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First, thank you all for the awesome sleeves. About 8 years back, I bought a bulk deal of 4 boxes of 250 blank 3m 5.25 disks for cheap and almost all of them are still boxed in the closet. They did not come with any sleeves, so this is a perfect way to make the disks more useful for me.   :) 

 

I just bought a cricut maker for my wife and I.  I thought I would share my experience with printing these on the Cricut. I am still learning on it, as I've had it less than 30 days now, but the sleeves were a great project to start with.

 

I don't think you can get a cleaner cut than using the Cricut, I tried with scissors and I was disappointed at the way they came out, especially on the corners, which is why I resorted to the Cricut. I created a project in the Design Center software for myself and these print fairly well with the "print and cut". I also added crease lines to makes them fold nicely at the appropriate spot and for the tabs to wrap around the back correctly. They look very professional, especially using 32# paper, which is a fairly common weight.

 

I did have to manually tweak the size to get it to print properly on my HP Color Laserjet, but once I did that it came out perfect. (Without tweaking it was almost 1/2" too small, probably due to the Cricut software conversion)  My only issue is on the back, the bottom cut line is still visible, not cutting off, when folded it shows up on the back. So, I will need to address next time I print them up (still learning how). One other issue with the Cricut is you can print multiple copies at once to the printer, but you have to load each one into the Cricut separately and they take a minute or two to cut, so it can be time consuming to print a large number of them. However each one is consistent.

 

Hope this helps someone else.

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My wife begged me for one of

My wife begged me for one of those Cricut machines two years ago for her birthday and since then she's never actually used it...  Now I guess I have a reason to bogart it and put it to work...

 

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Here are two new disk sleeves

Here are two new disk sleeves, featuring Mecc and Sirius, more to come. I recommend using Acrobat PDF to print them.

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/03/MECC%20525%20inch%20floppy%20sleeve.pdf

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/03/Sirius%20525%20floppy%20sleeve.pdf

 

 

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Nice

I'm going to make some of the Sirius design.

Are you also planning to make some for Broderbund sleeves? :)

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This is the correct Sirius

This is the correct Sirius PDF file, I uploaded the wrong file, the back image gets overlapped.

This PDF also features a genuine back look as per the era, which is always nice.

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/04/Sirius%20525%20floppy%20sleeve_0.pdf

 

Everything is in vector format and actual fonts, which means no matter what you print it on, quality is assured.

I try to keep things Steve Jobs anticrap seal of approval lol!

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MacFly wrote:I'm going to

The MECC PDF is correct.

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MacFly wrote:I'm going to
MacFly wrote:

I'm going to make some of the Sirius design.

Are you also planning to make some for Broderbund sleeves? :)

Broderbund is fairly simple to replicate unlike many others I've looked at, I can even replicate the label, the logo I already have and the font used, the other words are using fairly common fonts, so no major problem there, more or less.

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A 5 1/4 Broderbund floppy

A 5 1/4 Broderbund floppy sleeve can now be downloaded.

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/05/Broderbund%20525%20floppy%20sleeve.pdf

 

 

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The trick now is finding some

The trick now is finding some Tyvek paper and getting it to the correct colour...

 

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Awesome!
Khaibitgfx wrote:

A 5 1/4 Broderbund floppy sleeve can now be downloaded.

Oh man, these are really awesome! I will certainly make a few of those. Thank you so much for creating these! *virtualhighfive*

 

We're probably a pretty crazy bunch of people (for any non-retro-Apple-outsiders), but I can't help but notice, we're doing lot's of pretty cool and pretty advanced stuff. I mean, just browsing a few of the most recent forum threads alone - quite amazing forum... :)

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Here's an oddity of sorts,

Here's two oddities of sorts, however if you have any programs to compile these work great for sleeves.

 

A+ Magazine and MECA 

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/06/A%2B%20525%20floppy%20sleeve.pdf

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/02/06/MECA%20525%20floppy%20sleeve.pdf

 

These PDF FILES work best with Adobe Acrobat which is free to download.

I printed out some on a high end printer and even Steve Jobs would be pleased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MacFly wrote:I'm going to
MacFly wrote:

I'm going to make some of the Sirius design.

Are you also planning to make some for Broderbund sleeves? :)

Uploaded and ready to print, check them out in their own thread.more to come as I find the time.

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SOFTDISK ADDITION

 

This is of a few...

 

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/03/04/Softdisk.pdf

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Tom Owad wrote:Wow, that
Tom Owad wrote:

Wow, that Altair font is ugly. I like it!

Figuring out what typefaces or font by today's linguistics took a long time to figure out, it was very peculiar and rarely used by anyone except Mits when they release the their piece of sh*t computer back in the seventies, that is what Steve Jobs called it not me lol!

Anyhow the closest match was a rub down typefaces called PROGRAM, to date no one has made a digital version of it, so I made my own, if anything it's very unique if not a strange font.

 

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MacFly wrote:Khaibitgfx wrote
MacFly wrote:
Khaibitgfx wrote:

A 5 1/4 Broderbund floppy sleeve can now be downloaded.

Oh man, these are really awesome! I will certainly make a few of those. Thank you so much for creating these! *virtualhighfive*

 

We're probably a pretty crazy bunch of people (for any non-retro-Apple-outsiders), but I can't help but notice,

Most of it is fairly simple to make, getting time to do it not to mention quality source material is the biggest obstacle.

 

 

 

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baldrick wrote:The trick now
baldrick wrote:

The trick now is finding some Tyvek paper and getting it to the correct colour...

Did you ever get any tyvek paper?

 

 

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I want to share with you a

I want to share with you a vector template I've created. This template comes in PDF-form format, allowing you to easily add any comments you'd like before printing.

If you prefer a plain envelope without any added text, you can simply leave the space blank and print the clean sleeve. I've attached both A4 and Letter size options for your convenience. Feel free to use them as-is or modify them according to your preferences.

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/08/13/5inFloppySleeve_FORM_A4.pdf

https://www.applefritter.com/files/2023/08/13/5inFloppySleeve_FORM_LETTER.pdf

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DOS 3.3. Disk label - just for fun
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Cleaned up this image below from the Interwebs. I used some free image editor on the web as I don't have Photoshop. I printed on some 4"x1-1/3" labels and it looks pretty good. Thanks for the sleeves!

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