Advice for Printing on Static Cling Vinyl - Back to the Future Project

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MattgomeryBurns

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Have any of you printed custom decals on static cling vinyl, either professionally or on your home printer? Looking for advice, tips, or pointers.

I finally have a pair of screen accurate Doc Brown stopwatches. Well, almost screen accurate. They're the same models, but the ones used in the movie swapped out the liquid crystal displays with LEDs to make them easier to see at night. After chatting with Roland about making mine more screen accurate, and not wanting to take any drastic measures, I got the idea to print the digital displays on static cling stickers (like the ones you get on your windshield after an oil change).

It appears that there are clear sheets you can buy to print at home but they all seem to be sold out. The ones on Amazon have terrible reviews. The only other option is a seller on Etsy who will print them for you, which is probably my only option.

Now the important questions:
  1. What color should the background be: black or amber?
  2. What times would you print? I'm thinking 1:21 and 1:22
Here are my stopwatches
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The screen used pair from, well, ScreenUsed
Docs Stopwatches ScreenUsed.jpg


And some screen caps
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Doc stopwatches screen cap.jpg
 

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Jansen

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I'm doing a replica of this prop at the moment.
But i'm do my own design, and 3D printing it. Not the same, but good enough for me ;-)
But i'm choosing 1:20 and 1:21, and I will do it with black background. I don't know if it's the right color, but I like it better that way.
 

MattgomeryBurns

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I'm doing a replica of this prop at the moment.
But i'm do my own design, and 3D printing it. Not the same, but good enough for me ;-)
But i'm choosing 1:20 and 1:21, and I will do it with black background. I don't know if it's the right color, but I like it better that way.
Very cool, looking forward to seeing your build. How are you going to tackle the numbers? Waterslides? Etched into the print?
 

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minilove666

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Have any of you printed custom decals on static cling vinyl, either professionally or on your home printer? Looking for advice, tips, or pointers.

I finally have a pair of screen accurate Doc Brown stopwatches. Well, almost screen accurate. They're the same models, but the ones used in the movie swapped out the liquid crystal displays with LEDs to make them easier to see at night. After chatting with Roland about making mine more screen accurate, and not wanting to take any drastic measures, I got the idea to print the digital displays on static cling stickers (like the ones you get on your windshield after an oil change).
It appears that there are clear sheets you can buy to print at home but they all seem to be sold out. The ones on Amazon have terrible reviews. The only other option is a seller on Etsy who will print them for you, which is probably my only option.

Were you able to solve it in the meantime?
 

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