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I have TFTC Crypt Plastics Scans, Now What?

By Prosedsp

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

A pretty awesome guy emailed me hi-res scans of his TFTC plastics. They are 600dpi, but the pictures were taken with the plastics on a table. I am sure I can photoshop them, but I have no idea what to do with them then?

I read articles on how to cut them by hand, but frankly I would like to figure out a way to do more than one copy so others can get in on the action. I would like to do a large run so others can share!

Any thoughts or leads? I have attached one of the files he sent me for your inspection.



#2 6 years ago

I'm glad you've asked this question and I'm watching the discussion.

I was wondering if one could print to self-adhesive polypropylene or mylar film:


I own a pretty nice HP1050c Plus plotter and wondered about printing playfield overlays as well.

Playfield plastics - seems like we might want to print a reverse image so the decal can be mounted to the underside of the plastic?
As for playfields themselves, I wondered about printing to mylar film and just overlaying the entire board.
I also wonder about printing re-production backglass decals - reverse image printed on translucent film attached to the back of actual glass.
Just some random thoughts on my part. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks like this.

#3 6 years ago

Can you email the scans to jghorswood@pgamember.org.au please?

1 week later
#4 6 years ago

Check this site out:


It has some pretty good instructions on reproducing playfield plastics.

This site has the necessary film for printing:

I am planning to make a set of TFTC plastics if I can get a set of scans. I Just picked up a TFTC and it has several missing and broken plastics.

I am looking for a set scan of Tales From The Crypt Plastics. Can anyone share a set of scans with me...Please?


#5 6 years ago

I used the Papilio waterproof matte white paper with a protector to reproduce the blob plastic on EATPM. Looks just like the real thing.

#6 6 years ago


Is it safe to assume that you put your decal on top of the plastic?
The article noted above puts a mirror image printed on clear film under the plastic and then sprays it with a white primer backing. I wonder if you could use the adhesive matte paper underneath instead of the primer.

#7 6 years ago

I put the adhesive vinyl underneath the plastic.

#8 6 years ago

It looks like I am a little slow on the take up...

I am not sure how you put you plastic together. How did you print on white paper and then attach it to the underside of your plastic piece?

#9 6 years ago

I used double sided tape and sealed off the edges with nail polish. The paper is photo paper not the vinyl.

10 months later
#10 5 years ago

sorry you may have to email to alessandrobruno@email.it the high-resolution scans of the plastic Tales from the crypt? thank you very much

#11 5 years ago

Um... guys... we released brand new TFTC laser-cut plastics sets, if you need them done right. Especially the opacity of the black, and the neon greens.

If you were all aware already, and this is simply about learning homebrew techniques, I understand. Just throwing this out there. Maybe some of you already grabbed some.

http://www.classicplayfields.com/photo140.html (Complete closeup gallery)

Found in the PLASTICS section of our Store at the site.

Classic Playfield Reproductions


#12 5 years ago

There are situations where spending $200+ on a set are appropriate but this guy is only looking for a few pieces. There are ways to do it without parting with that much money.

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