Repro/Sticker: Decal Help!!!

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    So, im finishing up a commission for a fellow Radicon, and I wanted to do a few decals for him...but I'm kinda stuck. He's going to be a Classics Gears from a Crossovers Wolverine fig, heavy G1 influence.

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    Here are the decals I have so far. I like them, but wouldn't mind a different P.O.V. What else would you guys and Sabsabby throw in? :) lol J/K) throw in? I'm up for suggestions! :thumb 
     

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    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like em! Fantastic job on these bro, them graphic design skills are a shining! :thumbs2: 

    One question are you printing these on white? or are they going on a white painted part of the figure? Just asking cause I see some things like the checkered flag that wouldnt look right without the white is all.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    I was just thinking the same thing, bro. Im not sure. I could alter the graphics so that they don't bleed into each other, or just print some on clear and some on white and going from there. But yeah, I'm leaning towards white.

    BTW, I live in Illustrator. :lol 
     
  4. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    You will probably have to print on white and color match the outside of each graphic the color your putting it on. Either that or paint the white spots left over on the sides with a fine brush to blend them in. I hate illustrator, all my classes that I have to use it in blow, just never get the hang of everything. Oh well.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Cool, then unless someone hits me with a new idea I'll run with these. BTW, hit me if you need any Illustrator help. :thumb 
     
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    Illustrator's an awesome program, I've been using it I think since 92 or so, lol, and I still haven't mastered it. The only suggestions I'd have would be to modernize the "GEARS" where the letters are in boxes....something about that looks a little "out of style" to me.
    I also prefer a more rounded autobot symbol. The ones you've got look a little elongated to me, though some prefer it that way, I think the "traditional G1" style you have there is good, but (to me) looks like a grumpy face. I prefer my faction symbols shorter in height, like this one, which I think looks more "elite" or "wise"

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    Grumpy face, priceless! :lol  I do like the shorter symbol, too. I lost my old hard drive a while ago, so I've been using an older EPS file for Autobot symbols, and haven't modded them quite yet. Your gonna have to hip me to some of those Illustrator tips you hoarding! :thumb 
     
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    want the faction symbols as eps?
     
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    quick question....where are you getting the label sheets and can you print them through a standard printer (albeit very high end) or is it a special one
     
  12. chris-morada

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    These decals are very nice.
     
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    I use these:

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    and these:

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    And run them through a Canon printer (amazing quality)
     
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    Nice find Chris.
    Have you worked with both? I ask because; typically, in the past whenever I tried to cut a corner against a Testor's product, I find I wasted money and time, and result back to the Testor product.
     
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    Before my laser printer broke, I ran Decalpaper.com's laser sheets, its prety good. On top I also use Microsol's "Micro Set" and "Micro Sol" setting solution.
     

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