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    Default Create a Traktor Pro laptop skin for a few bucks!



    Do you want to look like a pro when you DJ?
    This is how I did it:

    I Created the Traktor Pro logo myself with illustrator.
    You can download a 300dpi PNG version here.

    I printed the logo on "Avery - Stick and Lift" paper.

    I then laminated the paper and cut the logo out using a sharp Stanley knife.
    I used regular lamination paper. A lamination machine would probably do an even nicer job giving you a hard plastic skin.

    Hint: Use an old CD to cut it out in the shape of a circle if you like.
    Edit:
    You might think the sticker won't stick anymore if you laminate it on both sides.
    Of course you need to laminate it without tearing off the foil on the back of the sticker yet.
    After you've laminated it you can remove the back of the 2 sided lamination job and the foil will come off as well. Tadaa...

    Services like http://www.schtickers.com/ could do it better but it costs around 20$ everywhere you look.

    You can download the full Illustrator file here if you like.

    Btw, I started a topic about laptop skins recently:
    http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14614

    I actually got the idea from The Instructables!

    Have fun!

    This is how the skins look now:


    The skin on the left was laminated with a true laminating machine.
    This one is best. It's hard plastic, the other ones tend to curl and come loose more easily.
    Even after putting them under a really heavy pile of books for a week.
    The skin in the middle was simply cut round using an old CD.
    This skin, together with the skin on the right was simply covered with transparent sticky paper (or whatever it is called.)
    Last edited by Guust-Fi; 06-18-2010 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Images added

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    Awesome... I may use that logo for my VCI 100 mod .

    Excellent work.

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    It's pretty cool but you can still see it's DIY. I don't like the fact they don't stick very nicely.
    Usually you can't buy these stickers per piece. You need to buy a pack of 15-25 or so. A true laptop skin could still be worth the price.

    I'll post some close-up pictures on Friday. I have 3 different versions of the "skin".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    Awesome... I may use that logo for my VCI 100 mod.
    How will this mod look?

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    Dunno yet?

    Ive got a white knob and fader pack and i want to make my VCI all white so i may stick a huge Traktor logo on the middle of it or perhaps in the corner.

    Not decided yet.

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    I finished the skins and updated the start post...
    Last edited by Guust-Fi; 06-18-2010 at 11:45 AM.

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