Dec 6, 2008, 4:17 PM - Polar Express Ticket image
Every year I get a few people asking for this at this time. So popping it up here on the board for those who want to to pull and make their own copies. Here is an ultra large high def file to use. I find printing it on a heavy weight paper or using Hallmark's gold foil wrapping paper to make great replicas of these tickets. For those with kids, its a great little prop to hand them while watching the movie.
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Dec 6, 2008, 4:42 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I believe you were the one who helped me out last year re the Ticket. Many thanks indeed, I have it framed on my wall People keep asking me what it is and it's a great conversation piece.
Dec 6, 2008, 5:08 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Thanks for posting this (and for emailing it to me). My little guy LOVES "Choo Choo coming" as he calls it (Polar Express).
Might be a fun tradition to watch this every year and have a new ticket for the kids (punch a new expression in every year).
Edit...and idea how to print it? As is..on both sides...the second side would have to be tunred upside down to have the opposite images printed..but then the reverse side is upside down. I just checked the movie and the top on one side is the top on the other...so if you flip it along the end (short side) the top would stay at the to on both sides. SO to print this properly (2 at once?) the revers side shoudl be the opposite image (train at top, "round trip" side at the bottom). Any easier ideas?
Last edited by hankey01; Dec 6, 2008 at 5:18 PM.
Dec 6, 2008, 5:48 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I edited the file and upended it to print on the backside of the original ticket. Takes a little practice to do it right but after a few tries, generally I could get it aligned right. Any graphic program that you can crop and cut the image in two should work. Some edited it side to side and folded it down to seal the two sides together. But I like to just print on both sides when possible.
If you separate it and past, make a template box in Publisher. Print the first side of the ticket. Reverse the sheet and add in the second side into publisher on the template and print again. This is one of the simpler ways of getting it aligned right to the opposite side you printed.
Last edited by tripoli; Dec 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM.
Dec 6, 2008, 6:03 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Sounds like I can do that...I just have windows paintbrush tho. It should work.
Unless any photoshoppers feel like whipping up a reverse side version??
Dec 6, 2008, 7:44 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
That's an awesome piece. I love the Movie, The animation is so life like, I sometimes forget it's CGI.
Dec 7, 2008, 7:16 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I just had to tell you I printed up a few of these and put one on the christmas tree while our 2 year old was napping. Within a minute of being awake he saw it on the tree and started yelling, "Ticket! Ticket!!" We went and grabbed it from the tree and he would not put it down.
Obviously he has seen the Polar Express a few times..he LOVES trains.
Thanks again for posting this and making my son's day!
I used Gimp to switch the images so if you print on one side (I printed using paintbrush (landscape) and scaled to fit in 1 x 1 pages. The 2 tickets then seem to come out about the right size. Then if you print my backside image on the same page (refeed it into printer other side up).
Here is my backside image. Thank again Tripoli for posting this!
Dec 7, 2008, 8:17 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
where can i find Hallmark gold foil wrapping paper to print out my ticket?
Dec 7, 2008, 9:05 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Clap clap clap!
Thanks for sharing. it's a nice early Christmas present!
My kids are gonna dig this!
Dec 7, 2008, 10:14 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I gave one of the ones I made a mist with metallic gold spray paint. It really added that gold shimmer..but lost a lot of the detail. I am about to try a pair with the paper (thicker card stock type) pre-sprayed with a light coat of metallic gold paint.
Nah..inkjet printer wouldn't print..image was WAY too light to see. AH well..worth a shot. I guess the printer needs paper to draw the ink into it...barrier of gold paint stopped that is my guess.
Last edited by hankey01; Dec 7, 2008 at 10:25 PM.
Dec 8, 2008, 3:03 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
WOW, beautiful job on the ticket
Dec 8, 2008, 4:33 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I ended up with a compromise...just did a very light mist with metallic gold paint after they were printed (on a cardstock type paper). Kind of leaves a metallic look..although a bit sparkly instead of smooth, but it's not too bad.
Hey Bear..Alexander's pub still there by the beach? I used to love that place!
Dec 8, 2008, 9:48 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Is it okay to share this with my Santa Claus group? Some of those guys will flip out for it. It'd be nice having real Santas using your ticket.
Dec 8, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Dec 10, 2008, 9:09 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Yup, Alexanders is still pumping out the tipsy swimmers
Dec 17, 2009, 1:29 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I just popped in my DVD for the annual viewing, and thought the ticket would make a great prop. Checked RPF and, low and behold it's already here.
Anyone have success in making this? How'd it turn out? I read some of the posts and there was a mention of using gold spray paint.
Dec 17, 2009, 7:54 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Yep..I have one left from last year I plan on giving my older son when we watch it Cgristmas Eve.
We used a card stock and a mist of gold for some metallic efefct. They turned out good, but really should be some kind of metallic foil to be moive accurate.
I'll have to make more next year. My son likes to crumple them up to duplicate the scene where it becomes a snowball..they don't recover from that!
Dec 17, 2009, 8:58 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Thanks for posting this, my daughter loves the movie and now she can have a ticket of her own!!
Dec 17, 2009, 11:52 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I printed versions for my kids last year - they loved it.
Dec 17, 2009, 2:11 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Anyone successful in hole-punching the poor kid's ticket?
Dec 17, 2009, 3:21 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Dec 17, 2009, 8:43 PM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
Cool! Thanks for those links. Anybody know if Staples or Office Depot sells anything similar?
Dec 18, 2009, 8:00 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
awesome ticket, I must try and get this printed out for the kids for Christmas
Dec 18, 2009, 10:25 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
I printed mine out the first year you posted these, thanks avian for sharing! I punched out "believe" on mine as well. I'll see if I can post pics of mine.
Dec 18, 2009, 11:00 AM - Re: Polar Express Ticket image
If anybody finds themselves buying some of that gold inkjet paper, I can help with the expenses if they don't mind sending me some tickets
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