Hello everyone! I’m working on reproducing the official Astro City Control Panel for my custom 2-player PS2 stick. Here’s the panel I’m trying to reproduce:
And this is the template I’m using (not mine, I just restored the colors because originally they seemed washed out; see the above link). Sorry if the psd size is so huge:
Anyways, I need someone who has an official Astro City Panel, either from the Saturn VSP or a cabinet, and/or has experience with lamination, to help answer the following if they can:
What’s the exact depth/thickness of the Panel? I’m should be somewhere around 2mm-4mm, but I’m not sure.
Exactly what print material is used for the art on the panel? Is it laminated or does it use Plexiglas?
If it does use plexiglas, what’s the depth of the plexi?
Which lamination place/s should I use to best replicate the Astro City artwork?
Can I keep the image at it’s original side, center it, and add clear boarders around it to make the total size 5in x 25in. The template image is 4.7in x 23.9in.
Will areas without any color (background) be clear/seethrough, besides the boarder? This is essential to retain the faithfulness to the original art.
Will it be possible to retain the vibrancy/brightness of the colors (as seen in the template) without losing accuracy/quality?
Sorry if I’m being picky, but I can’t find any answers using search, and I’m really desperate to recreate the Astro City Panel to be as identical to an authentic one as possible (and to look nice of course). Thank you :)!