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1642 No. 1642 [Edit]
How about a dakimakura thread? Post what you have, experiences, and complaints (about how your waifu lacks even a design for one).

Why does no one love Miko? Soga has a dakimakura design already! And Mamizou! Even Wriggle has one, but Shizuha doesn't. But I guess it doesn't really matter right now, since I lack the funds to purchase one.

I would love to have this Yuno one if I could find it. Don't really like the swimsuit side, though. Seems out of place for me, who just wants a design that fits a girl going to bed.

And is there really a difference between a normal pillow and a dakimakura? I've been using a normal pillow and it works out alright. Certainly would help if it were longer.
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>> No. 1643 [Edit]
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>(about how your waifu lacks even a design for one).

It makes me very jealous to see newer characters get multiple dakimakura, or artist creating dakimakura of characters that already have one.
I thought about my own, but kind of suck at it, and I find many who offer to draw dakimakura images overcharge and for subpar quality at that, of something they'll probably end up showing off publicly.


Anyways, these are the ones I have.
also have a dakimakura of Koyori "Magical Maid" Kokubunji, from Nurse Witch Komugi-chan, which is not shown here.
>> No. 1644 [Edit]
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1644
There are quite a few Tenshi dakimakura, but none of them are completely right. This is the best I've seen.
>> No. 1645 [Edit]
>>1643
I'm jealous of that Sanya cover. Her and Charlotte have the best dakimakura of the 501st. There's something about the others just doesn't quite sit well with me.
>> No. 1646 [Edit]
>>1645
I know what you mean, it's excellent, best of the few I got.
It's to nice to even sleep with.
>> No. 1648 [Edit]
>>1647
That's odd. I could have sworn that I saw somewhere that Bed, Bath, and Beyond would have the correct size of pillow. Guess I should have known that was too good to be true.
>> No. 1649 [Edit]
>>1648
typical body pillows sold in the US are 54" x 20"

the width is fine but 54" is about 137cm so they are short for a 150cm cover. You could still use one, but you will need to find a way to fill the rest. If you can find a 60" length pillow that would work.

I just bought one from janelee922 on ebay that was specifically 150 x 50cm.
>> No. 1650 [Edit]
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1650
Yep. I just found my favorite artist. I don't even care that it's lewd, it's a step in the right direction!

>>1649
A little browsing through eBay revealed a body pillow that is 50.8 x 152.4 centimeters at $13 plus shipping. Would it be better to have one that is a little bigger than the cover or a little smaller? I'm thinking a little smaller, that way you don't have to worry about straining the cover.
>> No. 1684 [Edit]
If you guys are cheapskates Target sells 150x50 cm pillows.
>> No. 1705 [Edit]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-Dakimakura-Anime-Hugging-Body-Pillow-Cover-/170479241834

Just ordered a custom case from this seller, anyone have any experience with them?
>> No. 1710 [Edit]
>>1709
I went with peach skin, what is it like? As in what sort of item would I have that has a similar texture?
>> No. 1712 [Edit]
>>1710
I, too, am curious about this. Is the feeling true to its name? That's not bad but not good either.

>>1684
Thanks for the tip~, I'll keep that in mind. Little on the short side, but if it saves me $40+ I don't think I'll mind 30 centimeters or so less than the norm.
>> No. 1726 [Edit]
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I have found a circle that is kind enough to remember the less popular characters for their dakimakura. I want to order this one, except living with my parents poses a problem. They have always been strict when it comes to questionable material (all those video games and shows my friends talked about that I never could; my bike I couldn't even ride around the neighborhood alone ;_;), and I have no doubt they would toss this dakimakura into the trash the second I let go of it. I don't think sleeping with it would be too big a problem to sneak past them, but how am I going to wash it? How practical would it be to hand wash it in my shower? Anyone have any ideas?
>> No. 1727 [Edit]
>>1726

Don't dirty it

And wash it with your bed sheets and what not

If you do your own laundry it shouldn't be an issue
>> No. 1728 [Edit]
>>1727
Simple solutions really are the best. I don't know why I didn't think of this. Thank you, kind sir!
>> No. 1729 [Edit]
Anyone ever use this? A bit expensive, but seems very high quality.
http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=english&vgForm=ProductInfo&sku=COS-9194&template=default/product/e_display.html
>> No. 1730 [Edit]
>>1729

Its a pillow, its going to be fluffy and big for a week and then it'll be worn down, like all pillows.

