Re: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Re: Flags
- Thanks for all of you for your responses.
I have made a revalue of warflag.com, I rescaled the flags in Coral draw and printed theme out on my Canon BJC-620 printer. The final product seems a little blurry but useable and I think with good quality paper and hopefully with an investment in a new printer it will be the future for me.
How do you all treat your flags after they have been printed out?
I varnished the flag, but the varnish seems to make the red printer ink run, possible just me but it looked like the flags had a red shine, after I had varnished it.
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Sendt: 1. juli 2002 01:22
Emne: [NapoleonicFireandFury] Re: Flags
If you are stuck for a printer you could always setup a full page of
flags then whip it on diskette into a copy bureau. £1 or so a page,
probably. Five or ten quid does your army!
A good printer is not expensive now though. I got an HP 950C from
Tesco's for sod all cash, and havent looked back since. I think it
was about £50/£60 IIRC, and contained a USB cable, two ink
catrtidges, and a pack or two of special papers and cards. The cable
and consumables that came with it retail at more than that. There was
also Photodeluxe suite image software, and some other S/W stuff
thrown in too. When you think it costs £4 for a decent monthly mag
nowadays, this isnt a lot of dosh.
Printer companies make their money on the inks, so the printers are
almost free. I keep a laser for text printing, so havent had to
replace an ink cartridge yet, but you can get cheap refills from the
ads in the back of the PC press. Having acess to colour is great for
flags, and rules/scenario development.
Lexmark have some offers on which would give you a reasonable printer
for £30 or less...... ( HP or Epson photo printers have the edge on
--- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "gary_karen84119" <KAREN-
> --- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "Jesper Asmussen" <ja-gqg@p...>wrote:
> > Gentlemen,excellent.
> > Now that my Saxon infantry has been painted I need flags (inf. &
> cav.), the one source I had hoped for has theme no more.
> > So the question to the group, where can I find Saxon cavalry and
> infantry flags (15mm)?
> > Also Wurtembergers, Bavarian, Baden, Hessian ect.?
> > Yes I know about warflag.com, but my computer and printer do not
> deliver the quality I want.
> > Cheers
> > Jesper Asmussen
> > Denmark
> I have some of the Signifer flags for Wurtemmberg and they are
> That being said, you are seriously handicapping yourself if you
> have a printer good enough to use the Warflag stuff. The affiliatedjust
> site that has the Napoleonic stuff contains as good a selection and
> quality of flags that I have stopped buying commerical flags and
> print my own.To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> And let me tell you that I may skimp a bit on some of my painting, I
> never accept second best when it comes to flags.
> Gary Sapp
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- --- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "Jesper Asmussen" <ja-gqg@p...> wrote:
> Thanks for all of you for your responses.draw and printed theme out on my Canon BJC-620 printer. The final
> I have made a revalue of warflag.com, I rescaled the flags in Coral
product seems a little blurry but useable and I think with good
quality paper and hopefully with an investment in a new printer it
will be the future for me.
>ink run, possible just me but it looked like the flags had a red
> How do you all treat your flags after they have been printed out?
> I varnished the flag, but the varnish seems to make the red printer
shine, after I had varnished it.
>I've got an Epson C80 printer (2880 dpi) and use Coreldraw. I output
> Jesper Asmussen
the flags on Photo quality matte paper. I trim the flag down and then
put preliminary bends and folds in the flag to simulate wind blowing.
I then coat both sides of the inside with slightly watered down white
glue and wrap the flag around the pole, then quickly wash my fingers
to make sure that there is no glue on them. I then finalize the
folds, etc. and allow the flag to dry, making sure that it has been
closely pressed down onto the pole on the front and back. Once the
flag has dried and is finally positioned I then paint the edges of the
flag with colors that match the flag to hide the paper edge effects
(don't forget the white as well as other colors).
Once this paint is dry I give the flag a quick coat of semi-gloss.
When the whole unit is done I give it a coat of dullcoat, but try to
minimize the amount of that that gets on the flag.
Gary in Utah
If you own a Mac or have access to one the best thing is to drag
whatever flags you want to the desktop(Macs don't need to download or
save images), then open them up in whatever imaging program you have(I
prefer Photoshop 7). You can then scale and change the resolution to
whatever you need. Then you can cut and paste to get as many flags on an
8 x 11 sheet of paper as you need. Then, if you don't have a good
printer load the file on a Zip disk and visit your nearest Alphagraphics
or Kinkos where they can print it out for you for a buck or two.
I varnish them with my figs with a semi-gloss clear spray first,
then Testor's Dullcote after and they seem to hold their color well. Of
course it also depends upon what kind of paper you have them printed on
and the quality of the color printer, which is why I suggest you go to a
professional printing shop if you don't have access to a high quality
- --- In NapoleonicFireandFury@y..., "Jesper Asmussen" <ja-gqg@p...>
> How do you all treat your flags after they have been printed out?GW I use Clear Coat Lacquer - a product used for car bodywork top
coat for metallic paints. I get mine from Halfords - a motor
accessory retail chain in a spray can - so you can apply several
light coats unitl th desired 'gloss' is reached. I use it on troops
too, btw, after basing but before flocking.
Unlike Humbrol varnishes, it doesnt make metallic colours run.
With 'varnish', you really have to be sure the paint is really,
really, really, really dry before you varnish it.
- If you Google Napoleonic Cavalry Flags, you will find a couple great websites, I am sorry I do not have the links here for you I am at work so my library is limited.
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