Pick Your Poizin

November 24, 2009

Rather than a plain tutorial today, I thought I’d show you how some artwork created in CorelDRAW is used to make some wine extra special. I know that many of you in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week and that often includes a little bit of wine. In this case, the wine is Poizin. Yes, I spelled that right.

CorelDRAW user and awards shop owner Dennis Wilkerson is featured in today’s video. No matter where the artwork originates, it goes into CorelDRAW. He then outputs the artwork via a laser engraver or creates a Rayzist mask for sandblasting. The mask you see in the video was done using the Rayzist film.

In the video, you’ll see Dennis apply the mask to the bottle and prep it for sandblasting. Then he’ll sandblast a logo onto each bottle by hand. Once the bottles are etched, he paints them “blood red”. The last step is to add wax to the top of the bottle. This is just one of the many “niche” markets where CorelDRAW is used. And in this industry, CorelDRAW is the standard!

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  1. Sue McCallister

    Foster, I think this is the correct link: javascript:SwitchFLV(‘IWC_PoizinFLV.flv’,’280′)
    Your link just opened up the most recent video.

  2. Foster D. Coburn III

    Sue, unfortunately that link won’t work either. Sadly the site has made it impossible to directly link to the page with the correct video. You’ll have to search on the page for “poizin” and click on the right video manually.


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