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Subject: Raised ink custom printed box? rss

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Kyle Haynam
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First of all, let me acknowledge that this is completely over the top and ridiculous. But if the price is decent I'm looking for 1 custom printed game box with raised ink and preferably a nice heavy linen material. Basically like you see in professional work. I have a game designed but realistically will never pursue getting it published but having 1 awesome looking copy for myself would be cool. After a quick search I only found this option in large print orders. I just need 1 or 2. Any ideas?
 
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Holger Doessing
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I haven't heard of anyone doing single runs of something like this. I imagine it will always be expensive.

This web page - http://designinstruct.com/print-design/a-guide-to-popular-pr... - lists a number of different techniques. I know you can get these ink pens suited for something similar to thermography, but I don't think you'll get something that resembles a professional embossing job.

Alternatively, you can create your letters from a thick card stock or even veneer, cut them out (use a dark color and get them laser cut if you want it to look really nice) and mount them on top of your print.


Edit: I can't spell (k)now.
Edit 2: Try and run this by the DIY forum instead.
 
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Kyle Haynam
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Thanks, I'll try posting there. How about without the raised ink? I know print & play does it; I have no idea how their quality is. Would I be better off thrifting a used game and recovering it somehow? Or is there a good source online for normal printing purposes?
 
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