These are all Tilt Graphic designs. We will use this thread to post all our designs, answer questions and take requests. We put a lot of hard work into our designs we hope you enjoy them. See our entire catalog at http://www.TiltGraphicsInc.com
Quoted from jrivelli:
So are these mirror blades with gfx on them or justgfx decals that are stickers for the side? Some look stickers and some look possibly half and half
Quoted from tdiddy:
I'm sure companies are looks for bang for their buck, as in what will I sell the most. But so many A list games get done over and over, I don't see ppl switching these things out for newer options. But on the flip side chasing b list games my not result in the turn of profit companies are looking for. But it would be nice for them to start thinking outside the box, how about some old s.s. bally stuff, Or dmds like bsd, ngg, id500
Don't be afraid to go look at our website. We have designs for Bram Strokers Dracula, No Good Gofers', Scared Stiff, Gilligan's Island, The Flintstones, Johnny Mnemonic and many others. I even created a custom one for Monte Carlo. Gave the first one away for free and I think we sold one other.
Quoted from Patofnaud:
Like any blades they can get damaged, if you do not take precautions.
1. Felt on sides of playfield
2. Slip some poster board in between playfield before lifting up/down
3. Just being super careful
4 Have you can level so it does not torque the playfield.
I have GameBlades on all my Pins and I don't use FELT STRIPS. I used them once and they ended up adhering to the decal and damaging one side. Best advise is just be careful when lifting and lowering the play field and if you want use poster board as a buffer. Otherwise these things are very durable.
Quoted from Homer714:
How did it end up adhering to the blades?
You can purchase different types of felt strips online or craft stores. Ultimately the felt strips adhere to the side of the play field. If for what ever reason they detach from the play field they will adhere to anything else. If you have decals installed they will adhere to them, and when you lift or lower the play field that could damage them.
I prefer to be careful when lifting and lowering the play field.
I think that's the first time I've incorporated a logo into a design. I was up in the air about adding it and can make a second design without it.
Quoted from boogies:
Love all the artwork, so please dont take this as bashing. Not sure if this was already covered, or if I am just looking at something wrong (mirrored image?).... but your XMEN art appears to be on the wrong blade sides.
X M is on right blade
E N is on left blade.
It spells ENXM, unless you read backwards MXEN. Either way seems wrong to me.
I see what you're saying but the way Rey designed them they read that way because they get cut off. The way they're designed now there's no way to get around it. But I will bring it to my partners attention. Perhaps he can come up with a better solution.
I'm pretty sure your right about that. But to my defense I found this wallpaper through a google search and there was no copyright notices on the image. When I have a moment I will redesign the wallpaper.
Quoted from pinworthy:
I don't see anything for Mustang yet. How about something car/motor sports related not like the horses/ western motif others offer
No we haven't done one yet for Mustang but it's on our list. If you can't wait you can try over at PinGraffix. Joe Raptor designed one that I love. He did a really nice job on it and it looks great on the pin. IMHO.
Who knew some wall paper would cause so much turmoil. But as promised I changed it. Funny thing is I think it looks better now.
Excellent constructive criticism. If someone can supply us with dimensions to the backboard we can create them. You guys and your comments are going to make all our products better.
If you're a fan of Mirror Blades or custom Inner Cabinet Decals please visit these sites for more designs.
Inner Cabinet Decals
Thanks for the heads up. After leaving PinGraffix I had an agreement with Joe that I would be taking my designs with me. I just haven't had the time to contact all our sponsors and vendors and ask them to update their info.
Just booked our spot. So it looks like we're going to Texas. If you're in the area please stop by and say hello.
Tonight I'm going to sit down and make a list of everything everyone is asking for. We're doing a lot of printing right now getting ready for Texas and afterwards we have another local show here on Long Island. But as soon as we can we're going to start designing again.
Quoted from epthegeek:
In most cases the art doesn't actually match up with the game, which I'm not a fan of, but I really don't get putting the logo/name in there.
Several people asked for a Cactus Canyon design without the logo so I created a second version. You ask for it and we deliver (when we can).
I'm still working on this Ghostbusters GameBlade™ but just wanted to give everyone a sneak peak at it.
It's official Tilt Graphics Inc. will be at the show with all our custom pinball graphics.
We should have over 100 different designs available to choose from.
Look for us in the vendor area. We should be near CoinTaker and next to Laseriffic.com
Had so much fun yesterday at the Texas Pinball Festival. It's always great to see all the other vendors and Pinsiders that take the time to stop by and chat with us. You guys really do make the show special. Looking forward to Saturday even if my feet are killing me. It's no fun getting old.
Favorite part of the show so far is that i made a new friend who happens to a fantastic artist/illustrator too. We hung out all day and he wants to work with Tilt Graphics Inc. on developing some new custom GameBlades
Mark Ritchie was kind enough to come visit our booth and sign some of our GameBlades™. We at Tilt Graphics will be auctioning off these signed GameBlades™ and all proceeds will go to http://www.projectpinball.org. Let's help them on their quest to place pinball machines in children's hospitals across the nation.
