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Old 15th July 2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default A wood finish question

Hello,

I'd like to apply some printed-lettering to some hardwood (maple)before I finish it. I've been told that what I want to do is find a company that will print off some decals that are rubbed into /onto the wood.

Does anyone know how I can DIY? Or what kind of printing company I'm looking for?

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Old 15th July 2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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Some "dry transfer" lettering might do the job for you. Check with stationery stores.
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I did the lettering for my previous JLH case with Letraset over the wood, after the final sanding and before applying laquer. It worked great, and i imagine any dry transfer method would work well as long as the wood is dense enough (no big pores, etc).
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Ok, those are nice suggestions, but you'd know I couldn't be doing "normal" lettering.

I have a font for the Qumran Isaiah scroll handwriting. It's just beautiful stuff, and I want to somehow get that writing printed so that I can get it onto Maple (that's a non-porous wood).

In essence, it's the same thing as getting a picture from the computer to wood.

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Upon investigating Letraset, it appears that I have found a solution! Thanks.

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I see you already found a solution but I was going to recommend laser engraving the speakers and then either placing laser cut inlays or something similar into it. This is the type of equipment that I deal with, here is an example of something pretty complex that one of our customers did.
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how does that work? That looks very nice, and I'm having trouble understanding how letraset actually works.

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Letraset it's a transparent sheet of "stickeable" letters and symbols. You place it over a surface, scratch it on the other side (with a pencil or something) and it's transfered. Then you protect it with someting (clear laquer f.ex.) so it won't come off. Works kinda nice for simple lettering.
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You could blaster maybe. Make a mask of thick cardboard, plastic, metal.
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Letraset it's a transparent sheet of "stickeable" letters and symbols. You place it over a surface, scratch it on the other side (with a pencil or something) and it's transfered. Then you protect it with someting (clear laquer f.ex.) so it won't come off. Works kinda nice for simple lettering.

Yeah, but what about a custom graphics? Can I DIY that somehow?
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