Awards & Engraving

April '20

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28 a-e-mag.com • A&E APRIL 2020 WOOD HEART TUTORIAL Materials you need: • Laminate film (glossy or matte) • Scissors • X-Acto knife • Repositionable spray • Lint roller • Plain uncoated wood, ceramic, metal, or canvas (this tutorial features a wood heart purchased at the Dollar Tree) • Sublimation image transfer • Poly-poplin material (can be bought at Condé Systems) • Parchment paper • Heat gloves • Cooling glass plate (optional) Step One: Set the heat press at 360 F for 90 seconds. Step Two: Print the sublimation image. Step Three: Cut the excess laminate film around the wood, leaving a little extra film for shrinkage. Step Four: Place parchment paper on the top and bottom of the substrate. Use poly-poplin for thicker pieces of wood to absorb moisture. Step Five: Press with the lamination on top, wood on the bottom. Step Six: Put your wood heart on the cooling plate and wait for it to cool down. Step Seven: Turn the wood over and, using your X-Acto knife, cut the remaining excess from around the wood. Additional materials used for the wooden heart. Prepping for the transfer by cutting the excess laminate after pressing it to the wood. The finished wooden heart. The additional materials used for the canvas. Prepping for the transfer by cutting the excess laminate after pressing it to the canvas. The finished canvas.

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