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Devilsfan85
Apr 3, 2010, 08:36 PM
After many months of trying to figure out what to put on it I finally got it etched. I went to EYS Laser in NJ. What do you guys think?

http://eyslaser.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/DSC0154031.jpg

reebzor
Apr 3, 2010, 08:38 PM
I dont get it. Is Yoshi eating the apple or is Mario supposed to be Iron Man?
i.e.
http://edibleapple.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/500x_colorful-iron-man-macbook-decal_1.jpg

Devilsfan85
Apr 3, 2010, 08:41 PM
Well I found some decals and I vectorized them and combined them. My goal was to make it look like they were fighting for the apple.

pricej636
Apr 3, 2010, 09:08 PM
I think it looks great. Gutsy move to do something this permanent to your MBP!

lucifiel
Apr 3, 2010, 09:10 PM
i really quite like the Yoshi, but I am not a fan of the Mario in Iron Man pose...

that said, it'd look a little empty if there was just the yoshi...

though i have to say, gutsy for the permanency of the etching :)

Devilsfan85
Apr 3, 2010, 09:26 PM
Thanks! Ya it was actually quite an easy process and I'm glad it doesn't void the mac warranty. It is like tattooing your mac though heh.

AV8TOR
Apr 3, 2010, 10:34 PM
What did that cost and where did you have it done?

Techhie
Apr 3, 2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks! Ya it was actually quite an easy process and I'm glad it doesn't void the mac warranty. It is like tattooing your mac though heh.

Actually, it does "technically" void AppleCare. The rationale behind this being that Apple takes the entire LCD assembly when it breaks, then refurbishes it in another location to be used with another machine (one sent in for repair, or rebuilding a refurb machine before sale.)

If you are lucky, the genius will give you a "that's so cool!" instead of a "Here is the bill." :p

Repo
Apr 3, 2010, 10:51 PM
Why doesn't Apple offer this? They seem to enjoy separating people from their money. Not that I have a problem with that, necessarily. :p

adamvk
Apr 3, 2010, 11:04 PM
I still prefer decals since they come off easier. :)

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9546999#post9546999

CorvusCamenarum
Apr 3, 2010, 11:06 PM
Isn't that a copyright violation? I work for an company that does engraving and we are expressly not allowed to use/do any images that might be protected by copyright. I had a guy come in just tonight wanting a Superman emblem on something and I had to turn him away.

Still looks good, regardless.

Devilsfan85
Apr 4, 2010, 01:19 AM
What did that cost and where did you have it done?

I got it done at EYS Laser (eyslaser.com)

They are located in Little Falls, NJ for anyone in the NYC/NJ area.

I found the process to be really safe as well. Im gonna get my iPhone done later.

jaforres
Apr 4, 2010, 01:20 AM
This looks very cool.

Dozerrox
Apr 4, 2010, 06:31 AM
Sweet. I'd definitely like to get something etched. I'd like to mirror my tattoo, but as it's so personal I'd feel bad about ever selling the laptop!

Maybe something Banksyish?

R.Perez
Apr 4, 2010, 06:39 AM
Isn't that a copyright violation? I work for an company that does engraving and we are expressly not allowed to use/do any images that might be protected by copyright. I had a guy come in just tonight wanting a Superman emblem on something and I had to turn him away.

Still looks good, regardless.

Technically yes probably it is. Is anyone ever going to do or say anything about it other than you? probably not. Its a technicality.

Devilsfan85
Apr 4, 2010, 10:03 AM
Ya I mean I don't see it as any different as someone getting a tattoo of pop eye on their arm.

GFLPraxis
Apr 4, 2010, 11:14 AM
That Mario pic is from Super Smash Bros Brawl...recognized it immediately. xD

http://media.curse.com/Curse.Projects.ProjectImages/19462/15349/mario.jpg


Very awesome!

Devilsfan85
Apr 4, 2010, 05:10 PM
Yup thats the one! One of the guys who runs the place put an ironman on his laptop. It wasn't with the hand like the one someone posted up top. It was glowing in the center of his chest with the apple. It looked pretty cool too. I think I saw it in their gallery.

BornToMac
Jun 20, 2010, 11:31 PM
What machine did you get it engraved with (epilogue, Universal, Gravograph?) Also, do you recall the temature and speed ettings that were used and the strength of the laser?

I have a laser engraver at work but have up until this point been reluctant to do it. Plus, not quite sure what image I would choose.

GeekOFComedy
Jun 21, 2010, 08:32 AM
iHave the yoshi in the white decal form so it compliments the aluminium.

niuniu
Jun 21, 2010, 08:35 AM
Love it!

I'm not a decal fan, but I would definitely get something etched if it was arty and classy looking. This is beautiful but it's a bit feminine for me..

http://28.media.tumblr.com/2451969_500.jpg

Apple Ink
Jun 21, 2010, 08:38 AM
Nice.. A bold move!! But Excellent job

elpmas
Jun 21, 2010, 10:19 AM
Looks great :D
I can never do that to my lappy...=D

ucfgrad93
Jun 21, 2010, 12:33 PM
I think it looks great. Gutsy move to do something this permanent to your MBP!

Agreed. Not sure I would ever risk it.

peapody
Jun 21, 2010, 03:34 PM
Love it!

I'm not a decal fan, but I would definitely get something etched if it was arty and classy looking. This is beautiful but it's a bit feminine for me..

http://28.media.tumblr.com/2451969_500.jpg

I bet you can get like a cool tree or something. That's what I would do.

jmor
Jun 21, 2010, 09:28 PM
How much does/did it cost, about? (if you don't mind answering) It looks good though, I'm a big Mario fan.

cleanup
Jun 21, 2010, 09:39 PM
Did you know that they decided to video tape the etching of your MBP?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RAZZ7q-ETo

Don't panic
Jun 21, 2010, 10:10 PM
After many months of trying to figure out what to put on it I finally got it etched. I went to EYS Laser in NJ. What do you guys think?


i personally think that this is spam and you are just advertising the company, since the image is straight from their website (http://eyslaser.com/gallery2/index.php?level=album&id=2).

btw, don't like the drawing that much, the idea is nice, but i think the concept would have worked much better if the two images were matched in term of drawing style.
the ironman one (from the same website) works much better.

miki66
Jun 22, 2010, 12:32 AM
Love it!

I'm not a decal fan, but I would definitely get something etched if it was arty and classy looking. This is beautiful but it's a bit feminine for me..

looks simple but really nice:)

peapody
Jun 22, 2010, 06:24 AM
i personally think that this is spam and you are just advertising the company, since the image is straight from their website (http://eyslaser.com/gallery2/index.php?level=album&id=2).



Wow good point. The OP only has 6 posts and they are all in this thread. Good eye.

dutchchilly
Jun 23, 2010, 08:20 AM
I think its ugly.
I don't like the stripes you see in the 'solids', it looks like it's printed with a matrix printer.

pakyooh
Jun 24, 2010, 10:50 AM
I actually want THIS (http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2010/05/30/mais-quest-ce-que-cest-que-ca/) done to mine if it didn't void warranty.

ethical
Jun 24, 2010, 03:14 PM
I actually want THIS (http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2010/05/30/mais-quest-ce-que-cest-que-ca/) done to mine if it didn't void warranty.

That looks like a very uncomfortable palm rest!