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    The Seam

    I posted something like this a few years ago.
    There are many labels, decals, and photos cast into
    blanks and they turn out some excellent pens.
    Most times only the back of the pen or the seamless side is shown.
    How about showing us what the seam in the graphic looks like.

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    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

     
     
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    And I say why not as well.I used to show up to several allround my pens to this end,then I felt I should conform to the normal one. Unfortunately there is no standard anything or more involved here only outright sharing in good faith or not.

    I feel Angelo you have raised a valid question and for me as a non caster of pen blanks feel inadequate to comment on as this is part of the mystique in pen presentation.

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    I make this pen with a wrapped around decal.
    The decal has a dark border (stripe) on each edge.
    I print the decal a few thousandths over the size of the circumference
    of the pen so that when I apply the decal it overlaps the edge.
    You cannot see the joint/seam in hand but the camera picked up a slight line on the bottom.
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    I would like to make a pen with this decal on it

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    I think it would look cool.

     
     
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    Not a bad idea!!....I have done loads of image cast blanks and playing card blanks. I have to say some casters are better than others at how they joint the material. For me I always hide that area behind the clip, but I'll take a photo beforehand now!
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    Geordie, I guess you can add a border around that image
    and print a decal to fit over a painted tube, the lettering would then be
    wrapped around to the back of the pen. Or adjust the size of the decal so that the lettering
    shows mostly on the front of the pen. No need to wrap around the pen. Just a thought.

    Mark, I tried lables, paper, and photos but I find they are too thick
    to overlap and hide the seam. Trying to butt the seam is really challenging.
    Waterslide decals are very thin and the overlap is hard to see.
    Maybe the seam is ok under the clip but I've never seen what it looks like past the clip.
    I know mine look like crap.
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    I print my images on self adhesive vinyl that end up with an overhang of 1mm once wrapped around the tube, before I wrap I colour the edge of the vinyl with an appropriate felt tip pen.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    Looks good John!
    Maybe it's me, but I would like to see the main graphic
    while I'm writing, with the clip up.
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    Thus we all examine these pens more carefully than before.

    Peter.
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