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 Post subject: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Tue 05, 2019 5:26 pm 
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Emailed Radio Daze, never got a reply. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Fri 08, 2019 1:39 am 
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Are you taking custom or reproduction? Custom you may have to photoshop yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Fri 08, 2019 2:57 am 
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wazz wrote:
Are you taking custom or reproduction? Custom you may have to photoshop yourself.


Well, reproduction but I doubt there is a template for the one I need so technically a custom one.

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Fri 08, 2019 3:32 pm 
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Try Sandy at precisiondesignin.com.
I build quite a few guitar amps and she makes all my faceplates. I send her precise measurements and ideas about fonts, style etc.... she lays it all out, and we go back and forth with PDF proofs until we settle on a design that I like. She is quick, efficient, super easy to work with and her prices are as low as I've seen compared with other custom faceplate makers. highly recommended.

Edit: For some reason I thought you were looking for faceplates, not dial faces. So this may not be of interest to you. Sorry. But I'll leave it up for those who may ever have a need for services like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Fri 08, 2019 6:06 pm 
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What make and model is the dial for?

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 09, 2019 1:25 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
What make and model is the dial for?


For a Motorola. It's basically a thin piece of clear plastic with a 90° bend where rivets attach it to the radio. I fiddeled with CAD today and laid it out with the colours. Font is a tad off but the closest match I could find. After hours of interwebbing, I think I have a solution. Find a suitable piece of plastic and make a clear laser water slide decal to affix to it. Surfing the net, having these made seems prohibitively pricey :shock: . A guy could get some clear decal paper and make one, just need to find a colour laser printer.

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes custom graphics dial faces?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 09, 2019 12:20 pm 
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You might try contacting Mark Palmquist.

https://dialcover.com/

I don't know if he would do any graphics on plastic, but he might know someone who will.

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