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TED with a Pinball Idea: PLEXI Backglass & Custom Plastics Printing Service


By spfxted

3 years ago



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    #51 3 years ago

    Pretty big...but let me find out...

    #52 3 years ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    Pretty big...but let me find out...

    Just wondering if it can do playfield overlays.

    #54 3 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    What's the largest sheet size it can print on?

    We can print up to 48”x 96” x2” thick.

    #55 3 years ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    Any way I can get one of those Creature translites from the original lobby card? Just beautiful art all the way around.

    This one is from the original Lobby Title Card. (I removed the credits on the bottom and had to adjust slightly to fit the backglass size) I can use any of the cards though. The only other good one is the Creature in the water...

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    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    We can print up to 48”x 96” x2” thick.

    Nice!!

    You could potentially print cab art on the back of a sheet that would protect the art once installed....

    #58 3 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Nice!!
    You could potentially print cab art on the back of a sheet that would protect the art once installed....

    Yeah!

    Quoted from jwilson:

    Can you print white?

    Yes....doing a test now with a layer of white.

    ALSO: Just been confirmed...A Playfield CAN be printed on wood as long as it's smooth and not more than 2 inches thick!

    I gotta tell the Forbidden Planet guys this!!

    #59 3 years ago

    Any chance you can do something that simulates mirroring?

    #60 3 years ago

    I will certainly ask the question. You can print on a mirror...

    #61 3 years ago

    My friend is checking into whats available...

    #62 3 years ago

    He also said there are some pretty cool acrylics that are very strong and some in colors, etc….

    #63 3 years ago

    Great idea Ted. May provide a good source for game room artwork too!

    #64 3 years ago

    Absolutely! I'm working on a Creature 3D panel as we speak!

    #65 3 years ago

    Ted

    AWESOME WORK! This is really cool and has endless possibilities.

    Dan

    #66 3 years ago

    This certainly gets my attention! Interested in if it can do mirroring as well.

    #67 3 years ago

    As long as it fits the size, it can be printed on. (sizes above)

    #68 3 years ago

    Hope your friend knows what he might be in for........this just opened a whole new world of endless possibilities.

    #69 3 years ago

    Yes, he's ready. The response so far has been great....

    #70 3 years ago

    Working on a "plastics" job now....let's see what happens...

    #71 3 years ago

    How thick is a playfield?

    #72 3 years ago

    17/32" before finishing, closer to 1/2" when finished.

    #73 3 years ago

    Great! As long as it's 2 inches or less. Wanna re-theme your game? Sand, smooth and print. Then coat.

    #74 3 years ago

    Now, come on...would this be a great backglass, or what?

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    #75 3 years ago

    I would pay around $150

    #76 3 years ago

    $150 is what we're starting at for the backglasses. Also good if you have a rare one and want a spare to use that won't break!
    Working on 3 projects now. I'll report here how it goes.....

    #77 3 years ago

    Is there a reason playfield glass is used instead of acrylic? Does it distort to look through?

    #78 3 years ago
    Quoted from spfxted:

    Is there a reason playfield glass is used instead of acrylic? Does it distort to look through?

    Would it dent or dimple when a pinball hits it?

    #79 3 years ago

    I don't know. My buddy told me there are different strength acrylic. I'll ask him how durable it would be with a ball strike...thanks!

    #80 3 years ago
    Quoted from vilant:

    Would it dent or dimple when a pinball hits it?

    Might as well use Polycarbonate (Lexan) but I'm pretty sure it would flex quite a bit....certainly not at all rigid like glass.

    #81 3 years ago

    So you don't think it's worth looking into?

    #82 3 years ago

    Want your own Pinball Toppers? You do the graphics, I'll print em...

    #83 3 years ago

    Acrylic that thin is flexible and easily cracked. Polycarbonate that thin is also flexible and easily scratched. Worked well for my printed EBD backglass, though, which is why I was asking about the mirroring.

    #84 3 years ago

    Got ya! Thanks!

    #85 3 years ago

    Lots of possibilities

    #86 3 years ago

    Thanks! It's really great that all you Graphic Design Genius Guys/Gals can make up your own custom stuff, send the files and get it made...

    #87 3 years ago

    im definitely interested. as a graphic designer, I want to make my own backglass art but never had anywhere to print. This seems perfect!

    #88 3 years ago
    Quoted from forensicd:

    This seems perfect!

    …and fun!

    #89 3 years ago

    aren't there licensing issues?

    #90 3 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    aren't there licensing issues?

    Only if you're selling them. One off/ personal use is usually looked over.

    #91 3 years ago

    Yup. And also using a lot of combo items from foreign and domestic posters from the 50's.

    #92 3 years ago

    Working on a plastics job today. Hopefully I'll have a few pix....

    #93 3 years ago

    Playing around with 2 level acrylic art panels….

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    #94 3 years ago

    Hey, Ted, how bout some Pinball themed pieces to replace the plastic on standard fluorescent bulb drop ceiling fixtures? Lots of room for art.

    #95 3 years ago

    Good idea! ANYTHING can be done. Got any ideas?

    #96 3 years ago

    Probably be cool to make it kind of Pinball generic to sell more...maybe pop bumpers randomly placed with a white background to allow useable light to still pass thru?

    #97 3 years ago

    You could also play with the shadows created somehow. Make the light covers cast shadows of flippers and stuff on the floor.

    #98 3 years ago

    Cool ideas!! Thanks!
    Here is another Creature Concept using the real Creature!

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    #99 3 years ago

    Why don't you start demo'ing playboy back glasses instead of creature.

    #100 3 years ago

    Good idea! You have the art?

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