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Old 12-02-2019, 12:52 AM
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I'm planning a dashboard upgrade and I'm in love with these panels. I have a logo for my boat that is kind of grayscale (it's a picture of an traditional Irish currach or coracle), how does the backlighting work for the logo portion? Would grayscale work or would I have to get it converted to a single color?

I'm guessing that the backlighting is a LED panel glued to the backside. Can you engrave grayscale and what sort of space does the logo backlighting take up? Does anyone have a picture of the back of a backlit panel? Finally, can any backlit writing like button labels be backlight a different color to the logo? If it can, how hard is it to have the boat's name next to the logo be in different colors?

Sorry to pose difficult questions but I just don't know what the limitations are!
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:18 AM
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So greyscales will not etch well, it would need to be moved into a single color image (which we can do for you). Send us the file: sales@newwiremarine.com or post it and I'll give you more info on the specifics of that logo.

We could possibly turn part of it into a dotted design or something that could give the appearance of multi-tone colors if it was important for the graphic, but is not usually necessary.

We have several backlighting technologies we use depending on the situation and intensity desired. We can use waterproof strip lights or abraded fiber optics depending on the application. The space required various, but expect about 1/4" around all sides of the logo roughly.

Two Colors: Again, it depends on the logo. It's possible with fiber optic pads - if the transition from graphic to text is somewhat linear (the pads can only have straight sides)... but there may be some bleed over between colors (which actually can look really cool).

Thanks!
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