SimonB

Front panel graphics/marking options...
« on: January 18, 2011, 12:50:45 PM »
So I have a rack case for an EZ1290 I'm working on. The thing is I just have a blank aluminum front panel. What would be the simplest (with cost in mind) way to go about getting graphics/marking on the front panel? Is there somewhere I can send it out for laser engraving or is there some sort of laser paper I can use that will transfer to the faceplate?

How do you guys figure out the correct stop positions for the knobs and such. I want to make sure the markings on the knobs line up with the knob.


Rybow

Re: Front panel graphics/marking options...
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 02:05:27 AM »
You can get something called water slide decals that allow you to print whatever you want, and then transfer it onto your front plate. Small bear has some and its cheap.

http://www.smallbearelec.com/Categories.bok

SSL Keith had a technique using label paper and a laser printer for transferring graphics. Do a search around here. I forgot where I found that.

For your controls, go through the META. There is a link in there that leads to a site that will produce different graphics for control stop positions. Personally, I'd grab a sharpie paint pen and draw them on. If its a stepped control, then it will have a spec like 30 degrees per position for lining up the stop positions depending on the number of steps.

jdbakker

Re: Front panel graphics/marking options...
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 05:45:46 AM »
SSL Keith had a technique using label paper and a laser printer for transferring graphics. Do a search around here. I forgot where I found that.

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=8052.msg95675#msg95675
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=26567.0
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=20405.0

JDB.
[not easy to find if you don't remember the stuff's called Super-(something)]

ruffrecords

Re: Front panel graphics/marking options...
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 06:11:50 AM »
For top quality 19 inch panels, fully drilled plus graphics check out Schaeffer. In the USA they are here:

http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/

Also available in Europe of course.

Cheers

ian


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SimonB

Re: Front panel graphics/marking options...
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 10:26:28 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I'll check out the options.


 

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