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the tree stakes that birch sell are proving to be a really great seller for us :D

 

i did a large one for a lady this week and she brought it back as there was a spelling mistake on her son's name. she was all for blaming me 'til i showed her the engraving slip that i'd kept 8) she's having another piece of engraved brass on it now :D cha ching!

 

i'm gonna make one with a sublimated photograph on it and see how they go :)

 

rick.

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the tree stakes that birch sell are proving to be a really great seller for us :D

 

i did a large one for a lady this week and she brought it back as there was a spelling mistake on her son's name. she was all for blaming me 'til i showed her the engraving slip that i'd kept 8) she's having another piece of engraved brass on it now :D cha ching!

 

i'm gonna make one with a sublimated photograph on it and see how they go :)

 

rick.

 

remember and put a dome coating on top as sub ink dont wear to good outside unless protected.

 

Craig

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you have two options i mainly use i think it is called crystal coat i am home now will check tomorow when in shop available from mastergrave. it comes in 2 bottles make sure you mix a even amount of each together well then pour on to the plate it will find the edges itself and not runn of only apply enough to cover the surface it wil self level and dry in about 4 hours to a nice hard dome.

Or if you have a customer in a hurry and you do vinyl cutting what we do sometimes when the customer needs the plate their and then in full colour and not engraved we press then put some clear sign vinyl over the top turn upside down then trim with a sharp knife. forgot to say ifusing sign vinyl apply with aplication fluid for a clear sharp finish. clear vinyl only costs about £2.5o a square metre

 

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i tried a resin doming product from mastergrave a few years back and though i was absolutely certain i made the right mix it took about 6 weeks to dry :shock:

 

i read somewhere once that you can buy an ultraviolet light machine that cured these things in minutes, can't remember where....

 

it'd be great if you could let me know what you use.

 

cheers, rick.

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i tried a resin doming product from mastergrave a few years back and though i was absolutely certain i made the right mix it took about 6 weeks to dry :shock:

 

i read somewhere once that you can buy an ultraviolet light machine that cured these things in minutes, can't remember where....

 

it'd be great if you could let me know what you use.

 

cheers, rick.

 

i have tried a few doming sollutions but am happy with the one from mastergrave i use a syringe to measure out the solution exactly.it only takes a few hours to dry. I bought that new crystal art system for putting colour photos into crystal glass and paperweights it goes in a machine with ultra violet lights and cures in 80 seconds. ill try some doming solution in that machine and see if it dries instantaly aswell.

 

Craig

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dye sub printing may be a great way for you to go uk as you seem to sell a lot of signs, you'd be able to create full colour signs with logos and full resolution images. we've just made a load of sample lapel badges and coasters which have turned out great at the first attempts :D (i'll post some pics this week)

 

we're still trying the stuff out that we bought and when we figure it out properly then i'll quite happily post some tutorials.

 

i've just looked at a machine called the craft robo which can cut out vinyl lettering, stencils for glass etching and more importantly for us, flat pack boxes with perforation marks for folding and assembling, ideal for some of the sublimation gifts we sell that have crap or no boxes.

the craft robo also cuts out doming that comes in sheet form for you to adhere to your finished goods which'll be very handy in terms of time.

 

rick.

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