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Gemini2544
23rd November 2010, 12:24 PM
Hi Gang,
I don't know why I bother! Had a party for the son (20th) and a drunk guest spills his beer on the Hankin table. Because the artwork was printed on my HP 3110 the inks were not water proof. Problem is since I made the overlays I lost the files due to a XP reload & now I can't find the web site I got them from.

I need this artwork.

Homepin
23rd November 2010, 01:07 PM
Hi Gang,
I don't know why I bother! Had a party for the son (20th) and a drunk guest spills his beer on the Hankin table. Because the artwork was printed on my HP 3110 the inks were not water proof. Problem is since I made the overlays I lost the files due to a XP reload & now I can't find the web site I got them from.

Is there a better way?

You could laminate them with cold laminate after printing (contact) that will sort out the drunks damage but not the drunk....:D

OzTron
23rd November 2010, 01:26 PM
Show us the artwork and I am sure someone will know the site you got it from and point you too it.

Bummer about the drunk

David_AVD
23rd November 2010, 01:31 PM
Was the artwork not under glass?

Fish Tales
23rd November 2010, 01:40 PM
Was the artwork not under glass?

that struck me odd as well

bigALshoalhaven
23rd November 2010, 01:45 PM
bet the beer wicked its way under the glass

Crafty
23rd November 2010, 02:39 PM
bet the beer wicked its way under the glass

+1 I do not have an overlay on my cocktail but after a few games with mates involving shots of sambucca and lots of games I managed to get some between the glass and the tabletop....

Imagine with a full paper overlay more would have been absorbed under...

Gemini2544
24th November 2010, 01:58 PM
The art work was under the perspex control level. Beer sooked the push buttons & the joystick as well. The paper under the Perspex sucked up the beer, causing it to run & blur.

Gemini2544
24th November 2010, 02:07 PM
It looked this before the drunk.
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David_AVD
24th November 2010, 02:11 PM
You'd need to laminate the paper and make sure all edges (including holes) were sealed in that case.

Gemini2544
24th November 2010, 02:26 PM
You'd need to laminate the paper and make sure all edges (including holes) were sealed in that case.

Thanks David but how do you seal the perspex bolt holes as well as button & joystick holes?

---------- Post added at 05:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:16 PM ----------

Guys I now understand I need to protect my artwork......But do you know where I can re-download it. It must be on a Black background. This artwork I download originally is a montage of four images plus text that I put together. It's not one piece.

Woody
24th November 2010, 05:30 PM
The Donkey Kong image is available here (http://vectorlib.free.fr/DonkeyKong/)

Davefjedi
24th November 2010, 05:43 PM
The Donkey Kong image is available here (http://vectorlib.free.fr/DonkeyKong/)

where???:laugh:

RocK-Ozla
24th November 2010, 06:42 PM
where???:laugh:

click on the word "here" & it is there.. :p

Gemini2544
25th November 2010, 05:16 AM
The Donkey Kong image is available here (http://vectorlib.free.fr/DonkeyKong/)

Thanks Woody but that's not it... The one I had was on a black background. I can't use white.
HOWEVER my wife found it on http://spyhunter007.com/steve_wiebe_donkey_kong_timeline.htm

David_AVD
25th November 2010, 05:35 AM
Thanks David but how do you seal the perspex bolt holes as well as button & joystick holes?

I would imagine that you'd cut the holes in the artwork before laminating. Make them slightly larger than the panel hole size. Once it's laminated, cut the holes as usual. Since you'll be cutting into the plain laminated area (no paper), you should end up with a sealed edge around the inside of the hole. Of course you'll have circles of no artwork around each hole.

Good Times
25th November 2010, 06:58 AM
I recommend having them professionally printed. For the control panels, you would be paying at the most $50 for a matt laminated print onto vinyl. This gives you a nice matt look that won't reflect as much, and is completely impervious to liquid. Because all edges are square, you don't need to pay for a plotter cut or anything.

headkaze
25th November 2010, 07:24 AM
Thanks Woody but that's not it... The one I had was on a black background. I can't use white.
HOWEVER my wife found it on http://spyhunter007.com/steve_wiebe_donkey_kong_timeline.htm

The version you link here is very bad quality. The version linked to by Woody is an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file meaning it's vector art and you can place it on a black background easily and enlarge it without loss of quality.

Gemini2544
25th November 2010, 11:04 AM
Well thanks for the advise however it's a little difficult as the nearest printer that could do it is 100km away. However I have found some artwork that's close enough. :D
This will do for now, at lest till the next drunk spill his/her drink.

Thanks for the advise.

Gemini2544
25th November 2010, 11:10 AM
The version you link here is very bad quality. The version linked to by Woody is an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file meaning it's vector art and you can place it on a black background easily and enlarge it without loss of quality.

You are of coarse correct but I don't have the Adobe Illustrator software to open the file in the first place. Good point though.

Woody
25th November 2010, 03:45 PM
You are of coarse correct but I don't have the Adobe Illustrator software to open the file in the first place. Good point though.

INKSCAPE (http://inkscape.org/download/?lang=en) is your friend in that case ;) Vector art freeware! It's pretty good and completely free.