how do you sign baits?
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:15 PM
dampeoples, if you look on the gallery, you'll see some plugs I recently made that were clearcoated with Dick Nites and signed "SM '07" with the pens. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make myself sign them consistently on the same side, so you'll only see two.
I believe this is the same type of pen that BobP was referring to. It's a fine art illustration pen. About $2.50 or $3 at any of the craft chains. Because its something called single pigment ink, instead of dye-based ink, it will not fade or smear, even with contact from a polyurethane.
The smallest size is actually .20 mm, even though they call it 005.
Here's a link: http://www.gellyroll...igmamicron.html
Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:59 PM
Thanks Scoop, I must admit, I googled the term right after I posted that, then felt stupid for asking! Knocking out that signature clear step would be awesome, gonna give it a try, thanks!
Yeah, I think Bob's mentioned that to me a time or two, musta completely blown right by me
Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:28 PM
I use a Faber-Castell artist pen. It uses Indian ink that is waterproof and permanent. I picked it up at a large hobby store chain. I got the small tip and it has held up really well as far as not getting clogged up or mashed down. I clear with Devcon and have not had any problems with running, I just write over the createx and then use the epoxy, no extra steps. Works great!!
Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:31 PM
Hey Great Ideas Guys, Has Anybody Tried A Small Rubber Stamp And Paint ? I Buy Printed Stickers That Are Expensive And The Printer Won't Run Them For Me Anymore !!!!
Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:45 PM
You could try going to an office supply store and have a rubber stamp made with your logo.
Posted 13 June 2007 - 05:55 PM
Guys, I have to say that if you have a design that you don't want to write or can't write using a pen, the waterslide decal is a great alternative. You can literally use any logo or design you can create on your computer, size it to what you need, print it on the "clear" waterslide paper and it works great. Just remember that you need to put the decal over a light colored background or it won't be very visible.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:07 PM
If you use a solvent based pen like a Sharpie it will run if covered by a clearcoat containing solvent. I use acrylic paint and a cheap ultra fine point caligraphy pen. Still looks like child scribbling but at least it's small! Using an engraver to sign the lip is a neat idea and looks great but I haven't tried it.
Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:53 PM
Well I haven't settled on anything for myself yet, but I thought I throw out a couple more resources:
Someone mentioned a long time ago, in a forum far, far away, that Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph technical pens were great to sign with.
For water slide decal methods techniques etc. check out this place. If you have them print them it would be like .30-.40 for a single color which may be pricey, but they're the best place i've found to learn, plus they sell supplies like minature squeegees, waterslide setting solution, etc. etc.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:23 AM
If anyone is going the route of using your own printer to print water slide decals or adhesive decals and needs some help creating a logo or getting your current logo to print well at a very small size send me a pm. I am a graphic designer and deal with stuff like this all the time.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:29 AM
Sharpie makes a water based pen in black, red, and green. At least those are the colors the hobby store I found sells. Doesn't run, easy to use, small tip.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:36 AM
I use a micron pen I bought at Michael's. It works well under or on top of Devcon.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:42 PM
Speaking of ink, I use Createx black acrylic. Wonder why black is the least likely color to clog your airbrush? It's pigment is something like carbon black which is naturally microscopic. What the heck, had it on hand anyway, besides I use it the last thing on a bait to apply the "kill spots" so I just dip the pen in the bowl of the airbrush.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:24 PM
That must mean white is made out of moon rocks or something, it's horrible
Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:57 PM
Actually, I think the absolute worst is brown. I won't even try to guesss what they grind up for that color.