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  • dankly1 commented on dankly1's instructable Cheap DIY Front Panels3 months ago
    Cheap DIY Front Panels

    Hi mate. I can’t remember the exact details as I haven’t done this since, but I do know that there is a macro tool within Front Panel Express which makes the process pretty easy. It allows you to determine whether you wants dots or ticks, the angles at which they will be placed around the 360 degrees, as well as the amount of markings etc. Good luck.

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  • dankly1 commented on dankly1's instructable Cheap DIY Front Panels9 months ago
    Cheap DIY Front Panels

    How would I have stuck the sheet down to the panel? The stuff I printed onto is adhesive backed. I did use toner, toner is just the ‘ink’ in a laser printer. If I would have printed using inkjet it would have just rubbed off. I’ve tried the toner transfer method with the iron and never achieved good results. This is what worked for me.

    It won’t wrinkle if you’re careful, plus I have used washers so the pressure when tightening is flat as opposed to twisting, if that makes sense. It says on the listing it is 70 micron monomeric adhesive vinyl, and is described as being used for professional sign making amongst other things.You can order A4 sheets which you could potentially just load into the tray and have it print straight on. I ordered a better value large roll, which as you can imagine is not perfectly flat in the same way wallpaper wouldn’t be. For this reason, I decided it would be better to cut a piece larger than my design and tape that onto a piece of paper to get taken through the printer/copier by the paper. I experimented with a small piece and it printed fine, stuck to my material fine, and then came out lo...

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    It won’t wrinkle if you’re careful, plus I have used washers so the pressure when tightening is flat as opposed to twisting, if that makes sense. It says on the listing it is 70 micron monomeric adhesive vinyl, and is described as being used for professional sign making amongst other things.You can order A4 sheets which you could potentially just load into the tray and have it print straight on. I ordered a better value large roll, which as you can imagine is not perfectly flat in the same way wallpaper wouldn’t be. For this reason, I decided it would be better to cut a piece larger than my design and tape that onto a piece of paper to get taken through the printer/copier by the paper. I experimented with a small piece and it printed fine, stuck to my material fine, and then came out looking great with the extra clear plastic stuck over the top so I decided to run with it. Another concern with just feeding in an A4 sheet of stickyback on its own is that the backer could come away from the sheet while in the printer and get caught. Taping it onto another sheet seemed the most sensible option.

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  • dankly1 commented on dankly1's instructable Cheap DIY Front Panels9 months ago
    Cheap DIY Front Panels

    Front Panel Express

    Glad to help!

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  • dankly1 commented on dankly1's instructable Cheap DIY Front Panels9 months ago