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Offline IlikeGame

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Scanning a playfield
« on: January 27, 2018, 05:27:11 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of this being done before?
I have called a few sign shops and printing shop's. NO luck so far.

Would it be possiable to scan a playfield and fix problems with the paint or scan in photoshop? One guy suggest I take a high resolution photo with an SLR camera correct in photoshop and print to scale. I feel like a photo might have it's own set of probems thou.

Any feedback from all the pro's in the village?

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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:34:20 PM »
The regular places wont have a large flatbed scanner.  If you remove everything from the top, flat, then it can be scanned.  There is a heavy scanning charge 75-125 depending on dpi and time used to make the files.  Then more money for time to properly set up the scale to print the fixed artwork on a mylar.  Been used for years, before CPR. 
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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 01:23:57 PM »
It can, and has been done.
My Mata Hari has a mylar overlay that was created in this manner.
Guy had a primo playfield, stripped the topside, hhad it scanned, and then
had mylar overlays made. He eventually got a cease and desist letter from
Bally, as they still own the rights to the artwork.
 I got one of his last ones.

It turned out amazingly well, with only a couple of the lamp holes being a little off.

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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 01:46:09 PM »
Good info guys! I just need a find a place that can do this.
I'm not too worried about getting a letter as I'm not looking to make a profit to support a business.

Would you suggest painting clear over the overlay?

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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 04:51:11 PM »
You never said what the game was, the pf files might already be done, and just need to print the mylar.
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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
Genesis

Where can I find scan's that may be available already?

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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 11:17:53 PM »
I remember that the classics and the popular Williams, don't think that one was done, sorry.  I'll check around. 
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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 05:09:23 PM »
I remember that the classics and the popular Williams, don't think that one was done, sorry.  I'll check around.

Thanks!

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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 05:19:39 PM »
gottlieb and the "license holders" have screwed up all things to get gottlieb stuff scanned and repo'd... >:(

which wouldn't be so dumb, except they have no intentions of doing the work on their end.

yet no issue with classic Ballys and Williams.
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Re: Scanning a playfield
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 06:13:02 PM »
I am having paint stencils made right now for this game. Once everything is done, I am pretty sure I will be able to give out the vector and Adobe files for free.

I even found a local plastic/plexiglass shop that will be about to cut the speaker grills in the plexiglass very cheap and another guy who can print directly onto plexiglass. I am currently unable to find new ramps for Genesis. I also plan on asking if they are something he could recreate as well.

I also got colors matches at Sherwin Williams, so if anyone wants to know the paint codes for Genesis I have them now.
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