Awards & Engraving

April '20

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A&E APRIL 2020 • 29 Sublimation Step Eight: Allow your laminated wood to completely cool down before pressing your image. Press it at 350 F for 120 sec- onds with light to medium pressure. Step Nine: After the wood has cooled, lightly spray your image with reposition- able spray to ensure secure placement on the wood. CANVAS PANEL TUTORIAL Using the same materials list, here are the steps needed to sublimate canvas flat panels via the lamination process. Step One: Set the heat press at 370 F for 120 seconds, light pressure. Step Two: Print the sublimation image. Step Three: Cut the excess from around the canvas panel, leaving a little lamination for shrinkage. Step Four: Place parchment paper on the top and bottom of the canvas. Step Five: Press with the lamination on top, canvas on the bottom. Step Six: Put the canvas on the cooling plate and wait for it to cool down. Step Seven: Turn the canvas over and, using your X-Acto knife, cut the excess around the panel. Let it completely cool down before pressing your image. Step Eight: Press your image at 360 F for 120 seconds with light to medium pressure. Step Nine: Lightly spray your image to ensure secure placement on the canvas. I would say this process is a great find, especially for inexpensive uncoated wood shapes that you find — they sublimate beautifully with the lamination film applied. I hope you found this helpful and that it inspires you to think outside of the box and start your own experimenting. I will leave you with a quote from Thomas Edison: "Success depends on how many experiments you can fit into 24 hours… I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 ways it won't work." A&E Daily eNewsletters Weekly Products & Deals THE NBM SHOW Coast-to-Coast Published Monthly Subscribe at or call 800-870-0904. the ISSUE MORE PART OF

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