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[ale] [OT] Silkscreening



On 12/15/19 10:28 PM, David Ritchie via Ale wrote:
> You can try decal sheets that use a inkjet printer + clear krylon paint.
My hope was to have white markings on a black surface, which decal 
sheets can't help you with. If I made the panel white or light gray, the 
edges of the decal paper would still show and I'm hoping to avoid any 
"Doc Brown" appearance if I can. :)
>
> ? ?At that price frontpanelexpress.com <http://frontpanelexpress.com> 
> may be a better option.
Says they can't do steel. I sent a message to see if that's still the 
case if all I need done are panel markings, not cutting. They can take 
.dxf files, which Inkscape will export and in fact that's how the new 
holes were made in a waterjet cutter.
>
>
> ? David
>
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2019 at 20:50 Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org 
> <mailto:ale at ale.org>> wrote:
>
>     Reaching out to the nerd hive-mind here...
>
>     I have a control panel - 19"x5-1/4" (3U), steel, will be painted
>     black
>     crinkle - that I'd like to get text and markings onto. I have the
>     complete design already worked up in Inkscape. It's not
>     super-intricate
>     and I only want to do one color - white.
>
>     I sent my design to a place I found here in the metro and they want
>     $210, $85 of which is the "prep" charge that's non-recurring which
>     does
>     me fat lot of good because I've only got one piece and that's all
>     I'll
>     ever have. I'm willing to pay, but $210 is more than I'd had in
>     mind. So
>     I was wondering if any of you have a line on anyone from whom I
>     might be
>     able to get a different estimate. Alternatively, would any of you
>     suggest I give it a go myself? It wouldn't be the worst thing in the
>     world if I tried and screwed it up because the panel can always
>     just go
>     back on the belt sander and I'd be back at square one. :)
>
>     - Jeff
>
>
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