How to Print & Cut MG TF LE500 Style Instrument Dials PDF Artwork

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This usage guide relates to MG TF LE500 Style Instrument Dials (PDF Artwork) sold by  Jason Carl Morgan Limited . To view the entire product range of LE500 Style Dials for MG TF (2002-2006) & MGF (1996-2001) Cars please visit our  eBay Store .
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK FILES
The dial artwork is sent to you by email as PDF Files shortly after purchase. In most cases it takes up to 12hrs to process your order and package your artwork into a zip file ready to be delivered to your email inbox.
PRINTING THE ARTWORK YOURSELF
If you plan to print the artwork yourself, You should print the artwork using Photo Quality paper of atleast 200 - 250 GSM and print using an Inkjet Printer on a "Photo Quality" setting. This will usually be the highest print quality setting on your printer.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTO PAPER
When choosing the right paper, it is important to choose a "MATTE" or "SATIN" finish. DO NOT use a "GLOSSY" paper as the sunlight will simply reflect off of the print and make the dial difficult to see.
ALLOWING TIME FOR YOUR PRINTS TO DRY
Allow time for the print to completely dry to avoid smudging any ink. We would advise atleast 24hrs or as stated on the photo paper guidelines.
CUTTING THE DIAL
The dial will then need to be the cut to shape using a sharp pair of scissors. The edges do not need to be perfectly cut as they are hidden from display by the front of the instrument cluster. Simply cut as close to the edges as you can, or as needed.
All internal "White" sections will need to be cut or punched out. You can do this using a Standard sized hole punch. Any straight lines (such as the odometer panel) can be cut using a ruler and a sharp craft knife.
The middle holes (where the needles fit through) can be cut square (instead of round) using a sharp knife as it is unlikely that you will be able to reach them using a standard hole punch and once fitted the holes are hidden by the heads of the gauge needles.
Once fitted, none of the holes/cutouts (with the exception of the odometer) can be seen as these are all hidden by the front of the instrument cluster.
PRINTING THE ARTWORK PROFESSIONALLY
Alternatively you may wish to speak with your local print house who should be able to print and laminate the artwork onto a plastic film but please ensure to advise them you require a "Matte" finish. Your local print house may also be able to Die Cut the pieces for you.
 
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