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#1077727
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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confusedgambler said:

Ronwlim,

We understand and no need to explain or to justify your prices. Sharing your files with everybody was more than generous.

Believe me, if I was in this for the money, I could keep making these. I stopped at the initial five I offered 18 months ago. I have a wait list of 8 names if I ever decided to make more.

DIY! It’s the most satisfying. Google how to burn discs and make your own box. There are so many tutorials on methods on YouTube.

-Ron

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#1077568
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I went ahead and made myself a set. It has cost me about 125+ to make with professional printing, buying criterion cases, the blank blu-rays, etc… I asked ronwlim here on the site to see if he could make the same box set that he has produced and he quoted me $200. So to ask for $200 isn’t that unreasonable.

I think your post is misleading.

You forgot to mention that I was only selling the bluray cases and the box set I designed. I specifically said it did not include the discs. I’ve also been quite clear that the price is only so high because the boxes are a pain in the ass to make, so I price it high as both a deterent for you to buy, worthwhile for me to make and encouragement for you to DIY, since I’ve made all my files available for free.

-Ron

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#1077566
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Has anyone done covers for the prequels in this style? If not I’ll attempt a swing at it but just wanted to check first since my photoshop skills are no good

I’ve done ALL the covers. I just haven’t uploaded them because the despecialized versions are not yet available.

-Ron

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#1076144
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I’m afraid you’ll have to recreate that one on your own. It was exclusive to those who bought my box set. The resources to ape the Topps card on your own can be found online.

Best,
Ron

Tyler0013 said:

You would happen to have the template for the TOPPS Cards, would you? I am wanting to create my own.

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#1075664
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Others have printed it and no complaints so far!
Good luck!
Ron

Ykarus said:

Hello, I am new here and I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your work on the custom box set of the “despecialized edition”. I am quite happy because I bought a Canon Pro-100 and I plan to have my own box set thanks to you 😃

A question, though… before I start printing, I noticed that the size of some of the pdf you shared with us are quite small, and when I zoom in, it seems like the resolution is not very high. I am afraid that the quality of the picture won’t be very good on the prints… any thoughts? Maybe I am wrong and they will print perfectly, I am not used to print pictures from pdf LOL

Thanks again for all your work!

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#1053055
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wombat_94 said:

stealthboy said:

dgraham414 said:

So how exactly are you making the boxes themselves sturdy? Me friend and I just made two of your Star Wars boxes but the slip cases that the blu-ray cases go in are very very thin and fragile and honestly I’m afraid I’m going to break them. So for the Indiana Jones one how did you make it so sturdy?

I use a thick cardboard stock called Chipboard. Got some 12x12 black pieces through Amazon. It’s a little over 1mm thick. I cut pieces to size and use paper tape to construct the initial box. I then print the artwork onto photo paper, cut, and use a spray adhesive to attach it to the chipboard box. I’m sure others have a different process, but this works for me.

Do you have a link to the product page on Amazon. After looking locally, I think I am going to have to go with Amazon for ordering chipboard for my boxes.

Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C9D3OHG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#1045329
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I am exploring an ever BETTER box for my despecialized box set. Not the bonus stuff like the mini-posters and mini lobby cards, but the individual bluray cases and the box itself.

After some trial and error, I think Star Wars Despecialized box set 2.0 is almost ready. But before I tackle that, I thought I’d try my hand at another film series…

INDIANA JONES

Here’s the video that inspired me:
https://youtu.be/j3QvlNLE0Iw

Using that video as a guide, I started building my Indy box. Here are the results. Think it came out pretty good… I just need to find some glossy sticker paper so the cover inks look more vibrant. Materials list and download links coming soon. I will not be posting a tutorial on how to build the box; the video above should be enough.

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Thanks for reading. Again, links coming soon!
-Ron

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thehawk said:

ronwlim said:

thehawk said:

Hello ronwlim, as far as large inkjet printers go would a Canon iP8720 or Epson Artisan 1430 suffice? These are two large format printers I’ve found that seem to have good reviews, but also more importantly include cd/dvd/bluray printing.

