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Deep Etching services?
« on: December 11, 2016, 10:13:46 PM »
Hi guys,

Anyone know of, or have used, a reliable/competent deep etching service offered?

Our head office creatives are looking for such, and relatively urgently.

Can't see why it couldn't be 'offshore', depending on bandwith, (I have no detail as to file size/nature of job at this stage).

We're in OZ (just a reminder.)

Diddler, you may of someone here in OZ.

Thanks
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 10:26:39 PM »
Quote from: frailer date=1481512426 link=msg=286555

Hi guys,

Anyone know of, or have used, a reliable/competent deep etching service offered?

Our head office creatives are looking for such, and relatively urgently.

Can't see why it couldn't be 'offshore', depending on bandwith, (I have no detail as to file size/nature of job at this stage).

We're in OZ (just a reminder.)

Diddler, you may of someone here in OZ.

Thanks

Normally it would be done in house out of our Sydney Office / Creatives. I can enquire if you like.
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 11:44:08 PM »
Cheers Diddler, have PM'd you re this...
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 01:08:25 PM »
Use Google to search offshore outsourcing company who provide this type services. You can use keyword "Deep Etching services" or any relevant keyword like "clipping path services" etc.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 03:21:00 PM »
interesting, Ive never heard it called deep etching services before!

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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 10:59:47 AM »
Not sure what it is, is it embossing?

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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 12:27:51 PM »
Best as I can tell it's mask cutting / clipping path creation.
I've never heard it called that before either.
Funny, reminds me of very old stuff like dot-etching  :cane:
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 01:06:18 PM »
Best as I can tell it's mask cutting / clipping path creation.
I've never heard it called that before either.
Funny, reminds me of very old stuff like dot-etching  :cane:

That is what they call it in India/Bangladesh. Pretty sure that post is spam from there.
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 04:24:57 PM »
I did an internship here back in the 90's:
https://www.etched-metal.com
I remember doing some guitar amplifier tags that were maybe .125 thick, then acid relief etched to about half that. Really cool stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 04:33:21 PM »
In rotogravure, before the HelioKlischograph came into being, we had to etch the copper cylinders with Iron(III) chloride (FeCl 3), also called ferric chloride. That stuff would eat the clothes right off of your body.  :rotf:
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 04:34:50 PM »
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 05:10:35 PM »
Deep etching: What the heck is that?

she makes it sound like clipping paths are so easy to make, just click around and viola!... instant path.
all you need to do now is spend another hour or 2 putzing with it to get it to look good.
Easy as ABC

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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 11:23:56 AM »
Yeah, and using selection tool THEN converting to path makes a lot of points. Ugly.

We used to cut so many paths (and other times selections for like different hits of opaque white) that we used to have Wacom tablets to help our wrists not to disintegrate.
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Re: Deep Etching services?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 07:06:41 PM »
many moons ago we used to make zinc blocks... yup they were deep etched with acid, great fun!