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05 Dec 2012 18:30 - 05 Dec 2012 18:43 #42411 by Trigger
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I've been researching a bit on how they print on gaming mats. You can screen print the neoprene but doing a Heat Transfer or Sublimation printing is the way to go. It's what is done on the Magic and other CCG playmats. The one issue with it is you pretty much have to have the whole picture be square or cover the entire mat to get a good looking mat. White is hard to do which isn't really a color in the process so you would have to fill in around the white areas. To make a long story short, you need to be able to print the entire sheet out and then Heat Transfer the image to the mat. The best colors of choice would be a dark color as the background and a light color as the graphic or wording. I fooled around with some of the colors and thought this looked pretty good.



The picture below is just about actual size of what the mat would look like.


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05 Dec 2012 18:37 #42412 by Ohlmann
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It look to much like something escaped from a casino, because of the bright green :(

I don't really understand what are the need on the color, so I can't give advice. Except, maybe, trying something red.

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05 Dec 2012 18:56 - 05 Dec 2012 19:00 #42413 by Trigger
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How's this? The colors can be altered, just threw some up for comparrison. I kind of like the Black with red lettering myself.






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05 Dec 2012 19:46 #42414 by Lönkka
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Black with red lettering looks nicest.

Then again, I'd never purchase a playmat.
Haven't even once used the one I got in Palma.
YMMV

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05 Dec 2012 20:06 #42416 by Trigger
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I agree. I like the black with red lettering and with just a plain line going across the middle and not down below. It looks cleaner than the others and more versitile IMO. I think I will mock up a final Black with Red lettering and see what I can do to get one printed out.


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05 Dec 2012 20:42 #42417 by Count Orlok
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I agree. I like the black with red lettering and with just a plain line going across the middle and not down below. It looks cleaner than the others and more versitile IMO. I think I will mock up a final Black with Red lettering and see what I can do to get one printed out.


*Drool* I would buy the shit out of that this instant if available.

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