August '21

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FEATURES ( C O N T I N U E D ) 4 G R A P H I C S P R O A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M CONTENT V O L U M E 3 5 | A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 | N U M B E R 1 2 DEPARTMENTS 92 MARKETPLACE 95 AD INDEX 96 WEB EXCLUSIVES: WIDE-FORMAT PRINTING PANEL A special discussion on the state of the industry Showcasing this month's spotlight on floor graphics, the August cover features Todd Gilens and Scott Oliver installing one of 40 unique graphics in Gilens' "Reading For- est" artwork. The project was commissioned by the National Forest Foundation and the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership and supported by a grant from the USDA Forest Service. See and for more information. Photo courtesy California Tahoe Conservancy. Inset image courtesy Erich Campbell. ON OUR COVER 74 SIMPLIFY YOUR LASER SETUP WITH A FILTERING FUME EXTRACTOR In this article, Chau Vo, PAT Technology Systems, ex- plains why fume extraction shouldn't be an overlooked process when installing a laser machine. 54 EXPLORING THE RE- LATIONSHIP OF LAMINA- TORS AND WORKTABLES Learn why companies shouldn't consider either a laminator or an application table but should consider getting one of each, as they comple- ment each other. 62 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: FALL SPORTS From outerwear to awards, these products elevate your fall sports offerings. 54 50 46 FLOOR GRAPHICS: HOW THE RIGHT AP- PROACH LEADS TO INCREASED SALES Jay Kroll, General Formula- tions, talks about making good choices to ensure your next floor graphic works, and that the successful completion of the job brings you more of it. COLUMNS 08 STEP ONE Get to Work By Cassie Green 10 IN THE TRENCHES Big Sam By Rick Williams APPAREL DECORATING 16 SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE We're Baaaaack! By Lon Winters SIGNAGE & PRINTING 50 RAMBLINGS FROM THE ATELIER – NEW! The Power of Photography; the Intrigue of Illustration By Matt Touchard 58 SHOP TALK Non-CNC Dimensional Logos By Rick Williams AWARDS & CUSTOMIZATION 67 THE RISING TIDE OF BUSINESS Investment Decisions By Aaron Montgomery 70 YOUR LASER AT WORK Do I Need a Large-Format Laser? By Bob Hagel 80 MAKING SUBLIMATION MOVES Production Purposes By Howard Potter 74

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