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paul Schwartz

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Hello was wondering what are the most common size counters that i need punches for. Do not want to purchase a whole set if all i need is two or three sizes thanks
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Andrew Tullsen
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It really depends on what you want them for and how many different games you want to make. If you are comfortable with resizing images, getting a 1" punch and then resizing everything to fit that size punch will work for a lot of things, for example.
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Jake Staines
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It also depends a lot on what you're planning to do with them. If you're going to use them to make counters by punching out thick card you can use whatever sizes you want (bearing in mind resizing of graphics may be necessary). Personally, though, I use them to cut labels out to stick on wooden counters; the counters are commonly 25mm or 19mm (1" or 3/4") so I need my arch punch to be 22mm or 16mm (7/8" or 5/8", IIRC) so that the label is a little smaller than the counter in each direction. If it were the same size, getting it lined up would be difficult and it would be too easy to catch the edges of the label when handling the counter, which would damage it with use.
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