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3D Raised Decals

Discussion in 'Labels and Decals' started by captainron19, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. captainron19

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    so one of the parents in my sons baseball team just got new decals for all the boys’ helmets and they are raised 3D type of decal . First time seeing them except in MLB teams

    Can anyone provide any insight on what is required to make something like this ?
     
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  2. Gino

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    I think they're called domed decals. Once printed and cut out, you apply a solution to it, being careful of the amount and the stuff will flow out up to the very edge. We have all the stuff needed to do it, but it's a big pain in the neck to do. Anyway, for us, it is.
     
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  3. captainron19

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    Definitely not domed decals ....... these are more raised letters
     

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  4. Billct2

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    They look like 3D printing samples I've seen
     
  5. Johnny Best

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    Is that a soft material or hard plastic type.
     
  6. Christian @ 2CT Media

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    That's 3d printed abs or flexible pla on an adhesive base.
     
  7. WildWestDesigns

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    I would say ABS. I wouldn't use PLA for something like this. Longevity isn't as good on PLA.

    Unless used PLA to create a mold and then use an epoxy for the finished product
     
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    Injection molded. Is it hard or rubbery feeling?
     
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  10. captainron19

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    It feels pretty rigid but plyable enough to stick on the contour of the helmet
     
  11. rossmosh

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    100% made over seas. Probably PVC or silicone. They're are a bunch of suppliers out there. Wholesale is probably about $.50-1 each + setup fee of $75 + FedEx Express shipping (1-2 days typically) would be about $40-60.
     
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  12. captainron19

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    No definitely not ..... one of the Dads on my sons baseball team had them made by a friend .... he wasn’t sure what process he used but I am trying to find out from the source
     
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  14. rossmosh

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    So if they contacted you for a sign you don't make. You called up a supplier and had it made. Would they know?

    This product is an outsourced product from China. I'd be absolutely shocked if they made it in house. If they did, it's a hobbiest with a 3d printer spending 30 minutes of machine time to make 1-2 of them.
     
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  15. Johnny Best

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    That stuff looks like 3M Seadeck material and you can cut that with a CNC.
     
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  16. captainron19

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    What are you even talking about? No One contacted me to make a sign. One of the dads simply had these made for all of the boys on our baseball team and I was curious what method was used to make them thats all
     
  17. WildWestDesigns

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    I think that was more of an example to counter you saying that it wasn't definitely outsourced to China. How would one know? I think that was the point. While I don't necessarily agree with the false dilemma of it only being 2 things without having more info to go on, but it is hard to say either way at this point without more info.
     
  18. jfiscus

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    FWIW, these are definitely NOT 3D Printed. pretty nifty though, but no idea how they're made.
     
  19. Jburns

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    The company I referenced above, makes decals that the original poster showed pictures of. There is an article on the site that says that they take the logo / turn into 3D model, machine molds and use injected silicone. The same article references another company that originally 3d printed them out of hard plastic. I agree with jfiscus- too smooth to be 3D printed.

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    https://uni-watch.com/2016/04/13/the-dodgers-go-3-d/#more-72562
     
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    So glad to see that it didn't end up being doming. Doming is . . . the . . . worst.
     
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