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Offline kipdent

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Fabric cover for Studer A80
« on: June 19, 2010, 12:39:53 PM »
Hello everyone--

I just finished a fun project to make a fabric cover for my Studer A80 RC MK II. Not being able to sew, I carefully measured the unit on its stand, bought some fabric, and asked a friend who is a capable sewing machine operator to make it for me. I was very happy with the result, but felt it needed one more thing to make it complete--a logo. So, I took a digital photograph of the silkscreened logo on the deck's faceplate, enlarged it, and then mirror-imaged it in Photoshop. I then printed it on a sheet of iron-on transfer paper for inkjet printers. Ironing it onto the cover was easy. You can see the final result on my Studer A80 web gallery. Scroll all the way to the last two images to view it:

http://gallery.me.com/kip/100054

I've also made the mirror image photograph available for anyone who would like to download it for themselves:

http://idisk.mac.com/kip//Public/studer_cover_logo.tif

Have fun--

Kip
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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 03:53:46 AM »
Your A80 and cover are just lovely, Kip!

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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 11:31:42 AM »
Wow,.. that is really nice Kip!
Beautiful job.
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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 03:41:35 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a cover for my A810 console???

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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 06:06:09 PM »
Hi Jay,
I know that JFR was selling covers a while back. You should shoot him an email and see what he wants for them.
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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 06:18:56 PM »
Hi Steve,
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 08:12:35 AM »
Nice cover Kip.
In sewing, like construction, measure once - cut twice for the best results. Wait, maybe that's the other way around.
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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 04:36:31 AM »
Good job, Kip! I plan to do something like that, as well as an acrylic hard cover.
Enjoy,
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Re: Fabric cover for Studer A80
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 02:07:47 PM »
Thank you all for your nice comments. You can tell I love this machine!

Kip
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