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Re: Sealing & Signing on Mylar - Problems with ink

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Fellow engineers,

        Actually, with today's photo reproduction technology they can change it
without your knowledge any time they want to anyway!!!  Your only protection is
to keep a copy of everything you sign.

"Barry H. Welliver" wrote:

> Do you plan to retain the original mylars? If not, your permanent signature
> may be affixed to drawings that could be changed without your knowledge.
>
> Barry H. Welliver
> barrywelliver2(--nospam--at)earthlink.net
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: L. Pack [mailto:Lloyd(--nospam--at)pecid.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 1:24 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Sealing & Signing on Mylar - Problems with ink
>
> On 30 Aug 2004, at 13:43, Jason W. Kilgore wrote:
>
> > Are you testing the right side?  The Mylar in our office has a "rough"
> side
> > and a "smooth" side.  You print on the "rough" side.  If it's in a roll,
> the
> > "rough" side is the convex side (exterior).
>
> I'm using a double matte mylar, so both sides are "rough."
>
> > You post worried me a little because I'm supposed to submit a Mylar
> project
> > next week, and I thought I was going to have to search out a special pen
> and
> > ink pad.
>
> > So, I cut a strip and did a test myself.  Testing on the "rough" side, my
> > stamp, "signing" pen (Cross Select-Tip Medium Felt-tip Blue), a ball
> point,
> > a gel, and two rolling-ball pens all dried within seconds.  No smearing
> even
> > with fairly hard rubbing with a dry paper towel.  All but the rolling
> balls
> > did well rubbing under water; both rolling balls lost a lot of ink, but
> they
> > were still legible.
>
> This could be the problem.  I'm using a Uni-ball micro to sign with.  I
> tested
> a Staedtler pigment liner that claims to be waterproof and it works great.
> The
> only problem is that the supplyers that we've got around here, only show
> black
> ink for these pens in their catalogs.
>
> > The test on the "smooth" side is still smearing after 30 minutes, although
> > the gel ink appears to be finally drying.
> >
> > Good luck,
> >
> > ---
> > Jason Kilgore
> > Leigh & O'Kane, LLC
> > Kansas City, Missouri
>
> Thanks for your input.
> Lloyd
>
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