Make your own decals

Hi all, I went to Hobby Lobby today--didn't find any kits I wanted at half price--but, I did find a Testor's Custom Decal System for $6.48. It
includes two pieces of 5.5x8.5 decal paper, one white, one clear; a 3" CD with software, and a can of Testor's Decal Bonder. The software is supposed to have all kinds of graphics, including license plates for cars.
I've never used a 3" mini CD before. Do I have to get some kind of "donut" to put around it before I put it in my CD-Rom drive?
There is also a website listed on the box, www.decal gear.com. It has a run down of what I've told you plus other supplies available. I'm not affiliated with the site. However, I think this will make homemade decals possible to a non artistic guy like me. Check it out. Jerry 47
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"donut"
I guess you're not willing to just try it . . . Open your drive and look at it. My drive has a small inner recess that might be for minis.
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Ok Kurt, I'll bite what's a "full platter adapter???" Don't think that I've ever heard of it. As has been said that is what the recesse in the tray is for, and if you're running on a laptop just "snap" it on to the hub. About the ONLY CD-ROM drives that it won't work in is the vacum type that are more commonly found on Apples.
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Digital_Cowboy wrote:

That wasn't Kurt......remember 45 adapters for record players? The insert in the hole kind....now reverse it....there are or were adapters for mini CD's.
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Ron,
    Ok, sorry about confusing Kurt with whomever actually sent what I replied to. And uh, you're showing your and my age by bringing up them old 45s. . .;-) As these young whipper snappers today don't even know (for the most part) what a 45 is/was. . .;-)
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you talkin to me? hey, you talkin to me? i own some edison cylinders...adapt that! (g)
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Could be done, I adapted a turntable to record my collection of 78rpm Big Band. The wiring would be the same to get them at least to cassette, and then to CD. Bet you have some unusual music.....
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There is a "wax" cylinder of my grandmother singing some roaring 20's pop song in my sister's attic. We also have the original wind-up phonograph and the skeleton of the horn.

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if you just want to use it. don't do that if it is a rare machine.
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There you go! My wife's uncle has a cylinder of his father (my wife's grandfather obviously) telling dirty jokes down at the local pub from back in the late 1920s. He wasn't a professional comedian, but give him a few beers and............
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best setup is electro pickup to tube pre-amp directly to high end sound card. i can digitize any audio signal. and i work for unwanted kits. thassa hint, guys.
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e wrote:

Yes..as long as the tray has that recess...there should be no problem. Even the smaller, square-ish "Business Card" CD's work in a normal tray, (playing *and* burning) with no problem.
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It depends on your drive.
If you have a tray-loading CD drive where you have to snap the disc onto a hub, it should handle 3" discs with no problems.
If you have a tray-loading drive where you just drop the disc onto the tray, it should have a round depression exactly the right size for a 3" CD. Put the disc in there.
If you have a tray-loading drive that's turned sideways (vertically), with clips around the edges to keep a CD from falling out, it won't hold a 3" CD in the right position; but if you turn the machine so the drive is horizontal, it should work.
If you have a slot-loading drive, it probably won't work with 3" CDs. Find a friend with a tray-loading drive and have him copy it onto a full-size CD-R. I think you can get an adapter ring to fit around a 3" CD, making it a full-size CD, but I wouldn't want to try it -- if they come apart while in the drive, you'll have a helluva time getting them out again.
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the total files are only 15 megs. if you need a conversion, give me a shout. but try it if you have a normal pc cd.
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e wrote:

What *exactly* is on the CD? Is it things that are already "do-able" with standard graphics applications? And that just simply prints onto decal stock? Or is it something unique to this application?
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a couple of pages of simple stuff. star and bars and flames. the kit is a rip off, imnsho. DON"T buy the on-line stuff. just toss the disc in and look.
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I find I use a cheap CAD program (a 2-D CAD is fine) and a photo editor for my artwork. I use the CAD software for a bunch of other modeling related stuff- it sure is useful. The CAD program allows me to control size of decals accurately, the photo editor gives me lots of color stuff and special effects, as well as scan software for scanning in a good picture to use to make decals from.
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