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I'm toying with the idea of using double-sided cards in a game design. These are cards with different fronts *and* backs.

I've seen a few games do this and it seems to work ok.

What I'm wondering is, aside from the extra artwork, does this add significantly to the production cost?

Not that I would kill off an idea just because of the production cost, but it's always a consideration at some level.

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Unless your backs were blank, you're going to print double sided anyway.

Doesn't matter if its all the same image or not.
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With a single back, there is no alignment question.

With different backs, you have to align to make sure A1 and A2 are opposite each other. That's not hard.
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byronczimmer wrote:
With different backs, you have to align to make sure A1 and A2 are opposite each other. That's not hard.


It matters not whether the backs are all the same or different. The alignment process is the same.
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Some companies that do print on demand prototyping will charge you extra, but when it comes down to the big print you will pay the same
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Thanks, everyone!
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theTrueMikeBrown wrote:
Some companies that do print on demand prototyping will charge you extra, but when it comes down to the big print you will pay the same


Superior POD Does 18 per sheet and They do support unique backs... I'm not sure how to math 1a with 1b... to insure 1a is not stuck with 18b.

It is possible to find out and get it done right... you also have to address the orientation of the image.
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dralius wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
With different backs, you have to align to make sure A1 and A2 are opposite each other. That's not hard.


It matters not whether the backs are all the same or different. The alignment process is the same.


No it's not.

I don't have to worry about which cards gets which back if they're all the same.

Aligning the images? Sure, has to be done for any doublesided printing.

I was referring to correctly printing the front of card A on the back of card A.
 
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