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Post by virtualv » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:13 pm

Hi I'm trying to learn how graphics are applied to production figures. I'm specificaly interested in how graphics are applied all over on curverd surfaces, does anybody have links to websites or videos?
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Post by psychopainter » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:58 pm

They use pad printing for production pieces.

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Post by virtualv » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:58 am

Thanks for the reply. to be specific I would like to know the method of printing used on BLACK BUBBLE 8" (2006) Tilt and COLETTE SERIES 3" (2007) Geoff McFetridge. These look very complicated are they still pad printed or another method?
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Post by zOobOy » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:27 am

They also use copper masks shaped to the contours and the paint for the masks is applied via airbrush....and then of course there is the brush. So it's a combo of the 3. Pad printing, Masks, and brush.

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Post by virtualv » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:47 am

Thanks for the reply that helps a wee bit

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