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post #46 of 92
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Originally Posted by spleisher View Post
The Artwork is done by hand. I was there/involved with doing mine myself. Jeremy is right, and the process is as follows:

1. Your image is loading into computer software
2. Adam sizes it down to an approximate size that will fit most IEM face plates, then "prints" the image to a flat piece of acrylic to test depth, detail, etc.
3. Your actual earpieces are placed, angled appropriately, under the laser engraver, and the actual engraving is done.
4. The engraved image is hand painted/filled with acrylic paint. (My guess is that what you're seeing on that one monitor is where the paint is a little thin and/or there are brush marks)
5. The acrylic paint is dried, and then...
6. A thin layer of clear acrylic is laid on top of the artwork with a syringe
7. The whole thing is buffed clear.

As far as I know, JHA has no way to actually "print" on the earpieces, at least not yet.

Hope that's helpful information.

I can understand why Jeremy is waiting on his artwork. The current method is fine if you are looking for a relatively simple design. For things that are extremely complex with small areas of differing colors, I would wait.
Have you seen my hot-rod flame job? Adam did a fantastic job on them.
post #47 of 92
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Originally Posted by giovanni View Post

By the way, do you know what it is that the F1 drivers use in their ears - it's certainly some kind of IEM ...
I'm quite certain that most of the UK based teams use ACS custom IEMs.
Advanced Communication Solutions - ACS Drivercoms™

When I visited ACS they certainly had work in from three teams.

Regards

Sceptre
post #48 of 92
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Originally Posted by Sceptre View Post
I'm quite certain that most of the UK based teams use ACS custom IEMs.
Advanced Communication Solutions - ACS Drivercoms™

When I visited ACS they certainly had work in from three teams.

Regards

Sceptre
Interesting. Thank you Sceptre.

The drivers are often walking around with these earpieces so at times I did wonder whether they were actually listening to music (as well)....
post #49 of 92
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Have you seen my hot-rod flame job? Adam did a fantastic job on them.
Yeah, they do look good.

I don't want to speak for Adam, but I also think it's an issue of time, more than it is an issue of talent or ability. I think sometimes there is just more time to take, and other times, things are more rushed and hectic.

That's the nice thing about a piece of equipment that could do it. It takes the time constraints out of the equation.

Bottom line is that I'm not saying that it can't be done by hand, but I think it's a matter of how much time can be afforded each piece. It wouldn't be very productive to spend a day of work perfecting the "Mona Lisa" of IEM artwork done for a $50 charge.
post #50 of 92




lol double post? add me to the listz0r.
post #51 of 92
Just a couple of pictures I took today.


post #52 of 92





JH13s with old nano and pico slim prototype
post #53 of 92
i just wanted to add to the record that i ordered SOLID black but apparently even the solids are a little transparent.
post #54 of 92
Here's a shot of mine:

post #55 of 92
My latest, refit #2.

*Color is "Light Smoke"

Artwork is different and not great, but at least there's artwork this time. Which was missing from refit #1.







Compare to the original.



I really wish I hadn't sent them back in the first place. It was like taking two steps forward and three back, then three steps forward and then two back.

-Ed
post #56 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by spleisher View Post
The Artwork is done by hand. I was there/involved with doing mine myself. Jeremy is right, and the process is as follows:

1. Your image is loading into computer software
2. Adam sizes it down to an approximate size that will fit most IEM face plates, then "prints" the image to a flat piece of acrylic to test depth, detail, etc.
3. Your actual earpieces are placed, angled appropriately, under the laser engraver, and the actual engraving is done.
4. The engraved image is hand painted/filled with acrylic paint. (My guess is that what you're seeing on that one monitor is where the paint is a little thin and/or there are brush marks)
5. The acrylic paint is dried, and then...
6. A thin layer of clear acrylic is laid on top of the artwork with a syringe
7. The whole thing is buffed clear.

As far as I know, JHA has no way to actually "print" on the earpieces, at least not yet.

Hope that's helpful information.

I can understand why Jeremy is waiting on his artwork. The current method is fine if you are looking for a relatively simple design. For things that are extremely complex with small areas of differing colors, I would wait.
spleisher is 100% correct.

-Ed
post #57 of 92
Thread Starter 
Update till page 320 of the JH thread
post #58 of 92
( As posted on the great JH13 thread: )

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post #59 of 92
Oh~I miss u so much JH 13 Pro!!
I must have my own one!!!
post #60 of 92
I'm fond of this shot.

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