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Webinars—Convenient Online Education

The Awards and Personalization Association webinar series is an integral part of your continuing education. You’ll find a wide variety of on-demand educational webinars covering topics relating to leadership, business, and marketing, as well as the variety of processes you use on a daily basis – laser engraving, sublimation, sand carving, UV printing, and more.

Now Offering Free Webinars

Helping businesses thrive is our mission. During these trying times, we want to provide helpful resources to the Awards and Personalization community. Through the upcoming weeks, we will be offering free access to webinars that will help you grow your business.

We hope that you find these resources useful as we navigate through the impact that COVID-19 has on our industry together.

Upcoming Webinars

Six Questions to Ask Before Adding Signage

Thursday, May 21, 1 pm CT— read more.
Presented by Josh Robertson, JDS Sign Supply

The Dos and Don'ts of Logos, Art, Copyrights and Trademarks

Wednesday, May 27, 1 pm CT— read more.
Presented by Michael B. Stewart, Esq.

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to get the Most from Your Laser Investment

Thursday, June 4, 1 pm CT—read more.
Presented by Craig Nelson, Sales and Marketing, Epilog Laser

Navigating the “New Normal” – Returning to Work in the Age of Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 1 pm CTread more.
Presented by Sharon DeLay, GO-HR

Free Recorded Webinars

The Logo Apparel Profit Center

Originally presented on May 14, 2020 by Josh Ellsworth, GroupeSTAHL

Are you looking to establish new, profitable revenue streams?  All you need is a heat press.  Gain the confidence you need to navigate the choices available to you for printing apparel with high quality, high profit results. You’ll learn:

  • How to use a laser cutter/engraver for cutting apparel graphics and what materials work best.
  • The value of screen-printed transfers and how to use them in your business (live on video).
  • A formula to deliver up to a 100x return on a $2500 heat press investment in the first year.

Watch Recorded Logo Apparel Webinar

Variable Fonts: A CorelDRAW 2020 Tutorial

Originally presented on May 7, 2020 by Shon Roti, Owner of 9th Street Designs

The latest version of CorelDRAW offers several new features. One of the new features is the ability to use variable fonts. This tutorial will demonstrate the unique versatility of this new font file and show the advantages for layout and design over traditional file types such as TrueType and OpenType fonts.

Watch Recorded Variable Fonts Webinar

How To Be Successful On Both Sides of the Value Equation

Originally presented on April 30, 2020, by Dave Fellman, David Fellman and Associates

It’s pretty well accepted that we have to bring value to our customers. It’s not always as clear that they should bring value to the relationship as well. In this session, Dave Fellman will explain how to work both sides of the value equation effectively. The program begins with a clear understanding of what buyers view as value – and there’s far more to that than a competitive price! It continues with an explanation of how your customers can provide value to your business, and how to capture even more of that value than you may be getting now.

Watch Recorded Value Equation Webinar

Laser Hacks by David Stevens, Trotec Laser Inc.

Originally presented on April 23, 2020, by David Stevens, Trotec Laser Inc.

This presentation will provide a series of time and money saving laser processing tips and tricks, and best practices to help you maximize your productivity and laser processing results.
Topics include:

  • Laser efficiency hacks such as fixturing, nesting, and fast part removal techniques
  • Laser cleaning hacks such as engravers plastic, wood, acrylic and powder coating
  • Tricks for boosting laser processing quality including masking, paint fill and rotary hacks

Watch Recorded Laser Hacks Webinar

UV Printing Plaques and Awards

Originally presented on April 16, 2020 by Michael Perrilli, Direct Color Systems

Adding beautiful color to plaques and awards has been at the core of UV printing for a long time. And what makes it even better is that the application is easy and can boost margins in a big way. Move away from monochromatic decoration methods and join us for this UV printer demonstration.

Watch Recorded UV Printing Webinar

CorelDRAW 2019 and More

Originally presented on April 9, 2020 by Randy Allen, CRS, Engraving Concepts

Are you getting the most benefit you can out of CorelDRAW? If you’re not using the imposition tool, variable data, and print merge features, you’re missing out. Beginners and long-time users can improve their workflow and speed with these fundamental features and tools. You'll also learn about the new enhanced objects docker, boundary tool, virtual segment delete tool, macros, and more. Learn about features and tools that are often overlooked!

Watch recorded CorelDRAW webinar

Social Media R.E.C.I.P.E for Awards and Personalization Shops

Originally presented April 2, 2020 by Eddie Hill, CRM, Award Master’s Inc.

Join Eddie Hill, CRM, owner of Award Masters Inc, for an informative presentation on social media. Eddie will go through the major media platforms, discuss target audiences, best time to post, and help you identify relevant content for your audience. He will provide a worksheet for each platform with recommended post sizes, header size, and profile size.

Watch recorded social media webinar

Adding Sublimation to Your Business

Originally presented March 26, 2020 by Lisa Ellston, JDS Industries

During these uncertain times, it is always good to look to the future and start making plans for what’s next. Now is the time to start gathering information on the different processes that could be added to your business down the road. Sublimation is one process that is worth considering. Learn more about sublimation and the equipment and accessories you need to get started.

Watch recorded sublimation webinar

Webinars Library

Access to the webinars library is offered to association members along with continuing education credit as a free member benefit. Members log in at the top of the page to access the webinars library or become a member now to access the webinars listed below.

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