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Kay Dee
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Hey all, I'm looking at making some custom items and spawn cards, and was wondering..

- how are you guys doing it? What sort of paper/thickness (GSM) are you guys using? I would assume the item/spawn cards are about 200 - 250 GSM. (if anyone knows the exact thickness please share ^^)

- How are you guys going about with the double sided printing? are you actually printing them double sided, or just one sided (aka: printing both front and back on one side of the paper and then folding it)

Obviously I want to replicate the original as close as possible, but keeping cost low is the main priority! Any suggestions or advice is greatly appriciated! =)
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Peter Cooper
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Getting the size right, the gloss on the card and the thickness would be very difficult. If you are only slightly off on any of them, your card will be detectable in a pack of cards. Perhaps putting them in sleeves is the answer.
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Artscow is a good place to get cards printed up
http://www.artscow.com/gallery/uk
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Brett Jordan

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Check out this thread:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/901298/the-semi-official-cus...

The first page has a great little photoshop tut on how to design cards. The second or third page has a printing guide.

 
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Bill Watterson
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Have you thought about eBaying a pack of the foreign spawn cards and then sticking your new designs over the top of the foreign stuff. (probably coulda worded that better)
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zwixxx wrote:
Have you thought about eBaying a pack of the foreign spawn cards and then sticking your new designs over the top of the foreign stuff. (probably coulda worded that better)

That's a good idea. I believe the Walk of the Dead box set comes with cards in 3 languages. I might try that myself.
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Bill Watterson
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If that's the extra set of zombies for S1 then (1) I eBayed that and (2) yup, it comes with a French set and a Spanish set - which gave me the "hey, I know what I can do with these" idea.

Unfortunately (maybe), the zombie activation cards have a yellow backing, whilst the equipment ones have red which would mean you'd be forewarned if your next search would reveal one of your new equipment items. Darn it. yuk
 
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