Awards & Engraving

April '20

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8 Technical Laser Tips: Photos, Less-than-Perfect Graphics, and Metal Marking In this article, Amy Dallman, Epilog Laser, focuses on how to handle photo engraving, less-than-perfect artwork, and metal marking with a CO 2 system. 20 Custom Gifts: Moms, Dads, and Grads Whatever the occasion, and whomever the recipient, get the right gift into your customer's hands using this product showcase. 34 Adding Flare to a Photo in CorelDRAW Elevate products beyond expectations using these Corel techniques from Shon Roti, 9th Street Designs. 40 Product Focus: Medals, Medallions, and Ribbons Whether your customer is looking for a traditional 1st place medal, mounted medallion, or a rosette for 2nd place, there is something for every recognition need in this product feature. 44 Counting on Corporate: Corporate Award Trends and How to Market Them The question isn't whether or not you should be supplying the corporate market with their awards and gift needs, but rather whether you have all the products, processes, and marketing programs in place to do so. 8 40 FEATURES April 2020 Volume 33 • Number 2 CONTENTS 2 • A&E APRIL 2020 After Page 32 Special Issue: The Sublimation Report is a comprehensive lineup of everything you need to succeed in the sublimation business. From new printers to flashy trends, from niche markets to current product offerings, this report has it all, PLUS survey results to help you build your business. Presented by A& E and Printwear magazines PUBLISHER Dan Peckham EDITOR Cassie Green ART DIRECTOR Kim M. Wright CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jennifer Foy, David Gross, Michael Kaminsky, Danny Marcario SALES SUPPORT Jeff Wemmell MEDIA CONSULTANTS Ryan Applebaum, Desiree Delfrari • Spring 2020 • The Sublimation Report 1 Cover image courtesy of Augusta Sportswear 4 Introducing New Sawgrass Sublimation Printers and Solutions Built on the road-tested SG400 and SG800 printers, Sawgrass is introducing the new Virtuoso SG500 and SG1000 printers. 10 Check into a Year-Round Pattern: The Buffalo Check Pattern Create a buffalo check pattern to stay on trend with your dye-sublimation products. 14 Product Feature: Sublimation Equipment and Supplies Keep up with the selection of new sublimatable substrates as well as equipment to decorate them with using this product spotlight. 24 Decorating Digits: Sublimation Survey Numbers Are you keeping abreast of the happenings in the sublimation segment? This survey is here to help. 26 Exploring Niche Markets for Sublimation If you want to grow your business, you need to push the envelope and think outside of the typical market segments. 30 Decorating Dye- Sublimated Apparel: Know the Challenges Before They Arise As the popularity of polyester grows, the issue of dye migration is front and center for today's garment decorators. Learn how to avoid this issue. SubReport-20.indd 1 SubReport-20.indd 1 2/28/20 9:51 AM 2/28/20 9:51 AM

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