Awards & Engraving

February '19

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A&E FEBRUARY 2019 • a-e-mag.com 43 2. Place your Artesprix marker into the Pen Holder. 3. Tighten the pen holder adapter by twisting clockwise until the marker is tightly in place 4. Remove the pen guide cap (which is Fun Facts • Each Artespix marker color's lifespan has been tested and can draw a line roughly a quarter of a mile long. • Colors currently available in the Artespix Thermal Transfer Marker 10-pack case are light blue, dark blue, red, green, orange, yellow, brown, black, purple, and magenta. • Ordinary copy paper is all that is needed. If sublimation transfer paper is used, marker tips can dry up faster than expected from the chemicals in the transfer paper. • Transfer time and pressure can be adjusted, so you can get two to three transfers from your artwork. How- ever, multiple transfers yield slightly lighter colors that will not be as vivid as the original. • Transfer markers can be used to touch up areas of some of your other sublimated projects that didn't come out quite right. • Esprix Impressions, creator of Artesprix markers, will soon be offering another 10-pack of new color markers. Sublimation The Pen Holder includes a main body, a cap, and three adapters for various pen body sizes. IMAGE COURTESY CHERYL KUCHEK in place to ensure the pen tip is set to protrude the proper distance; the tip of the pen should appear where the end of the cap was once the cap is removed). 5. Place the Pen Holder into the Silhouette. 6. Move the Silhouette's lock lever to the right to lock it into place. You are now ready to send your design to the Silhouette. Sublimation Printer If you have a sublimation printer, it is easy to print an outline to be colored in. Pick out a coloring page — remember to reverse it before printing it. Now you are ready to color and press it. Free Sites for Coloring Pages There are many sites that you can download coloring pages, both for adults and children alike. Here is a link for free coloring pages for kids: www.coloring.ws. Adult free coloring pages: www.fabercas- tell.com/art-and-graphic/adult-coloring- books/coloring-pages-for-adults. A&E The Next Generation of UV-LED Technology The Mimaki UJF MkII Series joins the world's bestselling UJF line of small footprint UV-LED printers. This generation's models combine higher accuracy dot placement with speed improvements of up to 20 percent over its predecessors. A fully enclosed print area protects from dust and UV exposure for even better quality. Designed to bring ideas to life, the UJF MkII Series can create an array of specialty items, awards and personalized products. mimakiusa.com/UJF-MkII

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