One of my hobbies is making T-shirts, and I have long needed a T-shaped ruler to help in placing the artwork. Why buy an oddly shaped plastic ruler for $30 when you can make one for $4000?
I used the SVG ruler generator posted the other day to make the pip marks, but made my own numerals. The font is Phonecia which you can get at the fabulous Iconian Fonts. All artwork is printed reversed so it lays flat against the garment, to minimize parallax errors. The material is PG “thin acrylic.”
The numerals are done with a light manual engrave: 800 zooms, 61 pews, 270 LPI. The pips are a manual low-power cut operation, to produce a much more shallow line than the PG Score operation: 500 zooms, 40 pews.
Be my guest. The SVG is attached if it helps. There may well be a better way to do this, but this was the tool that came to mind. I probably should have looked up existing tools for ideas before I got to work, but… The made it so easy I just wanted to get going!
It’s great! Rulers are so incredibly useful. I still use the L-shaped ruler @marmak3261 made for the bed of my machine–it’s great for centering designs under the lid camera and for placing material parallel to the edge.
I could definitely use a ruler/jig to aid placement. Right now I have blue painter’s tape denoting the working area. Sometimes the results still surprise me, though. I have started marking the outline of my project on copier paper when placement is important.