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'Very non-PIC - Prototype panel labeling'
1998\03\25@165131 by Harold Hallikainen

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       We've been experimenting with various methods of labeling
prototype front panels.  The latest trick is use iron-on transfers run
thru an ink jet printer.  It's a bit tricky, but it works.
       I'm wondering, however, about using a flat bed plotter to print
such panels.  I've got this Houston Instruments DMP-29 plotter (from way
before I generated Gerber files for PCBs).  Anyone have any ideas about
pens that could be used in that to write on aluminum panels?

Thanks!

Harold

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1998\03\25@172308 by Martin R. Green

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Sure, what you need is an instant drying pen like those used by
photographers to write on the front of photo's.  You can always check
a photo store, but I have been using a common office waterproof pen
lately with great results on all surfaces.  Try the Staedler LumoColor
AV permanent pens.  These are designed for overhead projectors.  There
are similar non-permanent pens available from Staedler, so be sure you
get the right ones.  The giveaway is the words "Permanent" and
"Waterproof" and the Staedler number 313.  I usually use the S size,
but you can get them in several tip sizes.  Start with the S though, I
think it is your best bet.  My local Office Depot and Grand & Toy
stores carry them individually and in packs of four colours (black,
red, blue and green).

Incidentally, I suspect this pen would make a good etchant resist too
for those interested in plotting PCB pattern directly to copper.

Good luck - Martin.
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On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:37:13 EST, you wrote:

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1998\03\26@041433 by wwl

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On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 16:37:13 EST, you wrote:

>        We've been experimenting with various methods of labeling
>prototype front panels.  The latest trick is use iron-on transfers run
>thru an ink jet printer.  It's a bit tricky, but it works.
>        I'm wondering, however, about using a flat bed plotter to print
>such panels.  I've got this Houston Instruments DMP-29 plotter (from way
>before I generated Gerber files for PCBs).  Anyone have any ideas about
>pens that could be used in that to write on aluminum panels?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Harold
>
>_____________________________________________________________________
>You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail.
>Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com
>Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
One very cheap and quick method I sometimes use is to laser print on
plain  A4 laser labels, stick it to the panel, and then cover with the
clear sticky plastic film used for covering books. Holes can be easily
cut out with a scalpel, either after sticking to the (pre-drilled)
panel or beforehand if they are marked on the label. This gives a very
durable and quite reasonable looking label for very little effort.  
You just need to be careful to avoid bubbles under the film.
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