What's on your desk, GRcade?

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PostRe: What's on your desk, GRcade?
by Jenuall » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:06 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Gutted that you have accidentally leaked the GRcade rebrand though - now everyone knows the new forum will be called "VAPE SHOP"

I prefer the more organic sounding option "Vape Tree" but it looks like that was discarded early in the development process

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PostRe: What's on your desk, GRcade?
by OrangeRKN » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:15 pm

"Vape Tree" is a grower, but "Vape Shop" had more buy-in

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PostRe: What's on your desk, GRcade?
by Victor Mildew » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:36 pm

VAPE NATION

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PostRe: What's on your desk, GRcade?
by Green Gecko » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:07 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I love when we get insights into Gecko's studio. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with who was big into the local hackspace and did lots of 3D printing at home - looked chaotic but was really arranged to be very usable (at least for him!).

Gutted that you have accidentally leaked the GRcade rebrand though - now everyone knows the new forum will be called "VAPE SHOP"

Green Gecko wrote:Right, now I gotta explain to someone that cutting stickers in a square shape is basically the same cost as cutting any other shape. How exciting.


I guess the assumption is there is less waste cutoff if the stickers are square shaped? But in reality I imagine you can arrange the printing pretty efficiently to approximately tessellate whatever shape stickers.

That's nice :wub: Yeah it's basically a private hackerspace/fabrication studio, only I bring 2D art design stuff and some 3D CAD/CAM skills. Pretty elementary there but I can make some cool stuff. Yup I can do a matrix cut which is basically just adding columns and rows to batch decals onto a roll or sheet, or I can tessellate, for that I use a really useful open source app that works with SVGs called deepnest: https://deepnest.io/

Uses deep learning to suggest a couple of nesting suggestions and saves loads of media that way, depending on what it is. It is also better environmentally and ecologically yeah because less negative space is being discarded. It's way harder to cut them up into singles then, however, because you can't just do it with a ruler. but I have a solution for that too, which is to do a kiss cut and through-cut seperately. First cut cuts out the stickers, second cut punches out the carrier sheet.

The thing is, my cutter is so fast, it's really not much faster to cut a rectangle or marquee, or really any other polygon. Complex outlines take longer, sure, but we're talking maybe 10, 20 minutes, meanwhile I can do something else.

Personally I like flush-cut or contour-cut stickers compared to a big white square, but that's me.

Also media isn't all that expensive, but loading sheets over and over again into my printer which is manual feed at the moment, that sucks and takes time.

Anyway, don't want to make this the green gecko thread!

Edit: lol you guys, that was for a somewhat average vape shop that closed down about 12 weeks later and got bought out by their single local competitor :slol:

I guess they thought it would be edgy and cool to just write VAPE SHOP. PLEASE BUY THINGS WE'RE BROKE in strawberry floating all caps helvetica black.

They were directly across from the train station so needed something attention grabbing. I don't blame them but none of my business really whether it backfired, they just sent me the layout and I cut and installed it for something stupid like £38...? Completely ripped myself off there. This was years ago now.

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