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You buy thick card stock then print on regular paper or cardstock and use spray adhesive to connect them.

Uline.com has the thick chipboard stock and the spray.
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I have used the 1/8 inch thick hardboard(found at home depot). You can inkjet onto cardstock, then brush on decoupage sealant to adhere and waterproof the final product. Very easy and turns out great. You can even get it in both matte and gloss finish. I use the Hodge Podge brand (found at most craft stores).

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DorianGray wrote:
How do you inkjet onto card stock? What is waterproofing?

Mark are you saying to glue the printed card into another card stock?


Yes, glue the cardstock on to something else. Matte or chip board is good. Dick Blick has a good selection.

I waterproof things 2 ways, either by spraying them with a clear finish or using Modge Podge. Modge Podge is a thick liquid that dries clear, it is mainly used in decoupage. Go look at the DIY forum, there are a lot of threads on this subject (cardstock/board/waterproofing).
 
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Modge Podge also comes in sparkly, so read carefully.
 
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My method involves full-sheet sticker paper (I find packs of 15 for $10 at Hobby Lobby, I believe Office Depot has a larger pack of 100 for $40), print on them using either the inkjet or laser printer, then stick them to chipboard (a 12x12 sheet of chipboard costs 55 cents at the local scrapbooking store.)

I've made a large assortment of game materials this way, even double-sided tiles. Rotary cutters are a necessity, though. You can't use an X-Acto knife because it rips up the paper and takes forever. Rotary cutters give a cleaner edge, takes a fraction of the time to cut and the blade lasts a lot longer.

I thought that this thread was actually about cards, though, because I'm still looking for a decent way to print out prototype playing cards. Artscow takes too long and the results can be hit-or-miss, and I don't enjoy using card sleeves. For now I'm using perforated business card stock, but that results in some lame-looking cards.
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ejcarter wrote:
I thought that this thread was actually about cards, though, because I'm still looking for a decent way to print out prototype playing cards. Artscow takes too long and the results can be hit-or-miss, and I don't enjoy using card sleeves. For now I'm using perforated business card stock, but that results in some lame-looking cards.


How about these: http://www.plaincards.com/Playing.html
 
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mentis wrote:
ejcarter wrote:
I thought that this thread was actually about cards, though, because I'm still looking for a decent way to print out prototype playing cards. Artscow takes too long and the results can be hit-or-miss, and I don't enjoy using card sleeves. For now I'm using perforated business card stock, but that results in some lame-looking cards.


How about these: http://www.plaincards.com/Playing.html


I should try them again. I bought a pack years ago and trying to get the images to line up perfectly with the perfs was a pain. BUT I was trying to get as much imagery on the cards as possible. If I use them again I'll give myself a much larger margin/border.
 
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I also use Mod Podge for my cards as well. I print fronts and backs on separate sheets of 110# cardstock, then spray adhesive to bond fronts to backs. I decoupage one side, wait till it dries(it initially curls slightly but flattens out as it dries) then decoupage the other side. They are very nice when completely cured. The matte finish is almost like a linen, are flexible yet firm, and have a nice 'snap' like they are supposed to have.


 
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DorianGray wrote:
do you have any recommendations on online stores that sell Chipboard, Sticker paper, and cardstock?

http://www.dickblick.com/
 
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