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Forum topic by rizay posted 1583 days ago 682 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rizay

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1583 days ago

I have an order for a pen but the guy wants his sons name on the pen. I have tried using a laser printer and reversing the image. Then laying it type down and heating with a soldering iron. Not much luck there. I have also printed it onto thin rice paper. Then layed it onto a thin layer of epoxy and re coating it in more epoxy. I read somewhere that this makes the rice paper transparent. That didn’t really work either.

Any ideas???

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RedShirt013

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#1 posted 1583 days ago

Shouldn’t your customer be taking the pen to be engraved instead of asking you to do it? By the time you figured it out, the labor and material that you would charge him would be more expensive than him getting someone professional to engrave the name. If you must do it yourself you could try a hobby store and get some printable decals used for models.

-- Ed

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jimp

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#2 posted 1583 days ago

Maybe you could use a decal. Here is a blog that Kerux did on the subject. Here is another blog on the subject by grub32.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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Padre

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#3 posted 1583 days ago

You could always send it out to be engraved by laser. Go over the the IAP and search for engravers. They charge about $5.00. Three that do it are: Constant’s ID is Constant Laubscher,
Stan Cook is MRCook4570
Ken Nelson is Laserturner

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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gbvinc

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#4 posted 1583 days ago

How about masking and sandblasting the letters into the wood?

Just a thought.

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