Figuring out the dye process

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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:09 am

Thanks Chuck. That means a lot coming from you.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:08 pm

Another new one. First disc I tried to take all the way to the edge. A little bit of bleeding on the very edge. The wizard is kinda hard to get the vinyl to lay flat on the edge. :?
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:40 pm

A new disc done by my 12 year old son. He did everything himself, cut, placed vinyl, and put in the dye. Looks pretty good.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:44 pm

Another new one from me. I tried using elmers glue as a masking for the bullet holes. Takes a while while you let it dry. But actually worked pretty good. Here is a picture with the elmers glue on.
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Here is the finished product.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:52 pm

New one. Star Orc. Absolutely love the color of this disc. Didn't want to take anything away from that.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby FierceTable » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:41 am

Perfect disc for that dye...looks like it's in a bubble. I realize it's different based on the plastic and temperature, but about how long did you leave it in the dye to get the gray bubbles?
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 am

It's actually a 2 color dye. I used a pearl grey to get those bubbles. I left it in for about 10 minutes.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby FierceTable » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:31 pm

eky8 wrote:It's actually a 2 color dye. I used a pearl grey to get those bubbles. I left it in for about 10 minutes.

Hah, figures. I originally wrote asking if you used two colors and figured it was probably just a shading effect and deleted it. Looks good is the important thing.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:38 am

Thanks.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:14 pm

New one. Bled really bad on the edges, and I slightly over masked between the red and purple. But I like it.
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Hey Chuck, How do you get your dye all the way to the edge without bleeding. I've tried a couple of these and I've had major bleeding problems.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby ChUcK » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:34 am

eky8 wrote:Hey Chuck, How do you get your dye all the way to the edge without bleeding. I've tried a couple of these and I've had major bleeding problems.


I just refuse to dye any disc that has more dome than the Houston Astros.

Usually, I design or size the image so that it only comes to the edges at one or two places. That way you can engineer wrinkles into the vinyl in places where there are no cuts. When the image is circular, and you want it to go all the way to the edge, it's a crapshoot mix of vinyl adhesiveness, savvy squeegie action, and prayer to Offler the Crocodile God.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:03 am

Another new dye. This one is going to be used to make a sample trophy to give away at tournaments.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby FierceTable » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:15 am

cool dye...looks like it would be a bitch to find though
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby eky8 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:08 pm

The guy who asked for it is going to frame it up nice and neat. He's been framing up tourney discs and wanted to try a dyed disc with a nice geometric pattern. So I don't think it will ever get thrown.
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Re: Figuring out the dye process

Postby ChUcK » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:01 pm

You should tell him to hang it up for awhile, but throw it once it becomes all faded and blurred and such.
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