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December '17

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✦ A&E DECEMBER 2017 • a-e-mag.com Glass & Crystal Report ✦ 39 Sandcarving Systems SR3000 TM Self Stick Photoresist Film 800-729-9478 www.Rayzist.com 3 Easy Steps Automatic Washout Systems GC Editor's Note: In general, glass is a generic term. Crystal is a subcategory of glass. All crystal is glass, but not all glass is crystal. Lead-crystal is what most people think "crystal" is. This term does have a legal definition. While it has always been perfectly legal to refer to glass as crystal, to declare something as lead-crystal is a different story. By law, lead-crystal is glassware containing at least 24 percent lead-oxide. 79% BLANKS Top 10 Glass and Crystal Products Sold: Awards/Trophies 79% Wine Glasses 58% Mugs 47% Barware 46% Plaques 45% Holiday Ornaments/Accessories 41% Clocks 40% Paperweights 34% Picture Frames 28% Coasters 19% Types of Glass and Crystal Product Purchased: Blanks 63% Finished Products 6% Both 29% 79% of survey respondents indicated that Quality of Product is the most important factor when purchasing glass and crystal blanks. EQUIPMENT Primary Equipment for Customizing GLASS Products: Laser Engraving System 44% Sandcarving System 31% Sublimation System 6% Rotary Engraving System 3% Direct Printing System 2% Screen Printing System 1% Vinyl 1% Other 7% Primary Equipment for Customizing CRYSTAL Products: Laser Engraving System 47% Sandcarving System 34% Sublimation System 6% Rotary Engraving System 3% Direct Printing System 2% Screen Printing System 1% Vinyl 1% Other 7%

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