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Jchon Paradise

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06-12-2015 02:06 AM

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I’m in the middle of creating a life-size Operation game table for a local children’s museum. So,far, so good..

From the beginning, I had planned on hand-painting the face of the table (48” x 96”) with the cartoon character, etc. and topping it with a clearcoat poly or something. But given the time it would take me to do so, I thought I might just create the graphic digitally and have it printed. I could then affix the print to the table and then perhaps coat the print or maybe attach 1/4” plexiglass on top.

The key thing is that it needs to stand up to little ones climbing on and otherwise abusing the thing.

Paint + clear coat ?
Print on poster paper + resin coating ?
Print on PVC foam board + plexiglass ?
? + ?

Thoughts?

-- Jchon - Denton, TX


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#1 posted 06-12-2015 02:57 AM

Vinyl wrap + plexi and or poly.

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 02:57 AM

I vote for the print on poster paper and applying several coats of clear resin coating.

Most clear coats won’t stand up to the abuse.

The plexiglass will scratch and may also shatter under the right conditions.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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