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Went to my local computer fare Monday,

Found these syringes which they use for filling ink cartridges for your printers.

These are brilliant for infilling Logo's & 10mm text upwards,saves all the cleaning off afterwards if your carefull, just the right size diameter tube.

 

they come with a long pipe on them but I cut them down, as shown.

 

If anyone want's me to get them some PM me.

 

I was using some from my local chemist, but these are class.

 

£5 for ten, Bargain.

 

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:wink:

 

Just let the paint naturally find it's own way into your engraving.

 

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I engraved this plaque 1mm deep at full speed. They engrave beautifully.

 

 

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Then do the same with your text.

 

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No cleaning afterwards, just let it dry for a couple of days.

 

Did a sign similar to this for a customer last week... This ones just for display.. And for those who havn't done it before :wink:

 

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if memory serves me correctly the actual name is called is called corian and it's manufactured by a firm called dupont.

it's original purpose was for the bathroom and kitchen industry as it makes ideal worktops and surfaces.

 

the stuff can be cut with a normal saw or routed to shape too, it's ideal for making your own stuff.

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Just got some of these Marblite signs to try today.Just finished infilling letters with the syringes but will still need quite a bit of cleaning up when dry.

 

Did you thin the cellulose paint right down with thinners first, or do you think I should engrave a little deeper,I only engraved to 0.3mm5_house_sign_1.jpg

 

Sorry about the wording,it was the first thing that came to mind and I was in a hurry... :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Michael - you beat me to it.

 

I was gonna post tonight to say that all our Marblite/Corian blanks are now back in stock after I received my last delivery this afternoon.

 

With regards to engraving, I always engrave these at least 0.75mm deep, never less, just using a normal carbide cutter.

 

Filling wise, I never thin my cellulose paint for filling signs. Use it straight outta the tin. Unless someone's left the lid off and its gone too thick :evil:

 

Kev

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Guest Iain Cheall

I went nuts and did these to 1mm but in future i think .3mm would be better as the paint sags to much. I double painted these to get a good level fill.

 

plus after you have finished cleaning them up, Peek gives them a nice shine.

 

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Cheers guys.

 

Just a thought, can you mix cellulose to make different shades.

The green I used on the rose in the picture above could do with being a touch lighter so it stands out more.

Didn't think to use the white blank :roll: :roll:

 

Kev,how do you fill your engraving wit a syringe,brush or just pour and level with a squeegee thing?

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Personally, I just flood fill all my engraving by using a rectangular peice of card cut from the back of a cerial packet. Remove all excess paint whilst wet, and then let dry for at least one hour. I then use a flat block wrapped in a clean white rag, doused in a 50/50 mix of thinners and methylated spirits to clean the plate. Leave to dry for another half hour to let the softed paint re-harden, then polish with peek. Et Voila!

 

I have used the syringe method on certain jobs - it gives the same effect, but find the above a quicker way when dealing with the amount of filling I have to do on a day to day basis.

 

I'll take my camera to work and get some shots for a tutorial.

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Just got some of these Marblite signs to try today.Just finished infilling letters with the syringes but will still need quite a bit of cleaning up when dry.

 

Did you thin the cellulose paint right down with thinners first, or do you think I should engrave a little deeper,I only engraved to 0.3mm5_house_sign_1.jpg

 

Sorry about the wording,it was the first thing that came to mind and I was in a hurry... :oops: :oops: :oops:

 

Hi Michael, Practice makes perfect with infilling. You need to take time and care if you don't want a load of unnessassary cleaning up.

You shouldn't need to do any cleaning up on your text if you take a little more care.

The rose you have inserted is a little small, and you would have needed to pour the paint into it and then using a screed, drag the overspill away from the area.

Just a Tip: if you need to insert a rose in an area as big as you have here. then a single line rose isn't going to look to good.

try to use a rose were you can get plenty of paint in. it looks more impressive. I've put up this picture so you know what I mean.

 

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Stick with it Michael, and you'll get a good feel for it and turn out some real good stuff, you've already made an excellent start :wink:

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We sell house signs, but to order only, & we always get asked for while you wait ones. It would be great to be able to do a quick service on them!

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What do you all charge for paint filling? I've been asked to do an animals' memorial plaque by the local pet shop.

 

Will be on a piece of brass 4"x2" similar to an office door plaque. Engraved then filled black

 

Not sure if i'm overcharging at £10.50 including up to 15 characters. They said there could be more to follow so would like a price per character too for more than 15 characters.

 

Regards Andy

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