"Making a mat for To The Strongest ancient rules." Topic
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|Waco Joe||27 Feb 2016 7:42 a.m. PST|
Having recently purchased the rules I decided to use a vinyl banner company to create a 4'x8' mat with a 15cm grid. The details extra pictures are on my blog: link And here is a picture of the finished product"
Total cost around $45 USD
| BigRedBat ||27 Feb 2016 7:55 a.m. PST|
That's a really excellent result at a very reasonable price! I really like the shade of green.
A really clever idea to approach a banner company, I might look at that myself.
| Extra Crispy ||27 Feb 2016 9:32 a.m. PST|
I have thought of doing the same for roads. Just curious:
(a) How "shiny" is the mat? Do you think Dullcoat would stick?
(b) Best guess, would the edges curl/wrinkle if it were cut into road strips 1" wide? At that price I'm tempted to try. Some curl might be removed by putting them under a dictionary….
|Waco Joe||27 Feb 2016 9:52 a.m. PST|
I would describe the finish as a semi-gloss/satin finish. The glare is more noticeable to a camera than the naked eye. I would think Dullcote could tone that down.
I think 1" wide strips might curl a bit but the vinyl has thread cross hatching that helps to keep things flat over time. Pressing under a weight should help as should a hot air gun on low. You could always paint a backing like gesso to help flatten it.
PM me your mailing address and I will cut a strip off the end and let you play.
| Extra Crispy ||27 Feb 2016 10:52 a.m. PST|
Thanks but no need. We have a banner place here in town that I'm sure I can get some free samples from….
Frankly given their prices I'm going to try a small one of paved roads and go from there.
| ColCampbell ||27 Feb 2016 8:02 p.m. PST|
Great idea. We have a sign/banner company where I've purchased magnetic sheeting. I'll bet they can do this. I've been wondering how to get a gridded table covering for To the Strongest! for a while. Now I know!