Playfield Printing in Glorious UV Blacklight Techinicolor!

George-Takei-Oh-Myyy      The Playfield is broken in 2 layers Bottom is a thick cardboard with the top “Island” Bumpers, lanes/guides, etc. printed on a 3/8″ foam board then glued together.


I did things slightly different as Im printing both the upper and lower art on a nice 3m bubble free matt vinyl which will then be laminated to a premium card stock and foam core then assembled to complete the final playfield.




A Playfield thats out of this Universe!

solarwar6     Getting started on the Solar War playfield printing and found this quite interesting.  Even working with the original films can still be troublesome.  Colors mis-labeled or number can and has made for disastrous results.  So before getting started on did what research I could on this.  First thing I found cool about this art is that it uses elements later used in Atari’s  Asteroids Deluxe.

The next thing I needed to determine was the colors to print and the order they would be printed in.  The first film was listed as Fluorescent Yellow.  matching the art/film to the ONLY pic I could find on the internet this didnt look Yellow to me.  Its more like GREEN!

So my first thought was well maybe they just decided to screen fluorescent green instead. wouldnt be the first time Atari made on the fly changes and not mark the films, especially with something that was only in prototype stage.  But then I thought lets look at pics of the original Atari Video Pinball to compare and low and behold the yellow screened in blacklight photographs green!  I should’ve remembered that.

So now that I had my answer  its time to get started…



Goonies Pinball gets a Helping hand from PinballBuilders

I really like where Micheal was going with his custom Goonies Pinball Project so thought Id reach out to help him along.  Course he had to do the Truffle Shuffle for me to get it done.


Prepping The Apron


Finishing up the apron.  Original Elektra Apron, striped, primed, painted and screenprinted.  Went with a metallic blue and its purdy.

Ill be adding Custom Apron Silk Screening to the store section very soon.  This can be for both custom and original Aprons. Prices start at $45per color.  So in the meantime anyone interested in apron screening can contact me at Rich@PinballBuilders dotcom



WordPress Spam Sucks!!


What is it about spam with wordpress? Not my first WP blog site and have not cross posted any of this content. So why is it every Tom, DICK, and Harriet find it necessary to post random crap, to either “improve traffic”, get a bigger long lasting erection, or wedding cakes!

News Flash I have to approve ALL comments so none of this BS will ever get posted  your just wasting your time so PISS OFF PEOPLE!


Mirror Mirror On The Backglass

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I had my doubts but man this couldn’t have worked any better!              It wouldn’t just be a backglass without some mirror ink.  But at $500+ a quart I needed to find another solution for this one off backglass.  I found this “mirror effect” spray paint at the hardware store when I was getting the sprays for my stencils and thought Id give it a try.

The end results were just stunning!

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