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Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Scot Abel (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 08, 2021 10:06PM

I have used computer generated labels for customer and personal rods. They look very professional. I do appreciate a handwritten "Custom Made for...." with all the wonderful details. I use an old heat-embossing pen in either silver or gold. Not quite as good at is as I once was, and seem to do a cleaner job with fine tip permanent metallic pen/marker. Trouble is, most metallic markers are just a bit too-bold/wide of a line for my liking. What have you found to be about the finest metallic ink/pen for those using handwritten inscriptions?

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 12:09AM

Scot,
Thank you for the post.This topic has come-up a number of times prior, but I have not learned of a suitable reply. I will be following for my own, personal benefit. Come on guys, help us out!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: David Luttig (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 09:35AM

I just bought a calligraphy pen that was suggested in the other posts. Been playing around with it but “she ain’t purdy”!! I hope it gets better with practice. ???????

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 10:04AM

My wife does mine, but I use decals mostly anymore. Rest your hand on a spacer so it's in a more natural, level position helps both of us, improves steadiness also.

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 10:40AM

Just did a rod for a customer that was a graduation gift for his son. He wanted his sons signature on it. So he sent me a high-res photo which I pulled into Adobe Illustrator and converted into a vector format and cleaned up so that I could scale as needed. Then integrated that with some text and printed in gold in clear with a PX800

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Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 12:18PM

Michael, VERY nice work!!

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: July 09, 2021 06:16PM

Is that a Chanticleer logo?

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Bruce Tomaselli (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: July 10, 2021 05:38PM

Nice job.

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: July 11, 2021 04:26PM

My wife does all of the lettering. She is an artist and does a great job.

She uses a fine tipped calligraphy pen and nib and Ball Acrylic ink. Perfect every time.

Take care

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: July 12, 2021 09:30AM

Thanks Thomas.

Mark - yes indeed - Coastal Carolina University

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: July 12, 2021 10:38AM

We sell a pen that works great. Here is a video:

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Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Mark Brassett (---)
Date: July 12, 2021 07:21PM

Michael Ward Wrote:
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> Mark - yes indeed - Coastal Carolina University


The baseball team was awesome a few years back when they came into Alex Box Stadium here in Baton Rouge and slayed the mighty Fighting Tigers, then went on to Omaha and won it all.

Re: Handwritten Rod Inscriptions
Posted by: Scot Abel (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: July 27, 2021 05:39PM

Thank you everyone for the words of wisdom. I looked at all the comments and went back to the Flexcoat pen that I had tried many many years ago, long before the internet. I was not good at it and gave up too quickly. I ordered a new one and picked up some Testers in aluminum, and practiced on a bunch of old blanks. I could not be any happier with how my inscription turned out. It was EXACTLY what I was envisioning.

What made it even better, was when my father saw it yesterday on the Rainshadow Immortal spinning rod I made him for northern Wisconsin walleye. First thing he did was take his new rod to his old fishing partner who is now homebound to show him. My pops has a new dilema...what reel is he going to put on it?

Thank you everyone!!!!

Scot


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