April '21

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4 4 S U B L I M A T I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M B Y D A V I D G R O S S M y goal has always been simple: to help you be successful at subli- mation transfer by providing out- standing value and service. In my opin- ion, the value starts by introducing you to a variety of imprintable products that are sure to dazzle your customers and bring big profits to your decorating busi- ness. Backing up those products (and the equipment needed to produce them) with service that includes technical and educa- tional support helps you spend less time on problems and more time helping your customers and growing your business. In that spirit, let's talk about a prod- uct that can elevate your awards offer- ing: slate. WHAT IS SUBLISLATE? Ideal for displaying cherished memo- ries, SubliSLATE combines full-color photographs with the natural beauty and durability of rustic slate. SubliSLATE's uniform thickness and ultra-flat coat- ed image area provide consistent pho- to transfers while the individually frac- tured edges help to blend transferred im- ages into each piece in our experience. Originally, SubliSLATE was offered in a variety of traditional and non-tradi- tional shapes and featured a matte white sublimation coating. Recently, however, new shapes, sizes, and a glossy white fin- ish have been added. The new round, square, and square with clock mecha- nism come with black plastic stands for desk, mantle, or tabletop display while the picture frame with heart- or rectan- gle-shaped cutout come with an easel backing that is attached after imaging. Additionally, there is a narrow rectangle (portrait and landscape available) with THE ROAD TO SUBLIMATION SUCCESS: How to Add Rock-Solid Impact to Your Awards A SLATE SUBLIMATION TUTORIAL The materials needed to sublimate slate. (All images courtesy David Gross) two pre-drilled holes and jute twine for displaying finished pieces on a home or office wall. SubliSLATE photo gifts and awards have qualities that demonstrate the value and desirability of the sublima- tion transfer process. I sincerely hope the following tutorial shows you how SubliSL ATE can grow your awards business and wow your clients. TUTORIAL Basic materials list: • Digital template • Printed transfer • Blank SubliSLATE • Heat tape • Protective paper • Green pad • Heat gloves • Flat swing-away heat press S U B L I M AT I O N R E P O R T 2 0 2 1

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