dry quickly. IMAGE COURTESY ESPRIX IMPRESSIONS

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