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Postby familyguy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:23 pm

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Better blue-green.

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Now I'm just getting silly.

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Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:27 pm

taking orders?
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Re: Columbus decals - image source

Postby familyguy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:34 pm

If I had some way to print them....sure..... :(

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Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:08 pm

T-shirt would be good, if not the stickers. Some one needs to take charge and do it. Bags not it.
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Postby munga » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:22 pm

Jim, pm sent
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Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:40 am

I was just thinking about you. In a shirty kinda way.

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Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:00 pm

Watch this space in a couple of days, peeps.

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Postby vanbree » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Got any tange 0 nonbutted seamed tubing or tange simplicity :)
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Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:47 pm

Might work up some Tange 7 once these are done. And maybe a Reynolds 007.

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Postby familyguy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm

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OK, better do some real work for a while before I go home for the day. This one is probably too much of an in-joke for widespread acclaim.

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Postby familyguy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:13 pm

OK gents (and possibly ladies), here we go.

http://www.cafepress.com.au/boxofsand

"Box Of Sand" webstore selling 532, Gaspipe and Clunker shirts. I will probably add another Reynolds-based one soon. It's just short sleeve t's for now. CafePress were cheaper off the top than RedBubble, and a few others, by a good few dollars. Shipping seems to be reasonable, from what I can see. Order two, order three, fit out the family for cheap. I've bought a few of the ringer T's from other webstores, and they hold up pretty well.

If you want long sleeve shirts, womens, mugs, etc, or if you've got suggestions for other versions, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I've taken advantage of a pretty quiet spell at work to do this, and it looks like that will end on monday morning and its business as usual.

Financial disclosure: I have priced these at $2 above CP retail per item. If I make enough to buy one myself, I'm happy.

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Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:51 pm

Nice work Jim,

I just like that it uses USA sizing, so that even a fat bloke fits into an extra large.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Nice one Jim, good luck with it.

How about

"reynolds 5.56"
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Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:39 am

Or:

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Sorry...
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Postby familyguy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:09 pm

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Shame its actually on a reynolds 531 bike

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Postby munga » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:01 pm

familyguy wrote:Image
Shame its actually on a reynolds 531 bike

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Postby spirito » Thu May 09, 2013 8:04 pm

just found this thread again ... there's so much win it deserves a bump !!! 8)
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Postby Dan » Fri May 10, 2013 8:01 am

My fave is still the Colombo one ;)
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Postby redrover3 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:29 am

Yeah, I had a good laugh at the Columbo one. It's great. I would definitely buy the 007 one on a t-shirt though.
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Postby QuangVuong » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:02 pm

cray- wrote:I can whip it up in Illy if you have some reference images, wouldn't waste your time in Photoshop.

Got bored, started work on it anyway. Just got to nail down the columbus font (might be easier to modify the individual characters by hand) and exact colors.

Here is a WIP screencap:
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Ever finish this up? Im gonna get one of these printed together with other decals for my Bundy. Itll be good if you can send over the EPS file so I can forward it to the vinyl dude. Although, having a custom one like one of Jim's would be cool too.

And, what's the dimensions of the logo on the left?
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Postby cray- » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:28 pm

QuangVuong wrote:Ever finish this up? Im gonna get one of these printed together with other decals for my Bundy. Itll be good if you can send over the EPS file so I can forward it to the vinyl dude. Although, having a custom one like one of Jim's would be cool too.

And, what's the dimensions of the logo on the left?

Sorry, work must've got busy and I never got around to it. The photos are just low res junk I found on google images, no idea if dimensions are correct.

Finished it off today, bit rough but serviceable. EPS & AI file with outlined fonts. And an editable (black text only) AI file if you have Humnst777 BT Bold on your system. "COLUMBUS" in white is not editable as I had to custom trace the individual characters so it's all outlines, not a font.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltpt8g0z4fomy ... tlines.eps
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g5b0hbkuels2p ... utlines.ai
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k34275rw2ponc ... 777Bold.ai

Let me know if these links don't work and I'll upload somewhere else.
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Re: Columbus decals - image source

Postby outnabike » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:48 pm

Would Colnago stickers on my old Huffy bring it up to coffee shop standard ???? :)
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Postby HappyHumber » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:57 pm

Just fiddling about with a couple of *.ai & *.eps files with Open Source software, Inkscape & Gimp specifically.

Are EPS files scalable at all in some software? GIMP just seems to open them as a converted or dithered down raster image, depending on the import parameters you chose.
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Postby Nikolai » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:30 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Are EPS files scalable at all in some software? GIMP just seems to open them as a converted or dithered down raster image, depending on the import parameters you chose.


Gimp only supports its native file format, for everything else it needs a plugin. Ghostscript might be it for eps but you better google it.
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