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#1110846
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I decided to not use the “individual” slipcovers for my set. The set will already have to slipcases anyway. Why add more to the load? Besides, I want to make room for a “fourth” case for a bonus disc which will have “From Star Wars To Jedi.”

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#1110407
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oojason said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

solkap said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

I have neither the label sheets, nor the applicator, yet…

No, no, no! Don’t put labels on optical discs! They will deteriorate much faster than the disc itself and when they do, they can cause possibly irreparable damage to your blu-ray player!

Take a look at this article. There are also posts about this floating around this forum.

People posting disc art around are here intending it to be printed directly onto inkjet printable discs using something like this:

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I can’t afford something like that. Besides, I’ve been spending months trying to create proper labels on Avery.com. Are you ****ing kidding me?! Only now I start to hear problems? I’ve been using all that I have (paper, cardboard, etc.) to create this set. I don’t have card stock or photo paper. I had to do it myself with what I only have in my possession, and all this hard work has stopped for something like this…Without these labels, my set can’t be completed.

Unless someone does it for me, I have no other options.

Would a friend, or local library or local printers/stationery store be able to help you out?
 

This thread may be of interest for a little more info on printers with ‘print-to-disc’ facilities:-

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/What-printers-does-everyone-use-for-printing-discs-and-artwork/id/55031

Surprisingly, many printers with the print-to-disc facility aren’t much more expensive than the printers without - though obviously it is an otherwise unnecessary purchase (and ink can so expensive these days too).

Good luck with it - I really hope you complete your quality set.
 

By the way - superb covers and discart - very cool 😃

I can print out the labels myself. I just need the proper materials. There have been people who have had printed labels on discs for years and still no problems, as long as it’s smooth with no air bubbles.

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#1110348
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solkap said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

I have neither the label sheets, nor the applicator, yet…

No, no, no! Don’t put labels on optical discs! They will deteriorate much faster than the disc itself and when they do, they can cause possibly irreparable damage to your blu-ray player!

Take a look at this article. There are also posts about this floating around this forum.

People posting disc art around are here intending it to be printed directly onto inkjet printable discs using something like this:

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I can’t afford something like that. Besides, I’ve been spending months trying to create proper labels on Avery.com. Are you ****ing kidding me?! Only now I start to hear problems? I’ve been using all that I have (paper, cardboard, etc.) to create this set. I don’t have card stock or photo paper. I had to do it myself with what I only have in my possession, and all this hard work has stopped for something like this…Without these labels, my set can’t be completed.

Unless someone does it for me, I have no other options.

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#1110340
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Well, in addition to the set I’m still working one (I’m still not finished with the Slipcases), here are my “Retro” Disc Labels. The color scheme is reminiscent to the Original VHS tapes I had. The white with the black text represents the white label that was placed on the center of every tape. The black background represents the tape itself. I just added a star field (which is the one from the beginning of the first film) as a bonus, because it’s Star Wars, and it kinds adds to the “Retro” look. If you hate the star field, I will gladly give you one without:

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I cannot print these for myself yet. I have neither the label sheets, nor the applicator.

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#1108567
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Here they are! These are my official Slipcovers for the Original Trilogy. They can be used for any version of the Original Theatrical Cuts (Despecialized, Silver Screen, Grindhouse, Puggo Grande, Poita, GOUT, etc.). Take them! Use them, as I will! Tell your friends about them:

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^ This TESB photo of Luke was already found like this. I had to do the others myself. However, I did “adjust” the grayscale and the contrast.

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As you can see, these were “inspired” by the CBS/FOX release (this was how I was introduced to Star Wars as a child):

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I still have to work on my Slipcase, though. The inner and outer slipcases will be “inspired” by this:

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#1107058
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solkap said:

These aren’t very high resolution, but would either of them do the trick?

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The first one I’m using right now, at least the “TRILOGY” part. I had to use a separate high-res copy of the “STAR WARS” part of the title over the original in order to make it clearer.

This is what I’m trying to do for a box set: I’m going to do a recreation of the CBS/FOX Box Set, specifically the slipcases (I’m already done with the inserts as you see above).

This is the set I’ll be using as a “reference”:

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It won’t be an “exact” copy, but there are things that will inspire the design for my own set, like using the outer cover art, and some photos for the inside case. There won’t be a “purple-ish” background color either. Like I said, not an exact copy. Just inspired by the original. I might not even use the same design in terms of shape.

I just need CARD STOCK (UGH!).

Here’s my WORK-IN-PROGRESS so far. This will give you an “idea” of what I’m trying to do:

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I don’t know what I’m doing in terms of shape, yet. There’s a lot of measurements that need to be done. The challenging part about this is that I’m using GIMP, which is not as advanced as PhotoShop, but I try my best.

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#1106820
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oojason said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

Here they are! Old & new combined. The classic front cover of the first set; the more traditional back cover of the new set. I used black backgrounds instead, and made a few alterations and color corrections. Less flashy, and a little more iconic. These covers are my personal go-to choice for my set. If you want to take them, use them well.

These covers can be used for any version of the “Theatrical Cuts,” including the Despecialized Editions (which I personally have), the Silver Screen Edition & the Grindhouse versions of TESB/ROTJ, Puggo Grande, GOUT, etc.

Stunning - and always good to see quality covers that can be used for any set too 😃

And here’s what they look like in Blu Ray cases. They are not double-sided. I printed them with regular printer paper.

