Author Topic: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!  (Read 69331 times)

diemilchmann

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2010, 08:18:23 PM »
Hey--

Is there a way to color both the etched AND un-etched sections? If there's a way, my pedal graphics life is set 4ever!

Thanks, julian

Barcode80

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #81 on: October 13, 2010, 12:14:23 AM »
Hey--

Is there a way to color both the etched AND un-etched sections? If there's a way, my pedal graphics life is set 4ever!

Thanks, julian
I've been thinking about experimenting with a hard rubber roller. Paint the etched part, then roll over with paint on the hard roller for the raised part. Otherwise, I've not found a way.

diemilchmann

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2010, 12:16:32 AM »
very interesting... ill give it shot, thanks!

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deadastronaut

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #84 on: October 17, 2010, 12:44:46 PM »
nice rick ,i love an etch.... i'd lose the white washer imho   8)
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markm

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #85 on: October 17, 2010, 01:53:39 PM »
Interesting.  :-\
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/MarkMs-Gallery/album24/
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I leave you guys alone for a few years and look what happens!
Congrats Slade, nice work!
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MartyMart

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #86 on: October 17, 2010, 03:42:13 PM »
Looks great .... Q ... why does everyone seem to hate white washers so much ???

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Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #87 on: October 17, 2010, 03:44:32 PM »
Interesting.  :-\
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/MarkMs-Gallery/album24/
**sigh**
I leave you guys alone for a few years and look what happens!
Congrats Slade, nice work!
OH. MY. GOD. MarkM! Are you back for good?

deadastronaut

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #88 on: October 17, 2010, 03:46:16 PM »
Looks great .... Q ... why does everyone seem to hate white washers so much ???

MM.

i guess its a personal taste type thing...i just like the more industrial look.. :icon_cool:

upon looking closer...its probably coz of the little dig in the box...  ;)
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markm

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #89 on: October 17, 2010, 03:46:43 PM »
Interesting.  :-\
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/MarkMs-Gallery/album24/
**sigh**
I leave you guys alone for a few years and look what happens!
Congrats Slade, nice work!
OH. MY. GOD. MarkM! Are you back for good?

Nahhh.
I came to visit and found I have been de-throned!!  :icon_lol:
My personal life does not allow time for me to be here or mess with stompers as often as I would like but, I do like to pop in every now and then.
Everytime I do though it makes me feel over-the-hill!

Barcode80

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2010, 04:04:05 PM »
Interesting.  :-\
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/MarkMs-Gallery/album24/
**sigh**
I leave you guys alone for a few years and look what happens!
Congrats Slade, nice work!
OH. MY. GOD. MarkM! Are you back for good?
Nahhh.
I came to visit and found I have been de-throned!!  :icon_lol:
My personal life does not allow time for me to be here or mess with stompers as often as I would like but, I do like to pop in every now and then.
Everytime I do though it makes me feel over-the-hill!
Hopefully, you can make it a more frequent occurrance. You are sorely missed!

markm

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2010, 04:10:39 PM »
Oh Man, I miss it too.....more than you may think!
You're all good guys and there is a wealth of knowledge and information here.
I'm glad I can still log-in here!!
I'll leave you with this:

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Slade

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2010, 04:42:15 PM »
I don't have words..
Your tutorial was an inspiration to start with etching, there's where I started and many others around the world too. I'm so glad to read some words from you! I just tried to make it even easier to do etchings by making a detailed step by step tutorial (because some members asked me to do it), never meant to de-throne you but thanks again for your kind words... oh, happy day :icon_biggrin:

Edit: That's a beautiful piece of work!!!!!

markm

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2010, 04:56:13 PM »
I sincerely mean you have done a fabulous job!
I don't know about this around the world stuff though, I'm gonna get blamed for ALOT of FeChl improperly disposed of!  :icon_rolleyes:
(Hey! I could always blame it on Jay Doyle since he isn't here!! {just kidding folks!  :icon_lol:}
As an "oldie" here now, and an infrequent visitor, I LOVE seeing someone continue on with some of the stuff we were doing many-moons ago now.
On the other hand, it makes me want to jump back into the hobby but, my time won't allow it right now. I haven't touched a soldering iron in over 2 years and I have turned down many oppurtunities in the stompbox world.
Maybe someday aye?
Anyway, like I said.....GREAT WORK and keep it going!
I admire your work as it it very well done.
  MarkM

Govmnt_Lacky

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2010, 02:21:54 PM »
I might be mistaken here but, has anyone else noticed that Slade talks in his tutorial about TONER transfer however, he shows a picture of the transfer paper he uses and it says it is for INKJET printers.  ???

Slade.... Are you using inkjet paper in a laser printer for your transfers?
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Slade

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2010, 02:36:16 PM »
While you have a high glossy paper it's not important if it's recommended for inkjet or laser printers. The toner transfer needs a glossy paper... you can even do it with some magazine paper, I only showed what I use to do it ;)

Govmnt_Lacky

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #96 on: October 22, 2010, 02:46:02 PM »
While you have a high glossy paper it's not important if it's recommended for inkjet or laser printers. The toner transfer needs a glossy paper... you can even do it with some magazine paper, I only showed what I use to do it ;)

Wow.. Thanks for the heads up Slade! I know you are the aforemost expert in the enclosure etching area.  ;)

Are there any specific recommendations that you have for the paper? I tried using PnP blue last night and i failed miserably. I downloaded and read your tutorial and I think it was all about the transfer media I used. I probably cannot get the EXACT paper you use however, that is why I am asking for the info about the paper. Any particular brand? The weight should be 180 correct?

Thanks for everything. I merely want to become a humble etch servant like Rick!  :D
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Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #97 on: October 22, 2010, 02:56:22 PM »
Some varaible I discovered while attempting (and failing) to etch.

  • The first laser printer I tried didn't want to play. It was a colour printer, but could be set to black only. The toner just didn't want to transfer. I changed to a monochrome-only printer and straight away got good results. Slade recommends only to use a monochrome printer, somehow the toner is different.
  • A flat surface is EVERYTHING.
  • Timing is very important. It's possible to cook the toner with too much heat at the start, then however much heat you use after, and for however long, nothing will happen.
  • Read the tutorial a few times
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Govmnt_Lacky

Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #98 on: October 22, 2010, 03:01:40 PM »
Some varaible I discovered while attempting (and failing) to etch.

  • The first laser printer I tried didn't want to play. It was a colour printer, but could be set to black only. The toner just didn't want to transfer. I changed to a monochrome-only printer and straight away got good results. Slade recommends only to use a monochrome printer, somehow the toner is different.
  • A flat surface is EVERYTHING.
  • Timing is very important. It's possible to cook the toner with too much heat at the start, then however much heat you use after, and for however long, nothing will happen.
  • Read the tutorial a few times
  • Slade is all-knowing, all-seeing. Omniscient


Thanks for the tips Rick. Any ideas about paper recommendations or paper characteristics to follow?
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Re: [Tutorial] Making a Multicolor Etching!
« Reply #99 on: October 22, 2010, 03:13:27 PM »
I used 190gsm high gloss inkjet paper. Nothing special or expensive. I bought a 2000W iron, 3 minutes set to minimum heat just resting on the paper to heat the toner. Then the paper is pretty much stuck to the box, the masking tape peels off due to the heat. Then I ironed very hard from every direction for 6 minutes on maximum heat, loads of pressure, the paper won't move.

.......and remember to think about Slade as you transfer, he will watch over you as you work so long as you observe every tenet of his dogma. Maybe consider wearing a t-shirt with his holy image on it too. It'll help.
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