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Space Invaders Tie

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Maybe because I'm Italian, I love ties.
It is not easy to find nice ties and I prefer to customize them alone.

To get results like you see in these photos, and much more you need:
  • a vector graphic software (coreldraw, Illustrator, Inkscape)
  • A vinyl cutter. I use a Roland GX-24.
  • Hot transfers media
  • A heat press or an iron
  • ties without drawings
 
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Step 1: Draw it

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To prepare the graphics I downloaded the TTF font "Invaders from space" from the site dafonts.com.

After you have installed the fonts I open CorelDRAW and I placed the aliens, spaceships, and more in the size of my tie.

Since the tie had a texture squares I decided to create the pixel graphics.
From the original (a) I created a grid (b) and I made a boolean operation to get what I wanted (c)

You can download in EPS this result.

Step 2: Cut It

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I have prepared my cutting plotter Roland GX-24 loading a Siser thermal transfer materials.

I imported the graphics on the Roland CutStudio software that optimizes the cutting.

For this material the glue is on the top and therefore requires mirror cutting.


Step 3: Press it

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Another operation is the peel. In this case the graphics has speeded up the process.

Place the tie and graphics on the heat press. pressing for 15 seconds at 160 ° c

Step 4: Wear It

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You are now ready to show off a beautiful and unique tie
protorob1 year ago
E' bellissima, quanta pazienza a spellicolare!
zieak1 year ago
Awesome!
Zibri1 year ago
Bravissimo! :)
giovannire (author)  Zibri1 year ago
Grazie mille!
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