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Eric Hymowitz
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I hope this is the right place to ask.

Let's say I have a game that has end-game scoring, and no (or a very bad) score track. I can go into a word processor and create a score sheet, probably four-up.

Does anybody know how I can take (say) 25 sheets, cut them into 100 mini-sheets, and glue them into a pad with a cardboard base? Can I somehow get the materials to do that at home? Is that something that Kinko's (excuse me, Fed Ex Office) would do?
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You could print on blank postcards instead.
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Instead of trying to make a pad, make a single score sheet and laminate it (it's a buck or two at a Staples if you don't have your own laminator). Then use wet-erase markers on the laminated sheet. Buy a pack of em, and put one in every game box that contains a score sheet you laminated.

~V

P.S. Always go with wet-erase markers. Dry-erase are horrible on lamination.
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hymie wrote:
I hope this is the right place to ask.

Let's say I have a game that has end-game scoring, and no (or a very bad) score track. I can go into a word processor and create a score sheet, probably four-up.

Does anybody know how I can take (say) 25 sheets, cut them into 100 mini-sheets, and glue them into a pad with a cardboard base? Can I somehow get the materials to do that at home? Is that something that Kinko's (excuse me, Fed Ex Office) would do?


http://www.artscow.com/photo-gifts/memopad/large-memo-pads-5...

Upload the artwork, they come out fantastic. Wait for a sale and they're a few bucks.

If you search the geeklists, you'll even find Artscow scorepad projects already done, so it literally takes zero effort to make one.
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My guess was to use rubber cement, and a quick google search brings up some DIY sites that suggest you can do it this way.
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A publishing company (they did the local newspaper) I worked for some 45 years ago did that. Wholesale may not be too bad. They even used offcuts to make scratch paper pads for the in house desks.

Get a quote. That doesn't cost anything.
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My grandfather used to make pads from scrap paper. I don't know what type of glue he used, but he would clamp all the papers flush against the edge of the workbench and paint the glue on.
 
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I believe the adhesive you want is called Padding Compound.
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hymie wrote:
I hope this is the right place to ask.

Let's say I have a game that has end-game scoring, and no (or a very bad) score track. I can go into a word processor and create a score sheet, probably four-up.

Does anybody know how I can take (say) 25 sheets, cut them into 100 mini-sheets, and glue them into a pad with a cardboard base? Can I somehow get the materials to do that at home? Is that something that Kinko's (excuse me, Fed Ex Office) would do?

FedEx Office will do this. Fifty cents per pad plus printing. You can expect to pick them up next day or possibly same day.
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