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Author Topic: Spectra Sports Nuclear Reactor Restoration Help!  (Read 10449 times)
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« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2013, 03:48 PM »

I assume the logo is the same on other Reactor kites. I'll shoot it for you this weekend. I have at least one loose sail, maybe ill put glass over the logo to make it nice and flat and include a tape measure?

That would be awesome!

I've got several Spectra Sports kites in the Kite Cave.
I'll do a little spelunking and see if any have a useful logo on them.

Thank you also!

Any luck on these images guys.  I still cant get over there are no images on the darn internet of any quality.
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« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2013, 05:59 PM »

I use to complain that there weren't any good photos of sport kites about 12 years ago.

My lovely wife said, "You've got a camera. Do something about it."

Best I can find on my site:

This photo is 1800x2400 pixels, hope it helps:

https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/2006Kites#5431535723728440898

There are about 2 dozen Spectra Sport photos around that one, before and after.  Smiley

If you're not part of the solution........  Smiley
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« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2013, 10:11 PM »

Sorry for the delay, I've been sick. I'll get the Reactor logo shot ASAP
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« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2013, 07:40 AM »

Sorry for the delay, I've been sick. I'll get the Reactor logo shot ASAP

Thanks Allen,  I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well.  This weather has been a chore on the wellness of many this year. 

Yes there are logos out there but literally none are useable to the screen print company.  They are very particular with image quality and I have even tried to enhance, with Photoshop tools, images I have found online but with no real success.  I wish I had taken images of my kite prior to my disastrous washing of the sail and losing the logo entirely or I would have be all done with the resto project by now and need not bother all of you for this.  Sad
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« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2013, 08:57 AM »

I took a couple pics but what exactly does the print co need?  Sounds like tracing the logo will be better so I'll try and get that done today along with the pics.
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« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2013, 09:41 AM »

I took a couple pics but what exactly does the print co need?  Sounds like tracing the logo will be better so I'll try and get that done today along with the pics.

Actually a trace would have been best.  They can actually square up lines andwould not need to scale images to fit the sail correctly.  This is primarily why I get frstrated with myself as I had the kite logo intact at one point.  Completely regret the manner in which I cleaned and treated the sail.  I didnt think the mylar laminate would have suffered so much during the washing process.  Lesson learned.
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« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2013, 11:17 AM »

Ok I'll get a trace done and scan it in full size by tomorrow. Make sure you get me your e-mail.
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« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2013, 05:01 PM »

Sent email address via PM.  Thanks again!
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« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2013, 08:12 PM »

This logo is from an Edge series, does it match your Reactor?



It could be photographed flat and scaled as needed.
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« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2013, 09:33 PM »

Thats the same logo yes.  If you could take a super flat image I'll take it.  I'm ready to just buy another project kite and stencil an image from that and move on.  Thanks for the assist.
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« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2013, 06:34 PM »

Here is a rough draft, I need some time to clean up the edges...

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« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2013, 06:15 AM »

Here is a rough draft, I need some time to clean up the edges...



That is the best looking logo to date!  Where I had issues is when the screen print company increased the image size to match the original kite sized logo it apparently pixelates and looses quality.  They had explained acquiring the highest resolution image of the original article was the best practice to achieve the highest quality logo.

I still cannot thank you enough for the effort you are putting forth on this logo for me.  Thank you so very much!
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« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2013, 02:44 PM »

The posted logo is only a preview for web, the working file is hi rez and  should scale up nicely. The triangle dimensions will give a good reference for for final sizing. The work gives me something to pass time with, glad you like it...
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« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2013, 10:27 AM »

The posted logo is only a preview for web, the working file is hi rez and  should scale up nicely. The triangle dimensions will give a good reference for for final sizing. The work gives me something to pass time with, glad you like it...
Looks great from here. You using Photoshop? If you do, create some Outlines, then export it as an EPS file. As a precaution, it would probably be good to save it in a few different formats.... even a hi-rez JPG will work. I would also keep it grayscale as opposed to saving it as a black/white image. It'll give them more tweaking options.

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« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2013, 12:21 PM »

Nancy, I only have a very early (2001) version of PSE that came with my a scanner. I worked in greyscale and sent along the original rgb file as well...
Don't think my version will do those export options. Or, I don't know how  Wink
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