Printing a backflash

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scottie
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Printing a backflash

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Hello everyone
I need advice from anyone who may have already done this
I'm working on a deal right now and if I get the machine, I will need to replace the backflash.
There is a picture of one in the Resources section and my question is - how do I get it blown up and printed on the right material?
Can I have a printing shop do that?
Can a printing shop just blow it up to fit?
What material should it be printed on?
Any advice would be great.
Thank you
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Re: Printing a backflash

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I do not know the answer to any of your queries, Scottie, but I know who does, the sensei of all things allwin: Gameswat. Enlighten us, O-Master. !WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Printing a backflash

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Thanks John....
I guess ill just hang in there till gameswat shows up ....
I did replace a backflash on a Win-a-spangles years ago but i bought it from a guy in the U.K. so it was allready to install....
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You can print and laminate on photo paper or if you want a better job you can get it printed by a printing firm onto vinyl and laminated and stuck onto thin plastic which gives it a kind of original feel.
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Thanks widget
How do they blow the picture up to the right size.....
I have a picture of what I want but I guess I'm asking how does it get from my tablet to the print shop and then to the right size?
The place I went to last week just print on paper (a store called Staples).
I had them copy a top flash I had and they printed it on paper and then laminated it..
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Which machine/image is it?
The easiest way is from a desktop computer, because getting the image from an ipad to the print machine can be a bit involved.
If you don't have a desktop, I imagine the print shop will have, in which case, you could ask them to download the image. You may have to show them the Copyleft declaration at the foot of this page to assure them you have the right to copy: https://pennymachines.co.uk/Introduction.shtml

If, for example, you have a Win A Gift, you would navigate here and click on the image for the full sized version. On Windows, you would then right click inside the larger image and select "Save Image As" to download the file to a memory stick or similar to transfer it to the printer.
You also need to measure your original flash and get them to downscale/upscale it to the correct dimensions.
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Hi Pennymachines
It's for an allwin called Jackpot.
Am I correct in saying that the pictures in the Resources section are the correct size when viewed on a desktop?
I am not much of a computer type person so this is a learning curve for me.
Thank you
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I have just been looking around on the internet to see what's out there.
Would printing on Coroplast be okay?
It's like a plastic ....cardboard used for signs.
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Coroplast won't work as it's far too thick. The original plastic sheet is about 1mm. Plus the Coroplast isn't smooth to the surface but slightly rippled due to the inner ribbed structure. Just print on high quality thick paper stock and have the finished print clear laminated with the thickest type offered. This will closely replicate the effect of reverse silk screened art onto the plastic sheet as original. The free artwork on Penny Machines is usually about the right size, but not always as the original a plastic that was copied was probably shrunken as they all have over time, some more than others. So I always calibrate the size from known points on my playfield and enlarge or stretch one way or the other accordingly. Have just done this with the Kit Kat artwork which had to be enlarged about 5% so it fit my playfield correctly. Always worth doing a test print in black to check for correct fit first when you start out.
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Scottie wrote:Am I correct in saying that the pictures in the Resources section are the correct size when view on a desk top ?
If it's the OW Jackpot - no. Looks like it will need some enlargement. As I say, they can scale to fit once you know the correct dimensions.
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