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Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby adanyeva2 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:11 pm  

Hi there guys,

A friend of mine wishes to print about 10-20 custom decks of cards for a game prototype. He would like to know where he can do so, if there's some site he could do that, even with not high quality.

If you know of any place/website I would be very grateful.

Thx in advance!
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Re: Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby ecNate » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:24 pm  

Obviously you have MPC, but also artscow, ad magic, the game crafter, drive thru cards and quite a few others which are more geared for games are commonly used. Head over to boardgamegeek.com for details and ask more there. There's a ton of threads about doing prototype games, including card games.
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Re: Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby ecNate » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:40 pm  

How timely, I just saw this post at BGG for $10 custom deck that apparently works at cowcow or artscow and for either 54 or 108 card decks

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/18364716
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Re: Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby Kleetz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:34 am  

I printed my Lumberjacks prototype from here: http://www.printerstudio.com/personaliz ... gifts.html

They came out pretty good... for prototypes. Came quickly too and in my opinion priced well. It'll cost him $8.80 per deck for 10 decks. They don't print tuck boxes though, only cards.

Wish him the best of luck!

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Re: Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby ecNate » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:41 am  

@Kleetz, did you find it much work to re-adjust your files to deal with any differing standards required between the printers? I've heard they can vary in their unprintable margins due to variations in printing equipment or cutting process.
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Re: Where to print 10 decks?

Unread postby Kleetz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:10 am  

ecNate wrote:@Kleetz, did you find it much work to re-adjust your files to deal with any differing standards required between the printers? I've heard they can vary in their unprintable margins due to variations in printing equipment or cutting process.


Nope! Since my files were setup with USPCC templates, I just copied one card at a time, pasted it into their template, and exported as a JPEG. The PrinterStudio templates only have a slightly smaller "safe area" than USPCC and I knew it wouldn't matter if the art goes out of it a little.

Overall, as a cheap and fast alternative, I will be using them for all my future playing card prototypes. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I can post up photos of the prototype cards too if you want to see them.

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