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Warren Fitzpatrick
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Working on a project that uses multiple hexes as the board. As any good designer, I also have an eye on the bottom line. Last night, I noticed at Game Crafter that they use 24 hexes in a page. Is that standard at non-POD printers as well?

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Kind of depends on the size of the hexes and the size of their flat.
 
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For ease, I'm using the standard 2.5" x 2.2" used by Game Crafter. It'd be a headache to create a prototype then recreate it for mass printing.

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warrenfitz45 wrote:
For ease, I'm using the standard 2.5" x 2.2" used by Game Crafter. It'd be a headache to create a prototype then recreate it for mass printing.

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I don't think there's a standard -- you will most likely have to re-make your files for printing, even if they're close.
 
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So then, let me ask the question a different way.

Does anyone know the "sheet size" used in printing hexes for game purposes?
 
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A local graphic design shop may have what you need for a reasonable price.
 
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If you have any possible choices for a printer ask them as a "standard" for this type of thing is usually just decided back when the manufacturer designed/bought the tooling.

I think you may be putting too much weight on the bottom line. The solution may just be a resizing when you find a long term printer. Try looking for the smallest common denominator aka find out how small your willing to go. A paper printer will most likely treat large prints off of a size that is proportional to a smaller size so if you can fit 10 hexes on a small sheet of paper the printer may give you options that will fit 2 or 4 of your sheets.

perhaps you should look at this?
http://www.printplaygames.com/product/die-cut-pieces-tiles-a...


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If you use vector graphics, you can scale them freely to whatever size hexes necessary, with no degradation.
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