DEC banner panel

Tony Duell ard.p850ug1 at
Mon Dec 26 15:03:41 CST 2016

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 8:55 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr <ggs at> wrote:

>> Was there a yellow/brown one for PDP8 systems?
> Yes, I have one sitting on my PDP-8/e system.  Just like the PDP-11

OK, at least I am not asking for something that never existed :-)

> panels, they’re “printed” on an aluminum sheet that’s glued into the
> plastic header panel.  I haven’t found it easy to remove them from
> the plastic header panel without bending the aluminum so it’ll probably
> be difficult to get a reasonable scan but others may have better luck
> at removing them than I have had.

I hadn't realised that they were printed on aluminium. Ouch!. I also
don't know how they are fixed to the plastic header panel, my plastic
panel is 'empty' and I don't see any adhesive residue. Maybe some
kind of double-sided tape?

I wonder if something could be done with a good photograph of the

Obviously I am not asking anyone to damage or risk damaging their
machines for this.

>> If so, is a scan available anywhere?
>> Is there any way I can get it printed (and onto what) in the UK? I don't have a
>> large enough printer to do this.
> I would imagine that the best way to do this would be to have the
> image silk screened onto the appropriate material and then insert
> that into the header panel.

That sounds non-trivial to do....


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