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Old 01-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Is there a generally accepted method of designing and applying letters to a monokote finish?

I want to be able to design and cut out some letters to apply to the side of my sailplane. Is there a software package that would help me do this?

To be honest my wife is a breast cancer survivor and I'd like to put her name on the side of my plane along with the names of our daughter and granddaughter. What's the best way to do this?
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My LHS pointed me to Staples they have letters and numbers in all different sizes and colors. I found it easier to buy them instead of trying to cut them out of black trim.
Just so much easier to peel and stick the letters.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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That's a thought--hadn't considered them. There's one just a few minutes from here.

I briefly thought about cutting letters out but my penmanship and fine cutting skills aren't the best. Ok--time to put on the coat and head to Staples!

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Wayne just what you posted is why I don't do my own letter cutting.
Glad to help!
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You can also find a local graphics shop and get them to produce decals in any font / style you want ...

Shop I use offers in two forms : normal vinyl or the type with front and back support paper .. you peel backing of .. apply and press .. then peel away carrier front paper. That type is extremely thin and excellent for our use.

I paid about $6 for a bagful of decals for couple of models ...

I create the decal in paint or whatever ... word is ok ... in the font I want... I take the file on a flash-drive to them ... they convert to Corel Draw .. size to my reqt's ... couple days later - I collect all the decals ... ready to use.

I used to cut and make own with Solarfilm etc. - but no longer .. above is far better. I also search through Auto Accessory shops for decals .. flames are popular there ! and lining tape.

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Originally Posted by Beemerider View Post
Is there a generally accepted method of designing and applying letters to a monokote finish?

I want to be able to design and cut out some letters to apply to the side of my sailplane. Is there a software package that would help me do this?

To be honest my wife is a breast cancer survivor and I'd like to put her name on the side of my plane along with the names of our daughter and granddaughter. What's the best way to do this?
Yeah any office supply store will have them. Even the local Ace hardware store has them.

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I did the N-numbers on my just completed Decathlon by printing onto sticker paper from the local Staples. I used white paper with black lettering onto white UltraCote and it blends right in. No cutting out of the individual numbers, just stuck it on as a block and it looks great. I used the same sticker paper, this time over tissue covering, for the roundels and numbers on my Jenny, but those numbers I cut out individually since they went onto a colored background. Pictures of both are on my website.

Clear sticker paper is available online, I want to try some of that.

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There's also 'clear sheet' that you can reverse print on the back ... so when applied - the clear sheet protects the print ...

Still a lot easier to go to Graphics Shop !! But nice to be able to do yourself ...

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Here's how I do it using self-adhesive vinyl trim sheets - Monokote has them in matching colors to their covering films. Fonts with straight lines are easiest. If there's anything that's not clear in the pictures please ask. If you need the fonts, let me know. I hope this helps.

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(Since this is my first post, the forum didn't let me add the link, see next post for it)
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Originally Posted by atesus View Post
Here's how I do it using self-adhesive vinyl trim sheets - Monokote has them in matching colors to their covering films. Fonts with straight lines are easiest. If there's anything that's not clear in the pictures please ask. If you need the fonts, let me know. I hope this helps.

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(Since this is my first post, the forum didn't let me add the link, see next post for it)
And here's is the link:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=35
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I get all my graffics from callies graffics she is fast ,nice graffics and cheap. joe http://callie-graphics.com/
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I like that--thanks!

Many thanks to all of you for your suggestions--this all gives me some really good ways to go. I kinda want this to be a bit special.
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I make a name using an online GIMP program like Flamingtext or Cooltext, print it out on decal paper (I use Testors, available at my LHS in both clear and opaque white) and then seal it with a clear paint.

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Man that's scary........I had to look at several of those pics before I knew she wasn't real!
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