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Artwork Print and Cut for Razer Panthera

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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.


    Plexi Requirements
    Please note that artwork for this Fightstick requires a plexiglass replacement. The original Fightstick panel contains artwork that is permanently attached to it, or the panel was not originally designed to accomodate custom artwork. After adding custom artwork to your cart, look for the Fightstick Plexi that matches your Fighstick model.

    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 within the plunger for Sanwa OBSC or Seimitsu PS-14-KN pushbutton. Gently press downward to remove the cutouts.

    Sized for Razer Panthera (2017 Model)

    Razer Panthera (PS3/PS4)
    Panthera (PS4, PS3) Panel Template (1.7Mb zip)

    The artwork is designed to fit the Razer Panthera for Playstation® 4/3.  This will not fit the new Razer Panthera EVO (2018 model), nor Razer Atrox for Xbox One or Xbox 360.  Blank plexicustom etch plexi and artwork for this Atrox are available.

    Installation

    Below are notes to assist in preparing the Razer Panthera custom artwork: 

    Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 1 Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 2
    Open the Panthera by pressing the button with logo on the Fightstick's front panel.  The top panel will disconnect from the bottom and swing upwards.  Take note of the wiring, as you will need to remove the buttons.  Thankfully, a wiring guide is located under the top panel (pictured).  With needle-nose pliers, remove each wire from the button by pinching on the disconnect. You can press onto a small tab on each disconnect to easily remove it from the button microswitch terminals.
    Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 3 Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 4
    The Panthera control panel is glued down to the metal panel underneath with a strong adhesive. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to gradually weaken the bond.  Focus on one area first in order to create a small a gap, enough to position a flathead screwdriver or other wedge between the plexi and metal.  With a screwdriver, continue to heat the acrylic and loosen the adhesive while prying away the acrylic panel top from metal panel below.  Note that you may have scratches on the panel as a result - this is normal and will not affect installation of the new artwork. 
    Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 5 Plexworks Panthera Install - Step 6
    Some of the adhesive is pretty stubborn.  You can use liquid adhesive remover solutions such as Goo-Gone, or continue to heat the adhesive on the panel to weaken further and peel away the glue. Let the Goo-Gone set in for 15-20 minutes or longer to loosen the adhesive bond to the panel.  On the top four corners of the underlying metal panel you will find a conical Phillips screw.  If you intend to use the screws that came with your Panthera to install your panel, please keep those screws.
     Panthera Install: Step 7
    This photo illustrates which screws to remove and put aside.  Your panel will come with contour cuts to accomodate those screws.  You can still use TE hex screws as an optional purchase should you like to highlight your stick with colored screw tops.

     

     Options

    You 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.

    REMOVING DEFAULT ELEMENTS | CUT BUTTON INSERTS

    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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    Cut Button Inserts

    Plexworks Diagram: Button Artwork Cut Size Comparison

    Pushbutton manufacturers such as Sanwa, Seimitsu, Crown and GamerFinger have each produced specific models with a clear or translucent plastic cap and flat plunger.  These are often used to display a graphical insert, allowing you to enhance the button's appearance.  That said, each button manufacturer has designed the artwork cap with a different diameter than their competitors. For example, GamerFinger's artwork cap has a diameter that is slightly larger than Seimitsu or Sanwa.  An insert cut for a Sanwa artwork cap will fit loosely when inserted into the GamerFinger artwork cap.  This is an undesirable result that can produce a white or colored ring around the insert. 

    Now, you can choose the button insert cut to match the pushbutton you intend to use.  This allows the insert to fit snugly within the cap.

    Brands and Model with Artwork Caps


    In some instances, a button brand or model does not have a 24mm equivalent with art cap.  In this case, we will cut to the default size of Sanwa 24mm insert.

    Please note that if you later intend to purchase a different button, you may need to get new button inserts or new artwork. If you are uncertain which button you may choose, Sanwa is chosen by default.

    24 vs 30mm

    When processing orders, a frequent mistake we found among new players is choosing the wrong size for action buttons, such as punch and kick.

    Within the fighting game genre, Japanese arcade buttons commonly consist of two diameter sizes: 24 millimeter and 30 milllimeter (mm). In most configurations, 30mm represents your action button.  These are front facing, appearing most prominent on your Fightstick control panel.  Option button, such as "Start", "Select", or more recently "Option", "Touch", or "Share" are usually 24mm.

    UPDATE: Owners of Neo Geo AES Joysticks will need 24mm pushbuttons instead of 30mm (Thanks SRK's DEZALB)

    Below is a visual representation of a common Fightstick control panel.  Throughout this article, we will mark 24mm in green, and 30mm in Orange.

    Common joystick configuration

    Checking the Proper Size

    button-30mm.pngAnother way that players can misinterpret the pushbutton size is by measuring the pushbutton plunger.  Have a look at the diagram at right.

    The plunger - the part that you press down to represent an input - is 25mm or a bit smaller in most 30mm pushbuttons.  Often this leads to the conclusion that one needs a 24mm button and not 30mm.

    Similarly measuring the button rim can lead to confusion, as it is intentionally larger than the button hole it is placed in.  You don't want to use these measurements.  Instead, review the button housing diameter, or the hole the button will be placed in.  You can do this with a caliper - a digital caliper is often quite helpful for this and other arcade-related projects.

    Control Panel Configuration

    Most Fightsticks from MadCatz, Hori, Qanba, and similar will use these two sizes.  How the buttons are used will depend on the model joystick that you own. Over time, we'll provide example configurations for specific popular Fightstick models and arcade cabinets using the color key for 24mm (green) and 30mm (orange).  We'll also expand the key for future models if another size is introduced, and we offer for sale.

     

    24vs30mm Hitbox Example
    HRAP and Qanba Model Configuration
    MadCatz Model Configuration
    Qanba Q1 and Mayflash/Venom Model Configuration

    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.

    Support

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    Click the "Options" tab for a detailed explanation of each laser etch and cut options available to you.  Using a mobile device?  Click here to scroll to the descriptions.

    Warranty and Support for FA Plexworks Custom Order

    Custom orders cannot be returned for refund, or exchanged for another custom order. Orders damaged upon arrival are subject to special terms within our return policy. Please see our FA Plexworks FAQ for more information about our Plexworks return policy and related Q&A.

    If you have not used our Plexworks custom services before, we recommend that you visit our support section for updated information, helpful tips, and resources to get the best output.

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  • Product Reviews

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    1. Great Print Quality

      Very impressed with the detail of the print and the files given to help make the print. A little tricky at first finding software, but once you figure it out, the possibilities are endless. on Sep 16th 2018

    2. Awesome print job!

      Colors came out fantastic! Be sire to read their faq and suggestions about sending artwork and the differences between what you see on screen and what will be printed color wise on Jun 26th 2018

    3. Very happy

      I was very happy with my purchase. They went above expectations. Thank you, and will be ordering again In the future. on Apr 25th 2018

    4. only complaint is the waiting for it...

      Update from FA: Purchase was made during documented February and March high demand period. New methods were implemented and equipment was since purchased to address delays.
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      The artwork was printed beautifully, the card stock is cut perfectly, be careful taking the material out for your buttons, push them out from the top or they might end up tearing your art a tiny bit...I think mine took about 3 weeks from ordering to receiving it, but that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Thanks FA
      on Apr 12th 2018

    5. Like having a true Arcade High Definition print work

      As the headline reads print is high quality. on Mar 16th 2018

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    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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