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Custom Etch Plexi Cover for HitBox™ Cross|Up

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  • Product Description

    The art cover replacement top panel offers one of the best ways to customize your joystick.  The plexiglass sits atop specially cut artwork, allowing you to add or replace new custom artwork to match your joystick theme. Laser etching takes this to a new level, complementing the artwork with a frosted white graphic etched into the acrylic.  From PS4, Xbox One or hybrid (PS4/Xbox combined) labels, to full or partial graphics, a laser etch will remain on the acrylic while you swap artwork at any time.

    Designed for HitBox™ Cross|Up

    HitBox Cross|Up Template (2021 Retail Release. Not Kickstarter Alpha Layout. PS3/PS4/Nintendo Switch/PC, 2.1 Mb zip)

    The HitBox™ Cross|Up is a unique take on what is the company's flagship controller - the all-button HitBox. This model includes a joystick to replicate analog controls, while face buttons continue to represent directions. Please note that the .100" (2.54mm) plexi option is a hair bit thicker than the official panel, and does not have a curved top. The thinner .060" panel is available in black and can be laser etched.

    Legal: HitBox™ Arcade is not affiliated with this third-party customization in any way shape or form. It is not officially endorsed by HitBox™ Arcade.

    Install Notes

    Cross|Up Install Step 1 Cross|Up install Step 2
    We start with information on the Cross|Up top panel. Cross|Up, utilizes 30 millimeter buttons for all of its the buttons on the panel. If you are unsure about this size, we offer a helpful guide Opens in new window  explaining 24mm vs 30mm. Please note that the spacing of these buttons on the panel will make using screwbuttons quite difficult and in some cases impossible as the button screw ring will not have enough room to turn. The underside of Cross|Up is a foam padding. Remove six screws, then lift the bottom panel. Of note for those curious, the four white buttons towards the back are 24mm, and non-Sanwa.
    Cross|Up Install Step 3
    The Cross|Up internal wiring consists of ground and signal wires. Ground is Black in color; signal consists of Red, Blue, Brown and White. The wire colors repeat on each button section. When re-wiring, please use this helpful guide, which shows the ground and signal wiring by color and connector.
    CrossUp Install Step 4 CrossUp Install Step 5
    To remove the ball top, insert a flat head screwdriver into the base of the Sanwa JLF joystick lever shaft. Turn the ball counter clockwise to loosen it from the shaft threading. The screwdriver keeps the rotating shaft in place while turning the ball top. There are ten rivet snaps that hold the existing panel. You'll find each of these plastic rivets poking out of a hole on the underside of the unit. To remove them, you can use your thumb to push forward, a thumbnail, or flathead screw. Note that some of the rivets are in tight corners of the case.
    CrossUp Install Step 6
    With the buttons, joystick lever ball top and original panel removed, the HitBox Cross|Up metal panel underside is exposed.
    CrossUp Install Step 7 CrossUp Install Step 8
    Lay the printed and cut artwork atop the metal panel. You will then place a clear plexi panel atop the artwork and reinstall the rivets. Often we find that some customers find the artwork or plexi is offset when they try to install buttons. The reason why this occurs is that the screw holes on both original and our plexi are slightly larger than the original metal panel. This allows for a bit of space when positioning. Before installing the rivets, use your fingers to pinch the artwork and plexi between the button holes to align them with the button holes in the metal panel.
    CrossUp Install Step 9a CrossUp Install Step 9b
    It's time to install the clear panel. The rivet snaps displace the small stands in the bottom once the top cap is inserted. This expands the area around the rivet, locking it in place. Rather than attempting to insert both top cap and rivet button at the same time, try installing the rivet bottom first, then the top cap. This allows the bottom to remain compressed when inserting into the screw hole. Follow up by inserting the top cap, pushing downwards until it seats directly on top of the panel.
    CrossUp Install Step 10
    With the rivets installed, begin re-installing your buttons, and screwing the ball top back in place. Given the amount of wires and buttons, it is a good idea to properly test your controls to confirm that the wiring is reinstalled correctly before closing up the bottom. Use the screws taken from Step 2 to fit the foam padded bottom panel back into place. Congrats!

    Options Help

    You have several options to personalize your control panel, such as button layout, removal of control panel or screws in some models, button label etching, and text etching.

    Jump to: LAYOUT | REMOVING DEFAULT ELEMENTS | CONSOLE BUTTON LABELS | ETCHED TEXT | ETCH TEXT FONTS | PARTIAL & FULL ETCH | ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS 

    Plexi Color, Thickness

    Below are visual examples of available acrylic colors and thicknesses.  Not all colors are available for each thickness, nor are the materials and thicknesses accessible for each Fightstick model. Some colors come in a specific thickness, and are too thin or thick to install properly on the Fightstick. Additionally, some material thicknesses do not allow for full etch, as the material can warp from the laser. 

    When multiple colors and thicknesses are available for your Fightstick model, you will find them within the options list.

