Custom Signature Plaque Question

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  1. Edraven99

    Edraven99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So I had a couple of custom aluminum plaques made by Pastor Jedi in the "tall" MR signature style that I am intending to get autographed; but the only thing that he couldn't replicate was the white signature area.

    I originally thought that I could just cut an address label and affix it to the plaque, but I started thinking about the longevity of doing this; i.e. potential peeling or having the glue eventually bleed through the paper.

    I was hoping that a few of you that have had custom plaques made yourselves could offer up a suggestion as to how best to create a signature area for the plaques as I'm also afraid of just having the plaques signed directly might not be the best option for fear of smudging.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with the plaques you are talking about but if I understand correctly you want a white rectangle on which the autograph to go... What about checking with a place that does the vinyl automotive wraps to see if you can a couple of scraps of white to see if they would work. That way you can test different markers on the material before applying it to see what looks best and holds without smudging...
     
  3. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would think a signature directly on the aluminum would be fine...
     
  4. Rebelscum

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    You could mask all but the signature area off and beadblast it.
     
  5. Edraven99

    Edraven99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beadblast? I'm not familiar with the process... What would be the end result?

    Btw... Thank you for the plaque stands... :)

     
  6. Rebelscum

    Rebelscum Sr Member

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    You're welcome.

    It will change the surface to a matte finish that will work fine for signing with a Sharpie marker, common for autographing.

    It's commonly known as sandblasting, but using little glass beads.

    It's something I can do here in my shop if you need it.
     
  7. Edraven99

    Edraven99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The other reason why I'm trying to avoid direct signing is because I have a MR SE ANH Luke saber and I'm hoping to try and maintain the aesthetic if at all possible...
     
  8. Edraven99

    Edraven99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool! I'll keep it in mind! Thanks Philip!
     
  9. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is there anything you can't do in that shop, Philip? :lol

    It really is an awesome place :thumbsup
     

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