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I'd like to make a small run of cartridges for a homebrew NES game that I worked on. I've figured out how to get the game working on a cartridge from INL, but I don't know how to make a high quality label. I found this video which has some good advice:

How to Make Labels for NES, SNES and Genesis

But it requires a die cutter and thermal laminating equipment that I don't have.
Do any folks here have tips or a workflow for making custom NES labels?

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I get them printed. CustomStickerMakers is decent and fast. about $0.70 a label. 


On 11/26/2019 at 10:07 PM, TylerBarnes said:

Labels can be purchased here:

Front Label Cut Settings: (about $0.70 each) 

Front Label File Settings: (size is larger than cut size for bleed) 

Rear Label Cut Settings: (about $0.35 each) 

Rear Label File Settings: (size is larger than cut size for bleed) 

Protip about working with customstickermakers. They expect your files to be in JPG and in the Adobe 1998 color space. I suggest working with your design in that space 


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On 1/18/2020 at 4:29 AM, samophlange said:

laminating equipment that I don't have.

I don't think laminating manually gets the best result (your labels will be very glossy!), but it's a decent cheap DIY approach. You don't need actual lamination equipment, I did mine on an ironing board.

Ingen tilgængelig billedbeskrivelse.

Having better equipment for cutting would definitely have helped a lot with the appearance though.


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