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Ken
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Hello All!

This may seem like a stupid question - but what is the best way to make English language past-ups for cards in another language? I could take a stab at it but want to do it in the best way without ruining the cards...

Advice on what kind of paper, adhesive, etc...?
 
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I would NEVER paste-up the originals. Get a deck of playing cards, and put the paste-ups on them. Then if you mess something up, it's no big deal, you get another card, and do it again.
 
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Attach the text blocks to the cards with double-sided Post-It material (or single sided Post-Its folded over). Then sleeve the cards to keep everything in place.
 
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If the cards are standard size, I'd say use card protectors--preferably opaque one. Print your "paste up" on regular paper, insert card and paste up in the protector. You may want to fold a small part of the paste up over the edge of the card to hold it in place, but often static electricity is enough to hold in place.
 
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3m makes a post-it glue stick.
 
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I've never heard of penny sleeves. Where can I find them?
 
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Indeed, 3M's Post-It Glue Stick is great for paste-ups. Apply it to the full back of the paste-up and adhere. It stays on like it's a permanent part of the card (very shufflable, etc.), but a fingernail to a corner can peel the whole thing off, leaving the ariginal completely unharmed. In my experience.

http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/en001/office/mounting/nod...
 
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Penny sleeves are just cheap card protectors. They're usually sold at 50 for 50 cents, thus they cost a penny each.
 
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You should find lots of info in my GeekList on making player aides and paste-ups:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
 
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I print all my cards for my prototypes off of my inkjet printer and then laminate them. This allows you to make the cards whatever size you'd like. The two processes are...

1. If you need a design on the back of your card, then use regular printer paper. Print fronts and backs and glue them back to back. You can then buy 3 mil self-adhesive laminating paper and insert the paper in between and seal. Cut them out and you're good to go.

2. If you can have blank backs, then you can use 100 wt cardstock. Just print fronts and laminate as above.

You can also buy corner rounders from most craft stores, which will take the hard corner off of the cards – it's a slow process since there are 4 corners to each card, and a bit tricky using on laminate, but yields a fantastic looking product.

Cards will be about 40% thicker than regular cards but can be shuffled and will feel very similar to playing cards.
 
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I've made card paste-ups using several different methods:

1. Print the paste-ups on Avery #8375 (or #8395... don't have them in front of me right now) name badge labels and then affix them to standard-sized playing cards. These labels fit PERFECTLY over a playing card.

2. Print the paste-ups on high gloss brochure paper (or glossy photo paper) and then spary glue them to either a standard playing card or the original game card. The glossly paper looks just as nice as a playing card, and wears better than other papers.

3. Use method #2, but use a less permanent method of affixing the paste-up, like the Post-It glue stick mentioned above, and then put the cards in protective sleeves.

Good luck!

 
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I've used Avery 3383 Sticker Project Paper and stuck them onto old unused CCG cards (of which I have 3000 or so!)
 
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