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NFMike

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Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:38:55 PM »

I need some lettering at about 5mm in lower case for a website address on the hull of a boat. Looked at Barry's and BECC but they only have sheets of uppercase. Online sign supplies generally only go down to 10mm, so I'm a bit stumped.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »


I usually get my lettering from  'The Range'

They do all sorts of artistic stuff for the constructor.

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 08:53:01 PM »

Have you tried sending your requirements to Barry
on his special order form.?

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 01:46:21 AM »

I usually get my lettering from  'The Range'
Unfortunately Googling 'The Range' brings a huge selection of hits. Can you be a bit more specific?

Have you tried sending your requirements to Barry
on his special order form.?
TBH I sent a him request for a special order quote for something else a while back and the reply did not inspire confidence. And it would also be horribly expensive.


I'm just amazed that no-one seems to do lower case lettering. (I know, I know, "There's no demand for it!" :) )

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 07:35:08 AM »

hi,
    the range home and leisure is a super store :-)) :-)) they sell everything from stationary paint you name they have it they are all over the show. I have got a lot of lettering from W.H. smiths I think they did do lower case rub on letters

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just looked and I bought some lower case from W.H. SMITHS a while back. they were 6mm and 3mm lower case rub ons
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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 10:00:19 AM »


Here you go.....................

http://www.therange.co.uk/pws/StoreFinder.ice?country=GB

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 11:15:49 AM »

Barrys model lettering can do lowercase letters made up into words
and ready to apply direct to a clean and dry surface,
give us a ring and we will see what we can do.
 
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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 11:26:19 AM »

hi,
    the range home and leisure is a super store :-)) :-)) they sell everything from stationary paint you name they have it they are all over the show. I have got a lot of lettering from W.H. smiths I think they did do lower case rub on letters
david
just looked and I bought some lower case from W.H. SMITHS a while back. they were 6mm and 3mm lower case rub ons
Here you go.....................
http://www.therange.co.uk/pws/StoreFinder.ice?country=GB
Cheers
ken
Oh, that 'The Range'. That was top of the results but didn't seem likely to me. :embarrassed:
The nearest one isn't very convenient but I'll bear it in mind.

I've never really got on with dry rub transfers for lettering - it's so hard to get the alignment right and I end up using twice as many characters and damaging the paint surface getting the 'mistakes' off. So that would be a bit of a last resort.

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 11:33:02 AM »

Barrys model lettering can do lowercase letters made up into words
and ready to apply direct to a clean and dry surface,
give us a ring and we will see what we can do.
 
Barry

Thanks, but I really don't want to pay the premium for pre-made words (I've had a quote before). I'd rather have sheets of letters and spend a little time getting them how I want.

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 07:34:53 PM »

My other half makes greetings cards for her hobby and in the past I have used (borrowed %) ) some of her peel off lettering as come in different sizes and in upper and lower case
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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 11:20:16 PM »

I eventually found some 1/4" (just over 6mm) lettering from a company called "minilabel". They have their own website and also operate on Amazon and ebay - I actually bought from ebay. Very quick delivery.

The only downside is that it was a bit expensive for what I need right now at 9 (incl del'y). However, for what it is it isn't bad value when you compare with what you get per on e.g. a BECC sheet as it's a big sheet (slightly larger than A4) with over 1000 characters including numbers, upper and lower case, etc. I expect some of the letters I don't need immediately will come in useful at some point, so probably not a bad deal.

The sheet is made in the USA. I haven't used any of it yet, so I don't yet know how the quality compares to BECC.

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Re: Self adhesive lettering - lower case
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2014, 11:13:41 PM »

I haven't used any of it yet, so I don't yet know how the quality compares to BECC.

Done the first boat now. The lettering may have a very slight 'rim' I think (possibly laser cut) but isn't noticeable. The letters came off the backing sheet and went on without any particular problems. I'll be giving the whole hull a coat of satin 'varnish' to seal and 'level' all the lettering and symbols, so providing they don't get upset at that stage I'd say "job's a good 'un"  :-))
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