I had to admire two of our summer interns Bella and Tina for their tenacity in heat printing umbrellas that were part of our Great Race gear. If you read their recent Stahls Blog posting, you’ll see that they had to do some experimenting. Their experience is probably very familiar to many heat printers who know that sometimes you have to improvise or “try, try again,” in order to make things work. A few years ago I posted a video that shows how easy it is to heat print umbrellas using a cap press and CAD-COLOR Solutions Opaque. It seems Bella and Tina tried the cap press method and it didn’t work in this situation. Kudos to them for figuring out a way to get the job done on a Hotronix Clam Press, with a little help from a Print Perfect Pad. If you want to read more about their heat printing adventure, click here. The trial and error method is something we use here at the Great Race as well. Everyone is doing their best to make last minute adjustments to their cars, calibrate their speedometers and timing devices and get an overview of the route. It was a packed room this morning at the rally-driving training, with over 200 people in attendance. We will be doing our best to get a good night’s sleep in anticipation of the early morning call time for all the racers. Tomorrow the rally timer starts ticking at 10:00 am, when we will cross the start line in Ogunquit, Maine and head to Rochester, New Hampshire, the first scheduled stop. From there we head to our overnight stop in Lowell, Massachusetts. If you are interested in following Brett and Dan’s car from SPOT link, which is a personal satellite tracking service, click here. I’ll be posting new photos and updates as often as possible from our pit stops. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible along the way. If you live anywhere along the route, come out and see us.