Custom Gifts: Tap into the Holiday Market is an online event focused on creating custom products for corporate and personal gifts through sublimation, digital printing, apparel, transfers, sandcarving, and other processes on a variety of materials.
This online event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and kicks off with an informative panel discussion with personalization experts titled Profit Potential with Custom Gifts. The panel will discuss how lucrative this market segment is when approached the right way.
Hosted by GRAPHICS PRO executive editor Cassie Green, panelists include:
Bob Hagel: Recently retired from his business, Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs, Hagel offered a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sandcarving, and full-color UV direct printing.
Braden Todd: Second-generation engraver and owner of Glassmith2 in Boulder, Colorado, Todd’s expertise ranges across the board from sandcarving to laser engraving and UV printing.
Jeremy Picker: Creative director and CEO at AMB3R Creative, an apparel design firm, Picker brings a depth of knowledge in custom design, screen printing, embroidery, applique, finishing, and promotional products.
Wren George: Owner of WrenSong Creations in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, an art glass studio that often combines multiple techniques, including surface etching, carving, stained glass, and hot glass.
Billy Willis: An experienced veteran in the sandcarving process with over 30 years of experience, Willis’s expertise is in sandcarving equipment, process improvement, and sandcarving films.
Gary Barker: Head of sales and marketing operations at Digital Technology Group Inc., Barker oversees the operations of the Epson Solution Center and the company’s expansion into emerging markets.
Josh Bender: Beginning in the aluminum router department for Universal Woods LLC (parent company of Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands), Bender moved into the marketing department working as a sublimation specialist and field technician. Presently, he is the marketing and events manager.