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Hello

I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to make the best logos and I'm interested in how companies make chrome and gold logos.

here is an example

http://www.ormsbyguitars.com/images/Ormsby_wallpaper7.jpg

http://pictures.kyozou.com/pictures/_2/1125/1124109.jpg

I noticed samick, fender and washburn also use this technique, it doesn't look terribly thick, but how do they get them to be so perfectly chromed? are they thin pieces of etched meta that they have chromed?

if it were done like that I would think the pieces would distort, since thats usually the case with chroming even large parts of metal, what about some sort of tape? I havn't found any that are REALLY chrome, just more of a polished look. I also noticed in the case of samick and washburn they are able to acheive a very detailed lettering that is very small, and it looks quite good, would they be some type of transfer? not like a typical decal though......

any ideas?

thanks guys

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Hello

I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to make the best logos and I'm interested in how companies make chrome and gold logos.

I don't know how large companies make those chrome / gold logos*, but they can be fairly well replicated with ALPS / OKI DPxxxx -series MicroDry printers. These printers have both gold/silver ribbons (silver as in regular Fender logo) as well as gold / silver foil ribbons.

These foil colors can be printed on normal water-slide decal.

Please google "decals on alps printer" for more info.

* Edit: My best guess is these type of logos are made by silk screening with special inks.

-Seppo-

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The problem with ALPS is that they are not only out of production, refills are very expensive as well. Since the thing is out of production any consumables for this printer will become more and more expensive as supplies dry up. I think you could use laser printer to print the image out, then use those toner reactive foils to turn it into gold or silver or whatever color...

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