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Dennis that's outstanding and even more amazing that's it pad
printed. Might be worthwhile
to buy a laser printer... 😁
On 10/26/2021 5:56 PM, Dennis Storzek
On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 01:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
try laser printing "ghost" decals that are so light
the weathering shows through them... 😁
Accurail actually did something like this a number of years ago on
a custom job for the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society.
The prototype was a group of almost new hoppers the Soo bought
second hand from the BRC. Since the paint was like new, they just
painted over the lettering and re-stenciled them. Twenty years
later, the original lettering was showing through.
While these were done by pad printing, the same steps could be
done for art for "Ghost toner" decals. This artwork was done in
Adobe Illustrator, but Corral Draw and others should have similar
settings. The "fill" color was set at a transparency setting
somewhat less than 100%, and Eric found a setting that gave a
mottled effect. I think they turned out well.