Just go out to your local bed bath and beyond and spend 20 bucks on a body pillow, they're not THAT hard to find locally

The shipping cost would be steep too
>> No. 1731 [Edit]
>>1730
There's also eBay if the man has his heart set on ordering it online. Here's few links:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BODY-PILLOW-20-X-60-WHITE-POLYESTER-FILL-/250469366026?pt=US_Pillows&hash=item3a5123390a#ht_500wt_969

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-235TC-Cotton-20-x54-Body-Pillow-Assemble-USA-/120768426264?pt=US_Pillows&hash=item1c1e5bf118#ht_4302wt_1187

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Body-Pillow-60-Made-USA-Fiber-filled-/390358118487?pt=US_Pillows&hash=item5ae3283057#ht_500wt_969
>> No. 1734 [Edit]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrC6nj1Uf4U
>> No. 1736 [Edit]
>>1735
Isn't he from Switzerland?
>> No. 1737 [Edit]
>>1736
Swiss-German
>> No. 1738 [Edit]
This one has subs for those of you interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJNUUEtvI9g
>> No. 1740 [Edit]
>>1734
I thought that was going to be this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-gvP6YdXFw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Yeah, I despise this guy.
>> No. 1741 [Edit]
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1741
I had to post this. It is a custom dakimakura that someone made that I found while browsing designs.


It truly is amazing. I know we all have weird fetishes, but damn man.

Anyway, I hope this helps cheer you guys up if only a little. I know we are all very sad.
>> No. 1742 [Edit]
Anyone have advice for washing dakimakura? I don't want it to start fading.
>> No. 1743 [Edit]
>>1742
It depends on the material.

If it is peach-skin or satin see >>1714

Trust me, they won't fade. That is a benefit of these. I said earlier that it is okay if you went for cheaper material. They are some sort of polyester blend and really are durable. And yes, they are still quite nice to cuddle with.
>> No. 1744 [Edit]
>>1741
Gigantism and feet.

I don't have those fetishes, but I love the internet for letting me see those images.
>> No. 1745 [Edit]
What websites do you guys buy the bootleg $40 dakimakura from? I see some on eBay right now, but I'm sure there's another place.
>> No. 1746 [Edit]
>>1743
And if it's 2 way tricot?
>> No. 1747 [Edit]
>>1745
http://janelee922.ecrater.com/

Only one I know of.
>> No. 1749 [Edit]
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>>1644
What about this one, giascle? You've probably already seen it.
>> No. 1750 [Edit]
>>1748
Is 2 way tricot more delicate than the other fabrics? Sorta seems like it would be more durable.
>> No. 1752 [Edit]
>>1749
Yeah, I don't like it. Thanks, though.
>> No. 1753 [Edit]
>>1751
Oh, I would if I could, but it looks like tricot is the only option they are giving. If I bought the bootleg, I could get peach skin, but I want to show my support and gratitude. Thanks for the tips.
>> No. 1754 [Edit]
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I just found this; I don't know how accurate it is.
>> No. 1755 [Edit]
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I got my custom dakimakura from japan.mall last week, I am so in love with it. I only JUST ordered the body pillow though so I'm dying with excitement for it to get here!
>> No. 1758 [Edit]
I intend to buy a custom made bed sheet. hobbyheart and janelee cost the same. I already own two dakimakura covers from hobbyheart. The quality is ok, but the stitching is not perfect. Should I order the bed sheet from hobbyheart or janelee?
>> No. 1759 [Edit]
>>1758
never ordered a sheet or custom order before, but I have had better luck with janelee. They ship faster, and the stitching was better.


