Okay, after what, ten years? I finally got the ALPS 5000 printer I had bought from "someone" a long time ago.
This "someone" did not lock down the print heads when it was shipped, and as such, they were damaged.
I did not have the funds back then to do the printer repair/exchange program ALPS USA had, before they closed down.
I found a new source recently that repairs them, and they did their magic in less than two weeks.
I picked up a Windows PC, running XP, and I tried to do some tests on it.
But I need a favor, and some help.
I need to try and print some real model car graphics/decals, but I don't have any graphics, images, or decal to print yet.
If anyone has a simple decal they want printed, and they have the graphic image done, and print ready, send it to me, and I will try and do a test, to see if I get this working right.
I have tried simple words, like my project Vega show car, that was called Adrenaline, which will be a simple gold foil on a slight arch.
Keep it simple.
Maybe one, or two colors, I can do the gold foil, silver foil, and gold metallic.
Also can do white, I think, but have not tried that yet.
I only have a few sheets of the Tango paper so far.
The images should be about 2-3" long/wide, and maybe door height?
This will be very limited.
I am not going to print everyone's
Just need a couple of good art work/decals/graphic to try out
No fancy stuff, no wild flame jobs
Like I said, I'm doing Adrenaline, and one more I just thought of: Guava Jam, and Adam's Apple
You can do simple text in Word, with Word's Word Art, that works, and I can print them out as is.
This will be part of a full feature/story for the mag, but I need more art work/decals to try out.
I will not do any copyrighted or pre-done decals from someone else.
They have to be your original decals, art work, graphics, etc.
Please send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org