Reproduction Overlays

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I seem to remember that there was someone making Vectrex overlays,but cannot
find any info. If anyone has a link to such a site, please let me know.
Thanks.
 
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good luck
no one seems to be atill around that makes them, even the website that
lists that they do make them has never responded to any email of mine
 

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I am finding that out. This is really too bad as there is a need for these
in the Arcade groups as well. Alot of old arcade vector games used overlays
and nobody is making repros.


<bill.gannon@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> good luck
> no one seems to be atill around that makes them, even the website that
> lists that they do make them has never responded to any email of mine
>
 
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Daft question but....if you scanned one and printed it out onto an
(fairly stiff) inkjet overhead projection transparency and cut it out
with a guillotine and made careful round corners, would that not work?
Has anyone tried?
 
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Inkjet printing was one of the ways an earlier overly set was being made
except the set sold was not precut. Not perfect, but pretty good. You may
desire to laminate the overlay made in order to stiffen it up a bit.

As a general comment I do not think that anyone has ever Pantone matched the
overlay colors used. Anyone know if this is true?

Chris Romero
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"Shellski" <mkstanton@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Daft question but....if you scanned one and printed it out onto an
> (fairly stiff) inkjet overhead projection transparency and cut it out
> with a guillotine and made careful round corners, would that not work?
> Has anyone tried?
>
 
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"Shellski" <mkstanton@btinternet.com> schreef in bericht
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> Daft question but....if you scanned one and printed it out onto an
> (fairly stiff) inkjet overhead projection transparency and cut it out
> with a guillotine and made careful round corners, would that not work?
> Has anyone tried?

Yes, I made two myself. (Minestorm and Scramble)

I used an Epson Photo 700 (I have a Canon i950 now, but haven't tried making
an overlay with it yet). I completely cleaned up the overlay scans in
Photoshop, using mostly primary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, red, green,
blue) and printed on regular Epson overlay transparencies (using the setting
for glossy film IIRC).

At the back of the transparency I made the right parts opaque using whiteout
(tippex), also the roller version and a white gel pen. I then had the
transparency laminated and cut it to the right shape using an exacto knife.
The shape I developed fits even more exact than a real overlay :)
 
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"Chris Romero" <NOSPAMTO-cromero-PLEASE@ROMERO.ORG> schreef in bericht
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> Inkjet printing was one of the ways an earlier overly set was being made
> except the set sold was not precut. Not perfect, but pretty good. You
> may desire to laminate the overlay made in order to stiffen it up a bit.
>
> As a general comment I do not think that anyone has ever Pantone matched
> the overlay colors used. Anyone know if this is true?

If you start color matching the inkjet printer will use dithering, which
reduces the clarity of the resulting overlay. Using primary colors only
without any color correction gives better results.
 
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"Milan Pollé" <hate@spam.com> wrote in message
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> "Chris Romero" <NOSPAMTO-cromero-PLEASE@ROMERO.ORG> schreef in bericht
> news:2_oUd.9875$Pz7.6491@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>> Inkjet printing was one of the ways an earlier overly set was being made
>> except the set sold was not precut. Not perfect, but pretty good. You
>> may desire to laminate the overlay made in order to stiffen it up a bit.
>>
>> As a general comment I do not think that anyone has ever Pantone matched
>> the overlay colors used. Anyone know if this is true?
>
> If you start color matching the inkjet printer will use dithering, which
> reduces the clarity of the resulting overlay. Using primary colors only
> without any color correction gives better results.
>
Of coure it will for Inkjet. I was speaking to the larger goal of using
professional screen printing and tints.
 
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>> "Chris Romero" <NOSPAMTO-cromero-PLEASE@ROMERO.ORG> schreef in bericht
>> news:2_oUd.9875$Pz7.6491@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>> If you start color matching the inkjet printer will use dithering, which
>> reduces the clarity of the resulting overlay. Using primary colors only
>> without any color correction gives better results.
>>
> Of coure it will for Inkjet. I was speaking to the larger goal of using
> professional screen printing and tints.

Ah, I see. Now that would be really cool.

IIRC someone from Germany was going to take that route some time ago,
producing a whole set of overlays. Shame we've never heard anything of him
again.
 
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Shellski wrote:

> Daft question but....if you scanned one and printed it out onto an
> (fairly stiff) inkjet overhead projection transparency and cut it out
> with a guillotine and made careful round corners, would that not work?
> Has anyone tried?

http://www.upl.cs.wisc.edu/~de-smet/overlay.html

Very detailed description of doing what you are talking about. This is
how I made the overlays I included with the orignal two batches of
VeCaves/Spikes' Spree.

The short answer is yes, it will work and produce reasonable results.

The long answer is that it takes quite a bit of work to do the
setup(even after the setup, it would take probably 30min per overlay
when I was doing them "production line"). Putting the white on the back
is very important. I found the spray paint to work best, but again, it
involves making a mask etc.

Mark