give janelee a shot. I have bought from them several times, and have always been satisfied.
>> No. 1775 [Edit]
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I really loved the artwork I decided on for my dakimakura and I adored it so much until I posted it online and got nothing but an onslaught of insults towards it, it's ruined it for me and has made me see it in a new light, I see it as bad now and it's really started to ruin having this for me. Is it actually that bad? I wanted something that wasn't cookie cutter anime-style.
>> No. 1776 [Edit]
>>1775
Yeah it is, sorry to say. It has nothing to do with the style, it's just really badly drawn.
>> No. 1777 [Edit]
>>1775
>C'mon, guys. Surely it isn't that-
Hate to say it, but that is some pretty bad artwork. It is different, I'll give you that. Maybe you could sell it on eBay to get some of your money back?
>> No. 1780 [Edit]
>>1779
Actually I think I'm just going to get another one made
>> No. 1786 [Edit]
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1786
I want your opinion...
I can use this pic for a custom Dakimakura?
>> No. 1787 [Edit]
>>1786
Yeah, looks good. This is just me, but I prefer that my dakimakura have bedsheets of some sort as a background.
>> No. 1788 [Edit]
>>1786
Resolution should good atleast. But would be much better sleep with daki if character in picture were laying down. Just my opinion.
>> No. 1789 [Edit]
Would this look good as a bed sheet? Is it sharp enough?
http://konachan.com/post/show/71340/2girls-bed-black_hair-blonde_hair-blue_eyes-fate-s

Post edited on 10th Dec 2011, 2:40pm
>> No. 1790 [Edit]
>>1787
>>1788
Unfortunately, it's the only one picture of my waifu that I can use for a dakimakura...
Anyway, thanks for your help.
>> No. 1791 [Edit]
>>1790
a quick search came up with this
http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=373188
>> No. 1792 [Edit]
>>1791
Well, "the only one" was exaggerated but for my defense, the resolution isn't good enough and it's a bit too lewd for me...

Post edited on 10th Dec 2011, 9:26pm
>> No. 1793 [Edit]
http://blog.埋もれる抱き枕er.jp/

Japanese guy who keeps blog about new upcoming Dakimakuras.
>> No. 1794 [Edit]
>>1793
Nice find.

Sure makes me jealous as hell (and kind of annoyed) though, seeing new characters get dozens of dakimakura versions, and knowing my waifu will probably never get so much as one. (unless I pay out the ass for a custom made one)
>> No. 1800 [Edit]
I suppose everyone already knows about dakemakura.com?

I got a body pillow (no cover yet), and sleeping with it was... clunky. I'm not sure I want to spend all that money on a cover only to be better off without it. Does it help to have an image of your waifu, or should I cut my losses?
>> No. 1801 [Edit]
>>1800
Having an image of her only helps if you want to be affectionate to her.

Personally, I have a hard time sleeping without a body pillow anymore. With my waifu on a cover or not. To each his own though.
>> No. 1802 [Edit]
I can't read Japanese. How much do the covers cost?
>> No. 1803 [Edit]
>>1802
You're going to have to convert from yen to dollars. The kanji for yen is 円, so look for the number beside it. All covers are made of two-way tricot.
>> No. 1804 [Edit]
>>1803
They cost a lot more than the 2-way you can buy at hobbyheart. Is the quality better?

Post edited on 26th Dec 2011, 5:56pm
>> No. 1806 [Edit]
>>1800
Like said, image helps with affection. Also cover feels a lot smoother and better in my opinion than justa pillow.
>> No. 1807 [Edit]
>>1804
I don't know, I have yet to buy there. These are the people that janelee makes bootlegs of if you only care about the image on the cover.
>> No. 1808 [Edit]
3 hobbyheart peach skin dakimakura covers cost $120, 2 hobbyheart 2 Way Tricot covers cost $120, 1 Cospa cover smooth costs (including customs and shipping fee) about $140. Are the Cospa covers of much better quality than the hobbyheart 2 way ones? Are they made of 100% polyester? Which option should I decide on?

Post edited on 29th Dec 2011, 2:34pm
>> No. 1809 [Edit]
>>1808
I've never ordered a cover, so take my words with a grain of salt. I'd think material is material - peach skin is peach skin (unless you're really particular about details). So it really comes down to where and what you'd want to buy; your personal preferences. Just read some customer reviews. A chart was posted that compared materials here >>1754.
>> No. 1810 [Edit]
>>1809
The Cospa covers are "smooth knit". It might actually be the same as "2 way trikot"? But I think the printing quality of original covers might be better than that of covers from hobbyheart or janelee? Also the way it is sewed.
Why don't those bootleg sellers use the original pictures? It seems they trace them.
(compare http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig13/10139656a.jpg and http://www.hobbyheart.com/images/images_big/H1090%20Zombie.jpg). Although I'm not sure which one I like more. The original is clother to the original art, but the traced one looks happier, which is important to me. I don't like the one traced by janelee (http://s.ecrater.com/stores/96851/4e0df3dfdad7b_96851b.jpg).

