(Topic ID: 170137)

No Good Gofers - Insert Decals


By MFdePaulaJr

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 10 months ago by Elevatorman
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#1 3 years ago

Hi guys

Many people have some damage on NGG insert decal. I saw many topic about the subject, but there was no progress on any of them...

...But not today!

So I did the scan of a playfield in good condition and now I need help from a phoroshop expert (or another photo editor) to cut the inserts from the images (with transparency). If you know how to handle images.. please! help the poor owners of NGG to restore our playfield!

Let's make this topic, DEFINITIVE TOPIC!

Come on! Join me!

Scans (600dpi)

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#2 3 years ago

From iPhone:

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#3 3 years ago

I'm a professional designer, so I know how to use Photoshop *and* I have a NGG that has a couple of damaged inserts, so I'm willing to help. I just need a little direction as to how the files should be set up and where the cuts should be, since I don't have experience yet with replacing insert decals.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from DaWezl:

I'm a professional designer, so I know how to use Photoshop *and* I have a NGG that has a couple of damaged inserts, so I'm willing to help. I just need a little direction as to how the files should be set up and where the cuts should be, since I don't have experience yet with replacing insert decals.

Hi DaWezl,

Thank you for answering the call!

I made two types of image capture:

Scanner - I captured the image in its actual size but was very dark.

smartphone camera - better image deth and more lighter, but is not the actual size. I suggest you to use the scanner image to be based on the size of each insert.

What is the job?
Cut the insert decal from image and matching insert size. The image background should be transparent. Some examples:

I tried to do something... Black/white insert (not a nice job.. )

b/w

on color insert, the cut will be something like this:

Color

Example of our finished job (Insert decals from another machine - Black and White / Color decals):

MB

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you need some help.

Once I have the insert decals, I'll try to fix my inserts and I'll write a tutorial right here! (about printing, choosing right kind of paper, precision cut, how to fix... etc).

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from DaWezl:

I'm a professional designer, so I know how to use Photoshop *and* I have a NGG that has a couple of damaged inserts, so I'm willing to help. I just need a little direction as to how the files should be set up and where the cuts should be, since I don't have experience yet with replacing insert decals.

Playfield images on onedrive:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgAc1wvASRy4wX-cexfjFDHAwv7s

Files beginning with "PTD" are from Scanner.

#6 3 years ago

Guys ... given that this is WMS copyright stuff, we can probably get these vectored and produced. The issue is why these are not is when there are inserts with artwork sections in the insert, it is difficult to both color match as well as get the art registered as just about every playfield will be a little different. So, we can step up and I can get this stuff vectored and then we can run them ourselves in both laminated and non-laminated.

Let me know if this will work as this I think will get you what you want professionally done.

rick@planetarypinball.com

#7 3 years ago

That works on my end--I just have a couple of numbers that are damaged, nothing too extensive.

#8 3 years ago

Yeah I have several numbers damaged on mine that need replaced too.

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

Guys ... given that this is WMS copyright stuff, we can probably get these vectored and produced. The issue is why these are not is when there are inserts with artwork sections in the insert, it is difficult to both color match as well as get the art registered as just about every playfield will be a little different. So, we can step up and I can get this stuff vectored and then we can run them ourselves in both laminated and non-laminated.
Let me know if this will work as this I think will get you what you want professionally done.
rick@planetarypinball.com

I would love to buy the official decals inserts, but who has to sell? For years I heard that (WMS Copyright)... but no one solved my problem. There are hundreds of owners of NGG needing insert decals and parts (such as gophers) that no one has to sell. I got tired of waiting. Even "classic arcades" on ebay do not have the NGG insert decal.

Now I have two options: do my own decals or continue with my damaged playfield. which would you choose ?

I will be in the US soon, if your store has the decal insert, gophers and Lift coil bracket, I will buy all with you. If not, I will continue my project. My goal is not to sell but to repair my pinball machine where no one else wanted.

#10 3 years ago

I've send the pictures to my art guys to get vectored and you will get a set no charge to check it if that works ...

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

I've send the pictures to my art guys to get vectored and you will get a set no charge to check it if that works ...

Thank you Rick. I'm very eager to see the result.

I can provide more images if you need. I don't remember if I've scanned all inserts. I'll double check tomorrow and if I don't I'll post here and send to you.

Another part that is commonly damaged is under the floating ramp. I did the scan too.... so I'll provide in my onedrive folder soon.

#12 3 years ago

Let me check to see ... thx.

#13 3 years ago

Hi Guys...

I started working on "floating ramp" overlay. I'm not a professional but I think that will work.

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How about you guys, someone made some progress?

#14 3 years ago

This is my finished job.

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3 months later
#15 3 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

I've send the pictures to my art guys to get vectored and you will get a set no charge to check it if that works ...

Hi Rick!

Any news about the NGG Insert Decals?! Is it going to happen?

-petteri

2 months later
#16 2 years ago

I already have the non-colored inserts done years ago, but tust me. The colored are a pain in the ass to sort them out and color them.

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from aamjanssen:

I already have the non-colored inserts done years ago, but tust me. The colored are a pain in the ass to sort them out and color them.

Hi! Could you share if me ?

3 weeks later
#18 2 years ago

I got a few requests if I am willing to share.

As I said, I have all black inserts. I made them a few years ago, so I had to look where I left the file. Now I found my project file, but the fonts are a little messed up atm. (Notebook reinstalled and have to look into the fonts)

When I sort this out and I share them, does anyone want to print and cut me a complete set with the colored ones the folks are working on? Due to some private issues I had to stop and printing also became a problem.

1 year later
#19 10 months ago

So did this ever happen?
Is there a place to buy a full set of insert decals?

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