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Author Topic: Front panel labeling  (Read 2394 times)
WB8QGR
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« on: October 18, 2017, 07:30:14 AM »

Has anyone tried the Decal Pro by Pulsar for labeling front panels?

Michelle
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G4AON
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 11:21:28 PM »

I just print the panel on gloss photo card and cover it with self adhesive clear book covering film.
Stick the card to the panel with 3M photo mount adhesive. Cheap and easy, it’s good enough for an everyday homebrew rig.

The software is an old copy of Corel Draw. Although I’m sure there are better packages.

A typical example is http://www.qsl.net/g4aon/g4aon_ssb_tx/

73 Dave
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AK0B
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 07:47:35 PM »

Dave your panel was very high quality.  will have to try your method


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KE0ZU
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 03:37:53 AM »

I use a more conventional approach making the labels with a "Brother" brand label maker, and over spray with flat clear.   Quick easy self stick labels.





The machine is inexpensive as are the cartridges, and there is a very wide selection of label cartridge color combinations and size.
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KU3X
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 06:16:06 AM »

I use a more conventional approach making the labels with a "Brother" brand label maker, and over spray with flat clear.   Quick easy self stick labels.


Nicely done.

I use the same thing.
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W6EM
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 07:59:30 AM »

Yes, nicely done.  I have a Brother as well.  Black on clear tape cartridges are the way to go, so you see just the black letters over panel paint finish.   Black on white or white on black tape is fine for labelling parts drawers and such.  Reasonable prices for the cartridges on eBay...

Lee

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DL8OV
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 09:50:57 AM »

The label printers work but be careful of what you spray on them afterwards as some aerosol sprays contain solvents that will dissolve them. I prefer the copy shop option as they have better printers but what I have always had problems with is labelling around rotary switches. It's bad enough that I have to get them 30 degrees apart by eye but I need to get the spacing right as well.

Any ideas how to do this right?

Peter DL8OV
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G4AON
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 01:53:34 AM »

I have always had problems with is labelling around rotary switches. It's bad enough that I have to get them 30 degrees apart by eye but I need to get the spacing right as well.

Any ideas how to do this right?

Peter DL8OV
Try FrontDesigner by Abacom.
http://www.electronic-software-shop.com/lng/en/electronic-software/

73 Dave
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