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How I recreate plastics

By JeffHecht

5 years ago

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#25 5 years ago

So if I understand this correctly, you bring the printing shop a sheet of PETG plastic and have them apply their own vinyl sticker print of your artwork to the plastic, and then you take the sheet home and cut out the pieces yourself, right?

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from JeffHecht:

Yep... that's pretty much it. They have been kind enough to source the PETG for me, but other than that, you are correct.

Wow so it gets even easier! That means you bring them the artwork files, and they give you the PETG sheets with the vinyl already applied! All you have to do is take the sheets home and cut-to-fit, correct?

I gotta know this place so I can find out if there's one in my area, or if I need to do long-distance business with them directly. Can you PM me their info? Thanks a bunch!

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I'm sure you would get "the letter" from Gottlieb or someone about copyrighted material.

I'm not so sure about that. You can get crappy silk-screen reproductions of many plastic sets, and I doubt any one of them actually got official permission, yet they are even going so far as to make money off them. Reproduction artwork files that are free of charge should be perfectly okay.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

If you say so.
I've always hear about people getting "the letter":
My name is Bob Fesjian. I am the Manager of Gottlieb Development LLC
(http://www.mondialgroup.com), the owner of the valuable Gottlieb® and
D. Gottlieb & Co.® trademarks, related copyrights, and other
associated intellectual property, including, but not limited to,
artwork, trade dress and designs (collectively referred to as the
'Gottlieb Marks').
It has been brought to our attention that you may be infringing the
Gottlieb Marks. Specifically, we have information that, without our
permission or authorization, you have been reproducing and making
available on your Website game manuals, ROM downloads, and other
documentation bearing the Gottlieb Marks.

That's when you offload the files to a Russian host and tell "Bob" to have fun with that. Because until they manufacture old pinball plastics instead of bitching about those that do, they can shove it up their ass.

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#45 5 years ago
Quoted from radium:

I sympathize, but if they do not make some demonstrable effort to protect their copyright they may lose it. That's probably the main reason they blast out that form letter.

And yet there are dozens of photos and scans on IPDB per game. There's a difference between sharing the preservation of classics as opposed to somebody trying to make money off it without permission. If Gottlieb doesn't know the difference, then they have a lot of work to do suing places, STARTING with IPDB

#52 5 years ago
Quoted from Enaud:

It seems like such a shame that people are up against such a difficult task of recreating broken plastics for themselves. I've been looking for a high res scan of a T2 plastic (31-1-50013-19). If I had that scan I think I could make my own replacement. No commerce taking place, so it doesn't seem like it would be so illegal.
Hint, PM me if you have a scan. No questions asked.

Do you have a mostly intact old piece, or is it completely missing? If you're decent with a paint program, you can redraw the damaged parts and have it look pretty darn smooth.

#57 5 years ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

Yes, that would work too, but there is a good chance of the graphic being distorted.

Yep, the camera would have to be perfectly aligned and the same distance on each pic, and even then the lens itself would curve the image towards the edge.

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