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Hobgoblin Steve
02-09-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm not sure if you can order a decal through them[FMM], but what do you guys think about this paper for setting on a fluke?

http://www.amazon.com/Inkpress-Specialty-Media-Adhesive-Vinyl/dp/B000HB4IWI


I have my own artwork (worked as a GA) and I could easily print on it, just wonder how it would last/ if I would totally ruin the wood with it.

EDW
02-09-2010, 04:31 PM
If you contact http://www.unclezac.com/ he does graphics and has done custom designs for sticking on to a fluke

Ahnko Honu
02-09-2010, 04:51 PM
I lean more towards water slide decal paper for sound board use.

Hobgoblin Steve
02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
If you contact http://www.unclezac.com/ he does graphics and has done custom designs for sticking on to a fluke

yeah I spoke with him about it at the last NY uke fest. since we were both GA's we bounced some ideas off eachother. Never bothered to ask what material he used though

Hobgoblin Steve
02-09-2010, 05:32 PM
I lean more towards water slide decal paper for sound board use.

how does that last with active playing? and does it come in printable sheets

Ahnko Honu
02-09-2010, 06:03 PM
how does that last with active playing? and does it come in printable sheets

It comes in printable standard 8.5 x 11 sheets. The decal itself is very thin (which I like) and works best with several thins coats of clear coat on top.

devilishlypure
02-09-2010, 06:33 PM
I got my custom Fluke decal from Flea Market Music itself. They had it printed and put it into the uke when they built it, so that's an option as well. When I contacted them, they said that they could also send me the blank soundboard to have painted, and send it back for assembly.

thejumpingflea
02-09-2010, 06:46 PM
I got my custom Fluke decal from Flea Market Music itself. They had it printed and put it into the uke when they built it, so that's an option as well. When I contacted them, they said that they could also send me the blank soundboard to have painted, and send it back for assembly.

Do you me asking how much that was?

Hobgoblin Steve
02-09-2010, 06:51 PM
I got my custom Fluke decal from Flea Market Music itself. They had it printed and put it into the uke when they built it, so that's an option as well. When I contacted them, they said that they could also send me the blank soundboard to have painted, and send it back for assembly.

looking to avoid this option. nothing against them or anything, but Im looking for the simplest (and most removable) way to do this. just for when you look at your fluke and say "hey, its October...I think Ill make a pumpkin theme and apply it." and still be able to remove it later.

just something to fiddle around with and allow the user to be able to toy with the idea of customizing without customizing. a good example are those Xbox 360 faceplates that you can make, print, and remove when you tire of your design. I rotate between a New York Mets faceplate and a New York Ranger faceplate- both are decals that are easily removable.

psesinkclee
02-10-2010, 04:26 AM
If you want an easily changeable surface, what about giving it a coating of blackboard paint. Then you can use chalk markers that need a solution to wash off and change things as you please.

Sambient
02-10-2010, 04:51 AM
If you want an easily changeable surface, what about giving it a coating of blackboard paint. Then you can use chalk markers that need a solution to wash off and change things as you please.

I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing. Plus, there's even a variety of shades of blackboard paint available.
Chalk markers are very cool and the result is suprisingly resillient.

devilishlypure
02-10-2010, 06:15 AM
Do you me asking how much that was?

It was $89, but I am not handy at all and don't trust myself with taking an existing ukulele apart, adding a less expensive decal, and putting it back together, or even adding it to the top of a uke and hoping the edges wouldn't come up. It was a good option for someone who absolutely did not want to mess with it.

Hobgoblin Steve
02-10-2010, 06:42 AM
If you want an easily changeable surface, what about giving it a coating of blackboard paint. Then you can use chalk markers that need a solution to wash off and change things as you please.

I want to avoid drawing freehand as well, I want to print and stick, and then remove if I want