Cosmetic Modification Resources

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by Circa69, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks Notebook Evangelist

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    Very cool stuff, how do you find all that.
     
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    vinceboiii Animals are friends, not food.

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    do these stickers or design stick well on Aluminum ? such as the msi m-1651 i have.
     
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    csx7006 Notebook Consultant

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    it might wok f the adheasive is tacky enough
     
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    Any Designs or Stickers for Alienware Laptops ?
     
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    Tyjec Notebook Guru

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    Any for Australia?
     
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    Vermn Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've posted this in a couple threads so far, but I figured I'd post it here.
    You can save money on skins for your laptop by trying a local sign shop that does vinyl work.
    Ever see lettering on the side of a truck advertising a business? That's vinyl.
    Anything that can be put on a vehicle can be put on a laptop.
    The vinyl comes in rolls and is cut using a plotter. A plotter is basically like a printer, but instead of squirting ink on a piece of paper, it uses a blade to cut the vinyl.
    I used to work at a sign shop and we always had stray pieces of vinyl laying around. I'd imagine most sign shops are the same.
    In addition to that, there are also some shops who will have a large format vinyl printer. Ever see a vehicle completely wrapped with pictures and or logos? That's done with a large format printer. They essentially print an image on vinyl which then gives you what is for all intents and purposes a huge sticker.
    Those will be more expensive since the vinyl material is pretty pricey.
    The shop I worked at made street signs from time to time using the same ScotchLite material used in stop signs. That I think would make a cool skin or even a logo on the back or your screen.
    Check it out, you might save yourself some money.
    Now, I'm not 100% sure, but I do believe that they now make printable sheets of vinyl that will work in your average home printer. You might be able to make your own skins and save even more money.
    Oh, and btw, ask about high-performance vinyl at your local shop. Your everyday garden variety vinyl is the same stuff that bumper stickers are made of. High performance vinyl is better quality. It's the same stuff they use to make pin-striping and logos on cars.
    Good luck!
     
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    ChilenoML Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've been looking for this for a while..thanks
     
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    Ferrari353 Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been waiting for so long for somebody to post something here that I can do to my laptop to make it awesome(r)....I'm so sad every time I come here and see nothing for me :'(
     
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