Classes

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Introduction to Crio White Toner Technology

Sublimation can do a lot - but not everything. If you've been looking to fill in the gaps that sublimation leaves behind, this class is for you! Considered the perfect complement to sublimation printing, white toner heat transfer allows you to print full-color designs...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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CorelDRAW for Sublimation

In this hands on session, Roger will guide you through the creation of a couple of quick projects, but before he does that, he will cover off some of the fundamentals of CorelDRAW. He will start with basic page set-up and then quickly move into using templates, adding...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Printing and Selling Sublimated Apparel - Profitably

Vapor ApparelBeing in the apparel business as a sublimator can be a double edged sword. When done correctly, the quality and output is second to none, allowing you to deliver a high quality product, that is differentiated from the competition. When done without proper...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Creating Artwork for Dye-Sublimation Using Photoshop (Morning)

Dye-sublimated products can be seen everywhere - shirts, flags, mugs, you name it. The ability to create an all over print on almost anything is amazing with its brilliant colors and customization possibilities, but where would it be without the artwork? Full-color...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Sublimation 911

Would you like some straightforward advice on how to work smarter and not harder? Or how to prevent sublimation meltdowns? David will cover many common sublimation problems and how to proactively prevent and solve them. Join him as he shares his extensive collection of...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Sublimation from Start to Finish with JDS

JDS Industries is the largest Sublimation wholesaler in the country. They’ve got you covered from start to finish! Select from their 1200+ sublimation products, located in their 14 warehouses across the country. 90% of the country is a one day ship for all orders...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Beyond the Tee: Laser Transfers on Mugs and Hard Surfaces

When someone mentions laser heat transfer printing, most folks think of printing T-shirts. But did you know that you can do so much more? An often overlooked capability of white toner printers and laser heat transfer papers the ability to print onto hard surfaces such...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Lightning Round – CorelDRAW Quick Tips

This will be a bit of an experiment, think of it like speed dating for CorelDRAW. Roger has a list of over 50 CorelDRAW tips and tricks and will run through as many as time allows. These tips cover everything from double clicking tools for quick actions to adding...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Creating Artwork for Dye-Sublimation Using Affinity Photo

When it comes to dye sublimation, you want to use a graphics program that will allow you to create artwork that will take advantage of the full color printing capabilities of this process. For years, Photoshop has been the industry standard, but due to high cost, some...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Heat Transfer 101 with iColor

Is heat transfer printing right for your business? Learn the benefits of printing with white toner; Why do I need white toner? The differences between the available models on the market (covers all brands). What is a RIP and why do I need it? 1 and 2 step papers...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Discover Why Complex - Advanced Product Personalization is Growing

For years Vic has preached that simple online product designs with limited options are the way to succeed and make money. Well, the times have changed and next generation, social media-savvy young ladies have no fear of complex online interactions.... especially when...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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Get Legit, Go Pro - A Comprehensive Legal Framework for Business Growth and Success

Join attorney/entrepreneur Gordon Firemark as he explores the four essential legal and business strategies that set professionals apart from hobbyists and dabblers. Whether you’re looking to grow your full time business, or improve your side-hustle, you’ll leave...

2021-09-29 Sessions
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CorelDRAW for Laser Engraving

In this session Roger will look at the basic document set-up when prepping a file for laser engraving and then move onto creating a couple of quick projects that include working with thin fonts while creating a cake topper, creating cut lines, creating an array of...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Growing Your Business with Sublimation

Are you wondering how to expand your sublimation business? Hard surface blanks could be the answer! In this course, you will learn about Unisub, a manufacturer of premium hard surface blanks, and the variety of products and resources available through the company to...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Sublimation on Cotton - The Game Changer

What if we told you that you could print your vibrant sublimation designs on to cotton? And what if we told you that you can also print Glitter & Metallic sublimation designs on to cotton? Or how about printing colorful photos on to Vinyl/HTV? Join FOREVER’s...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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10 Most Profitable Products for Your Business from Craft Chameleon

What products are the most profitable? Becky takes out all the work! See how muchthe various products offer and what amount of profit each one offers. Level: All Levels Speaker Biography    ...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Troubleshooting Sublimation

Troubleshooting sublimation issues can be frustrating and expensive. Over the years, JDS has accumulated real world experience and have examples of these issues. Join them to discuss how to find the best resolutions to these problems. Whether you are new to...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Sprite’s Sublimation Showcase Showdown

Come on down and spin the wheel as Sprite shows you some of her favorite sublimation tips and tricks. Topics include all over drinkware, design hacks, minimizing production time, maximizing product value, and more! Level: All Levels Speaker...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Sublimation Hacks for Increasing Your Profits and Productivity

