(Topic ID: 51802)

Williams WPC Backbox Warning/Patent Silk Screens

By merfeldma

6 years ago

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    #38 6 years ago

    Is there a reason to use silkscreens instead of a spray stencil? Does it come down to re-usability or is there another reason?

    #41 6 years ago
    Quoted from TaylorVA:

    Looks better IMO

    So is it an authenticity preference? Do you think it makes a difference in the value of a restored game?

    #44 6 years ago
    Quoted from TaylorVA:

    I haven't seen a stencil job in person but have seen some pics online. I do own a backbox screen. Screenprinting it leaves an original look. The ink is not too think and it is smooth. The pics I've seen of a stencil were thick.
    The other thing to consider is a stencil is a one shot thing opposed to reusing a screen. I'd much rather out the money into something ill have for more than one job.
    I have a friend with one of Grover's screens as well. I would just use his patent section but didn't realize the issue with the chocks being in place making it impossible.
    The patent text on my games is about 3" from chock to edge of text.
    I assume the screen being offered here will be tight enough to allow for proper placement.

    Good info. Thanks. Just curious at this point. I can make paint mask stencils easily for myself so that's why I asked. I don't even have a wpc machine at this point.

    #54 6 years ago

    Flynnibus, I can create a stencil that has all the insides of the characters, but I hadn't thought about removing them after. Good point!

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