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    First time ive smiled properly all day Fatmas! Cheers!!!

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    Most examples of modding laptops like that are done with lazer etching, Heres one example (well a few actually and a how to guide) on makezine (and they have few more): Make: Online : How it's made - Laser etching Powerbooks

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    whats wrong with the old Humbrol Enamel? That or Gunze or Life colour acrylic, even the Tamiya Arylic paints from Hobbycraft etc would work, not sure on the "scratch resistance" but I'm sure with a few coats of a matt varnish type affair it'd be good enough.

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    That laser etching looks like it is more aimed at metallic laptops, than plastic ones.

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    You can laser etch plastic as well just have to make sure you adjust the power settings properly (best to get some plastic scrapes to play with). I believe there was someone on here that was laser etching their school logo and property id# onto their lids.

    But for a student art piece a laser etch probably isn't the best because they can just grab the images off the net.

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    could you not print it off on paper and then sticky back plastic it on or even print it in vynl like they use on cars/vans

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    What about silk screen-printing? Is that an option? Anybody know? That's the only thing I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Most examples of modding laptops like that are done with lazer etching, Heres one example (well a few actually and a how to guide) on makezine (and they have few more): Make: Online : How it's made - Laser etching Powerbooks
    Lasers eh?


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    If they could do it digitally then you could easily take it to a signwriter with a digital image printer and have them print it onto vinal and apply it if required. The results are quite good, I have done something simmilar before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Why do people have to make life hard for themselves!?
    Agreed, my effort is here

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    @Fatmas... you're clearly in the worng job!

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    I'd go for making a big vinyl sticker and sticking it on myself, they should still, if its a project for school, get good marks for the design part of it

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    Im sure model paint in those little tins applied by brush followed by some clear laquer would do the job nicely OR print it off on A4 and pritt stick it to the lid I think that constitutes a pass

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