Ryan’s Mark VI graphics thread made me realize I should post my Mk VII graphics files. I designed them to be b&w laser printed on white and canary yellow (tan) paper for the TNG style two layer decals. A sheet of Con-tact brand shelf liner (or Papilio Polyfocus Matte laminate) completes the effect and protects the paper:
Auction photos of another:
Note that on the TNG style, the nameplate and sensor array decals have a darker grey color.
They’re sized to fit the Stapleton Mark VII kit, with 0.04 clear sheet set into the button recesses - not sure how that compares to the originals, but there is plenty of wiggle room on the edges. If the LED spacing needs to change, that can be done with the illustrator file.
Here’s how they look printed out, trimmed, and assembled.
The early Voyager, DS9, and Generations tricorders used single layer color prints or color copies for their decals, from what I can tell. They also had a simplified sensor array with graphics replacing the black/red/grey LED greeble, and the white tabs. The gray behind the main controls was also just as dark as that of the nameplate and sensor array:
If someone were feeling industrious ( @norbauer ) it would be trivial to convert these files to that style, or to the Miarecki-built 3rd season vacuform Mark VI which are largely identical.
Mark VII graphics canary yellow.pdf (107.7 KB)
Mark VII graphics white paper.pdf (112.2 KB)
Mark VII scanner array label detailed for stapleton.pdf (23.7 KB)
Mark VII two layer graphics.ai (1.2 MB)