    Plexi Thickness

    Plexi Thickness: .75mm thin acrylic
    Plexi Thickness: 1.5mm thick acrylic
    Plexi Thickness: 3mm thick acrylic

    Plexi Color and Texture

    Plexi Texture: Clear
    Plexi texture: Black Gloss
    Plexi texture: Black Matte
    Plexi texture: White Gloss
    Plexi texture:White Matte
    Clear (.75mm, 1.5mm, 3mm) 
    Black Gloss (1.5mm, 3mm)
    Black Matte (3mm only)
    White Gloss (3mm only)
    White Matte (3mm only)

    Notes about Black Matte, White Matte & White Gloss

    Black Matte Sample 1: No Etching
    Black Matte: Sample 2
    Black Matte is available in .125" (3mm) thickness only. This color and material texture can be purchased without etching. For AllFightsticks models, you can use the black matte plexi panel as a full replacement for the metal panel.
    You can also order with partial or full etching. Unlike clear acrylic, etching is performed on surface of the acrylic.  If you are submitting etch artwork for opaque acrylic such as black matte or black gloss, you do not need to reverse the graphic. More tips on how to submit artwork for etching is available here.new-window-icon.png 
    White Matte: Sample 1
    White Matte: Sample 2
    White Gloss and White Matte is available in .125" (3mm) thickness only. This color and material texture can be purchased without etching. For AllFightsticks models, you can use the white matte plexi panel as a full replacement for the metal panel.
    We currently do not offer etching services for White Gloss or White Matte color.  While it is possible to etch on white acrylic, we believe many customers will not be pleased with the results, since the etch is barely visible.

    White acrylic is also semi translucent - about 20% transparent.  You will receive a white cutout that you can place underneath the acrylic.  You can also place a brightly colored artwork underneath for a cool effect.

    Layout Configuration

    Each Fightstick has its own characteristics, with some sharing similar elements, such as the popular Vewlix button layout. We will specify what options are available for each Fightstick. Below are the most common button layout configurations:

    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix
    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix

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    Removing Default Elements 

    Some Fightsticks, such as the popular MadCatz TE, offer additional personalization options by removing default elements such as control panel, start button, or screws.  Cut options are defaulted to their authentic counterpart, displayed as [YES (default)] in the options list.  For example, a MadCatz TE, the default configuration is to have the turbo/guide portion of the control panel cut, so that the control panel can fit properly.  You have the option to select [NO] to prevent cutting these areas.  

    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Buttons [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]
    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Button? [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]

    Cut Control Panel? [NO] - If you own a MadCatz TE, and installed a PS360+, you may no longer need the Turbo/Guide area of the control panel, located at top left.  This option allows you to remove the Turbo/Guide portion.  Please note that you MUST remove the actual control panel on the TE by unscrewing it before applying the plexi, or you risk damaging the plexi.  Also, please make certain to select this option if you are also choosing to have artwork printed, or the plexi and artwork won't match.

    Cut Start Button? [NO] - On some joysticks - such as the Qanba Q4 - the start button is directly on the panel.  You can select to have this removed.  You can also select this should you desire a panel similar to the Eightarc Fusion or Synthesis series Fightstick, as the start button is moved elsewhere.  Again, this option is available on specific joysticks.

    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO] - Selecting "no" on this option allows you to remove the middle top and bottom screw holes on specific joysticks, either for a cleaner appearance or to avoid rubbing your wrist against the screw.  Please reconsider this option if you intend to have a full panel etch on your plexi, as etching physically changes portions of the plexi due to heat.  In this case, it is best to leave the screw holes in place in order to keep the panel securely positioned.

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    Console Button Labels

    Depending on the plexi material you choose, you can have your preferred console button designation etched onto it. This is helpful if you swap art often, and do not want to place the labeling onto the artwork.

    Below are the most common console labels. Other button labels may apply specifically to the Fightstick model, such as Dreamcast console for the Agetec HKT-7300

    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox ONE
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)
    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox One
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)

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    Etched Text

    For those looking to personalize their plexiglass control panel with their name or handle, but not as familiar with graphic design applications like Photoshop, you can add text etchings.  Choose from a variety of fonts, and your position on the control panel.

    Text Position

    You can place text in one of up to four positions on your control panel. How many positions are available will vary depending on the model of control panel you choose. Of the positions are the following:

    Under Control Panel/Turbo
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    Under Turbo/CP (24pt)
    Upper Right Corner (36pt)
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    Lower Left Corner (36pt)
    Lower Right Corner (36pt)


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    Etch Text Fonts

    You can choose from a variety of fonts across seven distinct themes:

    COMIC | GRUNGE | HANDWRITTEN | POP CULTURE | CLASSIC/RETRO | SANS | SERIF

    Comic

    Comic: Badaboom Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Detectives Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Feasts of Flesh Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Krakhead Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Newsflash Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)


