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    Custom Decals

    Is there any members on here that is interested in making custom decals? I tried Rail Graphics and they said they could not help me.These are early intermodal stack cars with the Santa Fe Econo-Stack lettering with the black Santa Fe Meat ball cross.

    thanks, gene

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    I am surprised that Rail Graphics can't help you. Did he give a reason? Send me an email off list, maybe it is something I can help with.

    Dan Pikulski
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    Yeah - boy! That doesn't sound like MicroScale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danpik View Post
    I am surprised that Rail Graphics can't help you. Did he give a reason?
    I don't think Rail Graphics will print copyright logos for which they don't have permission. Just a guess.


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    I recall, years ago, Rail Graphics saying they wouldn't print prototype decals, only fictitious modeler-created lettering. Not only is there a trademark/ copyright/ permission question. Also, they may not want to get into prototype accuracy-- they may njot have EXACTLY the font or print somnething EXACTLY the size to suit a fastidious modeler, and don't want to fight over it.

    Question-- did you ask Rail Graphics to set type for you, or did you send them your own prepared camera-ready copy, asking only that it be printed as decals, not comnposed. That may make a difference in what a decal printer will do.
    Last edited by Kenneth L. Anthony; July 18th, 2008 at 03:17 PM. Reason: typo

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    Do you have the vertor graphics for this? I print from Corel, so Corel would be needed unless you have done the color separation already.

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    I called the guy at Railgraphics and told him what they were before I sent the actual decal sheet to them, I am not interested in duplicating the whole sheet of decals, only the Santa Fe black round herald cross and the econo-stack portion of the decals, the rest of the decals I need would come off of other Microscale decal sheets.
    gene

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    delljohnb,I only have the actual decal sheet,but I could probably get a friend of mine to get me some foto ready art work done. The particular decals I need are black for the econo-stack and black on clear for the santa fe emblem
    thanks,
    gene

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    Contact ELS Trains... Chattanooga TN. I know Eric does some Santa Fe decals and also does custom work. http://home.mindspring.com/~elstrains/

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    Chad, thanks for the information about Eric,we are trying to work something out together right now as we speak,
    thanks, gene maddox

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