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If my memory serves me right, I had used the rub-on transfers letters set for my DIY project about 15 years ago, back then I probably brought it from Dicksmith or Jaycar, its was for audio components specific set with e.g. volume, tape, aux etc...

 

Has anyone still using the dry transfer lettering method or could recommend a betta way? or know where to get the transfers?

 

 

 

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Yes, I will be interested in this too.

I have some old Lettraset sheets hidden away somewhere but they are just standard sets, so one would have to do them letter after letter and they would never come out straight as would be the case where whole words are already made up.

Also, mine are black, so not much good for black components.

These letter sets would be great in yellow to re-do all the Meridian lettering that comes off. :-)
 

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I don't know how relevant this may be to your specific desired application, but laser etching is the way to go if you can. It is very amenable to marking flat plastic and/or metal surfaces. It has the advantage of being able to absolutely customise font or symbols etc rather than relying upon the availability of what sits on a transfer lettering sheet. Typically, very few of us have personal access to these potentially $50k to $100k machines, but businesses exist offering laser cutting and etching services. One such is Trotec. Most commonly, etching results in white(ish) results on the surface, however I have seen examples at Trotec of coloured etching on metal.

Hope this helps.

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13 hours ago, rockeater said:

Yes, I will be interested in this too.

I have some old Lettraset sheets hidden away somewhere but they are just standard sets, so one would have to do them letter after letter and they would never come out straight as would be the case where whole words are already made up.

Also, mine are black, so not much good for black components.

These letter sets would be great in yellow to re-do all the Meridian lettering that comes off. 🙂
 

Yeah me too. I'm very certain my transfers are hidden between those electronics hobby books in the garage somewhere still digging through....

 

 I found a site you can custom order in the state but they do cost a bit

 

https://customrubontransfers.com/transfer-costs-ordering/

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My recollection of Letraset is that it had a shelf-life, the letters were harder to transfer after a few years. 

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I have found a site that would make transfers but would need help from fellow members.
Rather than making individual letter, I would want to make whole lines that go onto Meridian gear.

Does anyone have their timeline with all the model numbers and wording?

The site is here:

https://customrubontransfers.com/letraset-dry-transfer-lettering/

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I now use PTouch labels White on Clear. Not as good as letraset but it works.

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21 hours ago, rockeater said:

I have found a site that would make transfers but would need help from fellow members.
Rather than making individual letter, I would want to make whole lines that go onto Meridian gear.

Does anyone have their timeline with all the model numbers and wording?

The site is here:

https://customrubontransfers.com/letraset-dry-transfer-lettering/

 

Not sure if these help 

 

https://www.audio-images.co.uk/product-category/meridian/?product_orderby=name&product_view=list&product_count=72

 

https://www.meridian-audio.com/en/media-centre/images-and-assets/

 

https://cogworks.io/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The_Meridian_Lounge.pdf

 

https://www.meridian-audio.com/product-support/earlier-products/historical/

 

 

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30 minutes ago, surprisetech said:

I used an engraving service for my last DIY project and it turned out very nice.

They were very helpful and didn't mind doing a small one-off job.

Price was quite reasonable I thought.

 

http://www.graphicengraving.com.au/

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Awesome, will look it up....Oh its in VIC

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10 hours ago, rewindhifi said:

Not sure if these help

Yes, thank you. They a a great help.

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