Just posting a quick tip on how I have added logos printed on to paper 

Here I have printed a logo on plain paper and tracing paper.

The plain paper is glued to a  piece of scrap and the tracing paper is glued to the headstock of a Darth Vader star wars books tin uke. I was careful cutting to the line on the plain paper version and cut a mm or three outside the line on the tracing paper. The more I look at it the more I think the plain paper one looks pretty good too. 

I have in the past recessed a round logo like this on paper in a shallow hole made with a matching 25mm forstner bit  and covered in clear epoxy. The tracing paper is not as effective with coloured inks.

Where the tracing paper method is clearly superior is for borderless logos (pun intended).

If you print at the top of the paper and trim it level you can reuse the rest of the paper most times.

I use a water based inkjet so superglue and spray varnish both worked well for embedding. I have used water based glues on stuff printed on a laser printer that ran when I tried to use superglue. 

Note: Tracing paper not baking paper.

Views: 205

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You can buy wet slide off decal paper for your printer, just lightly clear coat before soaking in water.

I have changed my technique slightly after someone on Ukulele underground luthiers lounge complained that water slide decals were easy to scratch, notably when sanding between coats of varnish.

I tested printing in reverse and laying the image face down. as you can see in the image below the reversed image has no sanding damage and the upright image is missing bits already with only a light sand.

Here is a more full size pic - before superglueing down

After superglueing down

Thank you for the heads up! I've been using my electric  label maker with clear labels in it for now


I would go with the water slide off decal for the logo, used it in the past. Now I do mother of pearl inlau, it takes practice, but it worth it


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Busking Songs...

Started by Nomad Jack in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by J. D. Woods on Wednesday. 7 Replies

crossover guitar.

Started by Timothy Hunter in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Apr 10. 14 Replies

Tune up songs

Started by Ghostbuttons in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Mar 9. 5 Replies

Duel output jacks

Started by Justin Stanchfield in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 8. 6 Replies

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Southern Ray Feb 21. 2 Replies

Latest Activity

Southern Ray commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Don't Worry Be Happy: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

" Now that is the way it should have been done. Never cared for the original. Thanks!"
3 hours ago
Rich Butters replied to Rich Butters's discussion UK - Best Place to Buy Cigar Box's
"Cheers mate.  I will look"
5 hours ago
Southern Ray commented on Gary O'slide's video
6 hours ago
AGP # commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Don't Worry Be Happy: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

""Well Done Again Slingers", I remember when this Catchy Little Tune first came out,…"
10 hours ago
Slow Mick posted a status
"New Lesson-Chords for "What'll I do"(Irving Berling) from Slow Mick. MIDI pick-up. https://rutube.ru/video/8661d1ecb556c5a151e3c33834567cb6/"
12 hours ago
Gary O'slide posted videos
14 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's video
15 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video

Up the Hill A D Eker 2024

"Hello John !yup it plays suberbe, just the sticker artwork is bad qualety ,the build is marvelous!…"
16 hours ago
Moritz Voegeli and Matthias Bichsel are now friends
19 hours ago
David L. replied to Rich Butters's discussion UK - Best Place to Buy Cigar Box's
"I have found these are…"
20 hours ago
J. D. Woods replied to J. D. Woods's discussion Are metal frets necessary?
20 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik posted a video

Don't Worry Be Happy: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 198th Zoom Mtg 04/15/24. Only 1-finger chords, free songbooks here: https://www.cbgslinger.com/download CBG Songbook.pdf...
20 hours ago


© 2024   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->