(Topic ID: 176862)

PLAYFIELD RESTORATION - rub-on transfers


By Drano

2 years ago



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#51 1 year ago

Congratulations! I'm happy that worked out for you.

Looks awesome

#52 1 year ago

I think I see what you meant by the lifting - slight arcing of the decals in the clear. Hmm.

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#53 1 year ago

Glad I found this thread!!!!

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#54 1 year ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Glad I found this thread!!!!

Go to the Quicksilver owners thread/club
I may have more info there on what I did for that particular game

#55 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I've now contacted our local print shop for a quote as I'm dangerously close to having my Playfield ready for these or water slides.
I have the waterslide

I never heard from our local print shop, any pinsider able to produce these?

#56 1 year ago

So, if the order has already been made for a particular game with this rub off vendor, would they still have the artwork for the games that have been done or does it all have to be re-submitted?

#57 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

So, if the order has already been made for a particular game with this rub off vendor, would they still have the artwork for the games that have been done or does it all have to be re-submitted?

The vendor likley has no idea what the original order was for and certainly no reference to Quicksilver, for example.
I would imagine they would want to treat each order as unique.

I suppose the original buyer could call up and say, please re-print order #12345

I think it would still be wise to get some pantone swatches and match the colour to your specific playfield. I know it's not a huge deal if you're covering all the text, but that's just me. If you're slightly off on your application or something moves with the clear, an exact match won't be as obvious.

The ordering procedure isn't that hard. Select the sheet size (letter sized in the case of QS) then select the colour option (custom PMS and enter the code) then upload the file and select your required production speed. Each of these options carries a different cost factor.

#58 1 year ago

Thanks.

#59 1 year ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Glad I found this thread!!!!

So am I sohchx! Thank you for tackling my my ugly ass playfield!

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#60 1 year ago

Just wondering if anyone has ever tried making their own transfers with success. There are quite a few video's now of people making their own rub on transfers and applying it to wood then clear coating etc.

Example:

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#61 1 year ago

Just seen this thread, my initial reaction, absolutely awesome these will be really helpful when I get around to doing a couple of the re-themes/customs I have planned.

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#62 1 year ago

Do these transfers have any transparency? Was going to have some made primarily in shades of light and dark blue. I was planning to use some of these over inserts, but if they don't let much light pass through them then I'll need to come up with something else.

Thanks,
Jody

#63 1 year ago

They are definitely opaque. If you are looking for transparency, waterslides might work better.

#64 1 year ago

Thanks for the info! I usually do waterslides but printing dot patterns usually results in grainy decals, but the transparency is more important. Maybe I’ll use a waterslide decal as the foundation, then use the transfer for dots, might look good that way

#65 1 year ago

Can you show us what you have to redo? Should be easier to know if rub-on transfert is the way to go

#66 1 year ago

I want to fix these inserts

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#67 1 year ago

Looks to me like most of the damage on those inserts is on the background color. I'd repair that with paint.
The dot pattern or "dithering" is a pain, but the damage in those areas appears very small. You might get away with solid colors.

#68 1 year ago

Thanks Drano, I'll go with paint. I can match the color much easier with paint. I recently had another project that had a dot pattern, and I made water slide decals, but ended up just using paint for that too. For some reason I thought transfers or decals would be best for this W?D, but not now

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