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3rdrail

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Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« on: January 29, 2007, 05:18:22 PM »
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Can anyone out there make genuine metallic decals in silver or aluminum? In checking, I find that the Apalachicola Northern's first Diesels were four NW2's, 701-704, that ended up on the Clinchfield. For the past couple of decades, AN has used white reflective lettering and striping from 3M, but initially the Diesels were blue with aluminum (or silver) lettering and striping. Down the line, I might consider buying a Kato NW2 (not from this run) and painting it for the AN, assuming I could get someone to make the correct color decals.

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 05:50:40 PM »
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Just about any of the custom run decal guys out there can do a true metallic silver if they use the Kodak Colorproofer or Alps printers.

Try;
Beldecal.com
railgraphicsdecals.com
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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 04:32:09 AM »
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Just about any one with an Alps printer can do a true metallic silver print...  ;) (and gold, and white...)
(did anyone see lately on eBay how much a MD-5000 costs nowadays - crazy ?)

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 01:58:50 PM »
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Steve
I don't see you outrageous prices. There is a broken one for $49.00.

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 12:34:22 AM »
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Steve
I don't see you outrageous prices. There is a broken one for $49.00.

Hey thats a deal! ;D
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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 08:33:37 PM »
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Just about any one with an Alps printer can do a true metallic silver print...  ;) (and gold, and white...)
(did anyone see lately on eBay how much a MD-5000 costs nowadays - crazy ?)

That's because as of March 15th, ALPS will no longer repair the units. Currently you send them a bad printer and some money and you get a brand-y new refurbished printer. Soon that will be over. ALPS USA just did their last call for orders of printer cartridges. After this order is delivered there won't be any more carts from ALPS USA. People can still go to Europe to get cartridges though.

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 05:10:18 PM »
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Supposedly Kodak is selling the Alps printers as its Firstcheck line. Has anyone priced these or ascertained whether or not the cartridges are compatible with the Alps line?

There'll be a lot of decal makers S.O.L. if they can't get Alps cartridges. BTW, just heard on TV that Kodak reduced prices on a lot of printer cartridges today.

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 12:51:22 AM »
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Supposedly Kodak is selling the Alps printers as its Firstcheck line. Has anyone priced these or ascertained whether or not the cartridges are compatible with the Alps line?

A number of the small decal making firms moved to these when Kodak introduced it, but it was a very pricey printer > 5k for one. The cartridges will work in ALPS printers with a bit of work, I myself use a few of them. But the cartridges are still produced by ALPS in Japan for Kodak and that's over, gone, nada, done deal  :'(

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 09:40:38 AM »
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.............. The cartridges will work in ALPS printers with a bit of work, I myself use a few of them. But the cartridges are still produced by ALPS in Japan for Kodak and that's over, gone, nada, done deal  :'(

So what is Kodak planning to do for cartridges for the Firstcheck printers??

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 11:14:12 AM »
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I hope this isn't the official press release by Kodak:





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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 02:46:41 PM »
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I hope this isn't the official press release by Kodak:

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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 03:39:11 PM »
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I hope this isn't the official press release by Kodak:

(It's an ewe, for everyone besides N Scale Steve  ;D)


Speaking of grammer, "It's a ewe."


Speaking of "grammer", it isn't, it's "grammar".  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 04:43:55 PM »
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Looks like Ed is an Australian at heart >> he has a penchant for sheep ......Baaaaaaa baaaaa
Just don't wear gumboots (wellingtons or whatever you guys call them) buddy and be very careful out there..........
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Re: Silver (or Aluminum) decals?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 07:39:32 PM »
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hey Ed, don't touch my ewe, bloddy sheep shagger...  :-*