View Full Version : Any graphic designers/photographers out there?

04-19-2006, 07:15 PM
I need a bit of help. I'm trying to get some laser etching done, and need a high quality scan of a stylised "triumph" logo.

It's going to be going on the attached - I figured since I went and got it anodized I might as well go the whole hog to make it look pretty..

I was figuring (as a heretic) that the logo for the bikes with the elongated R would look pretty nice on the plenum. I'm open to other suggestions though.

TIA, Alan

Dave Russell
04-19-2006, 07:52 PM

I was figuring (as a heretic) that the logo for the bikes with the elongated R would look pretty nice on the plenum. I'm open to other suggestions though.
TIA, Alan

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Hi Alan,
Do you mean like this? I could Email a 300 or 600 DPI scan.
See attached:

04-19-2006, 07:57 PM
that's exactly what I mean.

if you could send it to - alanatkinson@hotmail.com - it would be much appreciated...

Dave Russell
04-19-2006, 08:23 PM
that's exactly what I mean.

if you could send it to - alanatkinson@hotmail.com - it would be much appreciated...

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It is on the way. At 600 DPI it is a pretty big file, about 13 meg. If you have trouble let me know & I'll send a 300 DPI scan.

04-19-2006, 08:27 PM
It's about 9M according to hotmail - funny thing is that it takes them longer to virus scan it than it does for me to download it....

Thanks again - I think it will look pretty nice on there. I haven't seen anything that I like better thats the right shape for the piece.

04-19-2006, 08:54 PM
Just so you get the idea - this is what I'm trying to get - silver on black of course...

04-19-2006, 10:53 PM
Hi Alana,
Some machines need the graphics in vector form as opposed to bitmapped (I.E jpg or tiff). I should be able to convert it if you need to.

04-19-2006, 11:38 PM
Just to be the devil's advocate....

What if instead of copping the motorcycle deal you used the Spitfire font instead? Same era as the 6... Factory approved...


Just a thought

04-20-2006, 03:53 AM
I just pitched my SU's in the can, when is this going on the market?

04-20-2006, 05:46 AM
Leaving all issues of cost/benefit aside, you wouldn't want the aggravation - trust me on this...

04-20-2006, 05:47 AM
GregW - thanks for the offer. I'll see what the guy needs (and what he's going to charge me) - I might be getting back to you.

04-20-2006, 05:50 AM
Jim - I saw this.
The fonts are available as a download on one of the Spit sites.

That's the problem though. For some reason this font screams Spitfire to me. I have nothing against Spits, but it somehow seems even less "right" on a -6 than the other non-standard logo.

04-20-2006, 06:15 AM
Alan, why not try to replicate the triumph on the original PI manifold instead? I'll take a digicam over and photo mine today if you want (I need new engine bay photos anyway).

04-20-2006, 07:33 AM
The lettering is raised above the surface of the intake manifold - I thought about doing this, but I'm not sure it would look right 'flat'. I still have pics of the one I bought (and then sold) somewhere too. Thanks for the offer though.

For those of you who haven't seen one, there is a pic of the exact same intake manifold on Lee Janssen's TR-6 in the "engine bay pic" thread running concurrently. The "Triumph" logo on it looks even better when you see it on a manifold in person.

04-20-2006, 09:22 AM
Yeah... I saw that. I like that one better than the motorcycle logo IMO. I seem to remember finding that font somewhere. Let me dig around.

04-20-2006, 09:28 AM
Well... there's always this one - same as the TR3/TR4 letters:



04-20-2006, 05:37 PM
I know! I'll go cut it out of mine and send it to you, then you can cut out a piece of yours and send it back stamped TVR /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

04-21-2006, 08:22 PM
I'm going with the bike logo. I don't think the Spit font suits, and while I like the TR3 stuff, I prefer the bike logo. The guy doing it will take a jpeg or a raster so I jpg'd it using photochop.

Now I do have one other problem. The guy who did the anodizing is away until next week, so I can't ask him, and I have zero patience. Anyone know the best way to protect the aluminum that will be exposed. Can it be anodized clear over the black? Clearcoat? Or something else? I'll find out on Tuesday if I don't hear before, but I don't do waiting too well...

