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December '20

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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 D E C E M B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 5 1 Vector graphics are great to use with sublimation because when you scale your design, you do not have to be concerned about losing the design's res - olution or quality. (Image courtesy Cheryl Kuchek) Vector file extensions include the following: • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) • AI (Adobe Illustrator) • EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) • CDR (CorelDRAW) Vector graphics are great to use with sublimation because when you scale your design, no matter the size, you do not have to be concerned about losing the de- sign's resolution or quality. WORKING WITH COLOR Whether you are a designer or buying a design, it's essential to know the difference between the RGB and CMYK color modes. Industry experts recommend RGB for sub- limation. It stands for the three-color hues that are mixed to create other colors. RGB is usually associated with computer on-screen previews. If your printer requires CMYK, save the file as such, but keep your original work- ing file in RGB. RGB has thousands more colors than CMYK and is the best your art- work can look. It is recommended to make an RGB color chart for both your soft and hard substrates. A good practice is to print a black square on your substrates as black is the last color to sublimate when heat pressed. That gives you the best time and temperature for each sub - strate. If the black turns brown, it indicates you have pressed it too long. If it is green, it indicates that you didn't press it long enough. Your #1 source for exceptional crystal products 9955 BALDWIN PLACE, EL MONTE, CA 91731 888.358.8298 INFO@CRYSTALBYDESIGN.COM WWW.CRYSTALBYDESIGN.COM

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