September '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 S E P T E M B E R 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 | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 1 | N U M B E R 1 3 Putting the spotlight on production and shop layout, this month's cover art was provided courtesy of GPX (photographer: Regan Dickinson) shot on location at Impress Designs in Carrollton, TX. Inset image courtesy the St. Regis Group. ON OUR COVER 78 46 46 EXPAND YOUR OFFERINGS WITH HIGH-VOLUME EQUIPMENT Determine whether high-volume equipment is right for your shop and how it can elevate your offerings. 56 SHOP FLOOR LAYOUT CON- SIDERATIONS FOR ABRASIVE ETCHING GLASS OR CRYSTAL Familiarize yourself with each of the steps re- quired before and after the actual etching pro- cess to ensure success. 70 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SHOP TOOLS From software to rotary attachments, ancillary tools play an important role in a graphics shop. Stock up now using this product spotlight. 74 LAYING OUT A DECORA- TION FACILITY FOR SUCCESS It's time to lay out a new decoration facil- ity floor plan — these key concepts will elevate your business to the next level. DEPARTMENTS 92 MARKETPLACE 95 AD INDEX 96 WEB EXCLUSIVES: GRAPHICS PRO NEWSLETTER Sign up for the daily eNewsletter for more information COLUMNS 08 VITAL SIGNS Be Prepared By Matt Dixon 10 IN THE TRENCHES Life and Continued Education By Rick Williams SIGNAGE & PRINTING 24 THE DIGITAL EYE Presets By Stephen Romaniello 30 RAMBLINGS FROM THE ATELIER The Matrix Ministry By Matt Touchard AWARDS & CUSTOMIZATION 52 THE RISING TIDE OF BUSINESS Why Workflow and Processes are Important By Aaron Montgomery 60 MAKING SUBLIMATION MOVES Making Sublimation Moves with Software By Howard Potter 64 YOUR LASER AT WORK Setting Up Your Graphic Program for Lasering with CorelDRAW By Bob Hagel APPAREL DECORATING 78 SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE Lord of All Things By Lon Winters 82 STITCH SOLUTIONS Shop Profile: Margaret Swauger of Cre- ative Impressions Embroidery By Jennifer Cox 20

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