[sdiy] Aluminum front panels question
dave.leith at gmail.com
Wed May 30 01:29:22 CEST 2018
Metalphoto I'd say is one of the best looking and it used by many other
synth manufacturers. I've used Metalphoto of Cincinatti before with very
good but somewhat expensive results for one-offs
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 3:29 PM, Terry Shultz <thx1138 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Price is not the big concern as Looks are more important as these will be
> used for Photo use and Data sheets.
> I just want the best look possible . It may mean I do a proto run of both
> approaches and decide from there.
> Just figured I Would ask and get some guesses on visual appearance.
> I have several boards now in Beta stage and now to get the panels onto the
> On another note, I have cabinets in design for top , wing and Main design.
> I decided to start with Walnut veneer Marine plywood and I’ll look at
> Maple/ASH next as an option.
> Keyboard is still in planning stage, but I could punk out and go with a
> MIDI unit with Gate/CV output controller.
> No real thoughts here as I am basically a woodwind player first and
> Keyboardist 2nd.
> best regards,
> > On May 29, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Neil Johnson <neil.johnson71 at gmail.com>
> > Hi Terry,
> > Terry Shultz wrote:
> > >>> Hi all,
> > >>> I now at the point of laying the metalwork for some of my modules
> > >>> I want to use Anodized Aluminum with the artwork, figures and borders
> > >>> etched deep enough to fill with paint to give a really polished look.
> > >>> i.e. Silver Anodized with colored artwork etc. Blue or black ?
> > >>> Anyone got some simple ideas besides silkscreening?
> > For small runs where the economics of screen printing don't work out I
> prefer to use a photo process like MetalPhoto. You should be able to find a
> number of companies able to provide a service for you - the panels I made
> for CESYG modules were done by a couple of firms here in the UK.
> > I recommend you work with the company you choose - they can often be
> very helpful when it comes to what is possible, what files to provide, what
> you can do to get a better price, etc.
> > Cheers
> > Neil
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