Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1. MC,

    Only just got round to reading this thread and I may be able to help.

    A few years ago i built a Shumatech DRO system which uses red LED's but in bright light you see all the variation on the led display so a 6 looks a lot like an 8.

    Some one posted a link to some red film that once put over the display made it clearer.

    As I couldn't get any of this film, it was US sourced I tried using some clear OHP inkjet projection film printed solid red and it worked.

    Perhaps given the price of OHP film being low you could experiment with various colours ??
    John S -

  2. #22
    Could try theatre colour filter, gel, not self adhesive though , sandwiching in between 2 layers of clear acrylic works at a push.

  3. #23
    D.C.'s Avatar
    Lives in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 05-01-2016 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 326. Received thanks 27 times, giving thanks to others 24 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Musht View Post
    Could try theatre colour filter,
    This stuff might work


    If not you could always try rear projection film, that will definitely work.

  4. #24
    m_c's Avatar
    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Hours Ago Has been a member for 8-9 years. Has a total post count of 1,305. Received thanks 125 times, giving thanks to others 3 times.
    I think I may have some OHP sheets around somewhere. I'm currently wondering if a layer of vinyl, then a more opaque frosted perspex would work better, as I've just been doing some searching, and it seems frosted vinyl only comes in light/pale colours.

    One goal I want is an anti-glare finish, which is best acheived with a dark satin/matt/frost finish.

  5. #25
    Either matt or translucent vinyl would do you, no need for frosted acrylic

  6. #26
    Just a thought as I was sitting here this morning. Is it just the glare that is causing problems? If so have you tried a clear matt laminate? Clear laminates are used over digital prints for a number of different reasons, they are basically a clear vinyl but available in gloss, Matt, satin & crystal finishes.

  7. #27
    Have you tried - they cut to size. You can always phone or email for a price.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Laminate plastic help!
    By totts in forum Marketplace Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13-04-2013, 06:14 PM
  2. What kind of machine will do stainless steel or brass engraving
    By JayPunchbuggy in forum Machine Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13-03-2013, 09:40 PM
  3. RFQ: Small parts from FR4 plastic - help!
    By James in forum Projects, Jobs & Requests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2012, 03:02 PM
  4. 2 ply plastic help
    By h4ppy-chris in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30-01-2011, 03:54 PM
  5. Looking for thin plastic? sheet
    By irving2008 in forum Machine Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-09-2010, 11:32 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts