Logo over cast-resin pens (circuit board)

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jjudge

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There was a 2009 thread on engraving circuit board pens.

End summary seemed to be:
  • Yes, you can laser engrave the cast resin pens -- they frost less than acrylic, so you really have to fill them
  • No, you probably don't want to do that -- because it could look odd to have a logo or text "floating" over the thing
  • Consider water slide decals
So, if that is the consensus ... whats the opinions on that?

E.g.,
Turn down to normal diameter, do decal, build up a polyurethane finish?
Turn down lower than normal (be careful) and recast with your own resin?
etc.

-- joe
 

hewunch

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Turn down lower than normal (I would use the Sierra Vista or Wall St. III or equivalent, so I know I had room to spare). by the thickness of the decal plus a few thousandths and build back up with CA. Buff out to shine.
 

GoodTurns

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Turn down lower than normal (I would use the Sierra Vista or Wall St. III or equivalent, so I know I had room to spare). by the thickness of the decal plus a few thousandths and build back up with CA. Buff out to shine.

+1...this is the one time that a "floater" looks good!
 
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