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Hello, from little dallas - Oregon, with question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rouzaud, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. rouzaud

    rouzaud New Member

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    Hi; I'm new here, yet I've enjoyed the huge knowledge base accumulated on this site.

    I'm a small sign shop, wanting the longest lasting small color sign (6x8" and under) solution I can get. Vinyl- too slow and nit picky; printed, too short lived. Thinking maybe dye-sub might give the longest life, but substrate is either breakable, plastic or flimsy metal. Am I right? Does anyone know the process for gravestone images epoxied to stone? They advertise 'eternal'!!!! One of the contributor here mentioned that 'anything' can be dye-subed, just needs special coating on substrate (?) My experience is aftermarket bonding is the thing that fails first. Any light on this subject would be appreciated. Thanks
    Roland SP 300V
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  3. Replicator

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    Welcome, you could try limestone from MANICAN® . . . Wide variety of colors, sizes and styles to choose from.

    http://www.manicansigns.com/
     
  4. rouzaud

    rouzaud New Member

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    Replicator....not to put words in your mouth, was it you who said 'anything' can be dye-subed? Hmmm, thanks, Limestone, I was thinking of something a little lighter. Nice product though. I've got a Vineyard customer who wants small signs to put on posts at the end of his grape vines. Also, I have electricians who are required to put permanent 'tiny' signs on their electrical boxes. Engraving works, but I want something with more color to expand to other things also - monuments; historical markers etc.
     
  5. Replicator

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    Dye-Sub materials have special coatings, but in fact with the right tools, yes I believe anything can be Dye-Subbed.

    I didn't say that before to my knowledge, but I've seen everything from bicycles to motorcycle helmets Dye-Subbed . . . So I'm sayin' it now !
     
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    Welcome from mid Michigan.
     
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    welcome to a outstanding forum and people
     
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    Welcome to da SignHood!!!
     
  9. Jim Doggett

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    Howdy from 50 miles north of Big Dallas
     
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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
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    How about photo impact printing?? Try Roland impact printers
     
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    Howdy from Dallas Texas...
     
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  14. rouzaud

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    Thanks for the greetings, and the ideas. Near as I can tell, the process is simply a porcelain photo dye sub. If this is the case, it's a mystery to me why the high prices for these tiles. In researching, in another thread, it said the porcelain doesn't absorb moisture, expand and crack when freezing. Below is a link to a seller of these tiles. Thanks again.
    http://www.everlifememorials.com/pet-photo-memorials-s/129.htm
     
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    welcome
     
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