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Backglass scan copy

By Ant16bar2

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I have a backglass and I have been reading about getting it scanned to life size and put in between 2 pieces of glass could anyone tell me if I can go to staples to get this done and can I bring a picture or the old backglass or the backglass it self

    #2 2 years ago

    I think you can do it a few ways. Use a professional scanner, VID talks about this with scanning playfields. Places like office stores and such have large format scanners. Otherwise you can use a business/home scanner but you'll have to stitch the pictures together.

    Then you could print to vinyl or translite material and just use plexi or glass and treat like a new style translite. I haven't done this yet, but if someone knows something better, they'll post up!

    #3 2 years ago

    Will staples do it

    #4 2 years ago

    Wat do you think cost would be

    #5 2 years ago

    you also need a light mask

    #6 2 years ago

    I have been trying to research the DIY back glass idea and come up with a lot of different answers thru a span of time. My main need is EM related and therefore things are a bit more simple than the current machines. I believe that most who are willing to go down this path, don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a sheet of glass that will equal the value of the machine. Not looking for perfection, rather finish the imperfect game so it presents itself in a decent manner that can be enjoyed. It would be nice if someone could provide methods with current products available at most print shops with wide format printers. Maybe a new topic should be started for this?

    #7 2 years ago

    Not sure. I have a HP picture scanner I use for playfield scans, or I use my big konica minolta at work for plastics etc. I've had to stitch long plastic scans together.

    #8 2 years ago

    Rusty great idea good post

    #9 2 years ago

    Some places might give you a hard time because of copyright issues.

    #10 2 years ago

    Staples will not have a scanner large enough.

    #11 2 years ago

    Instead of scanning, I used my Nikon 5300 DSLR 24MP camera @ highest native resolution on a tripod. Had very good results and no stitching required. Photoshop allows for lens correction, as the image curves at the edges. Images are then saved as TIFF files.

    #12 2 years ago

    I've done translites from glass in the past, with shipping, trim pieces and a masking layer $147 USD.
    The only thing the buyer has to get is a piece of glass or plexi for it.

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