April '21

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FEATURES ( C O N T I N U E D ) CONTENT V O L U M E 3 5 | A P R I L 2 0 2 1 | N U M B E R 7 COLUMNS 08 STEP ONE Simply Sustainable By Cassie Green 10 IN THE TRENCHES Crawdads and Superheroes By Rick Williams AWARDS & CUSTOMIZATION 16 THE RISING TIDE OF BUSINESS Sustainable Significance By Aaron Montgomery 26 YOUR LASER AT WORK Selling Artistic and Themed Products By Bob Hagel APPAREL DECORATING 60 SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE Winters is Coming (Here!) By Lon Winters 70 STITCH SOLUTIONS Getting from Point A to Point B By Jennifer Cox SIGNAGE & PRINTING 90 THE DIGITAL EYE Restoration Techniques: Part 1 By Stephen Romaniello 100 SHOP TALK The Big Easy By Rick Williams DEPARTMENTS 108 MARKETPLACE 111 AD INDEX 112 WEB EXCLUSIVES: GRAPHICS PRO NEWSLETTER Sign up for the daily eNewsletter for more information The April issue highlights the resiliency and ambition of the graphics industry. Celebrating flex- ibility and diversity of services, this month's cover art was provided courtesy of Chase Street Accessories & Engraving; inset image courtesy of Rick Williams, Rick's Sign Company. ON OUR COVER 80 TAKING YOUR FIRST STEPS INTO ROLL-TO-ROLL PRINTING Adding a roll-to-roll printer means your shop can offer indoor and outdoor sig- nage of all kinds—including wayfinding signage, vehicle wraps, floor graphics, canvas/fine art, stickers, and more. 86 SIGN DESIGN 101: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SIGN AND PRINT (WEB/ SCREEN) DESIGN Matt Charboneau, Storm Mountain Signs, discusses the differences between sign and print/web/screen design in part one of this series. 80 96 ONGOING TRAINING: SOURCES FOR FURTHERING YOUR WRAPS EDUCATION Tap this list of wraps training resources from Charity Jackson of Visual Hori- zons Custom Signs. 4 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 96 Check out the SUBLIMATION REPORT featured on page 29 of this issue. Inside, you'll find color- matching tips and resources, cut-and-sew ins and outs, the latest in substrates and equipment, plus survey results to help you better your business. Bonus Coverage!

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