I don’t have much experience with Epsons. My friend who printed mine uses the CANON PIXMA iX6820 Wireless Printer, which for some reason has dropped to $120 on Amazon US…
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HM0IVDY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_17?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Cheers!
Ron

Thanks for the response. Do you know what type of 13x19 stock/lb paper your friend used for printing out your slipcase?

Canon matte photo paper, but the heavier the stock, the better. Get the heaviest that will feed through.

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#1040527
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thehawk said:

Hello ronwlim, as far as large inkjet printers go would a Canon iP8720 or Epson Artisan 1430 suffice? These are two large format printers I’ve found that seem to have good reviews, but also more importantly include cd/dvd/bluray printing.

I don’t have much experience with Epsons. My friend who printed mine uses the CANON PIXMA iX6820 Wireless Printer, which for some reason has dropped to $120 on Amazon US…
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HM0IVDY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_17?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Cheers!
Ron

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Jackpumpkinhead said:

this is some of the most beautiful cover work i have seen, i love it.

i am curious as to your technique for making the box. i am planning on making my own box for each of the trilogies and i would love any and all insight you could lend.

thanx

Use a large inkjet printer and 13 x 19 paper for the slipcases, as heavy a paper stock as your printer will accept.

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#1026814
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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stealthboy said:

Matt_Stevens said:

It’s been a while since I posted. i am trying to find the artwork for the cases in the video linked below. I ran across this the other day and just loved what I saw. I am sure they must be linked here, somewhere. But I ain’t finding them.

You’ll want the ronwlim artwork set. I believe he put everything together into a download link many pages back.

I actually created a thread for all my covers here:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ronwlims-custom-bluray-casesbox-set/id/47474

Happy building!
Ron

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#1026008
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Harmy & ronwlim box set, now for sale! (Movies NOT included)
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Sully, didn’t get a PM from you.

At any rate, the limited run of five box sets have sold out. After months of zero requests, I have been deluged over the last two weeks.

I am taking a waitlist for a second run, but I’ll be upfront, I may not do another run, as its a ton of work to print, handcut and assemble these boxes.

Don’t forget, the files are posted online so you can always make your own (BUT NOT SELL THEM)!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ron

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Lovely! Nice job!
-Ron

jstrickland987 said:

Finally finished my set. Some little things…

  • I altered the design for DVD logos since I don’t have a way of burning BDs
  • I created a contents card to give props to ronwlim and explain what everything was
  • I don’t have a way of printing directly on discs so I had to use adhesive labels which don’t print all the way to the center of the disc…oh well
  • I’ve never done a paper project like this so some of it may be a little less polished than Ron’s. But all in all I thought it came out pretty nice. I did 3 sets and gave 2 to some friends.

I can’t for the life of me figure out how to post the pictures so they show up here, so here is a link to the album…

imgur.com/a/kW5fo

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#943765
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Serif gothic, but I had to customize some of the letters, as it didn’t match the version they used in 1977.

Kexikus said:

May I ask what font you used for the top of your Despecialized Edition boxes? I really like it and would love to know what it is^^

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#943065
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It’s 15 1/8" wide from end of crop mark to other crop mark.
Hope that helps.

-Ron

jstrickland987 said:

Gotcha. Makes more sense now. I think I can make it work. I figured out what went wrong. If I know the measurements I can do the scoring and cutting without the guides.

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#941941
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jstrickland987 said:

Can you give the exact dimensions of the slipcases? I got them printed and assembled and they are not the correct size. I’m sure it has to do with the print settings on the PDF. I printed them at 100% of original size but it didn’t turn out right. If I have the measurements I can see that they are correct before I cut and assemble. Thanks.

Are you using the Criterion cases? The box set was designed for the thicker Criterion collection cases.

-Ron

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