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Laser Engraved VapCap Tips

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by flotntoke, Feb 8, 2017.

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  1. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Thanks for the additional info! Very good to know. I just put in an order for one and wished I saw this first, but am sure I'll get it all worked out with Matt.

    Also, waiting for reply on a few other related things. Will post all info and my approved design here as soon as I hear back.
     
  2. TheVaporist

    TheVaporist Man is a universe within himself

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    I just saw that the thread's title says "Tips" instead of "caps".

    We can see that the vapcap have hit @flotntoke hard :science:
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  3. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Yeah... you caught me. I was pretty tuned up by 8 am yesterday. We all know how that goes... Gotta stay medicated or take a nap, and I was not in a napping mood! Wake & Vape is usually pretty rare for me - but man I love it unless I'm blowing off too much shit (like work!) that day.

    The other problem was I was using that damned @DDave little portable bubbler tube on my OMNI. As I mentioned in the VC thread, that little combo is kicking my ass - and with the tiniest amounts of material. It is part of a kit he sells for the Mi. Probably worth it for some to use exclusively with VCs. You get the cool little bubb, a few glass adapters and some silicone hose. Definitely a worthwhile kit for anyone with an MI, IMO.

    In my defense.... thread title is "VapCap Tips", so think it is OK. :D
     
  4. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes The map is not the territory

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    Thanks for the info! :tup:

    I was wondering about this myself, especially if grayscale would work. I didn't think it would so I'm in the process of modifying an image right now. I can't wait to share it with everyone, it took me a while but I finally figured out the perfect choice! I'm looking forward to my next Dynavap order so much!
     
  5. blackstone

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    Well done Mr. Me2, that was my one! I was keeping it really secret and didn't even mind paying full amount to get it done sometime!
    Maybe it was mean for me not to share the idea but it's like those books in a tattoo shop!
    I don't think you're supposed to choose a design from the books but come up with an idea??!
    So hopefully people will get it and it will be cheaper now ha!
     
  6. flotntoke

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    A couple big updates from Matt below, but first my final artwork.

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    I removed the crosshatch from the lightening bolt at the suggestion of @TheVaporist . Thanks again! Matt also confirmed my original art (with bolt crosshatched as eyes are above) would have been problematic for engraving.

    Now for the other updates from Matt regarding DynaVap engraved tips.

    First - ALL engraved tips are now $20, whether artwork is already loaded into their laser cutting machine/programming or not.

    To order a custom cap, add a second cap to your order (at $20) and specify in notes that this second order is to cover the cost of the engraving. Send artwork to Matt. Seems most of the reason for this part is that PayPal has finally identified DV as a vape seller. And, as most know they don't want to handle our business - ASSHOLES!! So in addition to other headaches created by this for DV and us, DV also can't invoice us through PayPal for such things.

    Apparently, the custom caps have been interfering with production a bit and slowing down other things while DV is trying to gear up all production. From Matt - DV really enjoys everyone getting the custom caps, but it's hard to justify stopping other production to do the sometimes involved work on these. Customs will only be set up and done every couple weeks.

    Not sure how many at a time they can handle, or what true delay time will be for custom caps.

    There is a possibility that DV will specify 3 - 5 engraved caps a month, show them on the website, and do those for a reduced price. This should be easier for them to incorporate into regular production. Not really sure how all that will work out, and anxious to see how long mine will take. I'm good with all this (and above) but am a little bummed it is going to be slowing up my first Gen 4 Ti tip in the same order. Whatever. This is on me (or on anyone who orders custom), and I'm OK with it.

    So if you really want a custom engraved cap, I'd suggest you move soon. Or, may have to wait until this all plays out in the long run. I'm glad I got my order in!

    Will post here and in VC thread as soon as I get my shipping confirmation on this order. And of course post pictures when it arrives.

    Also wanted to mention that Matt was awesome through all of our back and forth on this (tho I know there were no doubts about this!)
     
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  7. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the info @flotntoke, glad you are here to do all our dirty work for us:brow:.
     
  8. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    At $5 extra I was gonna go for one, just to be one of the cool kids. For $20, not so much. It's a perfectly reasonable price, it just isn't worth it to me.

    Still lusting for the other items in my cart, tho, including that new wider groove tip. Who knows, by the time I pull the trigger my desire for coolness may have also risen... ;)
     
  9. flotntoke

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    My new tip arrived a couple days ago. LOVE IT!!

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    Gorgeous, eh? Unfortunately, I don't have mad photo skills like @TheVaporist and was kind of in a hurry on a blustery day. Everything kept blowing around on me. So far, she hasn't been used. I was trying to keep her pristine for the pic - but don't think I can wait much past tonight!
     
  10. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Very nice!

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  11. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    Ooooo, I like that wolf and crescents... Damn
     
  12. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    These look awesome!
    How are the aesthetics after it has some wear on the cap? My tips don't seem to fade as much as the logo on the side of the cap.
     
  13. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Best one I've seen yet, I dig it brother!
     
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  14. Godspeed

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    @flotntoke -

    Is the skull engraving on your cap centered on the end?

    It appears to be off-center but it may just be the way the photo was taken.

    Was the top of the skull placed in alignment with the picker?
     
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  15. joekar

    joekar This IS my happy face..

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    Love the Stealie, Peace
     
  16. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Thanks! Means a lot coming from you, Brother.

    Yeah... it's dead center. Just another result of my poor photography talent. Looks F'n AWESOME! And, I can gladly report it works nicely, too. We just had her maiden voyage. Thanks to some purple platinum (what? OK. Sounds fine. Oh, OK. Is DAMNED good!) we're both real happy! :ko:
     
  17. blackstone

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    Skull is beautiful @flotntoke !

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    Thundercats. Don't know if it's for me, but now I look at it..!


    I think this internet angry face would make me laugh sometimes, and there are a few funny variations when I searched.
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  18. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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  19. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I love the "Contains Cannabis" image. I may have to steal that one!
     
  20. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Yeh I agree, I love how matter of fact it is :D

    I have until the release of a Blackwood NonaVong to make up my mind, at which point I shall be placing an order.
     
  21. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    I'll get these ones the next time

    https://fr.pinterest.com/pin/339740365623461535/

    https://fr.pinterest.com/pin/339740365623457104/

    Sorry, dont know how to place pics :huh:

    What do you think about a Alice-in-wonderland-theme, where she meets the caterpillar?

    https://www.zazzle.de/arthur_rackham_alice_und_die_raupe_kunstfoto-190880580906921434

    Or better this one, just the caterpillar rounded by the whip

    https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.100716878.9431/flat,1000x1000,075,f.u1.jpg

    Some of the parts in the background have to be deleted.
    Just the caterpillar, hookah, whip and vapour and may be a part of the mushroom's cap should be visible

    Unfortunately I'm not able to overwork it myself with a graphic program.

    But the round of the whip would really good graphically correspond with the round shape of the cap.
     
  22. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Here ya go bud,

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    Also, one for you SWars peeps:

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    The dark side of the star:

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  23. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    @GreenHopper , yeah pal, thats the way I've thought! :tup:

    Will be my next cap engravement for sure :)
     
  24. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Excellent! Definitely post the result, I'd love to see how it comes out :tup:
     
  25. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    For sure. But first I have to wait for the other ones :\

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