In the previous post concerning water slides, J. T. mentioned the use of an ink jet. I've admired plenty of his builds over the last few years and when I grow up I would like to try putting a pic on a rod like he does without dealing with the hard edges. In truthfullness, I have a request for a gladiator and don't have time to do a weave. Jim, would you be kind enough to share your method? I plan on putting it over (guess what????) gunmetal scales. The help is much appreciated.