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#1106729
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Here they are! Old & new combined. The classic front cover of the first set; the more traditional back cover of the new set. I used black backgrounds instead, and made a few alterations and color corrections. Less flashy, and a little more iconic. These covers are my personal go-to choice for my set. If you want to take them, use them well.

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Instead of the original font for the spine, I used to same style as the title on the front cover, combined with the color scheme of the original.

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I changed the picture on the back, because the red colors of the cloud city shot stood out too much from the colors of the front. I used a more “appropriate” shot for the Battle Of Hoth to match the “THE BATTLE CONTINUES” slogan more.

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I adjusted the color for the “cast” pictures on the back. The titles are back to the original color.

These covers can be used for any version of the “Theatrical Cuts,” including the Despecialized Editions (which I personally have), the Silver Screen Edition & the Grindhouse versions of TESB/ROTJ, Puggo Grande, GOUT, etc.

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#1103259
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

I just realised that I haven’t updated my list for a while (my opinion changes a lot), so I’ll do that now.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  2. A New Hope (1977)
  3. The Force Awakens (2015)
  4. Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  5. Attack of the Clones (2002)
  6. Return of the Jedi (1983)
  7. Rogue One (2016)
  8. The Phantom Menace (1999)
  9. The Clone Wars (2008)

Yeah, I’ll get some flak for four and five, but honestly, I’ve kinda lost all my hate for those ones. I enjoy 'em.

Heh, and here I am being nervous for putting Return Of The Jedi at number 1. Bold.

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#1103194
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dahmage said:

maybe you are lying to be noticed / stand out?

Actually, I’m not lying to myself when I say that ROTJ is the best, in my opinion. ROTJ always affected my differently from the other two. Even thought ANH, and TESB are amazing movies, I have always leaned towards ROTJ even movie. I don’t know why. It’s always difficult to explain, and it’s frustrating knowing that I can’t see what other people see negatively about the film. Every negative thing that other fans have pointed out is something I don’t have a problem with: the second Death Star, the Ewoks, Boba Fett’s death, Yub Nub, etc. I always thought that the Death Star 2.0 looked more intimidating than the first, because of it’s “unfinished/distorted” look. I love the Ewoks. One of my favorite lessons in Star Wars is to never judge someone or something by size. They are the underdog, which is one of the many things I love about the OT. Boba Fett is cool, but I am not as big of a fan as other people. If I were to picked Empire over Jedi, it would betray everything I stand for when it comes to Star Wars. I made that comment to show that I am not afraid to stand out of what I see as a sort of “standard” in the Star Wars fan community.

However, I feel like I pressured by something, as if I have to know the difference between what is my favorite, and what is the best. ROTJ is my favorite, and I also want to consider it the best. “Best” and “favorite” are still based on opinion. If someone were to say that 2001: A Space Odyssey was the best film of all time, someone else will say that the best is something else (could be any movie). In other words: there-is-no-correct-or-incorrect-answer!

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#1103187
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TV’s Frink said:

Wait, I don’t rate ROTJ the highest because I’m not honest and just want to be liked?

Lol.

Anyway…

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ROTJ-is-the-best-Star-Wars-film-discuss/id/15430
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Return-of-the-Jedi-Appreciation-Thread/id/17468

I’m talking about myself. If I were to rank TESB the highest, “I” would be lying to myself, and everyone else. “I” am not going to lie in order to be liked. Everyone else here is most likely honest about their opinions. I have noticed that there are some people who have said ROTJ was their favorite as a kid, but as they got older, TESB became their favorite (as if it’s a requirement).

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#1103022
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I for one am a Star Wars fan who doesn’t give a shit about the so called “standards.” Last time I checked, there is absolutely no laws, or regulations on being a Star Wars fan. We are not bound to one way of looking at the films. Heresy my ass.

[Best] 1) Return Of The Jedi 10/10 (That’s right. You read correctly)
2) The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
3) Star Wars (aka A New Hope) 10/10
4) The Force Awakens & Rogue One (a tie) 9/10
5) Revenge Of The Sith 7/10
6) The Phantom Menace 6.5/10
[Worst] 7) Attack Of The Clones 5/10

In, my opinion, the Original Trilogy (specially the Theatrical Cuts) is perfect across the board. All three are amazing. Return Of The Jedi is #1 for me. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars (ANH)!! Each one gets even better than the last, that’s all. It’s a “tryptic” masterpiece.

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#1098671
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markuswelby1 said:

Nice work, and I especially enjoy the orange colors of “Empire” I would possibly try and make the “despecialized” type easier to read. It bleeds into the background a bit making it a tad difficult to see clearly. Top notch stuff!

cheers.

I might just get rid of the text “Despecialized Edition” on each cover. It kinda takes away from the front cover rather than add. Putting something behind the text to make it pop out more would disrupt the design, not to mention the fact that a drop shadow adds nothing, either. It worked for the titles, but the extra text would probably make the front cover look more crowded.

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#1097738
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Update on my current cover project: I made a huge overhaul. I increased the size of the art to fill in the whole front cover. I also added more color to fit the color scheme for each movie. I also gave the titles an off-white color. They’re still not ready, yet, which is why I shrunk the size of the pictures below. There are still areas I need to fix, especially when it comes to centering everything properly:

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I might make these double-sided.

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