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Laser Engraved VapCap Tips

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

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  1. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    Just to save anyone else spending two or three nights frantically trying to locate/decide which artwork to choose....

    These custom caps are off the menu for now according to Matt. A technical matter with the equipment is the cause.

    For me now it's almost like being able to buy a luxury sports car, but with no grille or with normal steel wheels!
    I blame this thread!
     
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  2. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Thanks for letting us know bud, appreciate the heads up.

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    I have too many designs and ideas I want to realise, that goes for caps, stems, custom stash's. Man the VapCap is all inspiring. Like you I've limited myself to a sequential purchase rhythm, I want to give myself the chance to enjoy each purchase rather than end up with a bulk delivery and too much to cope with all at once.
     
  3. VanCough

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    Is this definitely a temporary thing? Wondering if I should wait before ordering.

    Are the cap engravings included in purchasing cost? Or do they cost more?
     
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  4. GreenHopper

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    If it's a technical matter then I'd assume this is temporary until the technical matter is resolved.

    I believe engravings now are $20, you add an additional Cap to your order but make it clear in the comments field that the second cap is to cover the cost of engraving the first cap. Don't forget to include the URL of the image you want them to use.
     
  5. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    Does the cost of the engraving fall under the warranty, so if the cap should stop working for any reason will they re-engrave the replacement?
     
  6. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    They mentioned that it's laser issues. That they are planning to bring them back, but need to work some things out first and don't know when it might happen, or have no timeline for it.
    Maybe they want to also structure it like @flotntoke suggested earlier, where they do only certain designs, or reduce the labor it consumes and keep it affordable maybe?

    So I think for the foreseeable future it's blanks is all we can get!!?

    It threw me this time as I had some things in mind and I'm trying to return to the idea of the blank cap on a lovely high end, personal VC. I'm getting there slowly!
    We could still buy now and also buy a fancy cap when that becomes available..?
    Look on the bright side, blank cap is cheaper for us!!?
     
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  7. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

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    That's too bad to hear about the laser @blackstone, thanks for letting us know. I put in an order for a custom cap recently. Matt said my order made it just in time for the latest batch of caps. That was about a week and a half ago, I wonder if they were able to engrave mine before they started having trouble.
     
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  8. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Loving the caterpillar and especially the TIE Fighter, though I'm more of a rebel alliance guy myself.

    Thanks for letting us know! I'm sure DV will have it worked out soon.
     
  9. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    You are right, we need balance in the force :D

    R2 by JeremyMallin (not embedded due to copyright)

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  10. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Very cool X-Wings!!
     
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  11. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Here something from H.R. Giger (ALIEN) for cat fans. Cut of inner section could work.

    And for fans of the 'Bauhaus' style this logo from Oskar Schlemmer, 1922 would be more than nice.
     
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  12. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    Yeah I think the cleaner and more readable the image from the get go is the best bet if you want the engraving to look decent.

    I like these:
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    Like this one @Kozzmozz shared also, but he did mention he was quite attached to it!

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  13. little maggie

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    I am avoiding the vapcap thread because I already have several and knowing my VAS I will just buy more. I'm trying to eliminate duplicate vapes no matter how beautiful. But these are beautiful. I don't see on the website any mention of laser caps. Could someone point me.
     
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  14. VanCough

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    @little maggie i believe you add another cap to your cart and in the order details outline that the second cap is the charge for engraving, then message them with the image you want engraved.

    The engraver isn't operational at the moment though
     
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  15. little maggie

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    Thanks. Is there any list of ones they already have? And is there any info about when it will be an option again?
     
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  16. VanCough

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    Go through this thread to see ones people have had done. As long as it's not too crazy a design they were happy to do it for you.

    Not sure what they're going to do from now on though, they might only offer specific ones when it's back up and running. Only speculating at this point though, I just remember someone mentioning its time consuming for them and might be cheaper if it's a choice of known to work presets.

    No ETA at this point. Really hope it's soon though as I'm waiting for it to order!
     
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  17. Vapor_Eyes

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    What about a CCD? It might give a translucent effect to the cap:

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  18. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Yeah, the wave from Hokusai I intended to use as a possible cap engraving too! ;)

    No, up to now there unfortunately is no list of already made designs for cap engravings.

    I have a new design for a cap engraving which I sent to Matt yesterday and he told me:

    - The laser actually is down
    - They want to repair it/buy a new one but dont know when
    - Then they will offer cap engravings again - my own design too

    But things might change up to then....

    For sure they already have a lot of work w/o that for cap engravings. We'll hope they will offer this 'goodie' in the future again. I'm so happy that my two engravings were produced just before the laser died.
    ATM my US-GER courier service is out of order so I hope they will find their way to me over the pond sometime...:(
     
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  19. Vapor_Eyes

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    Not a Pipe:

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    The Treachery of Images
    René Magritte

    I modified it into a black and white image:

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    The final result:

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    I actually thought the image might not work with so much fine detail. I think it turned out really well. I ordered just in time, it must have been one of the last caps to be engraved before the machine broke.

    It probably has limited appeal but I get a big kick out of it. It seemed like the perfect choice, since the VapCap isn't a pipe, even though it looks like it might be one.
     
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  20. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    SWEET!!! Really like that one!
     
  21. Prolusio

    Prolusio Well-Known Member

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    I finally recieved my green envelope today! Page eating post incoming... All the engravings look much better in person than my photography skills make them out to be.

    Circle of Time, FF10 Yuna, and symbol from Card Captors; an anime that I never really liked that much but is now nostalgic nonetheless because my sister watched it so much and it reminds me of being a kid with her.
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    Then this next one is the transmutation circle from Full Metal Alchemist; but I think it must have been done when the machine was not performing right. I didn't expect all the little details and text to come through, I imagined it'd be like a worn out mystic rune or something... but seeing how dark the lines are on my other engravings and how detailed they are makes me think something went wrong with this one.

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    You can see the engraving on this one turned out pretty pixelated and unclear. It looks really good from a distance; just not exactly what I wanted.
     
  22. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Just, wow!

    :o:love::o
     
  23. Jen

    Jen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing, those look really great!
     
  24. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    You are right, they are not looking so high resoluted as the former ones. It's really a pitty. Guess too that this ones are made just before their laser died. Still waiting for my engraved caps. Hope they dont look like yours. They were made just before the laser died too. That would makes me REALLY unhappy :cry:
     
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  25. Prolusio

    Prolusio Well-Known Member

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    @Hogni actually that one that didn't turn out too well I had done in January! The 3 that turned out great were the ones done recently just before they suspended engraving temporarily.. so hopefully they got the problem sorted out for your incoming caps!
     
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