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Old May 2nd, 2014, 01:20 AM
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Question on material for card printing.

Please excuse the singe-question thread, but after searching around, I found much info on how to design cards, but nothing on the actual material use to print on.

Our group has been playing with mostly customs bought from eBay that arrive with nice, laminated cards that appear to be glued (or is sticky paper) to cereal-box cardboard. However there is usually waterstamped white material on the back of the cards, so I am a little confused if they printed on thicker stock or if there are actually four layers ??? laminant on top, the actual printed material, cardboard, then white on the back?

Can anyone point me in the right direction of what I need to duplicate these with our own designs or any other tried-and-true materials used by your pros...

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Old May 2nd, 2014, 02:56 AM
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Re: Question on material for card printing.

I use 110lb white card stock, from staples, Probley not the perfect match for official cards, but it works pretty well and has the same weight to it as most of the official cards do.

If your doing the back side (I don't) then your going to have to glue them together to make them perfect, alignment for duplexing is very close to impossible as the printer can and will shift during printing throwing off the alignment. I know this because I worked at staples for a year.




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Re: Question on material for card printing.

Personally I make sure to use an image that will print a good resolution of at least 300 dpi and then print them on photo paper.

After I cut them out, I run around the edge with a matching colored marker to blot out the white edge. All my cards are in CD sleeves so you can't really tell the difference between the original cards and the printed ones.

Also I put matching stickers on cards and figure-bases so I can distinguish duplicate figures used by other players. With the sleeves I don't have to worry about the stickers coming off through use.
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Re: Question on material for card printing.

I have a pretty extensive section on what paper to use in the post on printing tips I just did.

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