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Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by tcpballa93 Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:10 pm

Ok, so yesterday I bought persona 4 ($30 brand new, I was stoked) and today what happens? I get a drop of water underneath the plastic cover and BAM! It's wet and wrinkled, now that is bad enough, but my dad tries to help, and ends up ripping it right down the seem. I found the cover on thecoverproject, but what I need to know is, what kind of paper is used for the PS2? Will regular high gloss paper suffice? I really want this to look legit, because I love this series! Thank you so much!
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Re: need help!

by equalsign Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:20 pm

I've printed out covers for PS2 games myself, but I can't remember what kind of paper I used. I would just go to a print shop like Kinko's. They'll have all sorts of paper to choose from and they'll usually let you test on a few sheets to make sure you get what you're looking for.
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Re: need help!

by Dylan Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:27 pm

You might want to change the title of your thread to make it more relevant.

Really, as far as paper is concerned, you get what you pay for. Like equalsign said, you could just go down to a print shop and see what you're dealing with. If you want it to look really nice, you could use photo paper. My friend does, but it's expensive and I personally don't see justification in the price.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by Niode Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:01 pm

I've changed your title, please make your thread titles more relevant in future. 'Please help' is not a descriptive thread title.

I've also moved this to the Archiving section of the site.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by tcpballa93 Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:25 pm

I was going to go to staples and get some heavy high gloss paper, would that work? Sorry about not being in the right section and for using non-descriptive title. :oops:
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by Dylan Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:31 pm

Just look around to see if anything suits you. You might want to think about bringing that old cover and trying to find something as similar to it as possible. Nevertheless, High gloss paper would definitely look pretty.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by tcpballa93 Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:38 pm

Dylan wrote:Just look around to see if anything suits you. You might want to think about bringing that old cover and trying to find something as similar to it as possible. Nevertheless, High gloss paper would definitely look pretty.

I was thinking of bringing in a PS2 game that is undamaged (vewtiful joe 2 is still sealed) to see what they look like. We are thinking of going to the print shop (no jok, that's the name) with a PS2game to show them and they can print just one, as opposed to a whole box. Will tell how it goes, later. :)
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by manaman Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:43 pm

Just to keep in mind, PS2 covers--as are all video game inserts--are printed on much thinner paper than photo paper. It allows the insert to easily bend when opening the case. I would try to get a laser printing on glossy thin paper from a store. Photo paper seems overkill and anything thicker than the original will be detectable, I suspect.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by tcpballa93 Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:48 pm

Alright, I will tell them that.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by jfrost Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:05 pm

I print my covers with regular A4 paper (not glossy) and it looks great. The plastic on the DVD covers takes care of the glossy effect.

I'm too cheap to go out of my way just to get a marginal increase in quality on my covers.
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