CPR Digital Print Playfields – Alternative, “Flawless” Quality
DIGITAL PRINTED. Our Digital Print candidates are the first, early-bird option out of the gates. Available for immediate shipping weeks/months before the complex silkscreen printing of our entire run gets completed. These are available for those who don’t want to wait – and can be purchased without waiting for the rest of the run to catch up. Upon ordering, you will get one of the digital-printed candidates we do in small batches, ready to purchase and ship. There is no “grading” of the digital printed playfields, as each and every print is consistent and comes out flawless. Just remember, while digital prints look great – they are made from CMYK Process (dots), and not individual spot-color hand-mixed inks, which would normally be silkscreened down individually, over a week of separate press shifts. When digital printed colors are inspected extremely up close, some colors will display a fine granularity/graininess. These versions of our playfields will be on par with competitors’ digital print playfield quality, and fall under the “One single grade, all top quality” mantra. If you are seeking the absolute best solid Pantone color rendition and OEM originality – then go for CPR’s Gold, Silver, or Bronze SILKSCREENED playfield versions – the most superior playfield artwork in the hobby, no corners cut.
Yield: All digital prints are ‘flawless’ quality. One grade. One quality.
Score: “On a scale of 100” 99/100 to 99/100
Pricing: Sold slightly less than Gold silkscreened versions
CPR Gold Class Playfields – CPR’s Quality
GENUINE INK SILKSCREENED. Our Gold Class candidates are the best playfields we have to offer. These playfields are exactly what you have come to expect from us for the last 7 years. Is every playfield absolutely 100.000% perfect?? No. No playfield ever is. However, any CPR playfields that get the Gold Class status will be as close to “perfect” as anybody has ever been capable. These are our best. They are also typically the first to be sold out, with Silver and Bronze being the alternatives afterward.
Yield: 85% of a run typically achieves Gold Class status.
Score: “On a scale of 100” 97/100 to 99/100
Pricing: Sold at full price.
CPR Silver Standard Playfields – NOS+ Quality
GENUINE INK SILKSCREENED. Our Silver Standard candidates meet or exceed NOS “industry quality” from the original playfield factories of yesteryear. NOS playfields were never perfect, and in some cases not even close to perfect. So these are still better than remaining (usually pricey) NOS offerings out there. Our Silver Standard candidates will still retain the beauty that is customary in our CPR Gold playfields, but some NOS qualities will also be present. These may include very small misalignments, very small marks in the artwork, or the occasional insert being imperfect. Allowances that would be typically encountered on any factory NOS playfield, even ones made by professional factories today for Stern. These are the best available once the Golds sell out.
Yield: 10% of a run typically achieves Silver Standard status.
Score: “On a scale of 100” 90/100 to 96/100
Pricing: Sold at slight discount. These are the ones people buy when Golds are sold out.
CPR Bronze Grade Playfields – Blemished
GENUINE INK SILKSCREENED. Our Bronze Grade candidates are set aside for not achieving the level of our Silver Standard. These playfields will have issues that are more obvious, unique, and thus will vary individually from playfield to playfield. Considered the “blemished” from the run. For some customers, they won’t care, because these candidates will almost always be vastly better than ANY playfield your are likely to encounter in a 20-30 year old game. Bronze playfields are always a great option for the more budget-conscious.
Yield: 5% of a run typically achieves Bronze Grade status.
Score: “On a scale of 100” 80/100 to 89/100
Pricing: Sold with deeper discount.