Here's a photo of me and my new best friend William "Bubba" Flint. He's an Editorial Cartoonist and art teacher. Check out some of his work, It's terrific. https://www.google.com/search?q=William+Bubba+Flint&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNg5DZ19LLAhUGWj4KHWxaBJYQsAQIHw&biw=1467&bih=1299
So I left for Texas Pinball Festival on Thursday and got back home Sunday night. I was so tired I decided to work from home and answer emails, phone calls and basic social media stuff.
Today I woke up and I started designing from my home studio, which I call the bunker. Finally made it in to the studio to find that a stupid hose burst in my bathroom behind the hand sink and flooded the bathroom. It wasn't too bad and I kept hoping that this just happened. Now for the real test, I have to go look in the basement. I have about 1,000 square foot basement, that turns out to be flooded with 2 inches of water.
I guess it could have been much worse. Regardless, welcome home to me.
Tilt Graphics Inc. is officially announcing that we will be printing graphics for pinball topper maker Laseriffic (www.Laseriffic.com).
Tilt Graphics Inc. is officially talking to a European vendor to be their exclusive reseller in Europe.
Just a friendly reminder that Tilt Graphics Inc. and Laseriffic will both be at the PinFest 2016 at Allentown. Hope to see you there.
I have them sitting right behind me. I need to contact Project Pinball and donate the signed art to them and let them run the auction.
Quoted from Zitt:
No idea... you'll have to ask them. As I stated; I had no dog in the race; so didn't do more than a 5second pause and look on the way from my booth which was right next door to them.
By the way you have an awesome collection of pins. I didn't get a chance to play any but I did enjoy looking them over.
Tilt just purchased a second laminator. This will allow us to work on multiple laminate jobs at the same time. Jobs that require different types of laminate will no longer slow down GameBlade™ production.
It's almost 4 am and I'm still in the studio working. Trying to get two large orders out to two of our vendors. I'm tired and I'm hungry and I'm thinking about making a run to White Castles. The craving is calling me. If you don't know what I'm talking about be grateful.
These are not for sale nor have they ever been. I made these designs a long time ago for fun and just wanted to share.
Not exactly a full blade but here's another one I did last year. And again this is not for sale.
Quoted from modfather:
Looking good, you are always coming up with new material. I love it , keepin it fresh. What other apron wraps are you doing ? Are you doing magnetic aprons as well. There seems to be a demand for them as they are easy to install and remove.
My new friend Bill is making some really killer Magnetic Apron designs. It looks as if we're going to team up on doing a Getaway Apron/GameBlade design that will be sold as a combo deal. If things go well expect to see more combo designs in the future.
But to answer your question yes we have plans on doing some more high end custom apron designs. Similar to what I did in the past with FunHouse and Medieval Madness. When I say high end I'm not implying that others don't have quality graphics. I just mean that we're having custom fabricated metal aprons made for us.
I have my SPACE PANTS on and I'm getting ready to start designing. Begin transmission.
Creature From The Black Lagoon. I started this but I'm not sure if I want to go in a different direction.
Just a friendly reminder that Tilt Graphics Inc. will be at PinFest (pinfestival.com) in Allentown, PA. (May 6th and 7th )
We also have a Premium Ghostbuster Pin on order to bring to the show.
Added over 3 years ago: Sorry but Stern delayed their release date for GhostBuster premium, So we won't have it for the show, but we will bring it to Pintastic New England in July. We're still working on having a top tier game at our booth for you to enjoy.
We're working hard and preparing for the Allentown show. Tilt Graphics will have most of their inventory there.
We're working with some new artists and we have several new designs being worked on (Ripply's, Getaway, Creature, Scared Stiff, Elvis Gold MirrorBlades, Elvis Speaker Grill, and Monster Bash). We should have some stuff to show you really soon. But for now let me show you our latest creation. It's a rework of a project I helped create long ago.
Friday night after the show we headed out to have dinner at the Tilted Kilt with the Crew from CoinTaker and the guys from Rock Fantasy.
Made a new friend while I was in Allentown and shared a meal with an old friend too.
Quoted from Bigbossfan:
Any forecast when you expect to finish Creetch blades?? I want to place an order but not until you release Creetch. Shipping to Canada is expensive!
We're working with a new new artist by the name of Jeff Busch. He's a veteran pinball designer and we're lucky to be working with him. For his first two projects he will be working on Creature for the Black Lagoon and Monster Bash. Hope to have some designs really soon.
Today I'll be working on Getaway & Junk Yard GameBlades™ As well as a custom ordered Elvis GameGrill™. It may even turn into another GameBlade™ design. Some custom banner designs and printing topper art for my friends at Laseriffic.
I'm still waiting on my Gold MirrorBlades. I'll create some ItonMan and Elvis MirrorBlades with them. Maybe even do an Addams Family Gold edition.
