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DLT_Andrew
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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 15, 2013, 13:47
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Sharpies will leech into vinyl and bleed through permanently damaging the vinyl.

-Andrew

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 4, 2014, 15:54
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Great thread. We work 95% on leather and have been using the Stabilo glass marking pencils, both white and blue, after a reco from a pinstriper. They're water soluable and the markings come off fairly easily with water as long as you don't press too hard when marking. If the markings get a little stubborn, some leather cleaner will remove them. Only issue with them is that the point is soft and breaks now and then if too much pressure applied.

We just ordered some Fisher silver ink pens, based on the reviews here and elsewhere, and looking forward to trying them.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 4, 2014, 20:51
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Fischer space pens all the way. write on all colors. from white all the way to black and will stay on until wipe away with soap and water or any decent interior cleaner. you can get them from amazon but i get them from my supplier snowden supply. chris snowden is a great dude and i think he gets them at a better price than amazon or ebay.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 4, 2014, 22:23
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Thanks for the tip JBB!

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on: September 19, 2014, 11:18
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I spotted a chevy roadster at a hot rod show that was trimmed in white vinyl and where the sun had been on it you could see all the measurements that the trimmer had written on the back that had bled through as he or she had use a ball point pen !!!!!!!!! A BIG NO NO !!

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 19, 2014, 18:20
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Quote from hot rod trimmer on September 19, 2014, 11:18
I spotted a chevy roadster at a hot rod show that was trimmed in white vinyl and where the sun had been on it you could see all the measurements that the trimmer had written on the back that had bled through as he or she had use a ball point pen !!!!!!!!! A BIG NO NO !!

I remember years ago one of the lads did a embroidery job on a rolls front head rest, he put a big L and R and the foams in permanent marker pen ( for some reason) a few years latter the car come back and the permanent ink had gone through the scrim and leather!

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 22, 2014, 02:12
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as a result of reading this thread I just bought my Fischer pens from Snowden supply....impressed with how well they mark, also with the clean off....great service from Chris and at a far better price than I can buy them for here in Australia!

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 23, 2014, 14:05
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hey all check out Ward and Kennedy. http://www.ward-kennedy.com/ProductCatalog.aspx?ClassID=3&SubClassID=15&CategoryID=70&selection=2 They have the silver ink pens for $2.66 which is cheaper then the space pen refills. The ink is exactly the same as the fisher/space pens but at much lower cost. The only difference is that the space pen is pressurised better so youll get every last bit of ink out of them. I've been using their regular silver ink pens for about 10 years and couldn't be happier with them.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 23, 2014, 15:32
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I get mine from Ward and Kennedy also.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: September 25, 2014, 20:38
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Update: I'm liking the silver ink pens. Only issue is that they don't work well at all on smooth grained leather, as was mentioned previously in this thread.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: January 31, 2015, 21:00
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Old thread update.
I use these white water erasable pens all the time on darker vinyl and leather,wipes off nicely with a damp cloth although it does seem to leave a slight residue which I'm not sure is visible when dry so only use on areas that can't be seen when finished, great for stitch lines, ie diamond stitching.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fabric-Marker-Washable-Pen-BLUE-or-WHITE-/201257695756?pt=UK_Crafts_Sewing_Supplies_MJ&var=500454885513&hash=item2edbe4ba0c

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 1, 2015, 03:00
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I would like to try the space pens. Are they all the same or is there a special one. They don't spicify washable.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 3, 2015, 12:35
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I don't usually sew vinyl, and rarely a top stitch seam, so when a good friend asked that I sew some covers for his Model A hot rod, I had the same issue...how to mark for a top stitch.
Not knowing any better, I thought, well, he wants a 2 inch spacing, so why not mark with tape?
Using 2 inch painter tape (the blue stuff), I laid it straight on the material and backing and sewed along each side. I then put tape down for each additional stitch, but always measured from the first stitch in multiples of 2 inches, that kept them all straight. It's fairly easy to follow the edge of the tape, and even if you catch a small piece of it it'll pull right out.
Kind of an off the wall solution, but it worked!

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 6, 2015, 18:03
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I have used tape to hold Velcro or listings/pulls on the back side to hold them in place. I never considered using it as a guide on the top. That may be worth a try, thanks trimacar.
Another slightly odd way of marking I'll use often is a construction chalk line for marking pleats. Position and snap 2 or 3 times, re-chalk the line then position and snap. Though I wouldn't use colored chalk with white thread. Try to use a chalk that's similar to your thread color.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: March 29, 2015, 08:17
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Office Depot makes a water soluble fine tip pen that works great! Only 6 bucks.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 1, 2017, 22:07
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Are the Fisher Space Pens in black just as good as the silver ones.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 5, 2017, 13:32
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Just to chime in, I have also used Stabilo pencils for years without problems. They are water soluble, come in many colors and sharpen to a nice point. http://www.dickblick.com/products/stabilo-all-colored-marking-pencils/

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 7, 2017, 00:17
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Hey Darth. Please fill out your profile. Thanks

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 16, 2017, 04:12
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I found refillable chalk markers at fabric and craft stores that are good for laying out top stitching. you can get different colors of chalk. on vinyl wipe with a damp cloth, on cloth an air nozzle blown on the stiches. run one down the edge of a straight-edge the width of your pleat and you have a chalk line 1/16 in. wide that is erasable.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 17, 2017, 16:47
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My $.02 there is no best thing for marking on fabric. Space pens are great, chalk markers also, I’ve used crayons, pencil and sharpies. With sharpies use black I can’t remember if it is red or blue but one of those colors never really dries. Depending on the material what works best all depends on the fabric / material that is being used. With that said some writing tools with leech through or stain the material so always test and have many options at your disposal.

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Post Re: Marking your material
on: February 22, 2017, 22:31
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I use chinagraph pencil on vinyl and kids chalk on cloth.
Warm water and baby shampoo cleans thr vinyl up and air for the chalk.

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