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October '20

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A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z AT I O N 4 0 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S U B L I M A T I O N B A S I C S A N D B E Y O N D | C H E R Y L K U C H E K HOW TO START SUBLIMATING WITHOUT A PRINTER I f there was ever an opportunity to get into sublimation without buy- ing a printer, or for that matter a heat press, it would be in using the new Artesprix markers and stamp pad. Artesprix's new range of pastel-colored markers that expand beyond its origi- nal primary color line and the newly released stamp pads, in my opinion, could be the products of the year. There is even a rumor that the stamp's pads will come in various colors in the near future, as well as refillable ink being available for the stamp pads. To be able to use stamps to sublimate with can be a game-changer. Artesprix sells its own line of pre-manufactured stamps that already contain mirrored images, and some of the industry ven- dors carry them. And if you have a laser engraver, you can purchase a unique en- gravable rubber and cut-out stamps us- ing your designs. One thing to note: It is essential to mirror your image when preparing to cut them out. These new products bridge the gap between crafters, vinyl enthusiasts, and sublimators; they make sublimation af- fordable. You can use a reasonably in- expensive heat press to get started and have some fun. You can even implement outlined SVG designs that you have had for years or scan images from coloring books for some great artwork. MARKER TUTORIAL Let's walk through the steps of how to sublimate using the markers and stamp pad. Items you need: • Teflon sheet • Artesprix markers The items needed to get started sublimating using the Artesprix markers and stamp pad. (All images courtesy Cheryl Kuchek)

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