Printing accurate scale drawings

To scale plans for a wooden ship model
John Reever and his plans

One of the things I want to do in my old age is to build a scale model of an old square rigged sailing ship from a set of original plans. John showed up the other day trying to dojust that, and we made several large prints from his scan of a letter size document. The tricky part was getting them exactly the right size, which Bob in our design department did a great job on.

When John talked about how he was going to turn his job plans into the actual wooden pieces, it sounded like a lot of work. I told him that we could take the same file we printed on paper and print directly onto wood with our flatbed UV curable printer, he was amazed. He had no idea this could be done. All he would need to do is cut the pieces out.
By printing directly on the 1/4″ wood sheets, we save John the time of cutting templates, marking the wood by hand, etc.
We’ll see- it’s a project that he expect to take him 3 or 4 years. We want a picture when it’s done!
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About Jay Buckley

Owner of MegaPrint Inc.
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