Vecribbon: First overlay previews!

Long we had to wait till lockdowns would be over, but here we are!

Beautiful Liv portrait

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the incredible portrait of Liv above?! Huuuge thanks to Jo for such a gorgeous illustration.

Sample Overlay

We finally received sample overlays as iteration progress is almost finished. There will be few adjustments to be made in design but not many, and below you will be able to have a look how that overlay looks at the moment.

Please note as it’s just a sample it’s made on 5mm polycarbonate (yeah, it’s Vecribbon chopping boards we have and we might put it out on ebay one day ;)) Also note that on extreme closeup, the edges will look ragged — the final production run will have beautiful milled edges.

We are happy with overall print quality but the transparent area needs to be darkened to achieve nice gradient effect. To get the transparency just right, the print shop is comparing to an original overlay.

Within about next two weeks we are about to finalize the iteration and have ready overlays shipped to us.

Without further ado, here it is!

More updates soon!


4 thoughts on “Vecribbon: First overlay previews!”

  1. Thank you very much for the update – very good to read that there’s progress on VecRibbon. The graphics at the bottom of the overlay look very good. Though, the transparent colours (yellow at the bottom and blue at the top) look very faint to me. Purism can be beautiful but personally I’d prefer stronger colours. Anyway – thank you very much for your excellent effort in developing, designing, and producing VecRibbon!

    1. Thanks for your support, it’s much appreciated 🙂 We absolutely agree on the transparent part — we need way more colour there! We’ve now sent an original Clean Sweep overlay to the printers. They have a spectrometer so that they can figure out the exact amount of colour to add to get the effect we want, based on that sample. Excited to show you the next sample iteration soon!

  2. Already looks nice!

    Hoped 2 see a little instruction/help on the overlays- button Numbers with the corresponding symbols. At least for 1 to 4 Not for the combinations.But the graphic is nice and does not leave space for this.

    Background colour will be needet i agreed.

  3. Thanks for the update! Everything looks great. I’m looking forward to seeing the final results! Cheers

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