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Offline archen

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Faceplates for instruments
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:35:31 AM »
Hi,
How do you guys do the faceplates for analog instruments?

Black and White is easy to engrave but I'm looking at coloured guages.

See attached picture for reference.

Br.
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Re: Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 06:39:48 AM »
Hi Anders

I've used this ( https://www.megauk.com/quickmark-digital.php) along with a laser printer and obtained reasonable results.
They're a little glossy , but on my ever growing list of things to try is to print on their PCB artwork film.

Regards

Dave

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Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 08:12:22 AM »
Awesome Dave! Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!!

Br.
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Re: Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 09:18:23 AM »
Hi Anders,

See if you can find someone locally with a UV cure printer.
The ink from those sticks like the proverbial "Shit to a blanket"
 
I have refurbished several OEM gauges with this method

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Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 09:46:03 AM »
Hi Mick,
I'll have a look at that. Thanks!!

Do you have any pictures of when you did that?

Would be interesting to hear how you guys did the faceplate. Choice of materials etc.

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Re: Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 04:53:22 PM »
Neat product. Any U.S. suppliers for this stuff?

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Re: Faceplates for instruments
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »
US Distributor for the QMD Digital stuff.

http://www.vpcinc.com/Category/Quick-Mark-Digital-64.cfm

 

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