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Making end labels for my GB cases

by scarper Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:25 pm

Using these types of Gameboy game cases.

http://crackedrabbitgaming.com/pics/gam ... boy-02.jpg

But the end labels are not for housing condoms, rather for actual gameboy games. Using the GB case prints made in thecoverproject.net, I'm resizing the spines so that they will fit on the 6cm x 0.7cm space located on the top side of the case. Gonna print them out on quality label paper at a kinkos-esque place and cut em' all out and go from there.

Here's what the labels themselves will wind up looking like:
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^ Note that the print size will be 6 by 0.7 cm. Its in 300 pixels per inch for resolution reasons.

Lemmie know what you guys think if you have any suggestions. ^_^
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by noiseredux Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:30 pm

I'd like to see pics of the finished product.
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by scarper Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:11 pm

noiseredux wrote:I'd like to see pics of the finished product.

^_^ Might be a while, I'm still on vacation. But I'll fer sure post them when they're done. Vacationing gives me plenty of time to make them.

The one thing I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out are those cartridges with the rumble feature. I'll probly make special labels for their respective battery cases.
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by GryeDor Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:45 pm

I love the idea, but want to offer a few words of advice...

First, do a test print first before jumping into it, even if it's on regular copy paper from your desktop inkjet... try it. I deal with people all the time wanting to print high levels of detail on a small area and it just doesn't work most of the time.

Second, at roughly 1/4" in height, depending on the artwork and intricacy of the logo or graphics, it'll blob up on you. When you get a good print, viewing through those cases might still make it difficult to make out because they're thick plastic and often cloudy. Simplify as much as you can.

Also, profession color laserjets (like the ones at Kinko's or Staples, or what have you, are usually capable of printing up to 600 dpi or even higher, take advantage of that when you can!

Good luck man, looking forward to seeing it complete!
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by scarper Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:00 am

GryeDor wrote:I love the idea, but want to offer a few words of advice...

First, do a test print first before jumping into it, even if it's on regular copy paper from your desktop inkjet... try it. I deal with people all the time wanting to print high levels of detail on a small area and it just doesn't work most of the time.

Second, at roughly 1/4" in height, depending on the artwork and intricacy of the logo or graphics, it'll blob up on you. When you get a good print, viewing through those cases might still make it difficult to make out because they're thick plastic and often cloudy. Simplify as much as you can.

Also, profession color laserjets (like the ones at Kinko's or Staples, or what have you, are usually capable of printing up to 600 dpi or even higher, take advantage of that when you can!

Good luck man, looking forward to seeing it complete!

Awesome!! I had no idea their printers go up to that insane level of quality. Thanks for the info!! :mrgreen: I imagine the labels will wind up being the title logo and nothing more, but like you said, that all would have to depend on the print runs.
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by CRTGAMER Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:58 am

scarper wrote:Using the GB case prints made in thecoverproject.net, I'm resizing the spines so that they will fit on the 6cm x 0.7cm space located on the top side of the case. Gonna print them out on quality label paper at a kinkos-esque place and cut em' all out and go from there.

Using these types of Gameboy game cases.

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The label in the OP looks beautiful, but each case takes a little more room over just a game cart. The labels take time, still might be hard to read under the plastic and fishing games out of individual cases is a hassle. You can go with larger cases if your game carts have manuals but then it takes even more room. Here is another approach, maybe you can store the game carts without the plastic game cases in a golf ball display case. Game carts are easier to see and grab for a gaming session.

Here is noise's article from his blog, larger pics there:
http://www.rfgeneration.com/blogs/noise ... s-1391.php

One of the biggest requests I get from Game Boy Player Land blog readers is the old "show me your collection." And I promise to get around to that at some point with pictures. But read any video game collection forum and you're bound to find various ongoing conversations about the best way to store Game Boy games. Should they be cart-only (like most of the ones you'll find in the wild) then it gets even tougher since none of the Game Boy line of carts had top-stickers. I personally keep my games in NDS cases with printed artwork, unless I'm lucky enough to have the original boxes. However one clever reader, Tony wrote in and shared these pretty awesome picture as a rather cool way to store -- and more importantly, proudly display his Game Boy collection. Here's a quote:

Here are some pictures of how I store my Gameboy collection. It is a golf ball case that I bought from a craft store chain called Micheal's. If you do not have a Michael's store you can probably find it at another place like Hobby Lobby or Ben Franklin. It cost about $20 but Michael's often has coupons in the mail for 40-50% off one item so I purchased a couple of these. As you can see they will store quite a few original Gameboy carts and a lot more GBA carts if you turn them slightly. There is a glass door with a metal hinge to keep it closed. I included a shot of the hinge. Also they have rear mounts so you can mount them on your wall for display as seen here in the pictures. Overall I have been very happy with this way of displaying my games.

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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by scarper Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:41 pm

Now that there is drop dead sexy. I may decide to do something like that whenever I graduate and buy a house, but in the meantime, I'll be keeping things generally compact.

I also considered putting end labels on just the carts themselves, making storage less bulky. May be something I'll side with doing.
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Re: Making end labels for my GB cases

by Jerkface Killah Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:18 pm

scarper wrote:Now that there is drop dead sexy. I may decide to do something like that whenever I graduate and buy a house, but in the meantime, I'll be keeping things generally compact.

I also considered putting end labels on just the carts themselves, making storage less bulky. May be something I'll side with doing.


Did you end up completing this project?
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