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« on: August 26, 2013, 11:59 AM »

  Thief mentioned that Ken Conrad might.  ?? thoughts, ideas, or recommendations??
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 03:43 AM »

KitebuilderDOTcom,.... search for Harold Ames, "kite-squid"
acid etch dyes used on Polycarbonate coated icarex, (steam & pressure set thru an autoclave)

He's the only guy I know that can make this work and have the results come out fantastic, extremely durable and worthy of your kite building efforts!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 12:27 PM »

You can do screen printing, take a different skill. 
Ken Conrad at Great Winds kites has been doing dye sublimation for a few years.  All of Prism's printed kites are thru the process that Ken uses.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 01:31 AM »

Yep, Ken Conrad can print for you and has much experience in doing kite fabric. He has greige material or I believe you can supply your own (He told me Icarex really stinks during the heat curing process though). Google "Great Winds Kite Company" for contact info, prices are reasonable and his work is excellent.


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