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Old 11th September 2007
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Custom Gear Labeling-How?

Anyone got any tips, places or gear that works well for Custom Rack gear 'panel labeling' ? You know, Level, Switch, etc knob labels.

cheers,
bz
Old 13th September 2007
  #2
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Have a feeling this is not best forum to have posted this - any suggestions on where to post it?


thanks

bz
Old 13th September 2007
  #3
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You have three choices:
1. Have it silk-screened on, either by yourself or thru another party.
2. Get rub-on letters from an electronic parts store. When done cover it all with a clear coat.
-or-
3. Use a P-touch with white or black letters (depending on your panel color) on a clear background. Not the prettiest but it gets the job done.
Old 14th September 2007
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4th choice: water slide decal paper for your printer. Again, you should put some clear over it for protection.
Old 14th September 2007
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5th choice. Have the panel engraved. I use a local shop that typically does trophies, signage, etc, but can easily handle instrument panels as well.

Bri
Old 14th September 2007
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Thanks all!!!
Old 14th September 2007
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i downloaded a program called panel designer. i've near used it, but it allows you to design a panel, then get a quote, then order it.

anyone use that?
Old 14th September 2007
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Another cheap option that looks ok, is to go to a sign shop and have them cut a piece of vinyl for you. A friend of mine owns a sign shop, so I do it for free, but it can't cost more than a couple of bucks for a little piece of vinyl lettering. Basically just a sticker you put on the rack, looks good, but would probably come off if someone started picking at the lettering.
Old 15th September 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brendandwyer View Post
i downloaded a program called panel designer. i've near used it, but it allows you to design a panel, then get a quote, then order it.

anyone use that?
That would be these folks:

Front Panel Express, LLC > Front Panel Service for North America

A friend found a panel layout online and ordered a panel from those folks. It looked great.

Bri
Old 15th September 2007
  #10
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Wow , very good ideas and links!
Thanks ,
BZ
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