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The Shadow Playfields Released at CPR

Discussion in 'General Pinball Chat' started by mwong168, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. mwong168

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    Just a general announcement of the release of the completed Shadow playfield run. We know many like to come see the results / gallery when a run is complete. As with all playfield releases, these are exclusively offered to the queue of Preorder customers first, who have had their name "in the hat" for the last couple years. Then any leftovers go public later, if any.

    So for now, it can only be the tease of the Gallery. Preorder customers will be contacted over the next 3-4 weeks, in waves of 30-40 per week, until everybody is given their shot to finish up their purchase.

    On a side note, some of you may be interested in the custom improvements we put into the manufacture of the Shadow reproduction playfield run... a) Custom Lightblock Layering behind the center insert array b) added Headlight Inserts for custom lighting use. Both ideas add a touch of flair beyond duplicating the original design completely... sometimes there's always room for tweaks and added features, over the original designs !

    It's all chronicled at the end of the Gallery on the site:

    GALLERY: http://www.classicplayfields.com/photo215.html

    KEVIN
    Classic Playfield Reproductions
    http://www.classicplayfields.com


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    Was there a price anywhere?
     
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    I'm sure no price will be posted until all pre-order customers have been contacted. If I had to take a guess it will be similar to the other WPC repro playfields or more since there are some design "enhancements":

    CPR DESIGN ENHANCEMENTS
    The Shadow reproduction playfields feature an custom added Lightblock Layer, following the same design of the lightblock layer on the rear of a traditional backglass. This new layer was added into the silkscreened artwork stack, right against the wood face, and behind the white (#1) layer.

    This new Lightblock Layer completely covers the rectangular center-playfield inserts, with openings only for the phrases/fonts, closing off the glow of unnecessary parts of the inserts. With the entire art package being printed over top, marrying perfectly to these openings, the contrast of the center-playfield insert group is maximized. Feel free to shine a 5000 lumen flashlight behind these inserts - your artwork will always remain jet black. No more "rectangles of glow" revealing themselves through the artwork. The artists only intended the WORDS to glow ... not the shape of the insert showing itself. For those planning to convert to high brightness LEDs - this design enhancement will be a vast improvement for you. Rear view (revealing the black Lightblock Layer) is shown below.

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    This is the CPR repro playfield being lit by the SUN (outdoors) from the rear.This is how solid your black artwork will be, because of the added Lightblock Layer.
    Not a HINT of a rectangular insert being used in behind the words.

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    The custom masking of the exclusive CPR Lightblock Layer, as revealed from the rear.The rest of the silkscreened artwork, including white, was printed ON TOP of this special layer.
    Only the WORDS and ACCENTS will light up, and the glow of rectangular inserts will not be visible from the front.

    Included in the CPR Shadow repro playfield are two custom Headlight Inserts.Feel free to use them with illumination (see below), or completely ignore them. They are embedded into the
    gameboard exactly behind the car's headlight artwork (under the ink) so if not used, their presence is invisible.
    So the end user gets to decide whether to customize, or stay original.

    If one decides to utilize the inserts, each end user can decide what makes them light up.
    Tie them to the GI lights, controlled playfield inserts, or (more advanced) the firing of coils.
     
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