We're currently lowering the price of our GhostBusters GameBlade to $65
We have a record of everyone who purchased these GameBlades from our website.
Anyone who purched our GhostBusters GameBlade at the original price will receive a $10 coupon.
Here's the scoop. We lowered the price becuase I received several emails informing me that someone else came out with a cheap imitation/copy of my GhostBusters GameBlade design. So in an effort to be competative and give everyone the opertunity to purchase the original design I decided to lower the price.
As for buying in early, that's up to every individual. I never understood the attitude of some people who shell out thousands of dollars on a pinball machines but then complain about spending 10 extra dollars on a mod. Many mod makers do small number runs and quite frankly if you don't get in early you might not get one at all.
For everyone who purchased a GameBlade early and paid the original price we will be giving them a $10 coupon to use on a future purchase on our website.
We are currently working with some new artists and we will discuss and look into possible alternative designs.
You know I sometimes I get cought up in all the social media BS, but I want everyone to know that Rey and I really do appreciate all the support we receive from everyone. That includes everyone who takes the time to post photos, their opinions and especially those who stop by our booth at shows. Without all of you there would be no us.
As always I appreciate all your support but I think you guys are being too harsh with Joe at PinGraffix. I can tell you from experience that Joe is a talented designer and he's been a great friend for many years. We may be having some business issues at the moment but we are like two brothers who hate each other right now.
I'll admit to another thing here publicly. If it were not for Joe there would never have been a PinGraffix or eventually a Tilt Graphics.
I don't blame them for getting involved but I think they should focus on making quality pins. But it's all part of doing business.
Quoted from jGraffix:
I don't blame them for getting involved but I think they should focus on making quality pins. But it's all part of doing business.
We stand by our product and appreciate our customers. Please make sure you use oak tag or poster board when raising or lowering your play field. Place it between the play field and the side art and you shouldn't have any problems. If you happen to mess them up shoot us an email and we will hook you up. I'm sure Stern won't give you a similar deal.
Yes I think oak tag may be a north east term from 30 years ago. I believe the modern nomenclature is POSTER BOARD.
Yes when we first started doing these side art panels we included strips of felt. After having them installed on my own machines I noticed they would eventually detach from the play fields and cling to the side art. If by chance you didn't notice this you would end up damaging the vinyl decals when raising or lowering the play field. You're better off using the poster board trick.
I'm back from my vacation and I'm ready to work. I'm in the studio now cleaning and getting orders ready to ship. We will also be preparing for the up and coming Pintastic New England show. If you will be attending the show please stop by our booth. We have 4 booths this year.
We will be reprinting our Deluxe Custom Metal Medieval Madness & Attack from Mars (alt design) aprons again. We will also be adding Tales of the Arabian Nights to the line up too. This will be a low run, probably 25-50 pieces of each design. We will most likely set up a pre order page on our website. Stay tuned for more info.
Another one of our t-shirt designs that will be available at PinTastic New England
I install these all the time and they're very easy to install. You don't even need to do the wet method. These GameBlades™ come with a micromesh on the adhesive side. This allows them to be repositioned. Have someone hold the play field up for you and all you have to do is slide them down into place.
However I do recommend that once you do have them installed that you place a piece of poster board inbetween the playfield and the artwork when lifting and lowering the play field. This is just one more way to protect your investment.
Quoted from PinballManiac40:
Not a fan of the gray rays in the design. Can you also offer solid black background? Is there yellow in this too? Just not showing up well?
When does the sale end?
The rays are a tint of yellow and to be honest you probably won't see most of the rays with the second story play field. But yes I can print out one without the rays for you.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who ordered from us. You guys are the best. As always thank you for all your support.
We've thought about doing one for Swords of Fury and have started doing image research on it too. As for Dr. Who we already have a design. Here's the link to our website: http://www.tiltgraphicsinc.com/#!product-page/c7zeb/12138961-695d-870b-105e-9ed7a89b99af
Quoted from Bos98:
How about a WPT? I just shopped one for a friend but the inside cab walls are pretty rough from previous repair work.
Something relatively simple like chips and cards, maybe some cash similar to what is on the PF by the apron, and that would match the back panel.
Or maybe inverted playing cards like on the cab on a mirror blade??
I already spoke to my partner about working on a design for this Pin. Right now we're preparing for Pintastic New England but when we get back the following week we will look into it.
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:
I have a strange question. Let's say I put these on Fish tales...then a year or two passes and I want to change them....How hard are these to get off, and how much paint will come off when I do?
Thanks, ordering soon.
Do you combine shipping for 2 or 3?
Shipped rolled or flat?
That's a very difficult question to answer. There are just way too many variables to calculate. Adhesive of decals, how hard you burnished the decals when installing, quality of paint on cabinet, were they put on dry or wet, was the room you had it in dry or humid?
My advise it to assume you will have some paint come off and you won't be disappointed. Or when you take the decals off use a heat gun gently.
And yes we can combine shipping costs.