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by Ingrid Mager
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 40th Annual International Letterheads Las Vegas NV 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3543

Re: 40th Annual International Letterheads Las Vegas NV 2015

Any updates on this?

"before it gets too beastly warm."
January would be good.
~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 6578

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

Georgetown is terribly, terribly, windy. . . and gravelly - I lived there from 2010 - 2012. In fact, I used to get my supplies at the "not open to the public" part of Kneissle and Anderson. The store itself was basically left untouched, but mixed in there, they also kept new supplies which were made...
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Aha! Well, that explains it, Erik. :D :D I can be a little slow to get it sometimes. :mrgreen: Yeah. . . I kept a copy of you in your outfit where you look like a right valiant night! :mrgreen: Mine "garb" is similar, only I don't look half as handsome as you do in yours - but I have an actual acid ...
by Ingrid Mager
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

My breathing has improved leaps and bounds since I first began posting on this thread! I had a lung injury in December, coupled with pneumonia and was not sure it was going to happen, especially up here at 10,200 feet where some people never really get acclimated . . .but it's getting better and I h...
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Is that something from Star Wars? :oops:
Go ahead and laugh. It's okay. . . I probably come accross pretty goofy. :lol: But I will get there. . . :mrgreen:
~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Replicating a broken white acid etched window
Replies: 15
Views: 5529

Re: Replicating a broken white acid etched window

1) Can you tell us any more about the dividing piece you have in your tank that is standing vertically?

2) Maybe it is overkill, but I think a table where you could crank the height up from one side for draining might work well too. (I like your drain plug instead of a cork.)
Thanks,
Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Perhaps this might of interest to someone: I depend on supplemental oxygen in order to breath, so wearing just a regular mask with cartridges is not a possibility at this time. So here is what I did to bring in additional oxygen from a machine that is in my apartment space. (No hydrogen fluoride sho...
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Replicating a broken white acid etched window
Replies: 15
Views: 5529

Re: Replicating a broken white acid etched window

Polypropylene and not polyethylene for the tank??? It was recommended to me by one HFA worker to use Polyethylene. . . which one should it be or does it make much difference? One online source says: "• Polypropylene is not as sturdy as polyethylene . • Polypropylene is stiffer and resistant to chemi...
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Lee brings up: "Is hydroflouric vapor heavier than air or lighter?
Does anything change when the HF reacts with the glass?"

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Specific gravity of HFA = 0.97
Vapor Density of HFA = 2.21

Does this bear any relevance??

~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

That's an interesting idea. . . anything that smells strongly should therefore be able to be used to test with at least to some degree. But if I recall correctly, you did not smell a whole container of HFA leaking out and up into the upper levels oF your building. . . .so always a bit of a worry wit...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Erik, that is exactly what I am showing in my diagram. I just don't have the directional arrow in there, but look again and you will see that is what I mean. It is better to pull the fumes out, than push them out from the back side. . .more controlled directional flow. ----------- I can't really bui...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6550

Re: Skirting for ACID

Sorry, I'm going to hijack the thread a bit, but it's all about HFA, so I figure this is as good a place to put this as any place else: I am in preparation for doing HFA work. . .rendered my own tallow. . . .have all personal safety devices in place. . . . have studied,studied, studied, etc. . etc.....
by Ingrid Mager
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Helvetica
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Helvetica

I like the "BEFORE" picture. . .it has more character and personality. :mrgreen:
~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photoshop CS6
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Photoshop CS6

CS6 already Mark?! Grrrr . . . .. . Not as long as the big companies are out there trying to make more and more money. I notice COREL and ADOBE being neck in neck in competition, which is evidenced by the numbering/naming of their products/upgrades. But then...I guess that was obvious.. . and I kno...
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.
Replies: 19
Views: 6868

Re: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.

Glad you made your decision, Erik! I don't see how you can possibly go wrong with SUMA+ILLY+OMEGA. . .sounds like cream of the crop to me! But since I had been comparing some less costly solutions, I just wanted to add (case anybody else needs this information), that SIgnCut also opens and cuts .PLT...
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.
Replies: 19
Views: 6868

Re: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.

