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First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Craig Smolin » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:07 pm

So here's my first attempt at dyeing... Blue Champ Wraith, removed the stamp with acetone, used google translate to find the chinese kanji for "I throw far." Transferred the characters to powerpoint (word was spacing the characters too far apart). Printed it out, hand cut onto the sign vinyl I bought yesterday, and set it to dye. A couple first time points: using a roll of artist's masking tape, made the transfer/removal of the tape much easier than the packing tape I was using over the weekend. Also, I initially did not heat the dye up enough, so the first 30 minutes were pretty much wasted. I then set the heat to low and then low-medium with the disc in the pan. After letting it sit another 45 minutes or so, I had an even dye job with just one bleed (see if you can spot it after I blotted it with a q-tip and acetone). Anyway, entire process cut to dye, took about 3 hours.

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here's the link...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 1457592108

big thanks to cHuCk and tim for their video and the inspiration to get started...
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Re: First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Solty » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:32 pm

I like it for your first dye job! Hadda get my wife to show me as I hate FaceB00k.

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Re: First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Craig Smolin » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:34 pm

thanks for props solty

the #16 off-set xacto blade is amazingly easy to use. much better than the crappy point blade it comes with.
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Re: First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Leopard » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:35 pm

can you copy image addresses from facebook and post directly here?

i haven't logged on in like 2 years and don't wanna bother :)
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Re: First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Craig Smolin » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:45 pm

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Re: First Time Dyer, Long Time DGR'r

Postby Craig Smolin » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:17 pm

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