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Bit random - anyone here ever designed an imprint for a tablet pill? You know, like a smiley face or car manufacturer marque on an ecstasy tab?
I'm trying to work out what the DPI (/'resolution') is and as the manufacturer is in China I'm working a bit blind.
best thread ever.
*calls the Filth
lol @ chinese manufacturer,
they might be chinese, but they are in your basement aren't they?
skull and crossbones.
but if he gets this batch right, next month they will have a whole run down flat to themselves.
I'm doing the work in Illy - I just need to know what the restrictions are for when the tablet's ultimately formed, so that I can ensure a sharply defined design, without bits flaking off / not appearing.
Can't help you there. You could always crush up the 'bits and flakes' and sniff em..
I assume it is simply a stamp that is created and then the pills are stamped whilst still malleable.
Surely just an .eps will do and whoever creates the stamp will worry about size.
design not working for you? going into the X business?
surely "hand carved by immigrants" would be a great USP for your company?
Mitsubishi logo, quids in mate.
do it as an embossing.
1mm down press.
do it in vector what ever you like to size it down to the needed size, make sure your graphic can still be recognized when shrunk to the pill's facing size.
give measurements for everything inchuding the emboss itself.
the China Manufacturers should have no problem with those specs if you put every measurement.
you can get rather detailed if you like as well as 'lazeer etching' may be used to create the emboss to fine details.
however since it is a pill form you may not want that intense detail so much, perhaaps then as a texture.
screenprints can also be accomplished the same way. just make sure you have all the proper measurments in millimeter increments.
send me a batch of them e's when you done.
heh kelpie - I actually attempted hand carving a Berocca tablet to give me some idea of the restrictions.
It was of utterly no use.
No, I'm not going to defer to the manufacturer's expertise, or lack thereof. I'm just trying to avoid sending too many designs over to sample.
This isn't (sadly :) for an illegal drug (yet) - I have an existant product logo that needs to be translated into a less-detailed form for use on-pill.
I'm just trying to work out how detailed I can go (or, more accurately, how 'undetailed').
Thusfar I've taken an average 'small detail size' from loads of Googled ecstasy tablet images, which I'm confidant is approximately accurate - just not wholly so.
I'm babbling now. Apologies.
are these pills good for dates? how much?
if you need help in creating the spec i can send you samples of my work where i design tiny logos used for metal plates and rubberized injection molds.
a casting mold may have to be created for the manufacturer [they will do this] or even a wax mold.
Yes, they do it as an emboss in the imprint stage - essentially it's just a piece of milled metal, squishing the powder into form.
Problem is, product brand is quite detailed (my fault), so simplifying it coherently is key.
I just don't know how simple I have to go.
If it's one of those boner drugs, the logo possibilities are endless.
How about just putting an "F" on them?
Thus catering for the dyslexic pill head.
can i see the image?
yo ucan email it if you dont want everyone to see it, and overtly keep making jokes.