What are you guys using for case stencils? I made one years ago, but it's falling apart now and I need something a little more "pro" looking. Plus a few different sizes would be cool.
No personal experience, but something like this would seem to be the way to go:
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I'm a fan of difficult to remove stickers rather than stencils. Difficult to remove still allows for me to remove them when I want to sell the equipment, but they are more permanent than gaff tape.
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My one recommendation would be to get smaller stencils than you maybe think you need. It's a lot less effort cleaning a smaller stencil off when you sell a case on.
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Print nice colorful logos and labels on heavy paper, and then attach them to your cases with some lexan. I've seen lots of companies do this, that way they can easily change the labels without a mess, and it allows cases to go out on rentals 'unbranded'.
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How do the stickers fare on wedges with rockhard paint on them Ie not flat but bumpy ?
I ask because I too am looking to get a stencil made and never thought of using a sticker.
I have been using some stickers on some of my cases. After about a year some of them are looking a little ragged. Easy fix I guess but definitely not a permanent solution.
"don't force it"
Prices at nationalstencil.com seem reasonable to me.
I agree completely.
If you want some thin Mylar to make stencils, I have about 25 feet left from the leading edge of a UP Comet hang glider I "decommisioned"...
I'm not sure if you know this already, but using an ink pad and roller works far better than spray paint, and also allows use of a solvent to remove the stencil mark without removing paint.
In fact, on a system stolen from me, every stencil mark had been removed, except on one stage monitor, and that single surviving stencil resulted in me getting most of a speaker system (and a 32 channel splitter snake with quick latches and Jenson transformers, still had that "new snake smell") back almost 10 years after the theft.
My R&R cases came with smooth plastic labels that were printed and then glued. They actually recessed the label into the material so it's flush- but with the balled corners it would still be fine and not be in any danger of getting knocked off. I'm guess the recessed part helps so it's glued the wood. They are printed for shows so you can write on them with dry erase with show info. Warning Labels | ID Plates | Mcloone
The one on the top of the case is riveted.
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We usually write in sharpie and remove with alcohol pads.
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Good tip, thanks. Since the case was built for my personal console that is where I stick the shipping sticker!