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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by Hobie-wan Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:13 pm

A4 being a paper size, not a kind of paper. Just an FYI for anyone that doesn't know. :)
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by jfrost Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:30 pm

Thus "regular" and "not glossy" (i.e., office paper, 75g).
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by the7k Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:26 pm

I use the glossy stuff. Looks fan-freakin'-tastic. Better than retail, honestly.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by Ziggy587 Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:41 am

I print lots of DVD covers (same thing, basically) on regular old printer paper. They don't look half bad, and can look really good if you use a high end printer. My brother printed a few DVD labels out on a really cheap photo paper that wasn't too glossy, and they looked even better.

If you have, or have access to, a decent printer I'd say try regular paper first. If it doesn't look good enough for you, try a photo paper. The only thing is that photo paper can get expensive.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by MrPopo Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:41 am

I use 80 lb legal matte paper for all my covers, and they turn out very nice.
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by tcpballa93 Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:21 am

So, I am going to have my dad print a cover on normal paper, so that it looks nice until I get a better one, then I will take it to the print shop to do it for me. So this is what the paper should be, correct?
1.Glossy
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Re: Replacing water damaged PS2 covers. Best paper to use?

by Hobie-wan Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:20 pm

Generally, yes. Perhaps keep the torn cover behind the replacement for now and take it to the print place when you go. This way they can pick a paper that's similiar and they're less likely to give you a funny look if they're finicky on copyright if they see you really did tear it.
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