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Timbuck
08-07-2018, 03:08 AM
Due to the hot weather in the UK I've been keeping out of the workshop it's like a sauna in there sometimes...So I've been looking at something I spotted on a Youtube video...You look for an image on the web ..like this one I found
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Then you print it out with your printer and then cover the image with celotape
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Then crop it down with sissors something like this

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Then with hot soapy water you dissolve and wash away the paper backing leaving the image on the celotape like this

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When it dries you can attach it any thing you like with a bit of laquer spray (good init)

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I wonder if it will work with colour printers ??

Pirate Jim
08-07-2018, 03:17 AM
That's extremely clever but you've misspelt "Timbuck Creations" :D

stevepetergal
08-07-2018, 03:32 AM
That's very nice. There is also, commercially available, laser printer decal transfer paper, both in water-transfer and rub-on varieties. The rub-on one is very thin and the result is excellent.

I used photoshop software (and a lot of trial and error) along with a bit of gold-leaf paint to create this.

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Yes, by the way, it is a genuine Nunes.

Kevs-the-name
08-07-2018, 09:29 AM
I very much like this idea.

I am still trying to decide how I am going to produce my headstock logo.. This could be an option!

DPO
08-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Due to the hot weather in the UK I've been keeping out of the workshop it's like a sauna in there sometimes...So I've been looking at something I spotted on a Youtube video...You look for an image on the web ..like this one I found
111088

Then you print it out with your printer and then cover the image with celotape
111089

Then crop it down with sissors something like this

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Then with hot soapy water you dissolve and wash away the paper backing leaving the image on the celotape like this

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When it dries you can attach it any thing you like with a bit of laquer spray (good init)

111092

I wonder if it will work with colour printers ??

The problem is when you come to finishing it. It takes many many coats of finish to "hide" it and just when you think you have, you hold it at a different angle in certain lights and there it is again. I used professionally printed decval on much thinner film than sellotape Nd they were almost impossible to cover, I think sellotape would be even more difficult. I now no longer use anything except for a makers paper label on the inside of the body.

Timbuck
08-08-2018, 07:19 AM
The problem is when you come to finishing it. It takes many many coats of finish to "hide" it and just when you think you have, you hold it at a different angle in certain lights and there it is again. I used professionally printed decval on much thinner film than sellotape Nd they were almost impossible to cover, I think sellotape would be even more difficult. I now no longer use anything except for a makers paper label on the inside of the body.
All this is true :)