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Custom Etch and Cut Plexi Cover for Qanba Crystal

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  • Product Description

    New to FA Plexworks?

    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.

    Never submitted an order through Plexworks before? Please click the Click the "Support" for links to our helpful knowledgebase on support.focusattack.com. Using a mobile device?  Click here to scroll to this tab.

    Services Not Designed for Qanba Q2 Glow

    Qanba Q2 FightstickThe artwork and plexi services are for Qanba Crystal for PS4/3 and Qanba Q2 Glow.  The Qanba Q2 features a non-Vewlix layout, which is not compatible with the plexi and artwork offered here.


    The art cover replacement top panel offers one of the best ways to customize your joystick.  The plexiglass sits atop specially cut artwork, allowing you to add or replace new custom artwork to match your joystick theme.

    Sized for Qanba Crystal and Q2 Pro Glow. Install Notes

    The Qanba Crystal PS4/PS3/PC Fightstick for PS3/PS4 is a modern derivative of the earlier Qanba Q2 Glow.  The plexi is designed specifically to fit model, closely matching the thickness of the original panel.  Some important notes while installing and replacing your pushbuttons:

    Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 1 Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 2
    The original panel has artwork permanently attached to it. To replace the original panel, you must first remove the 6 black stickers and epoxy glue below those stickers across the top and bottom area of the panel. The top panel's conical screws are reused for the replacement plexi, so please do not discard them.  Instead, clean them of any epoxy and set aside. To access the Crystal's internals, you must remove the bottom metal panel.  Use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the screws that hole the metal panel in place.  The screw at top right is hidden by a tamper warranty sticker.  
    Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 3 Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 4
    The internal wiring for button inputs or LED lighting is not color-coded.  Before disconnecting the wire from each button, it is recommended that you label each wire according to the console's button input. Remove each of the quick disconnects using a needle nose plier and pinching the tiny tabs in each QCD, then pull up. The same pliers can be used to remove the LED connectors.  Pinch onto the white connector, then pull up.
    Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 5 Crystal Artwork Plexi Install Step 6
    Unlike most Fightsticks, the snapbuttons do not attach to the metal panel. Instead they snap to the acrylic panel, and are held down by the plexi panel's screws.  Because of the unique hole construction on the Crystal's metal panel, you must install snapbuttons into the panel with same orientation as the original snapbuttons that came with the Obsidian.  The tabs fit into grooves that jut from the top and bottom of each button hole on the metal panel. The underlying panel requires this orientation or the snapbutton tabs may break upon trying install or remove the buttons. The replacement plexi panel holes are made slightly wider to provide a better fit. Please note: Artwork is specifically cut with the tabs; otherwise, the plastic tabs from snapbuton will push against the artwork, warping it.

    A tip for lining up artwork into clear buttons: Because the buttons must be installed specifically into the Crystal's button hole tabs, you cannot rotate the button to line up with installed artwork.  Instead, follow these steps to line up the button artwork:

    1. First, take apart the button via plunger and rim.
    2. Place the button rim at the correct orientation to drop into the button hole.
    3. Next, insert your artwork into the clear button cap, then position the cap and plunger at the correct orientation to drop into the pushbutton's housing.  This is commonly where the left and right tabs holes appear in the button rim.  If the artwork doesn't line up, remove the plunger, and rotate the artwork with your finger.
    4. Keep rotating until it properly lines up with the artwork on the control panel, then assemble the button together for drop in.

    Durable Configuration. Laser Cut Layout

    The Crystal top panel is constructed using resilient clear acrylic, and layout is cut to precision with a laser etching device.

    Free Keychain, Instant Detailer Pack with Custom Etch and Cut Purchase

    Get a free 1"x3" custom etch keychain with every plexiglass purchase. To order the keychain, please visit our custom keychain product and add to your cart. Remember to include the design you want to have etched onto the keychain, or choose from options available. The keychain will appear as a free item when viewing your shopping cart or checkout.

    We will clean and polish your custom plexiglass before shipping.  Included with each purchase is the Brillianize Instant Detailer Pack For Plexiglass, perfect for any touchups either after installation or future maintenance.  

     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 | CONSOLE BUTTON LABELS | ETCHED TEXT | ETCH TEXT FONTS | PARTIAL & FULL ETCH | ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

    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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    Console Button Labels

    Depending on the plexi material you choose, you can have your preferred console button designation etched onto it. This is helpful if you swap art often, and do not want to place the labeling onto the artwork.

    You can choose the following:

    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox ONE
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)
    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox One
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)

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    Etched Text

    For those looking to personalize their plexiglass control panel with their name or handle, but not as familiar with graphic design applications like Photoshop, you can add text etchings.  Choose from a variety of fonts, and your position on the control panel.

    Text Position

    You can place text in one of up to four positions on your control panel. How many positions are available will vary depending on the model of control panel you choose. Of the positions are the following:

    Under Control Panel/Turbo
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    Under Turbo/CP (24pt)
    Upper Right Corner (36pt)
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    Lower Left Corner (36pt)
    Lower Right Corner (36pt)


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    Etch Text Fonts

    You can choose from a variety of fonts across seven distinct themes:

    COMIC | GRUNGE | HANDWRITTEN | POP CULTURE | CLASSIC/RETRO | SANS | SERIF

    Comic

    Comic: Badaboom Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Detectives Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Feasts of Flesh Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Krakhead Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Newsflash Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)


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    Grunge

    Grunge: Dust Mites Font
    Grunge: Frakturika font
    Grunge: Toy Soldiers


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    HANDWRITTEN

    Hand: Aaaiight! font
    Hand: Fat Boy Slim font
    Hand: Oneer font
    Hand: Yellowtail Regular font


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    Pop Culture

    Pop: Antique Olive (Fast & Furious) font
    Pop: Hacked (Watch Dogs) font
    Pop: Overdrive Sunset (Sunset Overdrive) font
    Pop: Planet Kosmos (various) font
    Pop: Pricedown (various) font
    Pop: Sin City (Sin City) font
    pop: Tarrget (Tekken) font


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    Classic/Retro

    CLASSIC: Cherry Cream Soda font
    CLASSIC: Cinzel Black font
    CLASSIC: Contour Black font
    CLASSIC: Mael font
    CLASSIC: Squada One font
    CLASSIC: Streetwear font
    CLASSIC: Vast Shadow font


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    Sans

    Sans: Americorps font
    Sans: Kanji Free font
    Sans: Passion One Black
    Sans: Pier font
    Sans: Reckoner font


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    Serif

    Serif: Alegreya font
    Serif: Freshman Font
    Serif: Optimus Princeps font
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    Partial and Full Etch

    Etching on plexi provides you an extra layer for personalizing your control panel.  Artwork is etched onto the bottom of clear plexi, or on top of opaque or translucent color plexi.  You have two options to choose. 

    Panel Etch: Partial Etch (sample illustration)
    Panel Etch: Full Etch (sample illustration)
    Partial Etch (Sample Illustration)
    Full Etch (Sample Illustration)

    Partial Etch

    A partial etch is a graphic up to 5 inches square, placed nearly anywhere on the control panel face.  You can etch a logo, name/handle, or illustration.  Please note that this is not the same as etched text; you will submit the graphic to us for etching.  

    To place an order for a partial etch, select the "Partial (5"x5")" option next to the "Full or Partial Etching" label.  We must know where to place your etch graphic on the panel, so be sure to provide placement instructions within the "Additional Instructions" text form, or submit the graphic using our Photoshop template.  If we don't have this, we will put the task on hold, and send a message asking for clarification on where you want the graphic to appear on the panel.

    Full Etch

    A full etch can occupy the entire area of the control panel.  It can consist of a single illustration, or multiple illustrations placed strategically on the control panel.  To submit your graphic, please use our Photoshop template and click "Choose file" next to "Submit Etch Artwork".

    Etch Graphic Resolution

    It is recommended that the graphic submitted is high-resolution - between 300dpi or 600dpi (dots per inch).  Anything less may etch with less fidelity.  Click for more information about submitting etch artwork.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you would like to clarify something regarding your personalization that wasn't covered in the options, you can complete the "Additional Instructions" form.  Please do not make requests for customization outside of the requirements of the plexi, such as fixing your graphic, or creating a logo, as any orders placed in "HOLD" status is pushed to the bottom of the queue until it is changed back to "IN PROGRESS".

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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.

    Support

    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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    • 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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