Name on Baits
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:30 PM
how do you get your name on the bottom of the bait?
i used to write it on there with a pen but that gets really tricky, and my new clearcoat causes pen ink to run.
i'm looking for a new way.
do you guys use a label of some sort? i wonder if a pencil would work?
Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:44 PM
I use a fine point calligraphy pen ($2 at Michaels). Createx black is usually the last thing I put on a bait for the kill spot so I just dip the pen in the airbrush cup. It's acrylic latex paint and won't run. The black has very finely ground pigment and flows well. Some other colors may not.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:04 PM
hmmm i haven't tried caligraphy pens. i have a set laying around too. i might use thinned acrylic paint, since thats what i use to paint the bait (i don't paint the bait with thinned paint though).
Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:29 PM
ITOYA water-based pens work great. I got them at Hobby Lobby and they don't run when an epoxy clear coat is used and I'm sure they would work with other clear coats as well.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:56 PM
I use Testors decal paper. You can print right on it from an inkjet printer, or by hand with a pen, then you seal it with a spray on material to keep it from running. Here is a link to the package...
Most hobby stores carry it. It's a little delicate, but once you get the hang of it no problem. And, it is so thin, the top coat goes right over it no issues!
Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:59 PM
i use an ultra fine sharpie but it will run with your clear i think. it works fine with D2T.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:12 PM
I used to use the sharpie but had problems with the running. Then I remembered the calligraphy pen suggestion and won't do anything else now. I do it just like BobP said. Works great.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:34 PM
I agree with jcarman.
Decal Paper is what I use. You can utilize any font or design your computer as to offer and by doing small print I can get 80 to 100 on a sheet of decal Paper. Then just cut them out and using tweezers or whatever use want dip them in warm water and apply.
I use a spray can of clear acrylic to give them one or two lite coats over the entire sheet before you cut them out. I use a couple different epoxies over my lures with no problem. The neat thing is you have your own supply whenever you need them. One at a time or a batch.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:44 PM
If you decide to stay with hand signature:
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen - BLICK art materials
Oh--- forgot ------ It wipes right off if you mess up and a "do- over"
When it dries (10 minutes or so) it wont pull or smear when you apply devcon.
Edited by Blades and Baits, 23 August 2009 - 09:48 PM.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:45 PM
thanks for the suggestions guys.
do you think india ink would run with a clear coat that makes regular pen ink run? india ink is what i usually use w/ my caligraphy pens, i guess i'll just have to try it with the clear on a test bait.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:10 PM
If your using D2t any kind of clear over the sig. will work. I use createx clear and never have a problem, but with D2t you can use almost any clear. I do the same when dipping Dick nites.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:15 PM
what i did was i wrote my name on a bait with india ink and with black acrylic paint thinned to the consistency of india ink, and then dipped it in my clear.
india ink ran like all get-out!!! but this was to be expected...
the thinned acrylic however was fine. this is how i'll sign my baits.
i was VERY suprised how fine i could write with the caligraphy pens, thanks Bob!
Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:15 PM
A clearcoat containing solvent, including ETEX epoxy, will make a solvent based ink run. If india ink is solvent based, it will run just like a Sharpie.
Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:18 PM
I use a black permanent felt pen(the type to label CD's)on bright base colors , ......on dark base colors on the lure I utilize a gold or silver ink pen(the kinda also rodmakers use) .
Both of these inks are vulnerable to some topcoats , so I always apply two layers of acrylic clear over the writing , never had problems of it running this way !
good luck , diemai:yay:
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:45 AM
Yep....this is what I used....these are great pens....i've used them for artwork for years.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:56 AM
hmmm the thinned acrylic worked fine on that test bait, but when i tried it on my other baits it didnt' work so well.
it wouldn't "flow" from the pen like india ink does. and my pen kept wanting to dig into the clear coat (i was applying it inbetween clear coats)
Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:55 PM
I have a photo program on my computer and was wondering if you could incorporate different designs or logo's when using the Testor's decal paper?
Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:10 PM
Two other pens that work:
Posca by Uni
and Sharpies, but you need to specifically find the WATER BASED POSTER PAINT pens...
Both of these are acyrlic paint pens
Posca is by far the best I've personally used, but pricy...
Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:00 PM
good idea bob i think im gona try that.im going to the craft store tonight:worship:
Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:04 PM
i don't think the pigment was fine enough in my black acrylic paint. this may be why it didn't want to flow. i may try some other colors.