I'm offering in this thread to create, recreate or rework labels, stickers or something else for your Commodore systems. They will be made in Quark Xpress 9, so I can return them in PDF or QXP format. It mustn't be something what's already existing, tell me your ideas and perhaps an easy drawing. If you have something what's existing, make me scan or a good photo and give me some measurements in centimeters
. If it's a rectangled area, the minimum is the width and the height, so I can print it and make measurements of other objects by myself. I have a lot of fonts, including the commodore style font. I'm still searching for a good font that resembles the C128 keyboard.
The files will be usually available as PDF, in DIN A4 and US Letter. Print them unscaled. Easy things like Eprom stickers can be printed at home, other things should be printed in a copyshop on a professional laser printer. They have better quality and the color is more steady. Objects with transparency - like in the CMD HD and FD - will be printed in a multi-layer method. The first is on matte, transparent, self-adhesive foil, so everything what's white on the page will be transparent. The second layer is printed on white, self-adhesive foil, so you'll get the white parts. The holes for the drive LEDs must be cut. If both foils are combined, you'll get a front with white objects and transparent LED openings. A third layer can be used on top to protect the color, this makes the whole front more stable, too. The multi-layer method is perhaps a bit more complex, but it's cheaper than ordiering a professional print. There are special aligning markers on the pages.
In the attachment is an example how this can look like. I made no effort, they are simply printed on my inkjet on thick white paper and I used a bit tape to fix them. I also didn't modify the picture, wanted to leave it in original state. The left devices are original, the right ones are using my labels. The right FD has the prototype label for a 1581 in an FD-style on it. Interesting: If you see the drives normal, the original CMD drives have a brownish text color, but in a photo with flash they will appear white. My VC-1581 with brown text stays brown. The original image is here
in high-resolution, and here I made a corrected
version. So it could look like when a professional printer is used. By the way: It's not a label problem on the right HD at the bottom, the cases are slightly different. And yes, I'm using a blue LED for the SCSI activity LED.
I'm beginning with the stickers for the CMD HD and FD Eproms. You can print them on normal paper, but you can also use thicker one, this protects the Eprom better. The best way to get them on the Eprom is to place a bit of glue left and right of the Eprom's window, but not on it. If you have other JiffyDOS Eproms stickers, scan them and send me a pm.