What's the best way to DIY label pedals?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by MuthaFunk, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. I've recently assembled my own amp and it has a lot of knobs and jacks to label. I'm curious what you guys use to get those pro looking pedals. Right now, I think I'm going to have to go with Black on Clear P-Touch labels.

    Is there any other options??? How are these boutique pedal guys doing single runs of pedals and making them look so good?
  2. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Spending money on silk screens, laser etching, CNC milling
  3. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    I've used decals, stickers, and modge podge under about 4 layers of clearcoat...cheapest, most flexible solution that I've found so far...
  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    I use a p-touch labeler with the software program on 90% of my pedals. they are very durable and IMO, I think that they look good enough.
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  6. K2000


    Nov 16, 2005
    You could send your faceplate to somebody and have it acid etched. That would look amazing, and might not be terribly expensive. Do a search on pedal etching in this forum for an idea…
  7. Thanks for the comments guys. I think I'll be looking for a new P-touch machine. Mine is about 12 years old and won't connect to a computer.

    Here's the amp I'm hoping to do:



    The backplate is removable but the front is all part of the chassis. It would be rather pricey to send out for etching although I'm sure that would look awesome! I have Dandubblewe doing a pedal for me right now.