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Old 03-20-2015, 07:46 AM
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Brother P-Touch? I'm almost ready to go this route, as Stein's printer that does white on clear decals is in-op with a now indefinite replacement time, and my local print shop can't do white ink.

I have a few more phone calls to make including an avionics shop at Twin Lakes to see if maybe silkscreening is within my budget, but I'm thinking a little lowering of expectations and a trip to Office Max might put me out of my misery and back on the road to a finished panel upgrade.

Your labels look like something I could go for, Walt. I see a little background carrier visible but not too bad. What are they? Did you clear-coat?

-Stormy

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Old 03-20-2015, 08:06 AM
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Brother P-Touch? I'm almost ready to go this route, as Stein's printer that does white on clear decals is T.U. with a now indefinite replacement time, and my local print shop can't do white ink.

I have a few more phone calls to make including an avionics shop at Twin Lakes to see if maybe silkscreening is within my budget, but I'm thinking a little lowering of expectations and a trip to Office Max might put me out of my misery and back on the road to a finished panel upgrade.

Your labels look like something I could go for, Walt. I see a little background carrier visible but not too bad. What are they? Did you clear-coat?

-Stormy
Yep brother P-Touch with TZe tape, no clear coat. As a practical matter I have found these labels to be legible, good looking, durable, easy to install and easy to make changes.
Are they as nice as some other methods.... no, but I'm a very practical guy and these work good, look good, they're cheap and easy to install, so what's not to like.
Of course for me it depends on what the customer wants, if he's ok with it this is my preference but I'll do it anyway he wants (I have no problem spending someone elses money!).

http://imagesupply.com/collections/s...vp-label-maker
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:20 AM
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+1 for the P-Touch. Many different label colors available too. The graphics software that comes with it is the key to custom labels. Here is silver material against my matt gray/silver cabin color;

I've adopted the theory that instead of printing on clear and hoping that it isn't recognized as a label I would print a "Placard" and flaunt it being a label
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:34 AM
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Our latest RV8 panel upgrade..
G3X, dual ADAHRS, GMC305, Auto Pilot, GTN650, GTR200, GMA240, AOA, Heated Pitot, GRT Mini X.
Complete electrical system re-wire including new switches and breakers and B&C back up alternator.
Panel CNC by Stein.
Walt....great job on the panel! (and spending somebody elses money too)
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:52 AM
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+1 for the P-Touch. Many different label colors available too. The graphics software that comes with it is the key to custom labels. Here is silver material against my matt gray/silver cabin color;

I've adopted the theory that instead of printing on clear and hoping that it isn't recognized as a label I would print a "Placard" and flaunt it being a label
Hey that's a good idea, I might try some of that!
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:15 PM
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Default label color options

I'm all set to "Amazon" a P-touch that's Mac-capable and all that stuff. Wondering how White on Black would look on my satin black panel vs White on Clear. Anyone tried that?

-Stormy
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:25 PM
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Colojo-Any idea where the drink holder came from?
Blain,

Haven't checked into this thread in a while. I asked the builder were the cup holder came from and he couldn't remember.

Joe
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:08 PM
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Default Panel cut

Not as impressive as the finished panels in this thread. Give me time......
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:12 PM
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How did you cut those openings?

The 3 1/8 inch? circle cutters?
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:38 AM
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Default Round holes

Hole saw in drill press. Had to dress the hole up by a couple of thousands with 80 grit then scotchbrite wheel. I was surprised at how clean it came out.

I read a thread about drilling the pilot hole then replacing the pilot drill with smooth rod so the hole doesn't drift. Didn't do that but cut the panel over a piece of 1" plywood. That helped hold the pilot drill in place.

If only the rectangular holes came out as well....
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