Would you like to tap into the exciting and often secret world of sublimation hacks? Whether you are new to sublimation or a seasoned pro, it's difficult to keep up with all of the equipment, products, and techniques in this constantly evolving industry. Join David as...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Imaging Acrylic and Metal Plaques and Ornaments

Michael Stark from Joto will be demonstrating how to layout and print Sublimatable acrylic that can be formed to a beautiful arc for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Level: Beginner/ Intermediate Speaker Biography   Michael...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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How to Sleigh Your Holiday Sales Goals + New Sublimation Blanks

Custom sublimated drinkware is one of the hottest and best-selling categories in the industry - and that's not changing anytime soon! In this introductory course, you will learn the ins and outs of drinkware sublimation and how you can start producing and selling your...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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How a Laser Can Help You Grow Your Sublimation Business

Join Trotec for an educational presentation on how lasers can help a sublimation business. The presentation will cover the basics of laser technology, an overview of things you can make using a laser, and detailed explanations of how lasers can increase production...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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iColor ProRIP and SmartCUT Training Class

Have a heat transfer printer already and need some help with the software? This is a full walkthrough of both ProRIP and SmartCUT software packages for users who already know the basics but want to sharpen your software skills. Learn the secrets of these powerful...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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The TikTok Sixty Second Surprise Method

This method will surprise both any entrepreneur and their ideal customer, both of whom are (or should be) on the platform. Business conversions of all kinds can be had on this platform, but it takes a surprising approach to make it work, one that can seem...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Up Your Holiday Game with Next Innovations Ornaments and Holiday Items

Explore Next Innovation's collection of ornaments and other holiday items with their easy to press metal ornaments and other holiday decor. Level: Intermediate Speaker Biography   Arnold Volker  As owner and CEO of Next Innovations of...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Decorating Fabrics Using Direct to Film Printing

Join Joto as they demonstrate how decorators can image both light and dark colored fabrics using the latest in digital printing technology, Direct to Film. Level: Beginner/ Intermediate Speaker Biography   Jason Smith  Jason has over 30...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Color Matching for Sublimation

Join JDS for a more in-depth look at color issues with the sublimation process. Even with color management policies and/or profiles set up correctly, color shifting can occur. JDS will run through preventative maintenance, proper document color palettes, creating...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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TexPrint® & You – Boosting Your Output with Quality Paper

Learn why using quality printers, inks and paper can streamline your sublimation process and increase your productivity. See a live demonstration with TexPrint® transfer paper and learn why it works best on both hard and soft substrates including metal panels, mugs,...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Q & A - The REAL Business Owners of Sublimation (Presented By: Sublimation Business Owners)

Business owners of like mind, coming together to brainstorm ideas and ask questions of people doing the type of business they would like to do. Level: All Levels

Speakers

President/ Design Director
Just My Imagination Dezigns/Event Host
2021-09-30 Sessions Cheryl Kuchek,
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Affinity Photo for Sublimation

Join Jamie as she demonstrates various tools and techniques to aid your sublimation work with photos in Affinity Photo. This photo editing program is a robust and economical alternative to Photoshop that provides some ability to work in vector mode. There will be a pdf...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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The Latest Innovation in Sublimation

Sublimation involves ink and heat…So, where does heat transfer vinyl come into play? In the recent years Siser has innovated a heat transfer material that you can print sublimation inks on that can then be applied on any colored fabric. That’s right, it doesn’t...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Designing and Sublimating Using Silhouette Studio Software

Join Becky as she demonstrates how to combine Silhouette Studio software with Sublimation.This is a beginner class and comes with class notes. Level: Beginner Speaker Biography    ...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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The Instagram Sales Funnel Trick

Entrepreneurs of any age working any business model can leverage Instagram for business conversions, but only if they understand Stacey's "sales funnel trick" that works in a variety of places, covering a variety of content types, anywhere on the platform. Yes,...

2021-09-30 Sessions
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Etsy 101

Learn how to get started with your handmade business. Lauren will talk about what paperwork you need to start your business, how to choose a business/shop name, and how to actually walk through the beginning steps of opening a shop. Level: Beginner Speaker...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Decorating Hats with Siser EasySubli® HTV

Decorating hats can be just as fun as decorating your shirt! In this class Joe Piazza from Siser will be going to go over applying Siser EasySubli® HTV to various styles of caps, using the cap press. He will also discuss: What is Sublimation and how does it work with...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Breaking the Rules of Sublimation

Because of the science of sublimation, there have always been “rules” as to how it could be used. You’ve probably been told a lot of things like you can’t sublimate on cotton, you can’t sublimate on dark products, etc. But with all the new advances in...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Choosing the Right Paper for Your Application

Do you want to avoid all those issues that slow your sublimation process down, costing you money and lost productivity? Choosing the right sublimation transfer paper can help your printing process run smoothly and efficiently. This course will give you insights on the...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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The Future of Sublimation at Sawgrass

Sawgrass has always been the leader in sublimation, with many innovations over the past few years. But there is much more just around the corner that will greatly expand the boundaries of what you can do with sublimation. Join Vik Patel, Sawgrass Marketing Manager...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Etsy 201

Discover how Etsy's algorithm works. Lauren will talk about how Etsy decides which listings to show first and how to improve your shop and listings for better results. Level: All Levels Speaker Biography   Lauren Kilgore   Lauren Kilgore...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Drinkware 101: How to Get Started Sublimating Water Bottles, Mugs & More!

