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Antique clock faces

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Jeff grossman, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman Living the dream

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    I had a client ask about printing or hand painting antique grandfather clock face replacements - each would be one of a kind for refurbishing clocks .any suggestions ? This is something I don’t offer but would be happy to refer him to someone who could help . East coast PA location preferred
    Originally done on glass but open for suggestions . (Don’t know if flatbed printed would give the texture desired )
    Anyone out there able to help ?
    Hope to post a photo later , sorry
     
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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    post picture of what they are wanting.

    Are they looking for original reproduction or similar look?
     
  3. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Sounds interesting. Post up a photo, I'm right around the corner from you. Or refer him to clockworks.com
     
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  4. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    25 years ago, I repainted several for a watchmaker/clockmaker- all hand-painted, and a bit painstaking, from memory, but all passed off ok as no different from the original.
    10 years ago I screen-printed three for another client.
    (In Australia, of course!)
     
  5. Andy D

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    Flatbed UV ink would probably be the closest to paint, it sits on top of the substrate and has depth.
     
  6. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    The Arizona’s with the touchstone tech might work. Some of the samples we seen were great. Printed the grain of the inside of a tree and it felt real! So if guess they’d get the texture desired
     
  7. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    I just used drop black (enamel) which is like the gilders' back-up black paint.
    It dries fast, to a satin dull sheen, and does not look new or fresh.
     
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  9. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman Living the dream

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    He went with an old school hand painter - needed the 3D hand paint look . He’s using someone who does truck / fire truck hand work- it ended up needing gold leaf work also . Trying to reproduce 150-200 year old grandfather clock faces - elaborate designs with gold leaf custom #’s and highlights - Exact drilled holes of diff diameters
    Still trying to get photo but due to lockdown it might be a bit
    Stay safe people
     
  10. letterman7

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    So he went to Mendenhall. Let's see if he comes back and complains on how much it cost him...
     
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