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Short Circuit silk necktie. 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 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!

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 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.

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!)

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

Choose subtle or bold colors to dress up your geekiest occasion.

Shown on black; medium brown.

100% silk tie printed with high-quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly, waterbased ink.

► CHOOSE: standard or narrow

Antique brass ink on black
Antique brass ink on olive green
Antique brass ink on emerald green
Antique brass ink on cream
Antique brass ink on cinnamon
Antique brass ink on champagne
Antique brass ink on apple
Antique brass ink on kelly green
Antique brass ink on sky blue

► WANT A DIFFERENT INK COLOR? Get it for just $5 more! Add this to the order:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/111296648/custom-color-upcharge-add-on-for-single
and let us know the colors you'd like in the 'notes to seller' field in the Etsy cart.

Be sure to check out our readily available variations before you order custom - we might have one you want!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit

►WANT A DIFFERENT TIE COLOR? Just make your choice from the 5th photo and let us know in the 'notes to seller' field in the Etsy cart - no extra charge!

►MEASUREMENTS:
Standard: [regular office guy] (3.75"-4" wide) 58" long
Narrow: [modern, hip guy ] (2.75"-3" wide) 58" long

► To see design placement of this tie, check out the line art right in the 3rd image above.

►GIFT BOXES
Gorgeous blond wood tie boxes or sleek black paperboard gift boxes available right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5574890

► SHIPPING
US: USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days)
International: USPS First Class (see times below)

NOTE:
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!

► Love our circuit board designs? Click here to see other variations including vegan microfiber: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit

Impress any nerdy guy or girl: computer scientist, programmer, electrician, engineer or maker. Is dad, grandpa, boyfriend or husband a tinkerer with solder and blinky things? Perfect for groomsmen and brides boys of the geeky persuasion. Nerd power!

If you'd prefer a lower priced, non-silk option, you can browse our vegan-safe microfiber satin section right here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5039145

► 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:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5144663

Short Circuit men's silk screen printed necktie. Silkscreened circuit board tie. Antique brass ink.

$45.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silkscreen, tie, screenprint, squeegee, vintage screen, waterbased ink, screenprinting, eco friendly ink, old silkscreen, metallic printing ink, silk necktie, screen print, waster based ink
  • Feedback: 14956 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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