Post edited on 30th Dec 2011, 4:47pm
>> No. 1811 [Edit]
>>1810
Dakimakura bootlegs are a mixed bag. I would get the original to insure that I get what I'm expecting quality-wise. If the image is of especial concern, just get the original. I never bet on bootlegs to be anywhere close to the real product.
>> No. 1814 [Edit]
>>1811
Agree. If you dont have financial problems, getting the original shouldn't be problem. Unless it is out of print, price can rise a bit high.

Myself I own bootleg and original version. Bootleg version, atleast in my case is really terrible compared to original one.
>> No. 1815 [Edit]
>>1814
Where did you buy the bootleg, which character is it?
>> No. 1816 [Edit]
Can I expect the quality to be shit? http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-ROCK-SHOOTER-Anime-Spannbettlaken-Spannbetttucher-Bettwasche-150x210cm-Neu-/110796308911?pt=Bettw%C3%A4sche&hash=item19cbf981af
>> No. 1817 [Edit]
>>1816
>China
Yes.
>> No. 1818 [Edit]
>>1817
I mean the quality you get at Janelee is quite good.
>> No. 1845 [Edit]
how much trouble do you think one would have to go through, in order to get a custom length pillow cover and pillow?

my waifu is kind of tall..
>> No. 1858 [Edit]
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1858
This one arrived two days ago. It was very hard to find this daki but I was lucky that I found it on Mandarake. I am very happy.
>> No. 1863 [Edit]
>>1845
With enough money anything is possible. Making requests and mentioning you are willing to work out a deal should be all the effort needed. I don't have any experience in dealing with custom orders, though. That's what I assume.
>> No. 1866 [Edit]
http://www.xfancy.com/anime-pillow-cases/

Does anyone have any experience with this site?
>> No. 1868 [Edit]
Anyone know any good artists that do daki commissions for reasonable prices?
no -deviantart- artists please
>> No. 1932 [Edit]
So what'd be best for a cover 155cm in length? I have a 160cm pillow, I'm going to try them together. 5cm too large isn't going to pose a problem is it? I mean the pillow is bound to shrink, somewhat over time too, so I'm hoping they'll be ok to use with each other. What about a 150cm cover and 160cm pillow, too much difference do you think?
>> No. 2033 [Edit]
This site seems to have quite a lot of stuff,
http://www.milanoo.com/Anime-Body-Pillows-c1535

I think they're based in China though...
Still, the prices are pretty good I guess.
>> No. 2054 [Edit]
>>2033

Don't do it son.
>> No. 2397 [Edit]
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I was wondering something. In the future, when I have the means, I'm probably going to custom order a 180cm x 60cm daki. Would it be better to get a 72inch x 20inch body pillow, or a 72inch x 24inch? Or should I try desperately searching for a 180cm x 60cm pillow? I don't own any dakimakura so I'm not sure how how important it is to get a pillow that fits exactly right.
>> No. 2398 [Edit]
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I guess my taste in 2d women must be considered too vintage for dakimakuras.

You lucky stiffs with your vocaloid and touhou and Anime-du-jour obsessions, you got it easy!

Oh well, I should be sort of thankful, at least there are a few body pillows out there featuring Satoshi Urushihara's artwork.

Post edited on 21st Mar 2013, 7:45am
>> No. 2404 [Edit]
>>2397
Case is usually pretty flexible so I would get bit bigger pillow than case. At the moment my case is bigger than pillow and it is bit loose which is annoying so I have to have it tied down.
>> No. 2415 [Edit]
You guys seem to know what you're talking about - are hobbyheart covers good quality? I'm new to this whole daki business, my waifu just got a cover but it's over $100 and i'm sure it'll will sell out way before I can get that money (decently popular character)...

I can't seem to find a lot of info on hobbyheart's quality. From what i've gathered they are a legitimate business, but I would like some more first hand accounts.

Also, is it weird that they have a bootleg for sale even though the real one hasn't quite come out yet? I haven't been able to find a high enough resolution image of it that would seem suitable for printing.
>> No. 2416 [Edit]
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>>2415
I have bought form them. The covers are fine. They ship fast and do take custom orders. You can pick and chose what is on each side, whether you supply the pic or use one of theirs.

I love the natural velvet material. Comfy and warm.

The inner pillows they sell suck however. Get that somewhere else.

