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Artwork Print and Cut for Hori RAP 3 Tekken Series (Kai)

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CUSTOM-HRAP3KAI-ART-TOP
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  • Product Description

    Important: Custom Orders Do Not Ship Separately

    If you place an order for a personalized product along with non-custom products, such as arcade part or merchandise, please note that all products will ship together.  We ask for a minimum of 7-10 business days to process custom orders and prepare for shipping, as we often have a large queue, and personalized orders require additional processing work.  If you desire to receive your non-custom products earlier, then please place two separate orders.  This will allow the non-custom orders to ship within our normal 1-2 business days.


    Control panel artwork represents one of the most convenient means to personalize your fightstick, giving it a new look almost immediately. 

    High Resolution, Color Fidelity

    Artwork prints are developed using a top-of-the-line commercial printer, offering vivid, professional-quality artwork replication. The printer is capable of resolution of 1200dpi (dots per inch), and 6 color ink system (Cyan Magenta Yellow K(Black) + Light Cyan, Light Magenta and White) reproduces artwork over a wide color range, whether submitted as RGB or CMYK.

    Artwork is printed on 10 mil cardstock sheet.  It carries 95% brightness and tensile strength of 100 pounds per inch.  

    Each print is laser cut to your specifications, as presented by available options.  You will receive the print with insert cutouts designed to fit your chosen brand. Gently press downward to remove the cutouts.

    Designed for Hori Real Arcade Pro Tekken (Kai Layout) FightStick

    Hori's Kai layout positions the joystick further left from the buttons.  Please see the photos below to confirm if your model is a match or is similar in layout.  If the layout or model does not match, then you may instead need the Artwork Print and Cut for Hori RAP 2/3/EX Panel.

    RAP 3 Tekken Series - Tekken 5 (Not 10th anniversary model), T6, TTT2 Prologue (Kai layout) (2Mb zip)

    Installation Notes

    HRAP 3 Installation - Step 1 hrap3-install-step-2.jpg
    Accessing the control panel on Hori Pro 3's line of Fightsticks requires opening the case from the bottom.  Eight small screws are located on the bottom metal panel. 

    With the bottom panel removed, you will find six control panel screws held in place with 4mm nuts.  Remove these screws, then lift the panel from the bottom to access the wires that tether the buttons and joystick to the motherboard. One way to remove the screws is to use needle nose pliers to access and loosen the nuts, as the screw has a square shape underneath the pan head to keep from rotating.

    It is important to keep a written note of the wire colors for each button. When the buttons and joystick are freed from the panel, you will proceed to remove the original artwork using a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen the adhesive.  Any remnants of adhesive can be removed using alchohol, WD-40, or GooGone.  Allow the panel to dry fully and remove all residue before installing artwork and plexi.

    If you choose not to purchase the Buttercade Top Loader for Hori Real Arcade Pro to install and swap artwork and plexi from the top panel, you can use the original screw and nut combination. One potential way to keep the artwork and plexi in place while reinstalling the original screws is to first place the buttons onto the panel, allowing the pressure from the button to secure the plexi and artwork. Next, reattach each of the buttons and joystick to its corresponding wiring, place the panel onto the case, then flip the case upside down. One by one, reattach each screw to the panel by slipping it into the hole from the control panel top. you may need to re-adjust the position of artwork and plexi before fully tightening the nuts that hold the screws to the panel. 

    If you decide to purchase the Buttercade Top Loader for Hori Real Arcade Pro, below are further instructions to install.

    Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 0 Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 1
    Each top loader has a double sided adhesive, which is covered by paper backing.  A slit is cut onto the backing, which allows you to peel away the backing while the adhesive remains on the loader. Occasionally the process we use to cut the backing may have a piece of the adhesive remain over the loader's hole where the nut is positioned.  You can take a small pointed tool to poke the adhesive from the backing and throw it away. The pointed tool may also clear any imperfections in the 3D printing that have occurred above the metal nut that is housed inside. Use your fingernail to catch one part of the backing and peel away.  If you notice that some of the adhesive lifts from the loader and remains on the backing, push the backing down onto the loader, and then re-attempt to peel away, taking care not to grasp the adhesive along with the backing.
    Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 2 Hori RAP 3 Toploader Installation - Step 3
    After peeling one side of the top loader adhesive backing, peel the next side to expose the entire surface.  It should look like the above photo, with the adhesive displaying a glossy surface. Please note that very small portions of the adhesive's edge may stick to your fingers as you handle it.   The top loader has a shallow groove on each side.  Slide the top loader handle upwards from the bottom of the top loader until the handle's narrow opening sits on the bottom of the loader.
    Hori RAP Top Loader Installation - Step 4 HRAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 5
    The handle should grip around the loader, allowing you to lower it into the HRAP's body. From the example above, the top loader should appear like this on the handle. Please note that due to the variability of a 3D print, the loader handle may grip tighter or looser around the shallow groove on each side of the top loader.

