- What exactly can you print on?
- Does the ink rub off the parts with play?
- Why is there a setup charge?
- Do you print decal designs?
Q: What exactly can you print on ?
A: I can actually print in full color onto any flat or slightly curved plastic part as long as it is white. But if wanting simple black print, since the black ink is opaque, I can print on any color with black. The rest of the colored inks are transparent so that the base color will show through.
Q: Does the ink rub off the parts with play?
A: For most parts I have developed a coating that decreases the rub off a great deal Each part is coated with a clear very hard finish--especially bricks and fig torsos. The ink itself is supposed to adhere well without coating, but since I know how much people like to play with their LEGO™ parts, so I coat them anyway.
Q: Why is there a setup charge?
A: Because it takes time. For large quantities many times setup charge is waived. Also the set-up charge is a one-time fee so if you wanted something printed on a file that has already been set up at a later date then the set-up fee is waived. The standard set-up charge for printed parts is $20 per image.
Q: Is there a minimum run?
A: For complicated logos there is a minimum run of 25. For simple text there is no minimum run.
Q: Do you print decal designs?
A: No, at this time we are not printing decal designs. This includes clone troopers, military designs, t-shirts, vests, etc. I suggest you check out our good friend Jarad Burke over at www.fineclonier.com for all your custom decal needs.