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Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Dave!ZOMFG! I am so much cooler than you are right now. And let me show you why...

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This crappy photo doesn't do it justice... the printing is incredible. Bright, vivid, accurate color.

   

My new MacBook Pro GelaSkins arrived!

Because these things are printed on demand, I was expecting the quality to be pretty crappy. I couldn't have been more wrong. These things are super-sweet, and look just awesome!

My one disappointment is that they don't give you a template to construct your art on. I ended up taking a screen-shot of their "skin-maker" and blowing it up so I could try and get the Apple logo right. Except there was no way of getting the placement exactly how I wanted because the screen-shot is just a blurry mess. Even worse, the "screen proof" they show you is shockingly inaccurate. This is pretty harsh. If they are going to offer a cut-out design, they should provide a way of getting a decent template to work on. Sure registration isn't going to be dead-perfect, but having a LITTLE bit of accuracy would go a long way.

Because this is what I was expecting to get...

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But, as you can see from the above photo, the Apple cut-out ended up being considerably larger than their website depicts... this caused the thick outline around the Apple logo to end up way too thin. I mean, it doesn't look BAD by any means... and people would probably never notice if I hadn't pointed it out... but, for a guy who is hung-up on good design, things like this drive me bonkers.

Anyway, if you are looking to skin your electronics, I can't recommend GelaSkins highly enough. They're a big pricey, but the quality is definitely there. I just wish that they offered a proper template so people can have the artwork look as they intend it to be.

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Comments

  1. that is fucking badass!
    (and i wouldn’t have noticed until you pointed it out)

  2. LeSombre says:

    Want.

    And BTW, now that you have an actual skin, you should totally make an accurate template. ;-)

    • Double Phister says:

      agreed. I was looking at getting one too but no template slowed me down. Dave, update yours and send it this direction…..please!?

      There’s probably an issue with them distributing something with the logo on it.

  3. whall says:

    I might have to buy a mac just so I can have a cool Gelskin?

    How much do you sell your likeness for if we wanted to print YOUR picture on our own Gelskin?

  4. Sorata says:

    I demand the next Blogography contest to include this prize!

  5. Ren says:

    I did notice right away, and while I love the Blogography Apple, I also like the way the smaller border gives it — at least in this photo — an embossed look. However, I suspect that’s just an optical illusion that doesn’t look the same IRL.

    • Dave2 says:

      Actually… in real life it looks much better. The “glow” of the Apple logo really bounces out of the vivid colors well. And though that would be a little diminished with a thicker border, I’d still prefer the consistency. Oh well. :-)

  6. Lisa says:

    That has to be one of the coolest things ever! I so want one for my MacBook!

  7. Ms Batman says:

    Ok my work BFF and I both want one. And? You are all kinds of awesome.

  8. kandi says:

    You always have the best toys!!!

  9. Donna says:

    Now I really want a mac so I can have a little Dave gelaskin. Totally not kidding.

  10. goblinbox says:

    1. Cute! Super uber cute!
    2. At least the apple is in the right spot. Amazing, considering the way you describe the ‘template’!
    3. I buy my (non-custom made) skins from DecalGirl.com. Love that site.

  11. Tug says:

    This totally RAWKS! I’ve wanted to skin my laptop & phone, but can’t decide what I want on there. :-/

  12. Sybil Law says:

    I actually noticed the apple, too. But it’s still awesome!

  13. Foo says:

    Now that is hawt! Super sweet! I need a new laptop and I will most definitely need a D2 skin when that happens. Putting one. million. dollars. in my paypal account just in case.

  14. Jeff says:

    Two thumbs up!!!

  15. whitenoise says:

    Yes, very cool. However, I put an Apple sticker on my HP. Does that make me even a little bit cool?

  16. Christopher Stogdill says:

    The only apple product I own is my iPhone…well a coupe of iPhone. I have a nice Dell i7 with awesome stats…my only decoration is one of those otherwise lame stick figure cut-outs you see on the back of car windshields. Mine is wearing a Disney hat and shirt, a souvenir from my trip last year.

    Your (computer) skin looks great though! Gives me an idea for one on my Dell.

  17. Oh, so radical! Wish I had the skillz to design one with the Bawidamann “Atomic Bombshell” pin-up but I’m also pretty sure that would be copyright infringement anyway… PHOOEY!

  18. Michelle M. says:

    That is fantastic.

  19. kilax says:

    That is so cool! And I wouldn’t have even noticed the apple issues, but understand your need for accuracy!

  20. Mocha says:

    I agree – total badass, Dave. I love this.

  21. So damn cool. That’s what I said out loud when this popped into my reader :)

  22. Looks great, and if you say it looks even nicer, I’ll keep them in mind.

    I thought it looked perfect until you pointed it out.

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