Erik, I think where this feature of correct font sizing is an issue is more when you are changing from one font to another. It can be a hassle to have to constantly resize fonts while you are designing, and checking out font after font. If the sizing were the same, you could simply flip through the ...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.
Replies: 19
Views: 6868

Re: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.

Yes...yes...but I believe :?: Mr. Jackson's is trying to tell us something a little more than this: Fonts these days are no longer standardized in size like they once were. So in Illustrator, whether you are in "INCHES or POINTS, when you change the size of one of those, it is all relative to the si...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.
Replies: 19
Views: 6868

Re: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.

I really love the freedom of sketching and drawing in Illustrator, but you seem to have a strong opinion for the technical end of OMEGA, Mike, and I can sure see why. Seems it almost has a built in font editor and MORE!!! Someday I will have to check out OMEGA. ••Just for the record, FlexiSIgn IS ab...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.
Replies: 19
Views: 6868

Re: Advice and tips needed for new Cutting and Design software.

Originally, I had FLexiSign Pro and Illustrator. Later, I added SIgnCut Pro for cutting. (Admittedly, I have not used Omega, so can not comment on that.) I may not be 100% in addressing your issues, but for what it is worth here are my comments: For cutting, I gravitate towards SignCut over FLexiSig...
by Ingrid Mager
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Top notch work Mr Jackson
Replies: 16
Views: 3827

Re: Top notch work Mr Jackson

Ooohhh. . .. . . really love that shot!
So graphic looking.
~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36382

Re: No news?

I think you must be describing the process of using a casting table. I have poured a little resin, but not threaded lead centers yet, but it wil be the first thing I try with the new wheels. Remember, you have fixed spindles (turning rods) but I am working with an American style Somer & Macca machin...
by Ingrid Mager
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36382

Re: No news?

More news. 1. The broken cutting wheels were ready for the dumpster. 3. A lot of the nice delicate small wheels needed for small detailed cutting where not in the collection. You probably have already talked to Kurt Merker, but in case you haven't he has all sorts of stone wheels for purchase in co...
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 41795

Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)

It's amazing how fast the copy listed last night for $47 sold :lol: . . .he-heheheeh. Happy Birthday to me. . . .la-la, lala!!
Glad you were able to snarf the other one, Roderick! :mrgreen:
~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 41795

Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)

Title: A Guide to the Manufacture of Mirrors and Reflecting Surfaces
Author: Bruno Schweig
Publisher: Pelham, 1973
ISBN: 0720706432, 9780720706437

Right now there is a copy at Amazon.com for only $50. :shock:

~Inga
by Ingrid Mager
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale

Yeah....sorry about that. I forget that this is about hand-lettering. My background has been more in architecture and such....so you probably think "sacreligious!" when I even mention KROY or RUB-ONS... but I do remember using ruling pens!
~inga
by Ingrid Mager
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mica Magaritas
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Mica Magaritas

Very cool, figuring out how to flake it off ! I love do-it-yourself! Q: Is there any other advantage to this over sifting the pre-packaged stuff other than the obvious gratification of doing it yourself...and cost? I mean do you get bigger flakes or anything else of merit??? You are using a paint sc...
by Ingrid Mager
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale

OH my goodness, Dennis.... I have a chunk of similar lead stuck in my left thigh to this day. And yes, the LEROY machines......but remember how high tech we felt when we began using rub-on lettering? ....and then the Almighty KROY machine came out to show who was really boss! Scarey that we can both...
by Ingrid Mager
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 9739

Re: Brilliant Cut glass Signs

•I have been told that "loading" a wheel is necessary in order to have a good cutting wheel, but it does seem to slow down the cutting action......but are loading and glazing two different things or different degrees of the same (???).................. Okay - I am going to answer my own question in...
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: A flash from the past: Pencil Hardness Scale

Sometimes I would relish the idea of going back to the pencil and paper days. I have had clients beg me for a hand drawn sketch instead of computer generated images before. Perhaps there are many who miss the romance of the genuine materials and lines drafted by a skilled hand..... Once trained, tho...
by Ingrid Mager
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 9739

Re: Brilliant Cut glass Signs

I use lose silicon carbide and water place upon a scrap piece of glass that have just been cut on the wheel I want to "dress". These lose grains roll against the glass cut and break the "glaze" on the wheel and give it a sharper bite and also reduces the tendency for the wheel to grab the glass as ...