Awards & Engraving

August '19

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A&E AUGUST 2019 • 43 below the layers. (Step 1a in the image on page 42.) By adding a pattern overlay instead of a pattern fill, I can adjust the pattern size to fit in my template. Step Two: I chose a rectangle design from my shape tool, and instead of adding a stroke, I added dots. Step Three: Once I got the shape and size I wanted, I duplicated it by pressing the Command button and the letter J, and then moved it in position. (You can also duplicate by going up to Layer then Duplicate.) Step Four: With my Text tool, I added monogram letters, using Monogram KK (free font from DaFont). Once again, I duplicated it by pressing the Command button and the letter J. Once that was completed, I was ready to print. It is important to turn off the template before printing. You can do that by clicking on the "eye" (Layer visibility) next to the layer. Tip: Before you decide to throw out the jig shape of the flip-flop, why don't you repurpose it? If you cut it in small pieces, they are ideal spacers for when you are doing stackable metal. WRAPPING IT UP What may at first appear not to be a viable market may end up being a tremendous seller for you, especially when summer for some businesses c a n b e a s l ow selling time. Cre- ating beautiful, fun flip-flops that make a statement to the buyer might just be a fit. So, enjoy the summer and make money too. Sublimation The final outcome. A&E

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