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Topic: need to stencil/ etch pint glasses- I'm lost, advice please!  (Read 1137 times)
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« on: May 23, 2007 09:18:25 AM »

Hello! I courageously? stupidly? cluelessly? volunteered to make a few pint glasses for a Roller Derby awards ceremony on June 2. I need to get  this logo (below, on my flickr) or something similar to it on to the glass, I've had no luck stenciling so far, I tried taping it inside the glass and tracing it with a paint pen and it looks a little too, uh, homemade. Any advice is greatly appreciated! I realize that lack of planning on my part doesn't constitute an emergency on yours, but I figured it was worth a shot!

logo is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxchaos/510968232/

« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007 08:49:27 AM »

There is no "easy" way to do this.  The logo has a lot of detail.  The "cleanest" effect would be to ceate the logo as a vector file on your computer and have a vinyl sign shop cut the stencils for you.  You can pull out the parts you want to etch, transfer the stencil to the glasses with masking tape, remove the tape and apply etching cream.  Be sure not to get any etching cream where you don't want it etched by masking over the rest of the glass.  Wash cream off after 5-10 minutes.  You could hand cut some sticky vinyl yourself, but it never comes out as well. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007 08:59:14 AM »

You can also use contact paper as a pattern.

That's a tough design. Maybe do a simplified version of it?  Undecided

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