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2023 Hands-On Training Sessions

During the 2023 International Expo, we offered attendees the valuable opportunity to learn from industry experts on colorfill, sandcarving, and UV printing with three hands-on sessions. During these intensive courses, attendees practiced their skills while receiving personal attention and guidance from our instructors. 

Planning for the 2024 International Expo is underway, so stay tuned for more details on our next hands-on learning sessions.

Three Ways to UV Print on your Awards: Hands-on Session 

Oscar Granados, LogoJET
Session Code 401
0.3 CEU Technical

LogoJET’s hands-on session will teach participants three techniques of UV printing on an acrylic award to demonstrate ultimate customization. UV printing offers nearly limitless opportunities for personalization, and participants will have the opportunity to print one of their own. Participants will walk away understanding the ease of use with UV printing as well as their own customized award piece.
Hands-on Activity:
1. Reverse printing: for items like acrylic, glass, or crystal, reverse printing is a great opportunity to decorate your products and ensure durability.
2. Etching effect: for items when a laser doesn’t work—learn how UV printing can add text to your products without damaging the fragile substrates. Learn how to use various techniques to create the classic engraved effect.
3. Textures—adding some texture and 3D effects to your awards provides added value and outstanding awards that you can really feel.

Registration fee includes all course materials:
Member - $125
Nonmember - $150  

Basics and Beyond with Sandcarving: Hands-on Session 

Darin Jones, IKONICS Imaging
Session Code 402
0.3 CEU Technical

In this hands-on training session, you will learn how to do exclusive techniques for sandcarving. We will be providing glassware, ceramic, and stone and practice how to sandcarve, using various techniques including deep carving, frosted glassware, advanced compound curves, color-filling, and more! Reach new customers through the unique avenue of sandcarving. Not to mention all the hands-on time you’ll get and the fancy new drinking glasses that you sandcarve and get to take home!

Registration fee includes all course materials:
Member - $125
Nonmember - $150 


Colorfill: Hands-on Session 

Liz Haas, Rayzist
Session Code 403
0.3 CEU Technical

This hands-on session will focus on various paints; every student will paint a wine bottle, wine glass, and rock as well as Sandcarve one project for a highly unique textured (relief carve) appearance. Learn the techniques for painting and applications that we recommended for various materials. Increase the value and interest of your Sandcarved product by adding a color fill. Add a color fill or splash of color to virtually any surface, glass, stone, wood, and metal. A color fill provides contrast to the etched area and a beautiful appearance, which can expand your product line and profits. You do not have to be an artist; you need to know your products!

Registration fee includes all course materials:
Member - $155
Nonmember - $180 

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