Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 13:54:37 -

Author: Dan Bernoulli

Subject: Re: Acrylic color filters

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Printing them works but takes time and eats ink cartridges. By the time you=
spend the money on ink and paper/acrylic you will approach the cost of a t=
heater gel. Just ask your theater/drama department where to get them. They =
come in approximately 22" X 24" sheets and you can get them in pretty much =
any color you want and cost $3 to $5 a sheet depending on brand and feature=
s. We cut our gells into 3" X 4" rectangles and pass them out at open house=
. We also use them in our elementary ed (now general ed) classes where ever=
yone gets a set of rgb and complementary colors.=20

Dan Beeker

> From: ref7@psu.edu
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters
> Date: Sat=2C 4 Dec 2010 08:41:16 -0500
>=20
> Here is a cheap idea for making your own acrylic filters:
> Use a color printer and print the colors you want on glossy clear =20
> adhesive labels. Then stick the labels onto clear acrylic and cut out =20
> your new custom color filters. I used a laser cutter which gave nice =20
> circles with smooth edges=2C and even helped to seal the edge of the =20
> label to the acrylic so they don't peel.
> I did this after ordering a set of color filter slides and seeing how =20
> expensive they were compared to how small=2C junky=2C and non-durable the=
y =20
> were=2C I looked into getting 1/8" thick acrylic filters=2C but that was =
=20
> too expensive. This was really cheap! and gave pretty good results. =20
> The colors could be a little more vivid=2C and I'm going to experiment =20
> about that.
>=20
>=20
> Richard F.
>=20
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Printing them works but takes time and eats ink cartridges. By the time you=
spend the money on ink and paper/acrylic you will approach the cost of a t=
heater gel. Just ask your theater/drama department where to get them. They =
come in approximately 22" X 24" sheets and you can get them in pretty much =
any color you want and cost $3 to $5 a sheet depending on brand and feature=
s. We cut our gells into 3" X 4" rectangles and pass them out at open house=
. We also use them in our elementary ed (now general ed) classes where ever=
yone gets a set of rgb and complementary colors. Dan Beeker=
>=3B From: ref7@psu.edu>=3B To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu>=3B Subj=
ect: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters>=3B Date: Sat=2C 4 Dec 2010 08:41:=
16 -0500>=3B >=3B Here is a cheap idea for making your own acry=
lic filters:>=3B Use a color printer and print the colors you want on=
glossy clear >=3B adhesive labels. Then stick the labels onto clea=
r acrylic and cut out >=3B your new custom color filters. I used a =
laser cutter which gave nice >=3B circles with smooth edges=2C and e=
ven helped to seal the edge of the >=3B label to the acrylic so they=
don't peel.>=3B I did this after ordering a set of color filter slid=
es and seeing how >=3B expensive they were compared to how small=2C =
junky=2C and non-durable they >=3B were=2C I looked into getting 1/8=
" thick acrylic filters=2C but that was >=3B too expensive. This wa=
s really cheap! and gave pretty good results. >=3B The colors could=
be a little more vivid=2C and I'm going to experiment >=3B about th=
at.>=3B >=3B >=3B Richard F.>=3B
=

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