Awards & Engraving

June '18

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80 • A&E JUNE 2018 A&E's PANEL OF EXPERTS ADVICE AND QUICK TIPS Short on time? You can still get good advice! Check out these quick tips from A&E's panel of experts for some easy things you can do to keep things running smoothly. IMAGE COURTESY MIKE FRUCIANO IMAGE COURTESY LIZ HAAS "In some cases the photoresist stencil will not stick to a brick or paver even with a layer of extra adhesive In this situ ation use heat to bond the mask to the porous surface A mini torch from a hardware store is perfect for this application Heat the surface until hot to the touch then apply the photoresist sandcarving stencil The heat helps the mask adhere to the brick or settle to the irregular stone surface" Liz Haas Rayzist "Increase consistency by regularly cleaning laser optics Clean the mirrors and focus lens daily more frequently when needed A lens with light smoke residue can reduce laser output by as much as percent and create inconsistent engraving and cutting results" Mike Fruciano, Coherent MIKE FRUCIANO recently accepted the position o f M a r ke t D e v e l o p m e n t Manager at Coherent. Mike brings over 24 years of laser and laser materials expertise to the aerospace, automotive, and industrial markets he covers for Coherent. He can be contacted by email at mike. or by phone at 480-294-8859. DAVID GROSS is the president of Condé Systems Inc. For more than 25 years he has developed and built the Mobile, Alabama- ba se d co m pa ny i nto t h e premier source for printers, substrates, and consumables se r v i n g t h e g ra p h i c a r t, photography, prepress, and desktop publishing industries. ERIC PRICEMAN is president for Victory, division of Planter Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. He brings over three decades of experience to the awards and engraving industry. JENNIFER FOY, creative director for Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands, has over 15 years of experience using Adobe Photoshop. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. LIZ HAAS has been a teacher, trainer, and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process. MICHAEL SULLIVAN is the marketing manager for IKONICS Corporation. He currently manages the M a r k e t i n g D e p a r t m e n t for IKONICS Corporation divisions, including IKONICS Imaging, Chromaline Screen Print Products, IKONICS Advanced Materials Solutions, and IKONICS Industrial Inkjet Solutions.

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