TIA, Alan

04-21-2006, 08:40 PM
This may be a longshot but go to a graphics shop that does the vinyl window decals (like the ****on MG that I had done for my rear windblocker) and have them make the Trimuph decal in heavy gauge vinyl to the exact size you want (cost me 20 bucks for the setup fee and a buck a decal for every one I wanted.) Either apply a vinyl decal, or have it done in outline or negative view, apply it to your finished surface, lightly blast it to expose textured metal, and peel the decal. You would have an etched look on your metal.

If it works.


04-21-2006, 08:46 PM
I have a guy who'll laser etch the thing with the exact image, the exact size I want for under $100. He's less than an hour from my door, and where I live thats a big deal. I'm driving up there tomorrow and he'll do it while I wait. I'll post a pic tomorrow when I get back so you can see what I mean.

All I need now is to figure out the best way to protect the newly exposed silver Al. I really need to wait and speak to the anodizing specialist, but I'm a wee bit impatient...

04-22-2006, 11:03 AM
Here goes. Of course now its on I'm having second thoughts...

04-22-2006, 11:43 AM
Looks good to me. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

04-22-2006, 05:24 PM
Alan, will you have the car at Carlisle Import/Kit-Replicar?

04-22-2006, 06:55 PM
What would those AN fittings look like anodized black? That would really look like The Dark Side. Would make Jaybird, et al, shudder.

What's your estimated completion date for the whole car?
If it runs like we all hope, you should be Top Gun over here.

I'll tell you, since I got my throttle problem worked out using the Lokar cable and Ab's design, I hit 4000rpm in a heartbeat. I am afraid to even redline, I back off. It pulls very, very hard all the way up...


04-22-2006, 08:03 PM
If I do - and thats up in the air - then it will be on carbs. There just isn't time to get the ecu installed to get it to run on efi. At this point I'll be grateful to have the bloody car...

04-22-2006, 08:17 PM
Bill - I started off with unfinished aluminum - it was going to contrast with that until I found a place to do cheap anodizing. Funnily enough all the braided hose fittings are black - red/blue was backordered. The other thing to remember is that all the fuel distribution kit is aeromotive - so it is all billet red.

I want it back running on carbs by the end of May at the latest. At that point everything to do the conversions is done. Engine, gearbox, diff and halfshafts will all be replaced. I'm hoping for about 140hp (remember these #s are all crank) with the new cam on the stock ZS carbs.

The question then is what do I do.

I have to drop it off for 2 weeks to get the efi conversion done (and the guy doing it is a LONG way from me - like 12 hours away so I don't do it on a whim). I also need to get the castings and the intercooler for the supercharger, but the eta on that is still nebulous.

The problem of course is that it is prime driving weather. I might wait until it gets hot and then drop it off, with the aim to have it back for the Brit invasion in Sept, or I might drive it through Thanksgiving. I'll firm up what I'm doing when I get it back - it depends on the date for the s/c stuff more than anything now.

Oh and after all this it had better be fast. If not someone is going to get a great deal on a TR6 and I'll be posting on either the Lotus forum or I'll be back on Rennlist....

04-24-2006, 08:24 AM
alana, repeat after me: "Lotus...Lotus...Lotus..."

Porkchop, sheesh.... Where's yer sense of HERITAGE, man?!?! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

Or to quote Mr. Fawlty: "Well, YOU started it!"

04-24-2006, 08:52 AM
Not to put a fly in your ointment here, but they've been around since 1931 - that's a good 21 years longer than Lotus.

Plus their cars break down less often (at least in my own personal experience). They also have some little credibility as a sportscar mfr - leaving the Cayenne aside.

Ok, I'll grant you that they aren't British, but you can't get new TVRs here, so what's a boy to do...

Back on track. I'm sure the TR6 will be fine - if not then I'll worry about changing it out, not until.

04-24-2006, 10:35 AM
I know /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

I got my Tech Certs from Porsche...

But I *drive* Sir Colin's cars. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif