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Printing a custom cpo..

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i have a vector of a 1L6B astro panel that i have customized to accomodate a trackball and additional buttons..

does anyone know at what size the vector should be printed at?.. or maybe it is the correct size already- how do it tell?

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A vector has an indeterminate size. That's the beauty of a vector, it can be scaled to any size with no loss of quality.

So yes, you will need to get the printer to scale the graphic to fit your panel. The Sega panels are 632x129mm so get it printed to that size.
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thanks franco.. :D
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does anyone know the name of the material used for printing candy CPOs ? I keep reading different things...
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Lexan I believe
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Lexan is just a brand name for Polycarboate which is a plastic, just as Plexiglass is a brand name for Acrylic.

Some CPOs do have a protective Polycarbonate laminate and I think some use other protective laminates.

As for the CPO material itself I know some of the repro guys use vinyl but I'm not sure what was used by the OEMs. Sean and/or the guy working for him are probably the guys to ask.
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gameongrafix do a astro city cp, also do custom art which looks good.
http://www.gameongrafix.com/products/astro-city-cpo"
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endoe wrote:gameongrafix do a astro city cp, also do custom art which looks good.
http://www.gameongrafix.com/products/astro-city-cpo"
Aren't they what used to be MameMarquees? I've never heard a single good thing about them...
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mufunyo wrote:
endoe wrote:gameongrafix do a astro city cp, also do custom art which looks good.
http://www.gameongrafix.com/products/astro-city-cpo"
Aren't they what used to be MameMarquees? I've never heard a single good thing about them...
Yes.

And they're the only place I've been happy with both the service and the product - had a load of stuff done over the years and it's been top notch.

MCS is your place for glossy CPOs though - GOG only do textured laminate.
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I like the GayOneGraphics finish, and best of all he is reliable...
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Any recommendations for getting this printed? (once I've finished it)

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Are arcadestickers.co.uk still ok?
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Pfft, still ok? Was he ever?

Save yourself some pain, go directly to GoG.
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Rossyra wrote:Pfft, still ok? Was he ever?

Save yourself some pain, go directly to GoG.
Didn't you rate him for your mushi panel? Aren't GOG expensive for shipping.?
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The mushi panel was nice (GoG even nicerer), but **** me what an effort involved in getting him to do it, or anything else for that matter. :mad:

I don't recall shipping being bad, but it was very quick (about a week).
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I'm not sure if he has materials suitable for CPOs but you might want to try [this] guy. I got him to do the labels for my volt meters and edge connectors.
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FrancoB wrote:I'm not sure if he has materials suitable for CPOs but you might want to try [this] guy. I got him to do the labels for my volt meters and edge connectors.
Was the pre-press work included in the printing price? :think: Perhaps he's a good place to go to print move stickers...
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Yeah, the price includes die cutting.

It's £18.50 for 1m x 750mm for a standard sticker, laminating costs an extra £8/m
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Hmmm, that sounds pretty good :think:
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If anyone contacts him tell him Franco sent you :awe:

He's only about 5 miles from my house which is teh bonus.
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cools wrote:MCS is your place for glossy CPOs though - GOG only do textured laminate.
In the end I got my artwork printed by GOG, and turns out he does satin and gloss. You have to ask specifically in an email (scott@gameongrafix.com) or use the live support system, though it may take a while to catch him online. The satin material is made out of two halves though, that are prone to tear apart while applying; so the soap water method is absolutely mandatory. The high gloss material is tougher and stiffer, but in my prints there were odd horizontal/vertical/diagonal lines running through the black ink, so if you're going for that make sure that those aren't there and get Scott to send you a close up photo of any black parts of your artwork. The glossy material also has a "ripply" look to it when you tilt it towards the light, so it isn't a perfect mirror finish. GOG also does CAD-cut artwork, which he only offers for the satin and gloss materials, as his textured laminate is too tough for the cutter to go through. Again it is a service you have to ask for.

Man, I wish Lordy would do laminate, would have none of these problems :(
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