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    What do you do for a job? I know you paint and cook in your spare time...
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    I own a print shop, but not a regular one. The majority of our business comes from the high tech sector. We do a lot of overlays and control boxes and such like. Some of the overlays we make are switches themselves, with printed electronic components. In this capacity I used (real) silver ink which had 18 kilos of silver per gallon and back then cost $24,000 USD per gallon. For less critical applications we used nickel, which was under $5K.

    More than a bit of our work meets various mil specs. Our printing has gone to Mars and been up in a couple of space shuttles. Critical components on every combat ship in the Canadian Navy have been printed by us. We do enclosures for a company that makes satellite ground stations all over the world and our components go miles deep into mines. We are known for our problem solving abilities.

    Frankly, what I do is pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    Frankly, what I do is pretty cool.

    It is.

    Ever been tempted to do a watch dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    It is.

    Ever been tempted to do a watch dial?
    I have a Hamilton pocket watch dial that I have not been working on for about 5 years...
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    The font for the numbers was hand drawn, by me, and then digitized. The Hamilton logo is the current version. I scanned it from a catalog and then cleaned it up. This is not any real dial ever made by Hamilton and my friend would never present it as such. It's ready to print.


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    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    The font for the numbers was hand drawn, by me, and then digitized. The Hamilton logo is the current version. I scanned it from a catalog and then cleaned it up. This is not any real dial ever made by Hamilton and my friend would never present it as such. It's ready to print.


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    Well, watcha waiting for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    I own a print shop, but not a regular one. The majority of our business comes from the high tech sector. We do a lot of overlays and control boxes and such like. Some of the overlays we make are switches themselves, with printed electronic components. In this capacity I used (real) silver ink which had 18 kilos of silver per gallon and back then cost $24,000 USD per gallon. For less critical applications we used nickel, which was under $5K.

    More than a bit of our work meets various mil specs. Our printing has gone to Mars and been up in a couple of space shuttles. Critical components on every combat ship in the Canadian Navy have been printed by us. We do enclosures for a company that makes satellite ground stations all over the world and our components go miles deep into mines. We are known for our problem solving abilities.

    Frankly, what I do is pretty cool.
    That does sound very cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    Well, watcha waiting for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    I own a print shop, but not a regular one. The majority of our business comes from the high tech sector. We do a lot of overlays and control boxes and such like. Some of the overlays we make are switches themselves, with printed electronic components. In this capacity I used (real) silver ink which had 18 kilos of silver per gallon and back then cost $24,000 USD per gallon. For less critical applications we used nickel, which was under $5K.

    More than a bit of our work meets various mil specs. Our printing has gone to Mars and been up in a couple of space shuttles. Critical components on every combat ship in the Canadian Navy have been printed by us. We do enclosures for a company that makes satellite ground stations all over the world and our components go miles deep into mines. We are known for our problem solving abilities.

    Frankly, what I do is pretty cool.
    Agreed, that is pretty cool!
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    How have we never disussed your work Hank? Sign of good chat I say.
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