On Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 08:32 AM, FR.model@...
> "Lajos Thek" <olaj@...> wrote:
>> #1 The cost ... is about $300.00.
>> #2 The typical sheet sizes ... The typical cost of a single run is
>> about $200.00.
>> If you need contact information e-mail me at: olaj@...
Oy, that's prohibitively expensive for my needs.
> Oh my god! If I give an etching job to the drugstore I have to pay
> this amount too. But my suppliers take EURO 25.00 for a double side
> film made from a COREL or Adobe-file and the same amount for one
> etching up to 8 inch x 12 inch in brass, nickel silver or stainless
> Suppliers in Hungary or Italy take much less and do a good job too.
> For very fine etchings the size shouldn't be bigger. Otherwise the
> quality is not constant at the entire etching surface. For simple and
> parts (HO) I would take 12 inch x 24 inch too.
So, if my math is right, you're paying... EURO 25, which is about
US$29? Then, add to that the cost of the actual run? That seems far
more reasonable, but still potentially prohibitively expensive if a run
is in the neighborhood of US$200. I may have to look into other
alternatives for my projects...