Lettering on windows.

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  1. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

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    I was playing around with an idea for a showroom window that needed lettering.

    If you use the clear plastic sheets for overhead projectors you and make some pretty decent windows.

    This window was made using Apollo brand "Transparency Film for Inkjet Printers."

    This has probably been done already but I haven't run across it.

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  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    LOL just finishing up a building that uses the same idea - except my windows say "onion rings" and "shakes" (it's a Sonic Drive-In).
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

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    Jon,

    Does the blank message mean you have nothing to say to me?

    LOL
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Dan,

    I see three "thumbs up" smilies in jon's message...

    Here's another - :thumb: :D 'cuz that's great work. What kind of printer did you use to get that lettering? Even the small letters are nice and crisp.

    Great stuff!

    Andrew
  6. Dan Vincent

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    Andrew,

    Thanks for the compliment. I use a HP 722C printer. The printer is only as good as the picture you are printing.

    The main thing you need is a fairly good camera and use as much depth of field as you can get. Use the largest number on your lens like f16 or f32 for the greatest depth.

    If you could see how I did this you would laugh. I put a board down on an alcove on the side of the house and placed the cars on the board. Then I taped the window sheet to a stick and dangled it in front of the cars while holding the camera in my right hand.

    My Camera is a Nikon Coolpix 5700 shooting in aperature-preferred mode.


    Mike,

    hope to see your Sonic-Burger joint when you finish.