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Johan Ahlberg
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Sorry if this has been posted before. I have downloaded som Print and Play pdf:s of some boardgame and are now planning on printing these. It sounds simple but im sure that there are many things to think about before starting to print.

So i just wanted to check if there are some good faq:s, guides or tutorials? What is the best paper to print on, what thickness of the paper. Best glue. Best way to cut cards so that they have the same exakt width and hight. Creating own dice etc.

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Thermoptic wrote:
Sorry if this has been posted before. I have downloaded som Print and Play pdf:s of some boardgame and are now planning on printing these. It sounds simple but im sure that there are many things to think about before starting to print.

So i just wanted to check if there are some good faq:s, guides or tutorials? What is the best paper to print on, what thickness of the paper. Best glue. Best way to cut cards so that they have the same exakt width and hight. Creating own dice etc.

Thanks!
The DIY forum is where you want to be and

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/848512/all-diy-links-you-ne...

Is the thread you need to read!

This will get you started and if you aren't careful...you'll get hooked
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+1 for the DIY forum, lotsmore knowledge on printing and glue and paper weights etc there.

It depends a lot on the quality you're looking for I guess. Do you want the end result to look and feel exactly like actual cards, or does it just need to be playable?

Personally I tend to just print the card fronts on normal paper and put them in a card sleeve, together with a card (like a normal playing card or an old Magic card) for sturdiness.

Daniel Solis posted this video recently about how he prototypes card games, which goes into some detail about cutting etc.

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I made a picture guide for one of my print & play games.

I'm sure many of the things apply to general print and play games.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1197771/free-pnp-game-stars...
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Depends alot on the game and what resurces you have on hand.

If the game has cards then a thicjer printer cardstock is a good idea unless you plan to back or sticker them to playing cards.

As for glue. There are various types and again the type of game you are making may factor the type of glue youd want. For example you might want a glue that has some flex to it for cards. But a more rigid glue is good for boards and mats. Moot point if you use sticker sheets.
 
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