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Foot
20th March 2008, 07:42 PM
Hi guys, this is a JPEG version of the player 1 CPO I've been working on for my dedicated LAI Galaga cocktail cab

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/GalagaCocktailCPO_P1copy.jpg

I've been working on them in Photoshop and have basically finished. (The final version has just had the hole sizes reduced).

Today checked the print ship around the corner from work to see if they can do it in a self adhesive vinyl.

They can print it up no worries at all and at a reasonable price, but the quality won't be real flash apparently unless I can supply them the artwork as an "Outlined Vector Image" (not a rasterised vector).

Problem is I don't have Illustrator. I've tried Inkscape but can never get the results I'm after.

The print shop can convert it, but quoted $120 to do it.

Is there anyone out there who could help out one way or another? :please:

spacies
20th March 2008, 07:50 PM
Are those holes in exactly the right place?

I can convert it.

Foot
20th March 2008, 07:59 PM
The final version has the P1, P2 holes removed all together, and the other scaled back with a cross for where the hole centre is.

What file format do you need to do it? The .psd files are currenlty at 300 dpi and are around 5mb each.

Any help would be great Spacies

spacies
21st March 2008, 11:19 AM
$120!! Thats cheap. I am double that and add a 1/3.

LOL.

If the file size is 5mb then tell him he is talking shit and it will print fine.
I will convert them to vector though. No sweat mate.
I can add more to it if you want as well:

http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL757/2715941/5432451/307144879.jpg

Up to you mate, but send me that file and also the exact measurements.

spacies
24th March 2008, 12:18 PM
Beautifulo:

http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL757/2715941/5432451/309941251.jpg

Foot
24th March 2008, 06:25 PM
Trust me, the real one will look smicko when printed out. The hi res version is sweet. :cool:

I should get it printed, on the CP with wiring and buttons installed during the week.

:038:Big thanks to Spacies for fixing this up for me over Easter.

spacies
24th March 2008, 06:37 PM
Cool,

Yeah that pic above is 36kb so looks like ass.
Look forward to seeing them printed and on the cab.

No worries with the help. My pleasure.

Foot
25th March 2008, 01:25 PM
Well my "reasonable price" from the printer turns out to be not (IMO) so reasonable.

The 1st mob wanted $165, the next I tried wanted $132.

Seems these guys charge by the square meter for the vinyl whether you use it all or not. (mine are only roughly 325mm x 125 mm)

Is this really what it costs to get 2 self adhesive CPO's printed????

I would have expected it to waaaayyyy less than this, am I being unreasonable?

I'm waiting for a 3rd quote :(

Mickey Juice
15th August 2008, 09:54 AM
What was the final quote you got?

and how did you trim the corners? Just do it by hand?

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cpprint3-1.jpg

Foot
15th August 2008, 09:59 AM
Think I paid $50 from Snap Printing

Corners where trimmed using a scrap booking corner rounding thingy (wive's are handy for some geeky arcade stuff)

Mickey Juice
15th August 2008, 10:17 AM
Nice. Does it have that 'textured' feel?

Foot
15th August 2008, 11:30 AM
Nup smooth laminated gloss

narf_
15th August 2008, 04:06 PM
mikie u want the sandex finish

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/optimus_narfunkle/P4150642.jpg

sticker on the top is in that finish

my mate made them for me at a good price

Mickey Juice
15th August 2008, 04:56 PM
mikie u want the sandex finish

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/optimus_narfunkle/P4150642.jpg

sticker on the top is in that finish

my mate made them for me at a good price

Cool. That's what I had on my last CPO I made for my TMNT (containing Neo Geo). Had forgotten what it was called.

What do you guys prefer? Glossy or matte CPOs?

narf_
15th August 2008, 05:19 PM
i like the sandex as a CP. i havent tested it yet but i know there both the same size

these were 485x85mm and cost me 6.50 each posted

so i reckon a CP shouldnt be to much more i dare say taking a punt