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✦ 46 ✦ Glass & Crystal Report a-e-mag.com • A&E DECEMBER 2017 turned on and the sandblast pressure is adjusted accordingly, load the substrate into the machine. Hold the nozzle at a 90-degree angle, held about 6 to 8 inches away from the substrate. Keep the nozzle moving nice and steady on the substrate. Continue blasting until the desired blast depth is achieved while ensuring the film is not compromised. SIX: FINISHED, HIGH-END PRODUCT At last, the sandcarving is complete! In a reasonable amount of time, this high-end look is achievable with the sandcarving process. Now it's your turn—tr y your hand at sandcarving barware. Keep an open mind when exploring the barware niche. There is a higher perceived value when it comes to sandcarving barware, or any drinkware, compared to traditional processes such as screen printing. Sandcarving allows for depth, sharp and fine lines, halftone capabilities, frosting, and stage-carving designs, which will help your products stand out. A great place to start is to check out the local breweries and craft beers in your own neighborhood. They're on the rise. From beer mugs and growlers to pint and pilsner glasses, there are a lot of opportunities just around your corner. Ready, set, sandcarve! Step Five. The finished product offers a high-end appeal to many end users.

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