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  • #17255
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    James Donnelly
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    Anyone here thinking about fitting an airbrush? How about a multi pen plotter tool?

    I looked into the possibilities of inkjet printing, but it seems there is only the inkshield, which seems very limited.

    I would like to be able to print t-shirts, large wall art, technical diagrams.

    Also thinking of cabinet making, being able to route the panels and fixing holes, then airbrush the paint and perhaps a lacquer coat would be very cool.

    Edit: further thoughts on this.

    See this instructable. Contains some useful info about dye/paint, a diy airbrush idea in there.

    It looks like the dye has crept beyond the boundary of the stencil, which in this case creates a nice effect. This got me thinking back to a batique demo I saw years ago. How about printing a thin plastic barrier around the stencil line?

    #17359
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    James Donnelly
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    I have found a better way to do t-shirts – t-shirt vinyl, which I did not know existed.

    Maybe better to just cut this stuff with a drag knife than try to air brush fabric.

    #17375
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    James Donnelly
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    I’ll keep my ramblings to this thread..

    This Kickstarter project is thought provoking – a kind of multi tool machine with the tools ready to go, minus the routing / milling capability.

    Actually an interesting idea to make a cartesian robot and not claim it is rigid enough to route with. Looks like an expensive MPCNC!

    It does mention something called a masking fluid, which I looked into, and it turns out for fabric you use something called a resist

    However, there is a video on the Tooli page which shows that airbrushing with stencils can create sharp lines

    #17377
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    vicious1
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    I used to make shirts with that vinyl, it’s pretty easy.

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