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Would anyone know where I can source On Off Decals?

Looking to replace the ones on a Fobco Star

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Madhatter01/09/2017 15:28:58
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Hi, I would be grateful if anyone knows where I might source some "On and Off" decals to put on my Fobco Star, it is currently going through a thorough tidy up and has adhesive stickers on and not the round dial in place, I have been unable to find anything suitable.

Many Thanks.

Dave Daniels01/09/2017 15:34:17
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Some toggle switches come with them.

I don't suggest this switch is suitable for your application, just an eg.

No idea where you can get them for rotary-type items if that's what you have.

Pic. of YOUR switch would help.

 

When I was at work ages ago some had an engraved plastic thing  ( sort of black/white sandwich, can't remember the name of the stuff, gravelux ?? )

 

EDIT Traffolyte

 

 

http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/ppw01085/switch-toggle-spst-3a-leaded/dp/SW03242

Edited By Dave Daniels on 01/09/2017 15:35:57

Edited By Dave Daniels on 01/09/2017 15:39:17

Edited By Dave Daniels on 01/09/2017 15:40:38

Madhatter01/09/2017 15:46:11
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Excuse the poor photo quality

**LINK**

Roderick Jenkins01/09/2017 15:52:34
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How about printing your own? Water slide inkjet paper is available with either a clear or white background.

HTH,

Rod

Andrew Tinsley01/09/2017 16:00:39
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If they are anything like my late Fobco Star. They are simply Dymo tape with the letters "printed" by a Dymo hand machine. Dymo tape and "printers" are readily available at most stationers. I think Wilko do them too. I got mine from Aldi.

I replaced the originals with freshly printed ones (Oh, and they are self adhesive too). The new ones were identical to the dirty old labels that I took off.

If you have the original yellow paint work, I am trying to find out the RAL colour used on the late models.

Andrew.

JasonB01/09/2017 16:02:50
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Fox, one of the shopping partners down the right hand side of the page may be worth a try

Madhatter01/09/2017 16:37:22
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Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 01/09/2017 16:00:39:

If they are anything like my late Fobco Star. They are simply Dymo tape with the letters "printed" by a Dymo hand machine. Dymo tape and "printers" are readily available at most stationers. I think Wilko do them too. I got mine from Aldi.

I replaced the originals with freshly printed ones (Oh, and they are self adhesive too). The new ones were identical to the dirty old labels that I took off.

If you have the original yellow paint work, I am trying to find out the RAL colour used on the late models.

Andrew.

I have not found anything, some say the Myford cream is a close match but a friend has one which looks very much in this cream :**LINK**

Brian G02/09/2017 08:33:39
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If you can create the image, why not print your own on decal paper, then varnish. It is available with white or clear background. If you need light colours on a clear background your only choice is an ALPS printer or similar, which means you would need to commission somebody like precisionlabels.com **LINK**

If you want labels rather than waterslide decals, how about printable vinyl? **LINK**

Brian

Neil Wyatt02/09/2017 09:56:06
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The originals do look like Dymo labels. British Quality eh?

It seems the world is out to sell you an electronic labeller with zillions of fonts, emojiis etc. at remarkably low prices.

But you probably want one of these:

officemachines.net/c/Dymo-Junior-Label-Maker.html

I remember in job I had we had a desk-,mounted one with a wheel about 10" across for printing big labels.

What size are the letters on your fobco?

You may be able to make letters using hand letter punches, Dymo tape and a resilient surface like hard rubber.

Ian S C02/09/2017 11:34:22
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I,v got a little plastic Dymo punch that I'v had for over 40yrs, even today it would only cost a couple of dollars.

Ian S C

Keith Rogers 202/09/2017 12:24:40
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Madhatter.

Hi, are the letters raised ? If so pm me your address and I'll send you some in the post.

Keith.

Madhatter02/09/2017 13:06:44
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Hi,

The background of each label measures 18mm x 11mm, it feels like vinyl with the lettering printed on, they are not raised, they seem to be on a lot of machines on search engine images.

I was merely attempting to keep the star as original as possible, having said that, I used the colour on the machine as a swatch for new paint and it has ended up very light cream and not yellow, looks something like this : **LINK**

And **LINK**

I am half tempted to try and source some that is more yellow, not sure whether the light cream/ivory sits right with me, I have still yet to locate any information as to the original colours used.

Keith, shall pm you.

Clive Foster02/09/2017 13:44:02
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I've had good results in the past with varnished paper labels. Decal paper, self adhesive label sheets and plain ordinary paper just stuck down with one of the more aggressive spray glues have all been at least adequately satisfactory for what I used them for. Did find that spray on printed circuit board protection varnish from RS was rather better than ordinary varnishes. Especially stuck down paper ones as ordinary varnish sometimes seems to weaken the glue.

Nowadays I use one of the inexpensive laminator machines to make a complete "plastic" panel of whatever size and shape seems appropriate. For your job I'd do all four annotations on one panel with hole in the middle. A round dial would be probably be appropriate. Glue, screw or high strength self adhesive double sided foam tape all work to hold them.

Clive.

duncan webster02/09/2017 15:00:40
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Electical wholesalers have loads of different sticky labels. Might be worth a look. Otherwise how about your local vinyl signs man. The sort of things they stick on the side of vans instaed of signwriting.

Fowlers Fury02/09/2017 18:17:19
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"I would be grateful if anyone knows where I might source some "On and Off" decals to put on my Fobco Star".

You seem to have been offered plenty of advice. You could d/load a font which resembles "Dymo" and print/laminate your own. This is one from a Google searchf "Free Dymo font" (colour modified)-

example.jpg

(Though why anyone would want to similate the hideous "Dymo" font is another matter !)

Neil Wyatt02/09/2017 18:45:27
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If you have a laser printer or access to a friendly photocopier where you can load your own sheets I found self adhesive laser vinyl for about £7 for ten sheets.

Keith Rogers 203/09/2017 12:52:58
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Madhatter.

I've sent you a reply pm.

Keith.

HughE03/09/2017 23:02:15
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Madhatter,

If you have access to laser printer the heavy duty Avery labels are self adhesive and very durable. They are available on an A4 sheet in white or silver. I have used these on various pieces of equipment with great success, for example I made a label showing the belt routing on my mower, stuck on the grass cutter tray. It was good as new 9 years later before the mower packed up.

Hugh

HughE03/09/2017 23:02:17
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Madhatter,

If you have access to laser printer the heavy duty Avery labels are self adhesive and very durable. They are available on an A4 sheet in white or silver. I have used these on various pieces of equipment with great success, for example I made a label showing the belt routing on my mower, stuck on the grass cutter tray. It was good as new 9 years later before the mower packed up.

Hugh

duncan webster03/09/2017 23:23:32
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You can also get sticky backed encapsulation pouches. Print on plain paper, encapsulate, peel off the backing and stick it on.

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