I am a new member here, but I have been playing Arkham Horror for years. I need some help with the printing of high quality versions of promo Great Old Ones, Investigators, and Scenarios from the Arkham Horror League. Really, anyone with this knowledge would be great, but I specified Tibs as he seems to be THE guy who has done the most work in this regard from my searches and reading forum posts.
I am trying to print the promos to match the size of the actual cards of the same type. So the Calvin Wright Ally card should be printed as 1.625" x 2.5", the Investagator and Great Old One Cards should be printed as 5" x 7", and the Heralds, Guardians, and Arkham Horror League Scenarios should be printed as 6.75" x 4". However, in each case, the scans of these cards (many times uploaded by FFG themselves) are much smaller than these dimensions. When I scale the images up to meet these dimensions, the clarity of both the text and the pictures deminish noticably. It seems the Promo Yig has the best clarity off all of the cards, the clarity on this card is visibly better than on the other great old ones.
Are there any extremely high resolutions images of these cards that will not require upscaling? That are either the correct size by default or larger and can be downscaled? I found this previous thread where Tibs links to high res scans of the promo cards and talks about DPI for high res. But these images still required scaling for me, which ruined the image quality. I realize that perhaps there are no higher quality images for most of these promos as they were only released digitally by FFG, so what FFG released is the best we have. But at least for the Great Old Ones released at Arkham Nights, it should be possible to make an extremely high res scan of those cards.
Are there any better resolution images of these promo cards than what is on BGG (and the FFG Arkham Horror Support page for the League Scenarios) or am I stuck with slightly blurry images if I want the size to be correct?
I realize I could use Strange Eons to print these cards, but I also want to use the same art for each card that is on the official card, and I am not sure how to get the same exact art in the same place using Strange Eons. Is there some way to do that?
Finally, my plan is to print on 110 lb cardstock. Will that be sufficient, or is there a better option. I tried on 65 lb, and that was just too flimsy.
Sorry for the long post and the pleas for help, but figured if anybody could help me, it would be the great people here.
Edited by eldergias, 12 December 2013 - 08:16 AM.