An on-sale pack of yellow Astrobrights card stock tempted me:
The somewhat wrecked cursor comes from my collection of discards, because I haven’t yet figured out how to mill the outline and engrave the hairline on raw stock.
The paper isn’t quite the same color as my Genuine Pickett Model 110-ES circular slide rule:
Nor, of course, are the ticks and legends nearly as fine as you get with real engraving, but it’s probably Close Enough™ for anybody other than a Real Collector™.
The Pilot V5RT ink bleeds less on Astrobrights card stock than on the previous, somewhat coarser, card stock:
An automagic color adjustment bleaches the yellow and makes the black ink much more visible.
Laminating the paper crisps the contrast a bit, although it’s more obvious in person:
You can see tiny air bubbles over the darkest part of the ticks and letters.
4 thoughts on “Homage Tek Circuit Computer: Yellow Variation”
For engraving your cursor, and possibly to ease up on sanding issues, have you considered a cheap 1w or 5w laser?
A friend with a GlowForge has tinkered a few test pieces for me. He won’t burn anything other than acrylic, which seems a reasonable restriction, so styrene & PETG are off the table.
I’m running the only two retinas I’ll ever be issued, so I’ve categorically rejected free-air lasing: there is absolutely no way to make it eye-safe. I lust after a Lasersaur, but refitting a 50 W 12×20 inch Chinese laser with better firmware & software seems more practical … and isn’t on the to-do list.
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