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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Folderol » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:45 pm

How do you do the lettering. Looks very neat.
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby blinddrew » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:15 pm

Folderol wrote:How do you do the lettering. Looks very neat.
Laser printer, stick sellotape on the print, soak the paper and rub it off the back, then slap it on the body when it's still a bit damp and then varnish over. There are better ways, but this seems to work for me.

And a quick audio demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ4UUuq4buM
There's some noise coming from somewhere, tomorrow I'll have a look to see if it's the amp or the guitar.
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:01 pm

Doh! Turns out I had the output jack wired back to front. :headbang:
Now corrected and noise free. :)
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Folderol » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:43 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Folderol wrote:How do you do the lettering. Looks very neat.
Laser printer, stick sellotape on the print, soak the paper and rub it off the back, then slap it on the body when it's still a bit damp and then varnish over. There are better ways, but this seems to work for me.
Interesting - I might have a use for that!
So how do you get the sellotape off the print and guitar?
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:55 pm

The sellotape stays on, you have to cut it close to the logo and then use the oil/varnish/whatever to blend in the edges.
If you want something that doesn't keep the tape there, I'm told that if you reverse print, with a laser printer, onto print acetate sheet, then you can use a hot iron to transfer the print onto wood. Never done it myself though.
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Folderol » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:21 pm

blinddrew wrote:The sellotape stays on, you have to cut it close to the logo and then use the oil/varnish/whatever to blend in the edges.
If you want something that doesn't keep the tape there, I'm told that if you reverse print, with a laser printer, onto print acetate sheet, then you can use a hot iron to transfer the print onto wood. Never done it myself though.
Oh. OK, don't think it'll work for what I have in mind. Thanks anyway.
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 pm

Unless it's for a custom logo/graphic then Lettraset works. Otherwise I had some tee shirt transfer film made for transferring a laser print to fabric. Never used it mind you...
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Folderol » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:47 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:Unless it's for a custom logo/graphic then Lettraset works. Otherwise I had some tee shirt transfer film made for transferring a laser print to fabric. Never used it mind you...
I can't find anywhere that sells Lettraset these days :(
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:20 pm

I gave a load away last christmas :(
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby Music Wolf » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:05 am

blinddrew wrote:I gave a load away last christmas :(

I suppose that it makes a change from socks.
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:40 am

Traditionally, don't you receive socks and give hearts at christmas? ;)
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Re: Another guitar kit build

Postby N i g e l » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:40 pm

Nice Guitar !


Folderol wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:Unless it's for a custom logo/graphic then Lettraset works. Otherwise I had some tee shirt transfer film made for transferring a laser print to fabric. Never used it mind you...
I can't find anywhere that sells Lettraset these days :(

Ive used the Tshirt transfers before, with an inkjet, to good effect on Tshirts.


For front panels etc, you can get A4 sheets where the transfer film floats off in water and is then applied just like the decals on an airfix model kit.
That then needs coat of somthing over the top to protect it.

For laser printers, you can also get sheets of A4 foil, eg goldy looking foil, which a pattern can be printed on & then hot iron transfered onto somthing which is heat resistant.
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