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Circuit Board tie. Short Circuit necktie. We're super excited to bring you a limited run of ties printed from real vintage circuit board patterns. No fake Photoshopped circuit "bored" here. (ha!) We literally found 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! Shown in photos: antique brass printing ink on emerald; black, olive, sage and celery. Hand-printed in our Detroit studio.

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• Pattern: "Short Circuit" screenprint.
• Fabric: Silky-soft microfiber.
• Printing ink: Non-toxic, waterbased ink.
• Print size: 19.5" (49 cm) from bottom point.
• Tie Size: Choose standard, narrow, skinny.
• Color: Many! Your choice from dropdown menu.
• Care: Hand wash, spot clean, or dry clean.
• Creases and folds? Gently iron medium.
• Condition: Brand new with tags.

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► Prefer a different tie fabric color or printing ink color than what is listed in the menu choices? YES we can do that!!! We can make this in just about any color combo you can imagine. Get the colorway of your dreams for just $5 more!

► Select "custom" (for just $5 additional) in the menu. ►

...and simply let us know the colors you'd like in the "notes to seller" field when you check out.

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◘ NEED A POCKET SQUARE? ◘

• Find coordinating squares right here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=graph+pocket

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◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ GIFT BOXES ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘

• Nice Package! Gorgeous blond wood tie boxes or sleek black paperboard gift boxes available right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5574890

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♥ ♥ ♥ Need a personalized gift note too? ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.etsy.com/listing/257495776/add-a-handwritten-note-card-to-your

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♥ ♥ ♥ Prefer a bow tie? We've got that! ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit+bow

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♥ ♥ ♥ How about a scarf? ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit+scarf

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✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ SHIPPING ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉

✉ 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 or Express 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.


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♥ ♥ ♥ Be our internet friends! ♥ ♥ ♥

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyberoptix
Twitter: @cyberoptix
Instagram: @cyberoptix
#cyberoptix

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♥ ♥ ♥ Love our geek chic ties? ♥ ♥ ♥

Click here to see other variations:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=geek

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►TIE MEASUREMENTS:

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"-3" wide) 58" long
Standard XL: [big and tall] (3.5"-4" wide) 62" long

►PRINT MEASUREMENTS:

This print extends very high up on the tie, approx. 19.5" (49 cm) from bottom point; perfect to be seen from under a vest or jacket.

► To see design placement of this tie, check out the line art in the 4th image above.


►THE MAKING OF:

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

► 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

Frequently asked questions about Cyberoptix

We treat every package like a gift - it comes wrapped all together with brown paper and string (because it is a wonderful thing!) and a care card. We never include prices or an invoice, so your gift-recipient eyes will never see that stuff. If you require one, please just let us know!

We also offer paperboard gift boxes, high-end wood gift boxes and hand-written note cards for purchase too.
Standard Tie: ~3.5” wide x 58” long. (aka “regular”/wide/traditional). This is the flagship “safe” bet, good for gifting, Dads, office dudes, & anyone but the smallest framed.

Narrow Tie: ~2.5” wide x 58” long. (aka modern cut/slim). This is the “Goldilocks” middle width that looks good on just about everyone, except the largest frames. Younger and more fashionable. What guys often buy for themselves!

Skinny Tie: ~1.5” wide x 58” long. We don’t sell as many of these, but they're very young and the most fashion forward. For small frames and great for women too! Limited colors in microfiber only.

Bow ties: One size, ~14"-20" neck size.

Scarves (Linen-weave & Traditional Pashmina): One size, 28” wide x 80” long with fringe.
Yes we most DEFINITELY fulfill wholesale order, please convo for linesheets. With over a million color, design, and fabric permutations combined with our extraordinarily fast-turnaround, we guarantee retailers will find accessories that will be a perfect aesthetic fit for every season and collection.
Microfiber neckties, bow ties and pocket squares [Easy care!]:
Hand wash in cool water and take care not to rub the design too hard. You can also machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case. Creases and folds? Iron on medium heat; you can iron directly on the design.

Silk neckties:
Spot clean or dry clean only, never machine wash or immerse in water. Creases and folds? Iron on medium to high heat.

Regular weight and linen-weave pashmina scarves:
Hand wash or machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case so it doesn't stretch and tangle. Hang or preferably dry flat, do NOT machine/tumble dry! Creases and folds? Iron with high heat.
Custom color orders are non-refundable. Please be sure you see our colors in real life by ordering swatches before you order! Custom orders for 1-3 ties or scarves take no extra time.

Short Circuit necktie. Circuit Board tie. Circuit board print. Geek gift, boyfriend gift, nerdy ties, science ties.

US$36.00
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silkscreen, microfiber, screenprint, vintage screen, waterbased ink, vegan safe fabric, eco friendly ink, old silkscreen, metallic printing ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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