Custom sublimated drinkware is one of the hottest and best-selling categories in the industry - and that's not changing anytime soon! In this introductory course, you will learn the ins and outs of drinkware sublimation and how you can start producing and selling your...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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New Sublimation Fads

Sublimation is always evolving and sublimators are becoming more creative every day! Ever wanted to turn sublimation into tie dye or do all over imprints on odd shaped drinkware? Well, Sprite from Condé Systems is going to show you how along with some of her favorite...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Expand Your Creativity with Next Innovations Exclusive Grind Finish New Shapes and Bundle Packs

Get tips and tricks for making stunning works of art on Next Innovations exclusive grind finish. Explore their bundle packs as they provide a multitude of options for your creative endeavors. Level: Intermediate Speaker Biography   Arnold...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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The True Cost of Sublimation

When it comes to pricing and cost analysis for sublimation, there is a tendency to focus too heavily on the cost of the ink itself. In reality, there are multiple variables that contribute to the production cost, with the ink being only a small part of the equation. ...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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The Facebook Trinity Marketing Approach

This is Stacey's three step approach that any entrepreneur, regardless of their age and tech-savviness, can leverage so that the Facebook algorithm suggests their organic content to others, even without paid ads. This approach alone, for example, scaled a business...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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All Things Heat-Press

A look into the history and current technology of heat presses, how to choose from the myriad of models in the market, different designs and purposes of presses, and specialty/custom requirements & applications. A large portion of this class will be open to...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Laser Hacks 3.0

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 will include using focus for effect, engraving to cut, greyscale glass...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Learn How to Grow Your Sublimation Business

Are you an established sublimation business with loyal customers? You could be earning additional revenue from your current customers with the help of ASI. ASI is the largest membership organization in the promotional products industry. ASI has a network of over 2,800...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Intellectual Property and Other Legal Issues for Makers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs

Join Media, Entertainment and Business Attorney Gordon Firemark for an exploration into some of the important legal aspects of doing business in the 21st Century. From business foundations, structures and entities to copyrights, trademarks, licensing and contracts,...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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PaintShop Pro Overview

In this overview of Corel PaintShop Pro, Roger will cover some of the more common features in the application and then look at some of the tools that can be used to repair and restore damaged photos. He will also take a look at some image make-over tools. Level:...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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"Becoming the Best Version of You"

In this new speech entitled "Becoming the Best Version of You", Kouplen is going to share some of his secrets for personal and professional effectiveness.  We think you will love this behind the scenes look at the life of one of the most successful and effective...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Decorating Garments with Crio White Toner Technology

Laser heat transfer is one of the most versatile T-shirt printing methods in the industry, and many businesses offer it alongside sublimation. But if you've never done it before, it can seem a little intimidating to get started. But don't worry – Imaging Supplies...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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How to Make Money with Artesprix Sublimation Arts & Craft Supplies

Ashley from Artesprix is ready to share a new avenue of revenue with you by incorporating Artesprix Sublimation Arts & Crafts Supplies into your business. Get ready to hear about different ways you can use Artesprix products to enhance your current business and...

2021-10-01 Sessions
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Q & A Panel – Sublimation Industry Leaders

Join Cheryl Kuchek as she moderates a panel of professional leaders Sean Kouplen, David Gross, Aaron Knight, Jimmy Lamb, Vik Patel, Jim Tenholder, Gordon Firemark and others to answer all of your industry related questions. Level: All Levels

Speakers

President/ Design Director
Just My Imagination Dezigns/Event Host
CEO of Regent Bank and Former Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development, State of Oklahoma
Keynote Speaker
President
Condé Systems Inc
Sales and Marketing Director
Sawgrass Technologies
Manager of Education
Sawgrass Technologies
Vice President
Geo Knight & Co.
Jim Tenholder
Dealer Sales Manager
Imaging Supplies Warehouse (ISW)
Attorney at Law
Firemark Entertainment Law
2021-10-01 Sessions Cheryl Kuchek, Sean Kouplen, David Gross, Vik Patel, Jimmy Lamb, Aaron Knight, Jim Tenholder, Gordon Firemark,