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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:38 pm 
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i have noticed a lot of people asking for originals decals, so i have posted this thread. i havent used this guy but im sure he can help out anyone looking for rare decals, let me know if its any help

velographicdecals.com


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:42 pm 
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Nice one, looks like a good source


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:10 pm 
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I contacted them by email about a month ago, but they never replied. Anyone else had any joy?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:11 pm 
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just sent a mail so we'll see what happens and I'll let ya know.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:21 pm 
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they look really good. keep us posted on whether you get through etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:37 pm 
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There's a thread started this morning about this at MTBR VRC. While I've never used him, I've heard raves about his work. That being said, it sounds like he's a bit swamped at the moment and has been for quite some time.

On a side note.... After visiting the screen printer and watching exactly is done to make them, it amazes me how simple it is with today's technology. Basically I handed the guy an illustrator file, he fed the vinyl into the machine, and he hit print. The machine did the rest, and then he used an x-acto blade to cut the excess off.

If you can get a scan of the artwork you're looking for, and create the appropriate outlines in illustrator, then I think you're good to go. This is the hard part, and it probably takes a pro like Gil_M and Rody to do this.

On the cheap, they make paper that you can feed into your printer, which is basically a clear sheet with an adhesive backing. Its tough stuff, but if you have a color printer, it should work just fine. Note, this is the poor man's way.


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What ABrook said.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=326856



There have been issues with this guy in terms of how long it takes him to get decals to his customers. I get the impression its more his sources and not him.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:56 pm 
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I think vinyls are relatively easy to make...it's the high quality silk screen decals that most bikes use(d) that are expensive and more difficult to make.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:41 pm 
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When it comes to decals hard to fault Gil@Cyclesheds work. Top bloke too :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:53 pm 
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Gil_m on n this site is a top man. did me great work for stickers/T-shirt at a low price. :D


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