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by Jeff Umsted
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paua Brocade glass sign
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: Paua Brocade glass sign

I was checking out his site after the shock wore off. BTW I forgot to say that your work looks amazing as well!! Great work as always.
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Starphire glass or float glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Starphire glass or float glass

Hi Erik. I used starphire for the two projects that I asked for help on using the digital prints. That was my first time using it and I will say there is a big difference in optical quality. As Jess's video showed, you can clearly see the difference in the edge color and that clarity carries all the...
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paua Brocade glass sign
Replies: 10
Views: 2733

Re: Paua Brocade glass sign

OH MY..... Roderick, you just made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I have not seen or heard that name in over 20 years, Bruce Jones!! Mr Jones made my first ever custom windsurfer a long time ago. I supplied the specs and the graphics and they turned my vision into my most favorite board ...
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Printing on glass

ooppss...hope this works
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Printing on glass

I know this is not the standard on this site but it was my biggest glass job to date...

Not my design, I just recreated it on the glass.
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: printing on glass
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: printing on glass

Hi meg. I just asked the same question not long ago and here is the link.....http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum ... f=2&t=2422

Hope this helps you too.

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Printing on glass

SOLD!! I can't thank you enough Erik, you have been a great help with this and I now feel like I can give them what they want and also the durability too.

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Printing on glass

So you think it is best to go with the digital print and possibly laminate it too?
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Printing on glass

Thank you Erik. Your answer does help a lot. I was going to post this over at letterville but for some strange reason I can not get past the log in page. Have you ever printed directly on the glass using a flatbed with UV pigmented ink? This seems to be the option that I am leaning towards but am ha...
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on glass
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Printing on glass

Hi folks. It has been a long time since I have posted here but now I find myself in over my head and know of no where else to turn but the expertise of this forum. Please help! My questions are regarding a glass job. The job requires a digital print for the background on glass panels. The idea is to...
by Jeff Umsted
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip testing update
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

I am thinking that you need to very how thick you put the glue on and not so much how wet/dry the mixture is???? Idon'tknow :roll: ..........just a thought, to get that snail chip your after.

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Glue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Loctite, makes what you are looking for. :D

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping question......
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Hi Vance. I am no chipping expert as you guys are but I will share my experience with you. Living in Mich. it is usually humid. I get great chips in the winter months when the humidity is low around 10-20%. Summer months take forever. I have a breeze way that I do my chipping in. I use a small space...
by Jeff Umsted
Sun May 29, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass blasting resources
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Hi Kelly!

This is forum bout blasting anything! Good people and good info too!

http://www.cuttingedgesandcarving.com

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rick Glawson demonstrating Angel Gilding
Replies: 9
Views: 3072

thank you

Mike, thank you so much for taking the time to post this. Watching this video has answered so many question and makes me want to call Sara King right now and and get busy........My brain is now going a billion miles an hour....

THANK YOU MIKE!!!!

Jeff :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip right up to sandblast etch
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Mike, I am laughing cause that is the sign/artical that I was thinking about getting ideas for upcomeing stuff! I will throw this out there cause I have not seen it other then a local woman that does this but won't tell me how. Now, I know there are light bases for glass. The local woman somehow use...
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: adhesives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Tack free in 48 hours, completely cures in 5 to 7 days. The bond is extremely strong, retains its strength above or below the waterline. Use on fiberglass deck to fiberglass hull, wood to fiberglass, portholes and deck fittings, motors on fiberglass transoms, under mouldings, hull seams above and b...
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: adhesives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

I looked up 3m ,wow!I am going to try the 5200.I 'll let you know how it works. Roderick Hi Roderick! Just a quick warning with 5200...."Make sure you get it where you like it!" We used to use this stuff all the time on boats for sealing the decks to the hulls, even without fasteners the stuff grip...
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip right up to sandblast etch
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Thankyou much gentleman! That was exactly the articals and how too's I was thinking about. Knew I saw them couldn't remeber where.....must be in the holiDAZE!

Thanks again! :P
Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip right up to sandblast etch
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Glue chip right up to sandblast etch

Hi all! I was thinking about how to do this and my brain has become blank. How would you have glue chip right up to sandblast etched with a nice sharp line? HMMMMM?

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tempered Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 3412

Hi Raymond! In my foolings around with blasting tempered glass I have found that it is not so much the pressure at which you blast but the heat generated from it that causes most problems. Do not hang out in one area to long while you are blasting and Yes it will be timely to get get a nice even fro...
by Jeff Umsted
Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest Little Ditty...
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

haha

Larry, when I grow up....I wanna be just like you!:P Welcome back and congrats on the new house. Aint moving fun? :wink:

Jeff Umsted
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Design software
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Signmaking 101: Design software

Hi all! This is not your usual software question but one that may shed some light, for a newbie such as myself. If you could, tell me what features your software has that YOU could not live without and why?

Program name:

feature 1;

feature 2;
etc....

Thank you in advance!
Jeff :? :? :?
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yearly Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 3933

Mike, I share many of the same thoughts that Jillbeans shared earlier. Feelings of being "woefully inadequate" to give advise and "intimidated by the sheer talent" here on this site. I don't even have the honor of saying that I am a sign painter by trade or a glass artisan. I started a year and half...
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goin' large again...
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

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So I am guessing that you poured the angel solution on. Would that be correct?

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goin' large again...
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

hot glue dam method

Hi Larry!

Can you shed some light on the "hot glue dam" method? I am not aware of this.

Sob sob, my United sign was on its way to looking that nice. I just don't think it would of been done as quickly :P Looks awesome!!

Jeff
by Jeff Umsted
Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5245

LOL!!! Thanks Mike!
by Jeff Umsted
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5245

Thanks for the kind words and the stories too. I was so nervous the whole time making it and so careful .....six mins after I declared it done.....pieces...lots of little pieces! Ha HA I love this stuff!! I have been trying to find the good out of the situation and me thinks that at least the first ...
by Jeff Umsted
Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5245

Disaster!!!

Disaster!!!! With all things in life there are highs and lows. Today was a low for me. I had just finished, and i mean just finished, cleaning my first real sign (glass). It was gorgeous! I had set it in the window to see what it looked like with the light beaming through it and was getting ready to...
by Jeff Umsted
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silvering glass to the edge of lettering?
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

check it out

Hey Ron,

Here is a link to some instructions that may help you out! Hope it helps you. :P

http://www.goldreverre.com/technique/mirrors.html

Jeff