Here is one I bought from them some time ago. Still love Luka. She has been washed many times, and still looks good.
>> No. 2420 [Edit]
>>2415
I bought 2 covers from hobbyheart. The printing quality was good, but the stitching wasn't. The one from janelee922 was better. I also tried out Zephyr toy store form ebay (they don't do custom orders, I think), they use a different material, looks good; although it might be less durable. I ordered a cover from shemue from ebay, it should arrive soon, I could then compare it to hobbyheart.
>> No. 2422 [Edit]
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>>2415
I ordered from hobby heart a month or two ago. I was going to do some shitty blog-post about my experience but decided against it... but for you I'll make an exception with an abridged and candid review..

My experience with hobbyheart went smoothly. I am used to ordering things from hongkong so it wasn't a terrible wait or anything. Unfortunately the character I chose is sort of old so it was nice to have printing options hobbyheart offers. I went with the revered '2 way tricot'. I hate to demystify it but it is basically smooth spandex that seems to be very delicate (better wear socks to bed). It was probably a bad choice because I live in an arctic desert and never have the kerosene heater running. As a result the pillow case is always below freezing when it's not in immediate contact with me.

I sort of wish I went with the velvet option like >>2416 did.
but maybe the 2waytricot will pay off if we get one of our humid as fuck jungle summers.

Since the character was old I only had one choice for the design. It was sort of lewd an I was really hesitant to get it but her personality is just so cute. It hasn't nearly been as much of a problem as I thought it would be.. mainly because I keep her cocooned and we cuddle under blankets together face to face at night.

As for finding a good pillow.. good luck. I've ordered three of them off of ebay and all three sucked (two I ordered from the same seller and both were radically different in terms of quality/fill/materials used) I refuse to get anything smaller than 20x60 inches and will probably end up Frankensteining two of those shitty pillows into one super pillow when I get some spare time.

Post edited on 23rd Apr 2013, 10:32pm
>> No. 2423 [Edit]
I still wish I knew how they're printing it before the real one is even out.

Did they vector it or something? This is the cover...

http://www.hobbyheart.com/strike-witches-dakimakura-hugging-body-pillow-cover-p-1804.html
>> No. 2427 [Edit]
>>2423
IIRC that one got released at c83. I know a fellow who purchased two.
>> No. 2428 [Edit]
What is "Japanese Textil" like ? I mean the fabric you can choose at hobbyheart.
>> No. 2429 [Edit]
>>2423
Yes, some of the designs are vectorizations of sample images. If you compare them side by side there are usually some small differences, some artistic license as well, but it's typically very close except that small details may be missing. I don't know if they also buy and scan dakis to replicate them.

>>2428
They sent me samples of all materials with my first order, I'll report back on the Japanese Textile when it actually arrives, which should be hopefully next week, maybe the week after.
>> No. 2430 [Edit]
Does anyone know what kind of package an order from hobbyheart would arrive in?

Kind of have people living with me.
>> No. 2431 [Edit]
>>2430
Should be neutral, found this unboxing (2 years old) it's basically a brown envelope but obviously it says Hong Kong, the item value and probably Hobby Heart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbw7RLlaG5k#t=118s

Though I'm not sure how you're planning to keep a daki secret when you have people living with you (let's not forget that you'll also have to buy a giant pillow)
>> No. 2432 [Edit]
>>2431
>Though I'm not sure how you're planning to keep a daki secret when you have people living with you
A)Position your bed in a way that isn't visible from outside of your room and just cover it with a blanket.
B)when you get up in the morning store it in the closet or somewhere else out of sight
>> No. 2433 [Edit]
>>2431

No one would probably notice or care if I just bought a plain body pillow with a white cover and had it laying on my bed.

As much as I would hate to treat my waifu's image in such a way, i'd probably take the cover off during the day and put it in a bag in my desk or something.
>> No. 2442 [Edit]
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I guess I'll try and shed some light on the bootlegs vs legit daki discussion since it should help ease peoples minds and let them make their decisions with more knowledge.

I've bought about 20 bootlegs between ebay, janelee and hobbyheart and haven't been really dissatisfied with the results yet. Here's a picture I took of a legit cover that hasn't been used (makes for a nice wall decoration) and a hobbyheart bootleg that I ordered for the sake of this comparison (left is the brand new hobby heart, right is the legit one).

