how to make custom playmats

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by Elite_4_Allen, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    i've been wanting 0ne for a while but i don't want to buy it. does anyone know how to make these?
  2. Assassin_Thief

    Assassin_Thief New Member

    It depends on wat exactly you mean. Do you mean a home made one or a place were you can get it done?
  3. r3skyline

    r3skyline New Member

    um, either way you are going to end up paying for the supplies. i do custom mat making. i charge $15 for the design and 30 to have it printed/shipped.
  4. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    i'd rather make it myself
  5. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Wow. We might as well have a stickied thread about mat making.

    Sharpies or Prismacolor are good markers to draw on mats with. Blank mats can be found on eBay for around ten bucks. For a fixative to hold the color and resist smudge, you can use hairspray, or fixatives you can find at craft stores.

    You can find Prismacolor at Hobby Lobby.

    Check my thread for more ideas and whatnot.

    Hope this helps!
  6. r3skyline

    r3skyline New Member

  7. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    r3skyline, how did you print your design on a mat? I would LOVE to do this, but don't know how.
  8. r3skyline

    r3skyline New Member

    i used to print them, but not anymore, i now go thru another supplier which is why the $30 charge is seperate from the $15 charge.

    they are printed with an epson 9700 i believe. not sure, but that 9xxx series i do know for sure. quite expensive for those that are gonna go to ebay and try to find it. ;)
  9. hinataluvs

    hinataluvs New Member

    I whould love for you to make me a mat....I just wish i had the money T_T so if i wanted you to make me a mat whould i have to give you the design i want
  10. r3skyline

    r3skyline New Member

    uh, not really, you dont have to. just provide images, or just give me your idea and i can see what i can do for ya.
  11. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    can someone give me a picture of gengar mat?
  12. r3skyline

    r3skyline New Member

    thats the thing. what is in it for them? just do it out of the kindness of their heart? so they "waste their time" by doing a "good deed"?

    i would honestly like to know. not flaming or anything, just trying to have a conversation. i may be interested in this. (doing design)
  13. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    I'd wait and see the final product before buying any mats online since the image can look nice, but if it's not high enough quality (d.p.i - dots per inch), it will look blurry and pixelated when it is printed onto something.
  14. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    just a reminder, buying and selling of these is not allowed in the RTC.
  15. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    oh, sorry. i didn't know.

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