October '20

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CONTENT V O L U M E 3 4 | O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 | N U M B E R 1 5 FEATURES ( C O N T I N U E D ) DEPARTMENTS 92 MARKETPLACE 95 AD INDEX 96 WEB EXCLUSIVES: GRAPHICS PRO NEWSLETTER Sign up for the daily eNewsletter for more information This month, GRAPHICS PRO features several tutorials that teach you how to diversify your business. Putting a spotlight on how to grow within the signage, apparel decorating, and customized gifts markets, October's cover images are courtesy of Mark Oatis (top), Rayzist (middle), and Lon Winters (bottom). ON OUR COVER 44 COLOR MATCHING IN THE USA Just getting started in color matching? Here are a few tips for understanding color matching with hard surface dye- sublimation. 54 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: APPAREL DECORATING In need of screen-printing items, blank T-shirts, printers, and more? This is the product section for you. 64 HOW TO DESIGN WRAPS FOR EFFICIENT INSTALLATION Since efficiency leads to higher profits and a happier client, it's imperative that vehicle wraps are properly designed. 76 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SIGNAGE AND PRINTING Whether creating safety signage, wraps, or small-format pieces, you'll find what you need in this product spotlight. 60 64 44 COLUMNS 08 STEP ONE Questions, Answers By Cassie Green 10 IN THE TRENCHES Over the Coocoo's Nest… and Looking Down By Rick Williams AWARDS & CUSTOMIZATION 20 YOUR LASER AT WORK Making a Raised Letter Sign with Your Laser By Bob Hagel 30 THE RISING TIDE OF BUSINESS Social Media Tools to Help a Growing Business By Aaron Montgomery 40 SUBLIMATION BASICS AND BEYOND How to Start Sublimating Without a Printer By Cheryl Kuchek APPAREL DECORATING 48 SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE The Pelican Brief By Lon Winters 60 STITCH SOLUTIONS How to Get Great Digitizing By Jennifer Cox SIGNAGE & PRINTING 70 SHOP TALK Perfect Pairing: Lasers and Acrylics By Rick Williams 80 REGARDING DESIGN The Latest Revival By Mark Oatis 84 THE DIGITAL EYE Blending Modes By Stephen Romaniello 4 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 CATCH UP ON THE LATEST CONVERSATIONS HAPPENING IN THE GRAPHICS INDUSTRY... with the GRAPHICS PRO podcast, The GRAPHICS PRO Files. You can subscribe on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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