The Official Customs Playmat/dice/sleeves thread.

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  1. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    We've been getting entirely too many of the same topics like this over the months. And it's usually the same thing. Folks asking about mats, sleeves, dice, and other things.

    This topic is to show off custom mats, ask questions, and otherwise discuss them. I am gonna close any other custom topics, and sticky this one.
  2. Davitz

    Davitz New Member

    Guess i'll be the first to pop a question in then.

    I've been looking at getting a new set of solid color sleeves as the pair I got last month are already seeing some very unpleasant looking wear.

    I've been looking around and my desicon has come down to 3 companys KMC, Player's Choice and Ultra Pro.

    I play a lot and need a good durable sleeve brand that will hold up to the abuse of medium to heavy play and will still look good with next to no wear on the back.

    Also, dice need to be translucent would smoked dice, be legal? I mean if you hold the die up to the light you can see straight through it, its just like looking through the lens of a pair of sunglasses.
  3. Yoshi-

    Yoshi- New Member

    Get Dragon Shields. They never break, no matter what you do and feel and shuffle awesome.
  4. AyameHikaru

    AyameHikaru New Member

    It says translucent, not transparent. ^^; Those should be fine.

    Anyone have any recommendations on the best place to get a custom mat?
  5. Davitz

    Davitz New Member

    Alright, so Dragon Shield it is, now anyone know a good place to buy them online? Troll and Toad is sold out and my local store only stocks Ultra Pro now >.<.
  6. ebay usual has dragon shield :) and they are the absolute best imo
  7. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

    If you are going to get custom playmats, i recommend EROLJ
    The product and customer service it absolute top notch. With the custom playmats i have ordered from them - not a single one had any bleeding or errors whatsoever. Grade A quality for sure.

    For a Full Custom Playmat, it will run you $49.99 + Shipping, but it is well worth it. Discounts if you buy in bulk also.

    The image size you will have to send is 1746 x 1026 (24.25 inches by 14.25 inches @ 72 pixels per inch)
    You will have to draw out the play zones, background, and everything else you want on it - but that just adds to the uniqueness of your very own custom playmat.

    The playmat is standard size - so it is larger that the ones that you get from Pokemon events.

    Here are some dimensions for you:
    Total playmat size is 1746 x 1026 (24.25 by 14.25 inches @ 72 Pixel per inch)
    Average sleeve size is 189 x 261 (2.63 by 3.63 inches @ 72 Pixels per inch)
    Actual Pokemon card size is 176 x 248 (2.44 by 3.44 inches @ 72 pixels per inch)

    Here is a template for the playmat in actual size. All the zones are there (Including Lost zone and Stadium) with exact placement, exact spacing, and proper card size. Just put in your artwork, save, and send to the company.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  8. Deoxys Cool Form

    Deoxys Cool Form New Member

    I'm looking to make my own custom playmat.

    Can anyone help me?

    I was going to have a fire background covering the whole mat, and then some of my own pictures.

    Is it possible to get pictures & a background from my computer, onto the playmat?

    And if so how?

  9. AyameHikaru

    AyameHikaru New Member

    You'll need to send it to a shop like the one posted above in order to get it printed. As far as the images go, use PhotoShop or something similar to make a template the right size. Then, put your photos on the template in any way you want, and save the image. Then send it to whatever company you've chosen to print the mat, and they'll take care of the rest.
  10. Deoxys Cool Form

    Deoxys Cool Form New Member

    Ok, thanks for helping.
  11. charcharchar

    charcharchar New Member

  12. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

    Drawing straight onto the mat can be tough, and with that much ink it is hard to keep it from bleeding into the other images.

    Very well done.:thumb:
  13. charcharchar

    charcharchar New Member

    It didn't bleed because I chose to go with fabric paint rather than markers, for precisely that reason.
  14. Lambda13

    Lambda13 New Member

  15. toxicroak 96

    toxicroak 96 New Member

    Custom Playmat

    I've always been interested in having one made for me, does anyone know a good place to order one from?
  16. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

  17. wiem0014

    wiem0014 New Member

    What are the rules regarding using Pokemon Pictures printed off websites? If we aren't selling the mat is it ok?
  18. Kurama

    Kurama New Member

    Nice to see a sticky now. Are there any Bandit Keith playmats? Im trying to get a hold of one
  19. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

    This is the best i can find on the subject:
    BTW - i made this template for the custom playmat, with all zones (Including Lost and stadium). Just copy, add your artwork, save, and send to the company.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  20. MattPL

    MattPL New Member

    So if I'm understanding this correctly, we can use our own fan made artwork of pokemon, but we can't use official pokemon artwork, or any other artwork we haven't created ourselves?

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