Awards & Engraving

April '18

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Features 8 Photo Focus Shift: Change the Focus Subject of an Image with Photoshop Jennifer Foy, Unisub, presents a few ways to edit images with distracting elements. 20 Product Focus: Medals, Medallions, & Ribbons Medals, medallions, and ribbons have a prominent place in the recognition industry. Offer your customers the latest. 28 The Route Less Traveled By: Why Adding Routers Can Lead to Success If you're curious about routers, we have some experts who are willing to help. 33 Road Warriors of A&E Jim Spearman, PDU CAT, talks about traveling and his start in the awards and engraving industry. 34 Custom Gifts: Moms, Dads, & Grads Provide everything your customers are looking for during this gift-giving season. 40 Smart Choices: Newest Equipment for Sublimation Success Stay up to date on sublimation equipment using this guide from Robin Kavanagh of Sawgrass. 44 April 2018 • Vol. 31, No. 2 Contents After Page 32 The Sublimation Report A special double issue, The Sublimation Report offers coverage on the basics of the technology, latest products and equipment, 30 tips and tricks, and more. And don't forget to check out the survey, featuring data on sublimation businesses around the nation. Laser Engraving Sales & Marketing Sublimation Graphic Design Sandcarving COLUMNS 12 Your Laser at Work Taking Your Work to the Next Level 16 People Buy From People Concepts of Building Your Business for Success: Section O 24 CorelDRAW from A to E An Army of Fonts 44 Etch Masters How to Start Etching Glass Awards & Gifts 48 Sublimation and UV-LED Full-Color Solutions Live Outside the Box • Spring 2018 • THE SUBLIMATION REPORT 1 201 8 Presented by A & E and Printwear magazines 14 PRODUCT FEATURE: SUBLIMATE IT! Get everything you need to build, or boost, your sublimation business using this product spotlight. 20 INDUSTRY SURVEY: THE SUBLIMATION BUSINESS Build your sublimation business and increase profits using this survey information. 22 30 SUBLIMATION TIPS AND TRICKS Check out these 30 sublimation tips provided by David Gross, Condé. pg. 4 PUBLISHER Dan Peckham EDITOR Cassie Green ART DIRECTOR Kim M. Wright CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mike Clark, David Gross, Aaron Montgomery SALES SUPPORT Ryan Applebaum ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Haleigh Erwin, Shanna Rowley Desiree Delfrari, Anna Stettler pg. 14 pg. 22 28 DEBUNKING WIDE- FORMAT SUBLIMATION MYTHS Aaron Montgomery debunks the biggest myths associated with wide-format technology. 4 SUBLIMATION BASICS: HOW AND WHERE TO START Get started on the path to sublimation using this advice from industry voices. Images courtesy Sawgrass, JDS, Augusta, and Condé Special supplement to the April 2018 issues of A&E and Printwear Magazines • THE SUBLIMATION REPORT 1 A National Business Media, Inc. Publication SubReport18.indd 1 2/27/18 11:01 AM 2 • A&E APRIL 2018 O N - L I N E : a - e - m a g . c o m 34 28

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