    With the top loader on the handle, position the loader to the open screw hole on the HRAP case's plastic underside.  The goal here is to get a clear an opening as possible that should line up relatively close to the plexi and artwork's own screw holes, which you will install later. One way to accomplish this is to place the plastic case on an open surface where you can easily see the original screw hole through the loader.  You can also place the case upright to see through the front of the case's square-shaped screw hole as you place the loader in the back.

    Lightly apply pressure to the loader using the top of the handle between your thumb and forefinger, with the intent to check the spacing of the loader before committing to its final position.  If you find that the loader is off position (the top loader's screw hole is clearly offset from the center of the case's square hole), you can attempt to pull the loader out, replace on the handle and try again.

    Once you have the screw hole on the top loader relatively centered with the square hole of the case, apply as much downward pressure to the handle as you can to secure the top loader's adhesive to the plastic.

    HRAP 3 Top Loader Install - Notes HRAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Notes

    We offer M4 hex screws in several colors to customize your HRAP 3 artwork or plexi install.  The screw uses a 2.5mm kex key.  It is important to note that the original HRAP 3 screw was designed to fit into the square hole. Additionally, the HRAP 3 was not designed to accomodate custom plexi. This means that the artwork and plexi may shift around until you secure it with the screw. Position the artwork so that it lines up with the edges of the metal panel, and centered around the buttons.  That may require you to grip your fingers between the plexi and artwork and move around until all positions look correct, then screw down.

    When installing the screws, please screw down lightly at first so you can make any corrections to the artwork and plexi position. Do not force the screw in hard, as the this does not allow the screw to catch the top loader's threading and may dislodge it.  Instead use the hex key to screw into the top loader's opening.  It should tighten once the threading catches.  Occasionally a small piece of the 3D printed plastic may obstruct the metal screw nut.  You can use a small pointed tool to clear that debris from the opening.

    Finally, when screwing in to secure the artwork, you should feel the screw tightening around the top loader's metal nut.  This will improve the adhesive bond. Do not tighten too much for risk of cracking the acrylic, especially should you choose the thicker and less flexible .060" plexi. Tightening too hard will also cause the thinner .030" to bow around the back and around the control panel, where the acrylic's surface area is narrower.

    Options

    Often, you will have several options to personalize your control panel, such as button layout, removal of control panel or screws in some models, button label etching, and text etching.

    Layout Configuration

    Each Fightstick has its own characteristics, with some sharing similar elements, such as the popular Vewlix button layout. We will specify what options are available for each Fightstick. Below are the most common button layout configurations:

    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix
    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix

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    Removing Default Elements 

    Some Fightsticks, such as the popular MadCatz TE, offer additional personalization options by removing default elements such as control panel, start button, or screws.  Cut options are defaulted to their authentic counterpart, displayed as [YES (default)] in the options list.  For example, a MadCatz TE, the default configuration is to have the turbo/guide portion of the control panel cut, so that the control panel can fit properly.  You have the option to select [NO] to prevent cutting these areas.  

    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Buttons [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]
    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Button? [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]

    Cut Control Panel? [NO] - If you own a MadCatz TE, and installed a PS360+, you may no longer need the Turbo/Guide area of the control panel, located at top left.  This option allows you to remove the Turbo/Guide portion.  Please note that you MUST remove the actual control panel on the TE by unscrewing it before applying the plexi, or you risk damaging the plexi.  Also, please make certain to select this option if you are also choosing to have artwork printed, or the plexi and artwork won't match.

    Cut Start Button? [NO] - On some joysticks - such as the Qanba Q4 - the start button is directly on the panel.  You can select to have this removed.  You can also select this should you desire a panel similar to the Eightarc Fusion or Synthesis series Fightstick, as the start button is moved elsewhere.  Again, this option is available on specific joysticks.

    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO] - Selecting "no" on this option allows you to remove the middle top and bottom screw holes on specific joysticks, either for a cleaner appearance or to avoid rubbing your wrist against the screw.  Please reconsider this option if you intend to have a full panel etch on your plexi, as etching physically changes portions of the plexi due to heat.  In this case, it is best to leave the screw holes in place in order to keep the panel securely positioned.

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    Template

    Click here to access and download plexiglass templates (in Photoshop PSD format) for your desired model.  

    Important: Using templates outside of the ones we provide may produce unwanted output.  We are not responsible for output generated from unsupported templates.  More information here.

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    • FA Plexworks Custom Fightstick Artwork Services
      This video explains the many options available to you when cho...

    FA Plexworks Custom Fightstick Artwork Services

    This video explains the many options available to you when choosing custom FA Plexworks services at focusattack.com. We also cover important tips and references for properly uploading artwork when placing an order. Visit https://www.focusattack.com/customize/ to place an order for custom Fightstick artwork, a replacement acrylic top, or even laser etched design on acrylic. For additional information about FA Plexworks, download templates, and additional tips on how to submit artwork, visit our support portal http://bit.ly/fa-plexworks-support Big thanks to Naota for his pro-tier production! ** Artwork pictures are sample illustrations. All printed artwork is submitted by the user, and not sold directly on the website.
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