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 Post subject: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Alrighty, I got the new Soldier Helmet (sarge). I don't know if it is a print or Decal, but it scratches off fairly easily.

Good news: if you need the helmet in army Green without a rank, it is easy to scratch off with your fingernil.

The Bad News: If you want a rank it will scratch off after a bit.

I don't know if this is the same as the other items like the centaur with print, and what not, but this fix should work with all of them.

How to Fix it, I used Future Floor Wax, readily available at most stores in the cleaning department. It adds a shine, and a protective coat to the decal/print. Just apply with a paint brush and let it dry for about a half hour.

EDIT: 2-3 coats of floor wax is best, allow a half hour between each coat, then let it dry overnight.

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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:08 pm 
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I have never had a quality issue with BF's screen printing before, you might have just gotten a defective piece.

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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:51 pm 
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Too bad to hear it. I haven't bought any screen printed items from the Forge yet so I cant agree or disagree... but you were able to save the item? or do you think you need a new one?

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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:54 pm 
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My inclination is that because the soldier helmet has a shiny finish - the ink scratches off easier. Also, I know that white, in general has a different consistency so it remains opaque against dark backgrounds.

I've tested all of our other products and it is much more difficult to remove the print without some sort of abrasive.

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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:41 pm 
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Future floor wax is an excellent suggestion to protect printed parts ... it is a nice aqueous acrylic medium that is non-yellowing and dries clear. I use it on both lego and non-lego minis to protect decals and printing.


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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:18 am 
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Armothe wrote:
My inclination is that because the soldier helmet has a shiny finish - the ink scratches off easier. Also, I know that white, in general has a different consistency so it remains opaque against dark backgrounds.

I've tested all of our other products and it is much more difficult to remove the print without some sort of abrasive.

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That makes sense, thanks

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Too bad to hear it. I haven't bought any screen printed items from the Forge yet so I cant agree or disagree... but you were able to save the item? or do you think you need a new one?
Yeah, it was easy to fix, just a tiny bit of games-workshop paint with a really tiny brush.

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 Post subject: Re: BrickForge Screen Printing Info
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:25 am 
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Thanks for sharing that, I wasn't aware of the issue.

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