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    Quote Originally Posted by UK Printed Mugs View Post
    Out of interest how long did it take your silver bullet to cut out backing card and how long would it take to do say 250? We've been looking at getting some made but this idea seems great in house solution.
    For the size of cards I need I'm getting 6 from an A4 sheet, so you're looking at cutting around 42 sheets. I can cut a sheet in less than 2 minutes, (and that's not at top speed), including replacing the next sheet, so let's say about an hour and a half at most to do 250 cards.

    The Silver Bullet has a 'Repeat' button, so once you've set up and cut the first sheet it's simply a case of popping the next sheet on the cutting mat and pressing 'Repeat.'

    The beauty of doing them 'in-house' is that you can switch to different types of card whenever you like, or switch templates in your cutting software to cut different sizes and shapes.
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    Another idea, instead of using a contour cutter for the cards, is simply to guillotine them to size and use a corner punch and a Euro slot punch on them to achieve the same effect. I like the countour cutting idea best myself though as I can just press a button and it cuts half a dozen cards for me. I also have the option of easily cutting irregularly-shaped cards.


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    Excellent!!


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    As a beginner Iím confused, are you pressing the badges??
    They look really good BTW!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yozzer View Post
    As a beginner Iím confused, are you pressing the badges??
    They look really good BTW!!
    The badges are just plain metal blanks. The normal way of making a button badge is to put the metal blank into a die, then place your printed design (which is printed on plain printer paper) over the blank and finally cover it with a thin, clear mylar disc. This 'sandwich' is then pressed together in the badge machine to form a finished badge.

    The way I am doing them is a bit different. I skip the paper stage and heat press a sublimation print directly to the mylar film. When the mylar is placed over the metal blank it gives a metallic sheen to all the colours in the image.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yozzer View Post
    As a beginner Iím confused, are you pressing the badges??
    They look really good BTW!!
    The badges are just plain metal blanks. The normal way of making a button badge is to put the metal blank into a die, then place your printed design (which is printed on plain printer paper) over the blank and finally cover it with a thin, clear mylar disc. This 'sandwich' is then pressed together in the badge machine to form a finished badge.

    The way I am doing them is a bit different. I skip the paper stage and heat press a sublimation print directly to the mylar film. When the mylar is placed over the metal blank it gives a metallic sheen to all the colours in the image.

    Here I have two mylar discs over two images printed in my sublimation printer, ready for heat pressing...


    20190512_132105.jpg


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    Looking for similar badges

    Hi sorry I'm new to the forum (well forums in general, 1st ever time) so apologies if I do anything wrong.

    I'm looking for help to find where i can get badges similar to the one in the picture to dye sub on. Needs to be approx size as this and have a dome for it (doesnt have to be silver rimmed.

    Can anyone help please? Thanks.
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    Looking for similar badges

    Hi sorry I'm new to the forum (well forums in general, 1st ever time) so apologies if I do anything wrong.

    I'm looking for help to find where i can get badges similar to the one in the picture to dye sub on. Needs to be approx size as this and have a dome for it (doesnt have to be silver rimmed.

    Can anyone help please? Thanks.

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