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  1. Forest Cobbler

    photo engraving

    Churning stuff out at £8.99 a pop will soon get the money back though.
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    photo engraving

    To do them that cheaply they must be able to do them in about 10 minutes. Got to be using a system that us lesser mortals cannot hope to compete with.
  3. Forest Cobbler

    photo engraving

    Oh wow. £12 is far too cheap for the time involved. I quoted the customer £125 for this and they'd happily have paid a bit more. I probably spent a couple of hours on and off over the course of a week getting the settings right but, as I say, I was having to relearn everything so hopefully it wouldn't take so long in future. Then it took another hour and a half to engrave the 100mm diameter picture. So I think the price we quoted is reasonable for that.
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    photo engraving

    It took a while, and several false starts, to remember exactly how to prepare the image for engraving and I did a few test runs on various bits of the picture while I made adjustments to the settings , but I did it. The engraving itself didn't take as long as I'd feared, maybe only an hour and a half rather than four. I'd forgotten that the 'picture engraving' process moves much more quickly than diamond drag. Do I want to promote it as a service? I'll have to think really hard about how long it took to do compared to how much the average customer is prepared to pay.
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    Chromed brass

    Hi Does anyone have a piece of chromed brass with a gloss finish 115mm by 45mm that you you could pop in the post? I've just made a mistake and need to replace the plate on a trophy and Mastergrave don't do gloss chromed brass any more. Thanks, Valerie
  6. Forest Cobbler

    Phone covers

    I was worried about the fashion aspect, and how each new phone release is a different size to the one before. So your friend's experience does not really surprise me.
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    Phone covers

    We're toying with the idea of stocking some basic phone covers, no-one else in our potty little shopping centre sells them and we keep being asked. Should we just buy them off ebay or is there a wholesaler that any of you could recommend? Thanks, Valerie
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    photo engraving

    Not expecting it to be done in colour, I just added a colour version of the photo to the message. Not that it's an issue any more anyway, the customer brought the tray in this afternoon and are happy to pay for whatever time it takes. Now I have to dust off my memory of how to do photo engraving and get on with it. Yikes!
  9. Forest Cobbler

    photo engraving

    That's certainly worth considering, thanks. If I can be brave enough to leave the machine unsupervised for such a long time. Surprised not to have had any responses from those of you with laser machines though. Do none of you engrave photos?
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    photo engraving

    Hi I've been asked if we could engrave the attached photo onto a silver plated tray, but I'm wondering if a laser machine might give better results more quickly than the process used on our Universal. I took out the background and did a test run on part of the image. It took half an hour just to do the top of the lady's head down to the level of her eyes. so I think it would take about 4 hours to do the whole thing. I'd be interested to know what results any of you have had doing photos on a laser machine, then I may suggest that the customer uses one of you instead. Thanks, Valerie
  11. Forest Cobbler

    Small side shields

    I've got loads of the 24 x 22 shields, but only a couple of the 22 x 20s, or I'd have posted some already.
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    Mushroom pins

    I have discovered that they are supposed to just be a friction fit, no tools required after all. Now all I have to do is get one that is thicker stemmed than any that I have, then maybe I can finally do this repair.
  13. Forest Cobbler

    Small side shields

    The smallest shields from Glenway and Armstrong are 24mm high by 22mm wide. Not much difference, but enough to be noticeable when you put it beside a 22 x 20 one. The Glenway shields are cheaper than the Swatkins ones though.
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    Small side shields

    Swatkins have them. Item number XXRS1. The picture in their catalogue is a little deceptive because it looks like they have a turned down edge, but they are definitely flat. Unfortunately I only have a couple myself otherwise I'd have sent you some, but Swatkins may well post some out to you. 01922 711700.
  15. Forest Cobbler

    Looking for this badge pin supplier

    Pretty sure we had some from Mastergrave