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Feb 28, 2008 09:16 |  #1

Is there any body that will produce custom printed lens hood covers ? May a great way to advertise at a sporting event.


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Feb 28, 2008 09:45 |  #2

Are you thinking in terms of something like a silk-screened "sleeve" that could slide over the hood? Or are you looking for somethng more permanent?

Actually, why even go that route for something you can probably do easily enough yourself. If your hood is large enough you've got a pretty decent sized "workspace" then. You can make your own "wrap" in PS. Here is what I would do... this way it will cost little, turn out the way you want and be ready when you want it ;).

Measure the circumfrance of the hood and how deep it is. I'm just pulling this out of the air, but on something like the hood on the 70-200 f/2.8 IS that may translate into a rectangle that is perhaps 3" x 9".... mind you I'm just guessing. Think in terms of prints then, and this print will be 3x9. Create your image, cut to size, fashion it into a tube, and slide it over the hood, attaching it in a variety of ways.

BINGO! :D You now have your hood ad and don't need to pay anybody to do it. Hope this helps - Stu

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Feb 28, 2008 09:47 |  #3

get stickers made and go crazy with them


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Feb 28, 2008 09:53 |  #4

That would probably be easiest, fastest and pretty cheap too.... another do-it-yourselfer....

Avery, Xerox and all the other label makers produce crack and peel 8 1/2 x 11 stock that can easily be purchased at Staples and many other stores. Again, create your art in PS to whatever size you want, load the label stock in your inkjet and print to your heart's content. When it's finished, cut to size and stick it on. It'll just be a little messy when you decide to take them off. - Stu

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Feb 28, 2008 09:58 |  #5

I like this idea...............it would be a good way to advertise while I walk around shooting events. Gotta get a sticker made!


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Feb 28, 2008 10:01 |  #6

Yup, a walking shooting billboard.... just so long as it's artistic :D.

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Feb 28, 2008 14:01 |  #7

i advertise on all my hoods, just get someone to do some vinyl stickers, easy


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Feb 28, 2008 14:05 |  #8

Is that permanent adhesive on the vinyl or does it come off pretty cleanly if you wish to change? Sounds interesting.

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Feb 28, 2008 17:52 |  #9

its just text ill see if i can dig up a shot, its just vinyl letters so get under it with a finger nail and it comes off.


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Feb 28, 2008 21:02 |  #10

good idea, but use a laserjet... inkjet runs if you get a drop of water on it


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Feb 28, 2008 21:07 |  #11

Anyone want to rent space on my hood?


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Feb 29, 2008 00:14 |  #12

mine isnt ink its actual vinyl and the guy uses a plotter to cut the lettering, so no chance of running

this is who i use http://www.vinylsticke​rs.com.au (external link) obviously in australia but you get the idea of what the material is.


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Feb 29, 2008 06:13 |  #13

Good suggestion cider - typically any signage place could come up with something to order. Graphics driven vinyl plotter/cutters have been around for a while and typically anything designed on screen can be cut in vinyl. The hood would be just like any other signage surface to one of these devices.

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mine isnt ink its actual vinyl and the guy uses a plotter to cut the lettering, so no chance of running

this is who i use http://www.vinylsticke​rs.com.au (external link) obviously in australia but you get the idea of what the material is.


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Feb 29, 2008 10:24 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #14

If the glue does not come off when you remove the sticker, which sometimes it doesn't, it just takes a light cleaner to remove.

That's still my main income as I venture into photography. I'm cutting the lettering a graphics for two fire trucks today. Yesterdays job was radio controlled helicopters. ;)

Adobe Streamline is what I use to convert images to eps. AI files can also be imported. They must be solid colors to convert, gradients will not. Logo's, text, design files are best suited at 300dpi around 8". They provide enough information that almost eliminates cleanup of the vectorized image. Standard fonts can simply be typed and cut. Full color can be printed by thermal imaging at a slightly higher price. Here's a sample that was recently done for a local club.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


Along with the hood self promotion, how many of you have embroidered jackets or shirts. Screen printing can produce perfect colors for photographs with todays technology. There are numerous ways of self promoting.

BTW, this is more in the lines of educating open minds on what is available, rather than self promotion. ;)

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Feb 29, 2008 12:23 |  #15

any clothing i wear is embroderred with my business logo and other information, means i can also claim the clothing as a tax right off, my car is also covered with contact and pertenant information as well as local businesses who pay for ad space on the car (only small and ties in well, all money in my pocket.

thanks for the tip about adobe streamline troy i always give jpeg or tiff files as i can never convert eps or AI.


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