Hi, I'm a complete novice and dont know any technical terms so please accept my appologies. The truth is I'm an amature clock restorer and keep comming up with the same problem. I often have to restore clock dials which in the past have been printed on silvered brass. To do this I have to paint the numbers on by hand which takes days. Is there a process by which I can produce an image- preferably black- on a re-silvered dial. If that is not possible would it be possible to create a faint image that I could paint in. It is nearly always possible to scan or photograph the old dial before removing the old printed surface. I would appreciate any info of any kind, maybe someone knows of a publication dealing with this sort of thing.