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Stainless Steel pushed to limit [message #48457] Tue, 15 May 2012 16:47 UTC Go to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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I was recently commissioned to produce a pendant for a clothing company and came up with the below. I had it printed in stainless steel and (inadvertantly!) pushed the limits of s/steel printing regarding the text areas... Sorry, but I didn't take a before picture; the pendant arrived with all kinds of what seemed to be organic "bits" jammed into the lettering which I had to dig out with a superfine needle point, and then I polished the front and back with a Dremel.

While I certainly wouldn't deliberately design the lettering this size again I'm quite happy that it printed almost 100% correctly. The pendant is 2" in height.

Glenn

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Re: Stainless Steel pushed to limit [message #48466 is a reply to message #48457 ] Tue, 15 May 2012 17:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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That's Nice! What's the story behind it.


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Re: Stainless Steel pushed to limit [message #48473 is a reply to message #48457 ] Tue, 15 May 2012 18:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Thanks, Stonysmith.... You can read all about the story behind it here... http://anthemsanchors.com/my-story/

Glenn


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Re: Stainless Steel pushed to limit [message #48486 is a reply to message #48457 ] Tue, 15 May 2012 21:21 UTC Go to previous message
avatar GlenG  is currently offline GlenG
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The "organic bits" are in fact corn cob tumbling media. This is granulated corn cob treated, with jewelers rouge and used for producing the final hi polish. This media has a tendency to become trapped in tight places. Yes, it is a booger to remove, but there really is no substitute in production finishing methods. Sewing needles or a fresh #10 Exacto blade are favored for removal of this stuff.
-G


"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
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