As you can see the print quality on the bootleg is just as good as the legit one. The only real difference is the sheen of the material. So if you're on a budget or are worried about a rare and expensive cover fading go ahead and order from Janelee or HobbyHeart. Sometimes it's how I like to test how much I like a cover before I search for a real one.

Anyways hope this helps people out. I'm more than happy to field any question if you guys got them.
>> No. 2443 [Edit]
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>>2442
I disagree strongly that bootleg and legit would be even near equal quality. Print quality is probably okay, because they use same printers. The problem is the pictures they use for printing. They use high contrast ones which usually turn into pretty awful.

I've bought bootleg once and it will be my last time. I let the pictures tell the rest. Basically all details are gone because of the contrast raped picture.
>> No. 2444 [Edit]
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>>2443
And here is close up picture. Go figure which one is the better one.

Post edited on 5th May 2013, 1:20am
>> No. 2445 [Edit]
>>2444
I don't think you should let one bad experience cloud your better judgment. The first bootleg I bought was shit. It was made of silk like material that ripped easily and they sewed right over the zipper. Still it was only $15 so no big loss. I tried again with a $30 dakimakura and I was very pleased with it. The material the image it was all good. Bought two more after that and I wasn't disappointed, although one did seem oddly reflective. Even if it's not perfect, When you compare $30 bootlegs to the $100+ official costs I think the difference in price makes a slightly blurry image is worth it.

Post edited on 5th May 2013, 4:07pm
>> No. 2446 [Edit]
>>2444
I kind of get what you are saying but it might really just be dependent on the quality of the image the bootleggers get. There are some daki's I have where the image quality isn't near on par as some of the others, they also happen to not have nearly as many high-res good quality scans or pictures available either. There's also the fact that different prints on different fabrics will come out differently. I have seen various different prints on different materials and some are really crisp and clear, while others have nowhere near the detail.

There's also the longterm quality of the daki as well. Over time no matter what you do, if you make use of it, wash it, etc... It will slowly fade, depending on the print quality and material has pretty resounding effect on the matter. If you really are that distraught by it perhaps get a very high quality picture of the daki and get one custom done so that you know the quality of the image source.

A lot of time bootleggers end up just taking custom orders they've done and start reprinting them from whatever picture was sent in so it's probably an issue of image quality that they come from.

You are right in that the printers are the same so the only difference in quality would be from the base image.

Honestly if I had the budget and could more readily find another dakimakura that I wanted a couple copies of I'd test this out getting an official version of a daki that I know the material of and then getting another bootleg of same material and submitting the image myself. Unfortunately all the covers I want either don't have known scan or artwork to submit, are of an unknown textile, or very rare and or expensive.

But as the other poster said don't let one bad experience ruin it for you, and they are significantly cheaper, and infinitely easier to replace.
>> No. 2447 [Edit]
>>2445
>>2446
Maybe it is matter of situation. If you are poor and desperately in need for daki, maybe bootleg is better choice then. Money is basically irrelevant for me in this matter. I am not trying to brag up, but I could easily spend from hundreds to thousand euros so I could have enough of my favorite dakis stocked up for if the primary one loses its colors or get damaged. Selection, availability and access are problems for me in this case, not the price. I already have one unopened duplicate of my primary one in case something happens, but I am still hunting for more, because I can never be too prepared.

Still I refuse to buy bootlegs until all legit versions of my favorite dakis in the world have been consumed. Legit versions have guaranteed quality, and it is the most important thing for me in this matter.
>> No. 2448 [Edit]
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2448
>>2442

Why is the image so much darker/high contrast? Is this typical of all hobbyheart prints? Should I expect the shipped product to appear different than the pic on the store page (related)?
>> No. 2449 [Edit]
>>2448
Bootleg printers don't have access to original picture so they have to photoshop from sample pictures, and increasing contrast and decreasing brightness will hide some of the blurriness.
>> No. 2450 [Edit]
>>2448
Typically not, no.
Original: http://i.imgur.com/RQlo1Un.jpg
HobbyHeart: http://imgur.com/a/V3K0y
Obviously lit differently, and HobbyHeart is Peach Skin whereas the original is 2WT.
>> No. 2451 [Edit]
>>2449
>they have to photoshop from sample pictures
Not always the case. some people will scan their official daki and upload the image online. bootlegers might even do it themselves, buying a daki just to scan and reproduce.
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