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How to get a free mousepad
Aug 22 2012, 8:22 pm
By: Aristocrat
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Sep 5 2012, 3:39 am Aristocrat Post #101



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The only complaint I have is that the edges aren't fused when it's cut, so the fibers near the ends are frayed for about 0.1-0.4mm. Nothing noticeable, and as long as it withstands long-term use without getting worse, it's not a problem at all.

Can't you singe the edges with a lighter to stop the fraying?

I wanted to do that, except I don't own a lighter.



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Sep 5 2012, 5:18 am Sand Wraith Post #102

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OH NO, I DON'T HAVE A LIGHTER, I'M FUUUUUUUCKED

So is this still a thing or is it no longer available?

Any tips for selecting the image I want to use? Dimensions, side ratios, etc.? (Even if this is no longer available, I wwould still appreciate the information because I've been thinking of getting a mousepad from a store across the street from my home.)




Sep 5 2012, 5:30 am omginbd Post #103



Quote from Sand Wraith
OH NO, I DON'T HAVE A LIGHTER, I'M FUUUUUUUCKED

So is this still a thing or is it no longer available?

Any tips for selecting the image I want to use? Dimensions, side ratios, etc.? (Even if this is no longer available, I wwould still appreciate the information because I've been thinking of getting a mousepad from a store across the street from my home.)

Deal should still be good. I ordered mine on Sunday and it shipped today.



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Sep 5 2012, 5:44 am Aristocrat Post #104



Quote from Sand Wraith
OH NO, I DON'T HAVE A LIGHTER, I'M FUUUUUUUCKED

So is this still a thing or is it no longer available?

Any tips for selecting the image I want to use? Dimensions, side ratios, etc.? (Even if this is no longer available, I wwould still appreciate the information because I've been thinking of getting a mousepad from a store across the street from my home.)

No, you're not fucked. 0.4mm of frayed ends is nothing. You can't even see it unless you look closely.

Yes, it's still a thing.

I used a print-quality image (such that it came out to about 300DPI when you fitted the mousepad's dimensions to the image), but it looks like they print at a lower DPI than 300. I don't know the exact number, but a rough visual inspection puts it at around 100-150 DPI judging by the amount of fine detail I can see.

So going by the higher estimate of ~150 DPI, you're at approximately 1500x1200 for the minimum quality needed to not have any visual artifacts show up in the print process. I used something that was more than double that in dimensions and it printed fine, so you can err on the end of having an absurdly high resolution picture if you don't want to risk it.

Going by the lower estimate of ~100 DPI, you get numbers pretty close to ArtsCow's recommended image size of 950x800. If I assume that they downsample to that resolution before printing, then any image over 950x800 should be visually acceptable for this mousepad. I would err on the side of caution and use a larger image, though, considering that the mousepad I physically got definitely doesn't look like it's printed off an image that's only 950x800.

EDIT> I think I figured out why UU's mousepad didn't turn out as well.

Most specifically, the second half. I don't see it on mine because I used a source image with a lot of highly contrasting/vibrant colors, and bold, defined edges; it's something that can theoretically affect your print if you use something that's highly textured or is an actual photograph, assuming that my guess is correct. I'll be able to confirm this firsthand if I purchase another mousepad from them (which I probably will).

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 5 2012, 6:09 am by Aristocrat.



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Sep 5 2012, 7:21 am Kusari Post #105



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Z099PLAY4PXT6

this is mine :3


I made borders a bit smoother.



gimme coupon, i wan my mousepad right naw



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Sep 5 2012, 7:59 am Riney Post #106



Just got mine finally. Turned out nice, except for the fact that it looks like they lowered the brightness of the image by about 25%



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Sep 5 2012, 7:11 pm Kusari Post #107



Quote from Sand Wraith
OH NO, I DON'T HAVE A LIGHTER, I'M FUUUUUUUCKED

So is this still a thing or is it no longer available?

Any tips for selecting the image I want to use? Dimensions, side ratios, etc.? (Even if this is no longer available, I wwould still appreciate the information because I've been thinking of getting a mousepad from a store across the street from my home.)

Pick a big image (i mean 1280x800 and more), so you can crop it without losing too much quality. The only thing you must take care of is about borders (about 5mm), thats why I made mine with a more soft border (photoshop can help a lot).

And in the order I adjusted the image to 7.6 inches to avoid letters and the main character being too near the borders.
You might use 8.0 inches if the content of the photo you choose is more concentrated at the center.

that's to say :bleh:



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Sep 5 2012, 10:19 pm SinistrouS Post #108



Z099PLAYXSC7G Used

Any codes available?

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 6 2012, 2:01 am by SinistrouS.



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Sep 5 2012, 11:49 pm poison_us Post #109

Back* from the grave

I got mine, got to say it's not quite that great of quality. Higher contrast is definitely better. To elaborate: it's not incredibly pixelated, or off-color, it's just mostly black with one spot of gray and a green spot and a few specks of green.



Though I'd like another code to make one for my Dad.





Sep 6 2012, 1:43 am Kusari Post #110



Quote from SinistrouS
Z099PLAYXSC7G

Any codes available?


I used this code, my order is ready. ><
I'll tell my gf to share another coupon before this gets over.



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Sep 6 2012, 8:22 pm SinistrouS Post #111



When is it over anyways?



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Sep 6 2012, 10:16 pm Bar Refaeli Post #112



Just got mine. And it's pretty amazing. Good resolution, good brightness, doesn't look like they changed anything.

Also just made my day because getting free stuff is :awesome:



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Sep 7 2012, 4:28 pm Fire_Kame Post #113

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I did this the first or second night the thread was posted and I still haven't gotten mine. If anyone else hasn't gotten their's it would be nice to know, just I know I'm not alone on this.




Sep 7 2012, 4:49 pm Dem0n Post #114

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I just got mine yesterday, so it'll probably come soon. It's pretty pixelated, but my design was just a bunch of lines and shit, so it's not that noticeable. They did give a tint of green, though, and online, it looks like it should be blue. ;o



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Sep 7 2012, 4:55 pm poison_us Post #115

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I did this the first or second night the thread was posted and I still haven't gotten mine. If anyone else hasn't gotten their's it would be nice to know, just I know I'm not alone on this.
It may be because you're in Great Britain and it takes some time to ship overseas, get through customs, etc.

Derp, sorry, can't get past my misconception that Kame doesn't live in the U.S.


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Sep 7 2012, 5:00 pm Fire_Kame Post #116

a left leaning coexistence nut

I know you're trying to be witty poison, but you're just going to end up confusing everyone.




Sep 8 2012, 10:01 pm SinistrouS Post #117



Would you mind if I post your tutorial on other websites I visit?



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Sep 8 2012, 10:17 pm Sacrieur Post #118

Still Napping

Haven't gotten mine, but haven't checked my mail either.



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Sep 8 2012, 10:50 pm Aristocrat Post #119



It's not shipped from the US so the customs thing applies to everybody, really.

This sort of airmail probably piggybacks on empty space on existing flights, so that's likely why delivery times vary wildly for everybody.



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Sep 9 2012, 1:06 am Fire_Kame Post #120

a left leaning coexistence nut

I got mine, it looks nice. No gradient in the background but that didn't surprise me.




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