writing on portabrace (cordura) bags?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by splendidmike, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. splendidmike

    splendidmike Guest

    Hey there,

    I wonder if anyone else has this problem. I work at a university where
    students check out video equipment all the time. We use a lot of Porta
    Brace cases, and I need to mark them really clearly with certain
    information. But I've yet to find a paint pen I really like and that
    won't fade on me.

    Any tips about a specific make/model of writing instrument that you
    use for this would be really helpful. I actually wrote in to
    PortaBRace and asked this same question - never heard back from the
    bastards. Doesn't have to be portabrace, of course, anything that's
    good for writing on cordura...

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    splendidmike, Mar 4, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. splendidmike

    nnJ Guest

    IMO, the only practical solution is to sew on one of those clear plastic
    card holders (luggage tags) allowing you to insert and remove notes as
    needed.
    Anything else is gonna be pretty amateurish and temporary.
     
    nnJ, Mar 4, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. splendidmike

    Larry in AZ Guest

    Stencil and spray paint.
     
    Larry in AZ, Mar 4, 2008
    #3
  4. splendidmike

    Greg Melton Guest

    An addendum to this is to use a paint called "gesso" which is used to
    undercoat a canvas before oil painting. Any art store will sell it.
    I've used it on everything from camera bags to sand bags. One
    application with last for 2 to 3 years at least.

    Greg
     
    Greg Melton, Mar 4, 2008
    #4
  5. splendidmike

    P.C. Ford Guest

    You might ring Portabrace. I have found them very pleasant to work
    with.
     
    P.C. Ford, Mar 5, 2008
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.