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Looking for easy step-by-step instructions to sublimate like a pro, color fill laser engraving, laser a stamp, or something else entirely? Look no further – these articles provide you with how-to information on products and processes! The complete library of articles is a benefit of membership.

As part of the International Awards & Personalization Expo February 7-10, I will present an education session in which I build a live WordPress website in 3 hours. Here, I'm going to go over some of the basics for getting started with WordPress. Those of you who have solid knowledge of CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT can use them to create and edit graphics for use on websites.

It has been estimated that the total number of photos taken with film since film photography began is between 2 trillion and 3 trillion worldwide. That was before digital cameras and phones with built-in cameras changed everything. An estimated 3 trillion digital photos are expected to be taken or shared from a phone in the year 2017 alone.

Dye sublimation is a great process to print on a wide selection of materials: plastic, ceramic, polyester T-shirts—and our favorite substrate, metal! Although the process of sublimating on metal versus other materials is similar, there are a few key things to keep in mind to make your sublimation pop on this substrate.

All the sublimation terms you need to know—and a few you may not even have known existed.

Get into the profitable ADA-compliant signage market while saving time and money and gaining a competitive advantage. How? Use a UV-LED printer.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was created in 1990 with one goal: to prohibit unjustified discrimination based on disability. This act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and also requires accessibility for public accommodations.
Achieving a perfect, polished, laser-cut acrylic edge can be a challenging task for even the most advanced laser users because there are number of variables involved. You must use a high-quality acrylic appropriate for your application; determine the correct power, speed, and frequency settings; and select a suitable lens and table configuration, just to name a few. Below is a how-to guide to help any laser user achieve a flame-polished edge when laser cutting acrylic.
I was recently handed a page with seven logo choices and asked to choose my favorite. Before I answered, I had a number of questions. Choosing an attractive logo is important, but there are other factors that are just as important. I’ll walk you through my thought process, so you can apply the same logic when considering a new logo.
Some substrates—like ceramic and polyester—are natural canvases for sublimation. Other materials, like metal panels, are sold with special coatings to accept sublimation. Despite consumers loving the natural look of wood, sublimation-ready wooden blanks were not readily available until recently. Now, specially formulated coatings enable sublimators to print on natural wood surfaces. Retailers are seeing a lot of new sublimatable wood products available, from panels to frames.
Engraving, etching, and cutting with a CO2 laser system is simple and fast. These versatile machines excel at engraving wood, glass, acrylic, specialty plastics, and many textiles.
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