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#1 Thermoptic

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:10 AM

 Hi! New to the forum. First post. And its about printing homebrew cards made from Strange Eons. I have been creating some character cards with Strange Eons and its really fun! And i want to do some test printing of the cards with my own A4 printer. But what is the best way of printing? 

Should i print all cards from within Strange Eons? 

- Should i print my character card directly (from where i am creating the card) or should i create a new DECK OF CARDS from the DECKS AND EXPANSIONS category and place all my cards there?

- How do i do a perfect double-sided print using strange eons? (Printing the front of the card on one side of the paper, then flipping the paper and printing the back of the card) the cards front and back must be alinged so when you cut it the front and back are exactly on the same place, sounds very tricky?

any other things I need to think about? Thanks

 



#2 Thermoptic

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

So nobody can answer this? Simply how do i print a card on a simgle paper without folding the card. I want to print on one side, flip the paper and print again on the other side. nobody?

Ok what abot the printing dialogue window that appears if you try to print card. The text "Print card only (both sides)" how does this work? has anyone tested this?



#3 talismanisland

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:01 AM

A perfect back to back print is virtually impossible using Strange Eons, or even anything else as there can be problems with the way the paper is grabbed by the rollers etc.

The cards from SE are made to be printed separately and then being glued together.

However, it is possible to take an oversized character back (with bleed) and print that followed by flipping the paper then printing the front.

This should give you a bit of wiggle room with the printing, then cut from the front to the back and it will be the correct size.

You can get an idea of what I mean in the image below -

You can get a zip file with an oversized card back here -

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#4 Thermoptic

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for the reply! Yeah you are right with how the printer grabs the paper. It must be impossible to get it exactly right.

Ok then its better to fold and then glue then together. Good!






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