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December '20

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HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS The folks at Unisub are introducing six new styles of holiday ornaments: three two-sided metal shapes with a white gloss coating (hex/honeycomb, cross, and tag) and three new two-sided hardboard shapes (heart, bunting, Benelux). Keep in mind that ornaments are not just for the holidays—they are great sellers all year long when used as favors for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more. I have personally found that fundraising is an excellent way to sell large numbers of ornaments in a short period of time. The metal and hardboard ornaments can be decorated using a standard sublimation printer and flat heat press. For high- volume environments, an optional production jig is available that enables fast and accurate transfers at the heat press. Basic materials list: Basic steps: 1. Download a digital product template and use it to create artwork for these uniquely shaped items. 2. Print the transfer. 3. Cover the bottom table of the heat press with a blank protective sheet of paper. 4. Secure transfer to ornament using heat tape or Prospray if doing a two-sided metal ornament. 5. Place ornament face-up (attached transfer face-down) on the protective paper, cover with another sheet of protective paper, and press for 75 seconds at 400 F with medium pressure. 6. Carefully remove the ornament from the press, remove the transfer, and let cool. • Digital template • Printed transfer • Ornaments • Heat tape • Prospray for two-sided metal • Heat gloves • Protective paper • Flat heat press Ornaments aren't just for the holidays any- more. You can also use these as wedding or Valentine's Day gifts. HARDBOARD CHARGING STATION If you are like me (and millions of others) who have bought into Apple's digitally connected world that includes Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods, you'll love this new charging station. Made of Unisub hardboard, this two-piece stand provides a personalized resting place for devices while charg- ing on a desk, kitchen counter, or nightstand. Android folks will also appreciate this charging stand. There's a lot of room for personalization with full-color designs, photos, and monograms. The stand features an im- printable glossy white surface with black back and edges that help deliver a professionally finished product, and the unique lightweight collapsible design makes it the ideal accessory for travelers. The hardboard charging station can be decorated us- ing a standard sublimation printer and flat heat press. Basic materials list: Basic steps: 1. Download a digital product template and use it to cre- ate artwork for this uniquely shaped item. 2. Print the transfer. 3. Cover the bottom table of the heat press with a blank protective sheet of paper. 4. Secure transfer to each piece of hardboard using heat tape. 5. Place hardboard face-up (attached transfer face-down) on the protective paper, cover with another sheet of pro- tective paper, and press for 1 minute, 45 seconds at 400 F with medium pressure. 6. Carefully remove the hardboard from the press, remove the transfer, and let cool on a flat surface. • Digital template • Printed transfer • Blank hardboard pieces • Heat tape • Heat gloves • Protective paper • Flat heat press Both Apple and Android users will appreciate a cus- tomized charging station for all their devices. 4 6 G R A P H I C S P R O D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M

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