June '22

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V O L U M E 3 6 | J U N E 2 0 2 2 | N U M B E R 8 CONTENT ©2022 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. GRAPHICS PRO (ISSN 2766-953X) is published monthly plus an extra issue in May and October by National Business Media, Inc., 10170 Church Ranch Way, Ste 400, Westminster, , a . eriodicas ostae aid at roofied and additiona aiin ofices. SSationa usiness edia Autoatae o. STAST ease send address chanes to GRAPHICS PRO, o , scondido, A . A ites suitted to GRAPHICS PRO ecoe the soe propert o GRAPHICS PRO and National Business Media, Inc. and cannot e reproduced ithout the ritten consent o the puisher. Adertisers andor their aencies, oint and seera, assue a iaiities or printed adertiseents in GRAPHICS PRO. pinions epressed in AS a not necessari reect the opinion o the aazine, its anaeent or its adertisers. etters, pictures and anuscripts ecoe. 2 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M FEATURES '' The pandemic inspired a sense of escapism, and this has come through in decoration. '' TA R Y N R O S E N , from Summertime and the Living's Easy, page 12 APPAREL DECORATING 12 SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING'S EASY Casual and comfortable fashions are all the rage for summer heatwaves By Carly Hollman 20 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: SUMMERWEAR 28 PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE Invest in design, creativity, and small details By Jeremy Picker AWARDS & CUSTOMIZATION 32 ETCH MASTERS Create lasting memorial prod- ucts with your laser engraver By Ruth Dobbins 38 RISKS OF IMPROPER AIR FILTRATION WHEN LASER ENGRAVING Avoid risks by using a filterng me extractor By Chau Vo 42 MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR LASER MACHINE Productivity depends largely on how well your machine is maintained By Devin Huang 46 THE MAGIC AND MEANING OF LASER ENGRAVING One shop's story of finng ts gt By Deanna Ramm SIGNAGE & PRINTING 48 A SOLID BASE OF WORK Flatbed printing remains strong through pandemic By Paula Aven Gladych 58 WRAP INSTALLATION WORKFLOW ficency makes the erence or profitable proects By Charity Jackson BUSINESS STRATEGIES 66 THE GROWTH OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES Numbers show growth, but parity is still lacking By Kristine Shreve NEW SECTION! 42 12 48 46 38

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