Famicom Disk Sleeve Template

Started by TDownit_Strider, July 01, 2020, 01:25:50 am

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TDownit_Strider

So recently(as in, today  ;D ), my Famicom and Disk System arrived! They were pretty dirty, but I did my best with a combination of Windex, alcohol, and baking soda to clean them(Famicom still has some patches I'm having a hard time getting rid of, but that's another story).

Anyway, the point is, the system came with a few loose FDS games. I've succeeded in making some VERY rudimentary sleeves to protect them from exposure, but that got me wondering. Does anyone have a scanned, unfolded sleeve to use as a template for printing or cutting new ones? I'd really appreciate such a thing, as my jobs have wasted quite a bit of paper, and aren't even that great. A scan(or any template for a disk sleeve of this variety) would be very helpful. Thanks a ton  :)

L___E___T

 
This  might help you - not the sleeve as such, but it may help you nonetheless:

http://www.thecoverproject.net/view.php?cover_id=9328
My for Sale / Trade thread
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

TDownit_Strider

I already knew about this, but thanks for spreading the resources. This is a great site for FDS cover art. If you think of anywhere I can get a sleeve template, I'd love to know.

L___E___T


How about these by Gamescanner?

https://imageevent.com/gamescans/famicomdisk?p=5&w=1&c=5&m=20&s=0&y=0&b=0&l=15&z=9

Doesn't have measurements, but at the right res it will naturally align. 
All you really need to do is print this, fold it, and glue (or tape) on two sides, with a bit of trimming.

My for Sale / Trade thread
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

TDownit_Strider

This is actually perfect! The only thing I'll have to do is find out how to print this at the size it should be, which is surprisingly difficult on modern printing programs I've tried. But thanks for giving me the resource, I couldn't find this ANYWHERE.

TDownit_Strider

Well, a few tries later, and printing this at the right size is proving to be a NIGHTMARE. It isn't the file's fault-it's fine-but neither Paint nor Photos print it right. Paint just makes it really tiny when I set it to actual size, and Photos threatens to have it fill the page. Any tips are welcome.

L___E___T

Have you tried turning off the fill page // auto stretch settings on your printer?

Sounds like what you really need, is a PDF all set up and ready to just hit print.
My for Sale / Trade thread
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=9423.msg133828#msg133828
大事なのは、オチに至るまでの積み重ねなのです。

TDownit_Strider

Well, I found a roundabout solution, but let me walk you through my earlier process.

I'd set it up to print in Paint, turning the Page Setup to print at actual size. Then, I'd just print it. Funny enough, it turned out the problem WAS the file, as I wound up resizing it by a few bits of an inch, and got it to work.

So, after that I just carefully cut apart the one sleeve I had, and traced it. Then, I scanned the cutout, and now I have a printable template for future sleeves.

So, that's solved, just weirdly. A PDF would've definitely helped XD

(As a side, if anyone wants a link to the template I scanned, let me know)