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Front panel labeling.

Postby Ben M » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:04 am

Hi DIY'ers

I'm sure this topic has been spoken about here before (but I can't find in a search)

I'm looking to label a bunch of 500 series front panels.

What are the current recommendations for the easiest and most economical way off going about this?

Many thanks
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Re: Front panel labeling.

Postby waitup » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:42 pm

Hey ben,

If the panels are made of anodized aluminum you have have a trophy store or similar lazer mark them. It just takes off the anodization and shows the metal below.

Looks like this: https://www.facebook.com/11377168198413 ... =3&theater

Alternatively you can get most trophy shops to make you up a plate kind of thing that goes over the panel (maybe held on by the mounting hardware of the pots/switches. That looks like this:

https://www.facebook.com/11377168198413 ... =3&theater
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Re: Front panel labeling.

Postby Ben M » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:53 am

Thanks Nick.
I thought of trophy shops but was feeling it might get expensive for the amount I was looking to do.
I'll drop by the place I found in a search and see what's up.
Love yer work man.
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Re: Front panel labeling.

Postby waitup » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:04 am

The ones like in the second picture I sent are like $15 a pop... not too bad!
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