Vinyl for Face Plate

Decals were applied to the surface of the face-plate.stl part. The design is a vector file that can be used with a vinyl cutter. Excess vinyl was weeded out to isolate the desired graphics. Transfer tape is then used to apply the matte black vinyl onto the face-plate.stl part. 

Applied Vinyl on Face Plate

Alignment can be tricky. A light table can be used to better see the vinyl when positioned over the part. The surface of the part should be wiped cleaned before applying vinyl. The texture makes the surface look like cracked desert sand or peeling dried paint.

Acrylic Plate

The acrylic plate was cut from a 12x12 sheet using a scoring tool. Use the SVG file of the template. Optionally use a laser cutter or CNC mill to cut out the plate.

  • Plate Dimension: 80mm x 104mm

Acrylic Plate Vinyl

Vinyl decals were applied to the acrylic plate. SVG files of the graphics are linked below. Matte black vinyl was used to mask out desired areas in the artwork.

Installing Acrylic Plate

The acrylic plate is press fitted onto the back of the face-plate.stl part. The edge of the acrylic is inserted at an angle and fitted under the tabs. Flex the face plate slightly to allow the other side to snap fit over the acrylic plate.

Attach Eye Ring

An extra embellishment was created to bring attention to the eye. It is fitted over the cutout on the face-plate.stl part. This can be super glued or secured with strong double-sided tape.

This guide was first published on Oct 19, 2020. It was last updated on Jun 19, 2024.

This page (Vinyl and Acrylic) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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