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Erik Dahlman
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So there is an awesome thread right now about laser cutters for tokens, etc. and it got me thinking about my own prototyped games, mainly the decks of cards. I've ordered decks from various companies in the past but it's started to get expensive with shipping costs being so high these days. Now, finding a high quality printer to produce the cards is easy but how do you cut them?

And I'm not talking about using scissors or manually cutting the cards. I looked all over for machines that would take a sheet and cut them for me and I came up with zero. Any help locating something that can take a standard sheet of 108 cards and dice them up into nice cards with rounded corners?
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Oliver Kiley
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I think the typical route is using a die cutter with a custom die to cut out the cards. 18-card sheets seem fairly standard.
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Bernd Altmann
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Kardkutter review: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8500700#8500700
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Look harder for Artscow coupons? Decks can be very cheap if you time it right.

I manually cut cards and then hot laminate them in sleeves. This gives rounded corners and complete consistency even if my cutting is slightly off.

Real cards are die cut as has been mentioned.


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Andrew Rowse
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Aubigny wrote:


Card images should be 744x1040 at 300dpi for the kardkutter. If you go the kardkutter route, I've knocked together a simple program for automatically assembling the cards into sheets (with borders) - pm me if you need it.
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Jan Tuijp
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You should also check NanDeck for making/printing cards, especially if you like them doublesided.

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Jan Tuijp wrote:

You should also check NanDeck for making/printing cards, especially if you like them doublesided.



Many thanks for the nanDECK link, not something I was aware of but I can see myself putting it to some good use thumbsup

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Jan Tuijp
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It's awesome. Takes some time to get your head around, but the possibilities are endless...

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Maybe you can buy a "credit card die cutter". It's around 50$ on eBay.
Your cards would be a tad smaller than standard, but you could punch them quickly and precisely.
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