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75 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 0 START HERE in Texas: may 12, 2021 GRAPHICS PRO EXPO, formerly THE NBM SHOW, kicks off in Irving, Texas, May 13-15 with START HERE ACADEMY on May 12: Learn from industry influencers about building your business Share ideas and explore new products Workshop your challenges and find production solutions This 101-level, one-day educational conference provides valuable start-up resources for those new to the business or looking to expand into new markets. Stay tuned for more information and conference details in the coming months! step is color-only printed flat on top of the raised elements (Figure 7). The sign is now complete. Though the printed ink is cured to the touch, a full cure of the ink usually requires about 24 hours after printing to complete. Once fully cured, the adhesion strength of the ink is also at its maximum (Figure 8). PRINT POTENTIAL Over the last several years, UV print technology has evolved immensely, allowing almost any substrate to be a potential printed product. Innovative features such as the ability to print raised and textured elements has added signifi- cant perceived value. We all know that value, whether perceived or not, equals higher profits. I hope this tutorial has been informative and has sparked new ideas of how you can further capitalize on your future UV printing endeavors.

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