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Red Bean's Torso Stickers on my minifigs!

Postby adm_matthew » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:59 am

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/mattc ... d-bean.jpg

After Downloading many of Red Bean's Torsos and Faces (and shields) I have taken pictures of the ones I have turned into Minifigs, and well, here they are! I hope you enjoy them :)
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Postby Dan_BL » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:36 am

Looks pretty cool. I see you have one of those printers like me-doesn't print black, more light black than anything else.

As soon as I can work out several torsos stickers on one page and make a trip over to Bureau en Gros I'll try doing this on photo paper.
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Postby Red Bean » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:41 am

Thanks for posting!

One question though: what kind of stickers are you using to print the faces on? Unless it's something to do with the lighting, they don't seem very transparent in the picture. See if you can find some computer printable transparent labels in your local stationary. And for your information (if you don't know already), the faq section on my website as a rough guideline on how to print the decals. It contains some basic information such as the kind of label papers to use, etc. :P

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Postby Dragon Master » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:19 pm

It looks good, great torsos Read Bean. The faces are a little off though, but its nice overall.

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Postby Mr. D » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:31 pm

Dan_BL wrote:
As soon as I can work out several torsos stickers on one page and make a trip over to Bureau en Gros I'll try doing this on photo paper.
Actually, if you have a good printer and some very clear tape, you can use regular paper; just print out the stickers, tear off a piece of tape about twice as long as you'll need. Then, holding the tape at each end, place it over the sticker, making sure not to touch the sticky side of the tape that will be on the sticker; if you do it will leave finger-prints (you'll probably want to stick one end, then smooth the tape over the sticker-to-be). Then cut out and glue!

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P.S. By the way, neat sig., Dan! On another note, your avatar needs a little help; it looks like it's wider for it's height than it should be.
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Postby Loneranger » Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:48 pm

Nice job.
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Postby adm_matthew » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:25 pm

Red Bean~ I am just using regular 'ole sticker paper, I'll see if next time I go to Wal*Mart if my mom 'll let me get some transparent paper. :)
Everyone Else~ Thanks :)
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Postby Devari » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:38 pm

I'd suggest you print the faces at higher resolution... The yellow is way off...
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Postby adm_matthew » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:46 pm

Heh, thats the funny thing, the lower quality I print them at, the closer the color is to the original.. ( I printed it at highest quality)
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:03 am

Mr. D wrote:Dan_BL wrote:
As soon as I can work out several torsos stickers on one page and make a trip over to Bureau en Gros I'll try doing this on photo paper.
Actually, if you have a good printer and some very clear tape, you can use regular paper; just print out the stickers, tear off a piece of tape about twice as long as you'll need. Then, holding the tape at each end, place it over the sticker, making sure not to touch the sticky side of the tape that will be on the sticker; if you do it will leave finger-prints (you'll probably want to stick one end, then smooth the tape over the sticker-to-be). Then cut out and glue!


This is not as good as photo paper. The contrast and intensity is simply way down on regular paper, tape or no tape. Black looks gray, colors are washed out and pastel. I haven't tried transparent film, but anything that stops ink spread and over-absorbtion is probably good.
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Postby groovyd2001 » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:16 am

There so pretty, exsept for the faces. :)
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Postby Dan_BL » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:33 am

Unless I put a lot of time in to making faces (which I don't) I don't know that I really want to get into making custom lego faces. I'm not a LoTR fan, so I don't know that I need any new lego heads-they look just too tacky.

Whats that guy's name on BL, Custom Minifigures??? He seems to have some pretty nice high quality stuff. Of course I was never for paying $20 for one minifig! :evil: :twisted:
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Postby Mr. D » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:37 pm

TwoTonic Knight, This has not been my experience, I have tried it both ways and the contrast and color is the same with regular and photo paper. I guess it depends on the printer. Or maybe I'm not using high-quallity photo paper. :D
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:44 pm

Mr. D wrote:TwoTonic Knight, This has not been my experience, I have tried it both ways and the contrast and color is the same with regular and photo paper. I guess it depends on the printer. Or maybe I'm not using high-quallity photo paper. :D



I suppose it can hinge on a number of things. If you are not using glossy photo paper (it should be very slick and shiny on one side, and that's the side you should be printing on) then you will get lesser results. The printer will also have an effect, but virtually any color printer will look better on top quality glossy photo paper or film.
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Postby Red Bean » Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:31 am

For those who feel like being bold, water-slide decals can provide a good alternative to stickers:

http://www.beldecal.com/inkjet_decals.cfm

These are more complicated to use (not to mention expensive) so it's not recommended to everyone. But if you're willing to be bold, then the results will be worth it. :lol:

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