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[ale] [OT] Silkscreening



That is my last resort. Many DIYs already queued up.

On 12/16/19 6:53 AM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> Have you looked at doing silk screen yourself? From a million years 
> ago making custom tshirts: screen fabric in a frame, paint photo 
> resist, expose pattern, wash out, place on object, squeegee ink 
> through screen.
>
> On December 16, 2019 6:34:39 AM EST, Jeff Hubbs via Ale <ale at ale.org> 
> wrote:
>
>     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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