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Mar 18, 2018 21:10 |  #1

Probably not important to many but I’m looking of nice way to mark my lights. I was thinking of paint spray and stencil but maybe somebody has better solution. (Talking about groups or numbers)
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Mar 18, 2018 21:18 |  #2

Label maker. Just be sure to put the label in a place on the light that does not get too hot


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Mar 18, 2018 22:06 |  #3

I would mark it on the receiver where the pin goes since every light would have the same part to mate up to a lightstand. You can use colored electrical tape to mark yours, and the tape isn't as bad as duct tape which is acidic. Another spot would be the bottom part of the flash since if it high on the stand, you can ID yours from the floor.

I think group and numbers is fine.. What about main, fill, background, hair, ETC??




  
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Mar 18, 2018 23:32 |  #4

I am presuming that you want a way to label each unit so that you can identify it from across the room? If so, get adhesive letters from your hardware store.


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Mar 19, 2018 03:18 |  #5

White gaffer tape and a sharpie.


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Mar 19, 2018 08:32 |  #6

Alveric wrote in post #18589040 (external link)
White gaffer tape and a sharpie.

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Mar 19, 2018 08:57 |  #7

Thanks. I don't know why that matters to me but it does.
I'd like to see it from 10 feet or 3 meters.
I'll try white sharpie and stencil.




  
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Mar 19, 2018 08:58 |  #8

I use weatherproof sign letters from Wal-Mart (available from most hardware stores, but Wal-Mart seems to have the best selection in my area). They come in a couple of difference sizes and either black on white or gold on black.

They stick firmly and as permanently as I want them, but I can still peel them off cleanly. They have a very slight amount of stretch around compound curves. Not much, but a little.




  
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Mar 19, 2018 09:27 |  #9

RDKirk wrote in post #18589155 (external link)
I use weatherproof sign letters from Wal-Mart (available from most hardware stores, but Wal-Mart seems to have the best selection in my area). They come in a couple of difference sizes and either black on white or gold on black.

They stick firmly and as permanently as I want them, but I can still peel them off cleanly. They have a very slight amount of stretch around compound curves. Not much, but a little.

I was thinking about that. I was afraid of sticky mess if lights get hotter. You haven't had problems like that?




  
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Mar 19, 2018 09:40 |  #10

Alternative using vinyl letters with reflectivity

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Mar 19, 2018 10:49 |  #11

calico wrote in post #18589170 (external link)
I was thinking about that. I was afraid of sticky mess if lights get hotter. You haven't had problems like that?

Nope. These letters are made for outdoor uses, such as curbside mailboxes.




  
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Mar 19, 2018 11:50 |  #12

I bought vinyl letters that are stickers. Peel them off the paper, put them on the flash. Helps me figure out my groups fast and how to target a specific flash out of my fleet.

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Mar 19, 2018 14:18 |  #13

Could just use colored silicon bands too that would represent groups? All blue on group A, all red on group B, etc. That way it doesn't matter where you are, you should be able to see the bands from any direction.


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Mar 19, 2018 17:00 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #14

Thanks everyone. I'll try few suggestions and see how it looks to me.




  
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Mar 19, 2018 17:45 |  #15

I bought a mailbox sticker kit from Home Depot to mark mine.




  
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