This print extends very high up on the tie, approx. 19.5" (49 cm) from the bottom point; perfect to be seen from under a vest or jacket.
We've made a limited run of ties printed from vintage circuit board patterns. No circuit bored here. (ha!) Yes, we swore over and over we wouldn't do this design, (as it's been done quite to death already), but when we literally came upon a truckload of really REALLY interesting vintage screens, all covered with schematics from the 60's, 70's and 80's before parts became overly micronized, we just couldn't resist the serendipity any longer, considering our fascination with electronics history. The universe made us do it!
We sleuthed the provenance of this vintage screen to the best of our knowledge. It appears these were for small CRT displays/control monitors in the mid-80's. When fabricating actual circuit boards, silkscreens are used to print etch-resistant inks on to the board to protect the copper foil. Subsequent etching removes the unwanted copper and one is left with the desired copper pattern for conductivity.
► Want to learn more behind the process of making our vintage circuit board ties? See our video interview/studio visit with Make Magazine! http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/09/bethany-shorb-of-cyberoptix-tielab-video.html
In the 4th photo available colors are shown.
The tie is made of a soft microfiber, having almost the same hand as real silk and is printed with high-quality, non-toxic, waterbased ink. All new materials! Vegan safe.
► CHOOSE: standard, narrow or skinny
Antique brass ink on black
Antique brass ink on emerald
Antique brass ink on charcoal
Antique brass ink on silver
Antique brass ink on celery- NO skinny
► WANT A DIFFERENT INK COLOR? Get it for just $5 more! Add this to the order:
and let us know the colors you'd like in the 'notes to seller' field in the Etsy cart.
Standard: [regular office guy] (3.5"-4" wide) 58" long
Narrow: [modern, hip guy ] (2.5"-3" wide) 58" long
Skinny: [ultra retro] (1.5"-2" wide) 58" long
► To see design placement of this tie, check out the line art in the 4th image above.
Gorgeous blond wood tie boxes or sleek black paperboard gift boxes available right here:
US: USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days)
International: USPS First Class (see times below)
Canada and most of Europe shipping takes 2+ weeks on average.
Australia, NZ, Pacific Rim: 21+ days on average
Rest of world 2-3 weeks.
IF YOU NEED IT SOONER: We can arrange Priority International for you at an additional fee, to be billed after you order.
US RUSH ORDERS: We can arrange Express (1-2 business days + guarantee) for an additional fee, to be billed after you order.
-just let us know in the 'notes to seller' in the Etsy cart!
LIMITED EDITION! As is the nature of vintage screens, once these screens die, that's it. (Not knowing the emulsion it was made with, they might hold up for a week, they might last for years!)
Choose subtle or bold colors to dress up your geekiest occasion.
► Love our circuit board designs? Click here to see other variations:
Prefer 100% silk ties? Take a look at all of the circuit designs available in silk:
► Need more than two? Check out our wedding packages right here - just look for the number you need and put the design name, ink color and tie color in the 'notes to seller' when you're checking out:
Short Circuit geek tie. Antique brass print men's microfiber necktie. Silkscreened circuit board tie. Standard, narrow or skinny.
- Handmade item
- Materials: silkscreen, microfiber, tie, screenprint, graphic, squeegee, vintage screen, waterbased ink, screenprinting, vegan safe fabric, eco friendly ink, old silkscreen, metallic printing ink
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- Ships worldwide from United States