|lavmonga ||12-14-2011 10:40 AM |
FS: I Can Make Custom Waterslide Decals (cont'd)
This is a new thread, I wanted to clean up the old one and have some more information at in the first post. The old thread(with pictures) can be found here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f129/f...decals-772440/
I can make custom waterslide decals for anyone interested. I have background in graphic design, so as long as you don't want anything too crazy I can probably swing it. Cost will be between $5 and $25 depending upon how much work/design I have to do. I've made a few for friends and many TBers, some pics are in the old thread
. Worst case scenario is I design something and you don't like it. Give it a whirl. Please consider:
Decals for dark headstocks:
- I spend a good amount of time designing your logo, so if you're on the fence, don't ask me to design a grandiose logo because I've spent hours on some of them and then buyers flake. I have a real job and life, so I'd appreciate if you take that into consideration.
- Let me know if you live outside the contiguous USA before I give you a price quote.
- I'm going to assume you read this entire post before you contacted me, so if you're unhappy about something that is clearly defined here, I'm sorry, but there will be nothing I can do.
Doing logos for a black/dark headstock is possible, but I don't think they way I can do it is really that good. Basically, I have two types of decal paper, clear and white. On white paper, I can print white letters with a black outline and you would have to cut the letters, or graphic out along that line. It would basically be the same idea as cutting a logo out from a piece of regular white computer paper. With the clear decals as all of the posts so far have been, there is no white background, so you don't have to cut along the letters. Imagine the waterslide paper as a piece of glass, if you write on a piece of glass in green marker and put a piece of light paper behind the glass, you can see the green logo. If you put a piece of black paper behind the glass, you won't see anything.
Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of cutting letters out, but you're entitled to make that decision for yourself. Quality
Making decals isn't my profession, I do not have a fancy industrial printer (this means inkjet colors only, NO METALLICS). These are printed on a mid-grade home inkjet printer. As you can see from the pictures, they come out pretty well, but by no means are these the quality that Fender, Gibson, etc.. produce for their own guitars. I don't charge much, you'll get a nice decal from me, but if you're looking for a pro-grade job, seek elsewhere, you'll be spending $60 instead. Installation instructions:
- Fill a bowl with warm/hot water
- Cut the decal to the size you like
- Put the paper in the warm water for a few seconds, you'll notice the top clear separating from the white paper. - Do not soak, the decal should slide off easily after only a second or two.
- Slide the clear (decal) onto your headstock or desired location.
- Try to smooth out air bubbles, but be gentle.
- Let the decal air dry for a day or so.
Be very careful! The decal paper is very fragile when wet and can rip if you manhandle it!
Please PM me if you have something in mind.