I’m really lost here and I could use a hint or two on what to do now. A while back I got a Mad Catz WWE Brawl Stick for cheap and after some months of regular use I decided to mod it. Opening the stick and replacing the stock joystick and buttons with Sanwa parts wasn’t very difficult, but for the life of it I can’t figure out how to print the custom artwork properly.
I grabbed this template d3v posted for the Mad Catz SE because I read that it would work with my stick. Since I don’t know how to use Photoshop, I asked on reddit if someone could put together a design that I had in mind. I provided the template and some images and I got this image back.
Now the problem is that I’ve searched everywhere but I can’t find any specific instructions on how to print this properly. Everyone always suggest “go to Kinko’s, print the art in a high quality laser printer (at 300 DPI), ask for lami-labeling, cut the holes and it’s done”. However:
[*]What resolution should I print this to match the stick size? I’ve gone to 2 different places and I ended up with this. My image’s resolution is (something by something); should I scale it down to some exact proportion to get what I need? Or should I just leave it like that and ask the person at the store to use some cropping before printing it? Clearly at its current state it’s not working.
[*]I’m in Canada; therefore, there’s no Kinko’s here. Every time I walked into a printing store and asked to print the image and then “lami-label” it, the cleks give me a look like I’m talking gibberish. Since lami-labeling is not available for me, what are my options? Plastify the image and then apply some glue at the back side?
[*]Finally, is it too bad that my image is a .jpg? I asked the person who did this for me for the .psd file but he never got back to me and later he deleted his account.
Sorry for the long post but this has been more frustrating that it should’ve been. After some failed attempts this is what I have (1, 2). I hope someone can help me with some more specific instruction on how to solve this so that my stick doesn’t look like crap anymore.