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I own Istanbul and both expansions. The base game and both expansions can fit into one of the expansion boxes, except for the rules to the base game.

I'd like to print the pdf version of the rule book the same size as the rules for the expansions (which, of course, fit nicely into the expansion boxes).

I would like to have the rule book be as close to the current one as possible: nice glossy paper, folded and stapled like the current rule book, etc. Basically I want the current rule book exactly as it is, just smaller.

Does anyone know where I could get this done? Does the pdf need to be altered in any way? I assume it can print smaller just fine. Are there any online places that specialize in printing rule books? I'm not terribly concerned about the cost, I just want it to be as close to the current rule book, but smaller, as possible.

Thanks!

 
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I printed a PDF the other day and used the "booklet" feature (I think part of the HP printer driver) to print two pages to a side with the right fronts and backs so you can fold and staple. Not quite what you are asking, but it looks pretty good.
 
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Thanks. I do have access to a nice color printer, so I suppose if I had some idea of what kind of paper to buy I could print the pdf out on that printer, but then I'd need to find a long handled stapler somewhere to staple it in the middle.
 
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I'd talk to your local print shop.

a) They should be able to print in booklet mode, but at some % that would closely match to size you want
b) They should have a long reach stapler as well.

The biggest problem I can foresee is getting the correct paper registration on the printer so front and back are aligned properly, because you will have no bleed.
 
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jallred wrote:
Thanks. I do have access to a nice color printer, so I suppose if I had some idea of what kind of paper to buy I could print the pdf out on that printer, but then I'd need to find a long handled stapler somewhere to staple it in the middle.

Print it on normal paper. And a "deep throat" or "long reach" stapler can be found for about $16 (think WalMart)
You can do lots of copies pretty cheaply this way, so not worth the expense of fancy paper...
 
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You can use glossy printer paper. Some of it is very expensive, but I've found HP's Presentation Paper at a good price and really perfect for this purpose. (I had the same issue with Core Worlds.)
 
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Thank you!
 
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jallred wrote:
Thanks. I do have access to a nice color printer, so I suppose if I had some idea of what kind of paper to buy I could print the pdf out on that printer, but then I'd need to find a long handled stapler somewhere to staple it in the middle.


I just use a regular stapler opened up and pressed into cardboard. Then bend the staples down with a coin.
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