You want the quick answer? Which is I printed it and cut it myself. Or you want the longer answer
uhhh.. long one? I mostly wondered how you printed the background that large. cuz a normal sized piece of paper isn't big enough for that fight stick.[/QUOTE]
1. Go online and find a template for your arcade stick. This is sometimes a Photoshop file, sometimes an Illustrator file and use it to adjust your image to make it fit. The lines in the template will also make it way easier in the cutting process.
2. Save it as a .pdf file and bring it to my local printing store. I go to Desco
but I definitely do not know what you guys go to.
3. Now depending on if I want to print it on my RAP 3/4 or my Venom, how to print it is different.
- For the RAP 3/4, I ask to print a poster with semi-glossy print and with matte lamination. I have matte lamination because I do not have plexi-glass. The lamination is important as without it the ink rubs off from sweaty hands. As it is a poster, paper size doesn't matter
- For the Venom, as it already has plexi-glass I have them print it on poster paper with a matte print out. Usually on A3 paper but they can print it on poster paper if it's too big.
4. Cutting out the shape and holes. I use the default print out an lay it on top of my custom artwork to guide me on my cutting.
5. Lastly, installing it into my stick.