(Topic ID: 78337)

Our "official" announcement. PinballSWAG.com and Planetary have an agreement!


By SilverballNut

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by mrgone
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    #1 6 years ago

    Hi all, I've been lurking around Pinside for a while now, and have been working with Rick over at Planetary Pinball for almost two years to finally be able to say this:

    It's official: PinballSWAG.com will be creating officially licensed Bally and Williams products using Bally and Williams artwork.

    Creating everything from tshirts, mugs, shot glasses, phone covers, license plates, clocks, coasters, etc. If it can be printed with a Direct to Garment printer, sublimation or with our incoming new larger Direct to Substrate printer then we pretty much have permission to make it. Each item will have to be approved by Williams of course, but it is looking good. The possibilities are almost endless.

    So, if you have a merchandising product you want, time to start the requests. I need to get things prioritized.

    If you've made artwork in the past for coasters, shirts, etc and would like to contribute it to our official inventory of art I'll compensate you. If you want to make new artwork talk with me. I've got to get all this going and will gladly compensate talented people for helping out.

    Also, as you may have seen in Rick's post if you have an original tshirt I'm interested in getting it so we can scan it and reproduce it. Send me a PM with your address and I'll pay shipping both ways or just buy the shirt outright. Maybe you have an old one in the wrong size? Once we get the art done, we can get you a new one in the correct size after it's approved! All of the shirts are going to be heavyweight Hanes tagless tees. We're avoiding the square pinball backglass stuck on a shirt look, but will be making some new unique designs using the artwork.

    We plan on attending the major shows, and may make it to the Texas Pinball Festival this year (it's practically in our backyard). Even if PinballSWAG.com isn't there, I'll be there and I'm taking a few games to share. Not sure what we can get approved and ready by then.

    As an FYI, we've been creating custom photo products for about 15 years, and have shipped many thousands of orders all around the world through our websites (CustomSportsProducts.com is ours). Now, with the Bally and Williams agreement we will be able to put our equipment to use making all sorts of unique products and have more fun doing it!

    Thanks and look forward to hearing from everyone.

    Gregory Campbell
    Owner of the new PinballSWAG.com (yes we are just starting to get it going...)

    #2 6 years ago

    Cool. I look forward to expanding my pin t-shirt collection .

    #3 6 years ago

    Cool. I'd love to add some specific game themed stuff to my gameroom.

    Anything F-14 would be cool.

    #4 6 years ago

    Thanks guys. We will be starting with the apparel first, especially tshirts. We will then be adding other sublimated items like Café Press offers.

    I guess I need to clarify a bit, there are others working on some products as you've seen around pinside. We obviously won't be doing things like side armor, rugs, blankets, etc. Rick is being very fair working with several of us to get the products going and available to anyone that wants them. I don't want people to get the idea that we are going to be producing everything, but we do hope to have a wide selection of products available on our site and at shows.

    Eventually I hope to have many designs that we can print on demand as needed.

    Thanks,

    Greg

    #5 6 years ago

    so the T-Shirts will be Direct-Ink (InkJetted) or will they be Silk-Screened? Sorry, but I'm a little confused....

    Quoted from SilverballNut:

    printed with a Direct to Garment printer, sublimation or with our incoming new larger Direct to Substrate printer

    #6 6 years ago

    If you have enough product you should come out to Pin A Go Go in California this May.

    #7 6 years ago
    Quoted from Stu:

    so the T-Shirts will be Direct-Ink (InkJetted) or will they be Silk-Screened? Sorry, but I'm a little confused....

    Printed. I've owned printed shirts before and after a year or so the image is so faded you can hardly tell what it is. I hope your quality is better.

    #8 6 years ago

    We have done printed shirts for certain things and after 5 years of wearing/washing etc they are fine ... I think the quality that you had must have been very poor, alot has changed in recent years, alot of apparel is direct print UV now.

    #9 6 years ago

    Been looking forward to this for a while. I love Gottlieb , but most of my collection is Williams so have been short changed on the swag. Great news.

    #10 6 years ago

    You need a t-shirt with a sad T-Rex trying to play a pinball machine.

    #11 6 years ago

    Nice- looking forward to some swag. Would like to see some hats like nice flex-fit.

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    #12 6 years ago

    I love swag!

    #13 6 years ago

    Depends on what KIND of swag-LOL

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    #14 6 years ago

    Can't wait for a simple Bally and a simple Williams logo shirt. 2XL Ultra cotton please

    #15 6 years ago

    The shirts will be printed on an industrial garment printer (direct ink printing). The inks have great durability. That is something that has continued to increase in the last several years and much of the apparel industry is moving to direct printing.

    The big advantage of digital printing is we should be able to offer many designs in any size or color of shirt. The direct printed shirts also have a softer feel (hand) instead of that vinyl patch feeling that some silk screened shirts can get. We've produced thousands of these now for resort shops, military marches, ball clubs, schools, etc.

    Sublimation is a process for other decorated items like mugs, shot glasses, mouse pads, etc. Completely different process, but that is what is used to make most full color personalized gifts throughout the industry. Incredibly durable and great for short runs. Again, for something like a mug you can choose from any of the designs we have approved and not worry if we have stock or not. If we're running low we just print it on demand...

    I have an artist working on our new logo right now. Once I get it done, I'll run a few give aways and send out some free shirts, mugs, etc with our logo to get the word out.

    As for Pin a Go Go, my wife was just asking if there were any shows in California... Not sure of all those plans yet.

    Thanks,

    Greg

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from SilverballNut:

    As for Pin a Go Go, my wife was just asking if there were any shows in California...

    PAGG was huge and awesome last year, and unlike CAX you don't compete with the vids since it's all pins. I'd consider that one for sure.

    #17 6 years ago

    ^^^ listen to this guy, sure to be even bigger this year, I already heard that both buildings will be open like last year.

    #18 6 years ago

    Don't forget about long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts.

    #19 6 years ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Don't forget about long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts.

    And hoodies?

    #20 6 years ago

    And Skittles!

    #21 6 years ago

    Guys, Greg is a class act. He lives a few miles from me, and has helped (and still helping) with some things I've needed art/printing wise. Was planning on having him print t-shirts for our Jammed Quarters league that we're going to get going sometime after TPF. Didn't even know you had a name on Pinside yet.

    Not to mention he's pretty dang good at working on pins and restoration.

    #22 6 years ago

    This is really exciting. Be perfect for birthday and Christmas gifts, too.

    #23 6 years ago

    I will place my order now. 1 each, large t shirt,pinbot and whirlwind. see you at pin a go go.
    and hoodies too. and coffee mugs. oh heck, 1 of everything.

    #24 6 years ago

    Sorcerer beer glasses ?

    #25 6 years ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    I will place my order now. 1 each, large t shit pinbot

    How do you know they're shit? They haven't made them yet!

    Haha sorry, couldn't resist.

    rd.

    #26 6 years ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    How do you know they're shit? They haven't made them yet!
    Haha sorry, couldn't resist.
    rd.

    I fixed it. Lol, silly I phone.

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