The process outlined here uses a flatbed scanner to scan the image from an existing plastic. The image is touched-up and color corrected, then color laser printed to a transparency. The transparency is painted white on the "bottom" side and adhered to Lexan or Plexiglass using a special glue. The result is a reproduction that looks incredibly like the original, right down to the texture of the white underside.
Unfortunately, you cannot reproduce ramps or any other piece of plastic that is not flat using these techniques.
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