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Building Signs ... Making & Applying To Buildings
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 Posted: Wed May 21st, 2014 12:41 pm
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Herb, I may try this method. Tissue or coffee filter paper (what I like) may be sprayed with some artists' "spray mount" which can be peeled off later. Then put on ordinary paper and then run through the printer and taken off & used. Just might work. The cloth might be stuck with the same stuff also. Worth a try, all I got to lose is a 30 dollar printer!

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This was picked up from a Military Modelers site he prints his signage on cigarette paper then there is no need for thinning the material afterwards This is also worth a try Paul

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Herb.

The double sided Sellotape (Scotch Tape?) around the perimeter and down the length of the "carrier" card stops the fabric tangling in the printer rollers. I should have said that I folded a length of ordinary one sided Sellotape along the leading edge of the card/fabric to give it a clean entry to the rollers.
I haven't tried tissue or coffee filter paper but with luck the result should be much the same assuming you can remove the printed area from the carrier without tearing it. I'll be interested to see the results of using Spray Mount as a temporary adhesive. It may do the job and be a less aggressive grip than Sellotape.
In my case, I wanted the coarse fabric look as if the sign had been painted on canvas sheeting or the like.

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Since my stuff is outside, I would need to make the banner, etc. from thin shim brass, painted, and the lettering applied by either dry transfers, hand painted, or decal and then sealed with several coats of Krylon clear flat. I look for ways to make things like this which can withstand (even for a short time) Mother Nature. Indoors, I love these ideas.

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