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donwatson

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Help needed with this design (Solved)
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:30:18 AM »
Hi All,
I have a design for a cap badge that I would like to burn. I can't seem to get the contrast/brightness and would like someone to explain what I am doing wrong. It is not a good image to start with.

Don W
« Last Edit: December 19, 2018, 11:24:29 AM by donwatson »

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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 09:39:39 AM »
Is that the largest size you have?

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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 02:07:58 PM »
Zax,
This is the only one I kind find on the interweb.

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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 08:12:35 PM »
Cleaned up a little and sized for slate coasters - 100 x 100mm (4 x 4 inch).
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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 01:20:17 AM »
I took a quick look online also and the one you have seems to be the only one in B/W. The colour pictures of this badge are not easy to convert to B/W as the stags head is in 3D and difficult to photograph.
It might be worth contacting the regiment to see if they have a better quality picture.
This might help;
https://web.archive.org/web/20071219091746/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/volmil-scotland/vinf/67Highld.htm#uniforms
7th (51st Highland Volunteers) Battalion - Stay Reserve Light Infantry - Perth
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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 02:36:50 AM »
@kibodwin, Yes, this is the only picture I have found. As you say, the stags head is 3d and does not take a good picture. I have tried battalion headquarters but no luck so far.
@ggallant, thanks George I will have a look at that later. I have someone in the 'Shed' that made a shield and wanted his details burnt on it. I can do it by hand but wanted to try it on the laser engraver. He wants BLACK WATCH and K COMPANY engraved on it along with the cap badge. He is going to put the Red Hackle on there as well so I think the size at 100mm x 100mm should be about right.
Thanks for the help I will let you know after I have upgraded my laser machine.

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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 03:37:15 AM »
@ggallant, I have been trying this on paper/card I bought in the supermarket. I thought I had it set up but obviously the 0,0 position must change as I am only lining it up by eye. This is the latest and I just miss it being on centre by about 2mm. BTW I have made it 75 x 75 to fit the shield and I think it looks ok there.
The problem now is getting a decent sketch/picture to work from, I may try and enlarge the original jpg I have and use black marker to line it out. I hope that will improve it.
Sorry I have been a bit slow in getting back to you but I am having trouble with BCL and don't want to get too involved before I get this laser engraving machine of mine upgraded.

take care
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Re: Help needed with this design
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 03:24:43 AM »
Thanks for all the help with this. He has decided to mount an original cap badge on the shield instead of engraving,
I must admit it looks pretty good as the badge is abit of a bear to copy.
Thanks again
Don W