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    Grunge

    Grunge: Dust Mites Font
    Grunge: Frakturika font
    Grunge: Toy Soldiers


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    HANDWRITTEN

    Hand: Aaaiight! font
    Hand: Fat Boy Slim font
    Hand: Oneer font
    Hand: Yellowtail Regular font


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    Pop Culture

    Pop: Antique Olive (Fast & Furious) font
    Pop: Hacked (Watch Dogs) font
    Pop: Overdrive Sunset (Sunset Overdrive) font
    Pop: Planet Kosmos (various) font
    Pop: Pricedown (various) font
    Pop: Sin City (Sin City) font
    pop: Tarrget (Tekken) font
    pop: MKX Title Regular (Mortal Kombat) font
    pop: Saiyan Sans (Dragon Ball Z) font
    pop: BigNoodleToo Oblique (Overwatch Title) font
    pop: Burbank Big Condensed Black (Fortnite) font
    pop: Nintender Regular (Nintendo Logo) font
    pop: Super Nintendo Italic (SNES Logo) font
    pop: Gamecuben (Nintendo Gamecube Logo) font
    pop: The Wild Breath of Zelda (Zelda Breath of the Wild) font
    pop: Moon Get Heavy (Super Mario Odyssey) font


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    Classic/Retro

    CLASSIC: Cherry Cream Soda font
    CLASSIC: Cinzel Black font
    CLASSIC: Contour Black font
    CLASSIC: Mael font
    CLASSIC: Squada One font
    CLASSIC: Streetwear font
    CLASSIC: Vast Shadow font


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    Sans

    Sans: Americorps font
    Sans: Kanji Free font
    Sans: Passion One Black
    Sans: Pier font
    Sans: Reckoner font


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    Serif

    Serif: Alegreya font
    Serif: Freshman Font
    Serif: Optimus Princeps font
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    Partial and Full Etch

    Etching on plexi provides you an extra layer for personalizing your control panel.  Artwork is etched onto the bottom of clear plexi, or on top of opaque or translucent color plexi.  You have two options to choose. 

    Panel Etch: Partial Etch (sample illustration)
    Panel Etch: Full Etch (sample illustration)
    Partial Etch (Sample Illustration)
    Full Etch (Sample Illustration)

    Partial Etch

    A partial etch is a graphic up to 5 inches square, placed nearly anywhere on the control panel face.  You can etch a logo, name/handle, or illustration.  Please note that this is not the same as etched text; you will submit the graphic to us for etching.  

    To place an order for a partial etch, select the "Partial (5"x5")" option next to the "Full or Partial Etching" label.  We must know where to place your etch graphic on the panel, so be sure to provide placement instructions within the "Additional Instructions" text form, or submit the graphic using our Photoshop template.  If we don't have this, we will put the task on hold, and send a message asking for clarification on where you want the graphic to appear on the panel.

    Full Etch

    A full etch can occupy the entire area of the control panel.  It can consist of a single illustration, or multiple illustrations placed strategically on the control panel.  To submit your graphic, please use our Photoshop template and click "Choose file" next to "Submit Etch Artwork".

    Please note: On some models, a full etch graphic is not available, as the plexi used for that model is thinner than .060" and thus can warp under the heat that is generated from a laser etching machine.

    Etch Graphic Resolution

    It is recommended that the graphic submitted is high-resolution - between 300dpi or 600dpi (dots per inch).  Anything less may etch with less fidelity.  Click for more information about submitting etch artwork.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you would like to clarify something regarding your personalization that wasn't covered in the options, you can complete the "Additional Instructions" form.  Please do not make requests for customization outside of the requirements of the plexi, such as fixing your graphic, or creating a logo, as any orders placed in "HOLD" status is pushed to the bottom of the queue until it is changed back to "IN PROGRESS".

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    Image Edit

    If you would like to use a free, online Photoshop-like app to check out whether your artwork will work with a layout we offer, I highly recommend Photopea new-window-icon.png This amazing app works with our PSD templates and is a great way to preview your artwork or create new art files. It also exports to PSD, which is the format we recommend for submitting artwork.

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    Support

    New to FA Plexworks?

    Click the "Options" tab for a detailed explanation of each customization option available to you. Using a mobile device?  Click here to scroll to the descriptions.

    Artwork templates

    We offer a photoshop template for each custom artwork or custom plexi etch. Click the "Description" tab (or scroll up if on mobile device) to display the template and download. You can also click here to access our repository and download artwork and etch templates (in Photoshop PSD format) for your desired model and others.

    Important: Using templates outside of the ones we provide may produce unwanted output.  We are not responsible for output generated from unsupported templates.  More information here.

    Warranty and Support for FA Plexworks Custom Order

    Custom orders cannot be returned for refund, or exchanged for another custom order. Orders damaged upon arrival are subject to special terms within our return policy. Please see our FA Plexworks FAQ for more information about our Plexworks return policy and related Q&A.

    If you have not used our Plexworks custom services before, we recommend that you visit our support section for updated information, helpful tips, and resources to get the best output.

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