Today I took my Pengo bezel to a local print shop and make an attempt at matching the colors. I feel like I am lucky, because my bezel doesn’t look like it has much fading at all. The vibrant colors in Pengo and the Sno Bees were a little easier to match, the blues were a little more difficult.
These are the pantone colors I ended up with from the pantone coated palette book. (more…)
It’s been awhile. There is still a lot to do on the Pengo artwork package before it can be printed, lots of small details.
The first of those details I wanted to tackle tonight was the inside flaps of the cardboard Pengo bezel. On Mr. Do!’s Pengo Bezel scan that I am using to base my vector artwork, the inside flaps were left pointing backwards. This makes sense, the bezel was going to be cleaned up and used for Mame purposes. But to reproduce proper bezel artwork, we need every little piece and don’t want to make any part of those ice mountains up.
So, in four pieces, I scanned my Pengo bezel flap corners. Here is the original bezel scan;
And here is the original Pengo bezel with those scanned corners added;
It took me another little bit to adjust the artwork and add those pieces in. Here is the Pengo bezel looking more finalized all the time;
What’s next on the Pengo Bezel?
I need to renew my conversation with Rich about how to achieve the half tone pattern / gradient in on the cardboard print. How do I prep that for print? Do I make up the dot pattern myself, or is there some sort of specific process?
I also need to try some color matching. I will take the Pengo bezel into work next week and see if I can use the Pantone book next door to approximate those colors. Here are the PMS (Pantone) colors I came up with after I finished color matching the Pengo Bezel.
In December, I wasn’t aware that each piece of vector artwork needed to have a small amount of bleed added. I need to go back and add a bleed to this piece of artwork, and every other piece I have done, including the marquees, control panel overlays, and sideart. Part of the reason why I haven’t done anything:) Lots of little witty sno bitty details to finalize.
Thanks all for the continued interest. Taking Graduate classes makes vectorizing and taking on reproduction projects difficult. Especially ones done for love and not money.