OT: printing playing cards

From: John Aldrich 
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Sorry about the OT question, but I'm not sure where else to ask about getting 
something printed in the Chattanooga area. :)

I've got some playing card images for the open-source / creative-commons 
licensed game "Cards Against Humanity" (VERY funny game for adults!) and I'd 
like to get them printed on cardstock with rounded corners. Does anyone know 
where I can get that done in this area? I know I could take it to Staples or 
Office Depot and they'd print them, but I don't think they'd cut them or round 
the corners when they did.

Hoping someone has done something like this before.

=============================================================== From: Lee Walker ------------------------------------------------------ Its gonna be way cheaper to just buy a set. $25 from amazon. Why go through all the trouble to print your own? Lee Walker Principal Engineer www.codejourneymen.com Cell 404 405 1194 Skype l.s.walker Code Journeymen LLC 100 Cherokee Blvd Suite 332 Chattanooga TN 37405

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:10:56 -0400 John Aldrich wrote: Does Jones Citiprint still exist? Barring that, does Jones Printing still exist? That was my first job out of high school, and they could definitely print them, but it probably won't be cheap. Rounded corners are one thing (usually you do this with a die, which has setup costs), but the coating to get a real playing card feel is pretty hard to do, especially printing after the coating is applied (as I found when I googled "inkjet playing cards") Dan

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Its gonna be way cheaper to just buy a set. $25 from amazon.Why go through all the trouble to print your own? Because THESE cards aren't available for sale on Amazon. Or anywhere else. :) Some of these are discontinued / limited edition cards, and some of these are ones that were made up and made available for free on-line in image format. :)

=============================================================== From: Phil Shapiro ------------------------------------------------------ This might help.... How To Make Your Own Playing Cards http://www.lybrary.com/how-to-make-your-own-playing-cards-a-11.html ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Lyke" To: chugalug@chugalug.org Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:37:28 PM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT: printing playing cards On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:10:56 -0400 John Aldrich wrote: Does Jones Citiprint still exist? Barring that, does Jones Printing still exist? That was my first job out of high school, and they could definitely print them, but it probably won't be cheap. Rounded corners are one thing (usually you do this with a die, which has setup costs), but the coating to get a real playing card feel is pretty hard to do, especially printing after the coating is applied (as I found when I googled "inkjet playing cards") Dan

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks, Dan. I just want 'em on like posterboard type stock or slightly heavier.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:51:40 -0400 John Aldrich wrote: If Jones is still around, they may very well have a playing card die as a stock item. In which case for a limited run you could almost print it yourself on glossy photo paper and ask them to cut it for you. However, as I said, Jones is likely to be expensive and big. But a Google search for "die cut printing Chattanooga" looks like there are several smaller printers in Chattanooga that'd probably also do this. http://www.giprinting.com/ Graphic Impressions, Inc. 2605 E 30th Street Chattanooga, TN 37407 423-622-0005 Looks like they can do exactly this. They advertise "rounded corners". (Sometimes it helps a lot to know what you're searching for...) Dan

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ If you want these to be nice, something more like https://www.thegamecrafter.com/ Designed more for game prototyping and small runs. Some I know have had success with http://www.printerstudio.com There are also blank setups available at http://www.plaincards.com which are I think more along the lines of what you want if you want to print your own. Wil

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ My wife & I were introduced to that game Saterday night. It was hilarious. I'll try to check some of the print geeks I know. Most of print shop contacts I have are in Huntsville and 30 years old but Chatta has quite a few small shops all over. On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:10:56 -0400, John Aldrich wrote:

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, it's a blast! :D Thanks for looking.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ If you want these to be nice, something more like https://www.thegamecrafter.com/[1] Designed more for game prototyping and small runs. Some I know have had success with http://www.printerstudio.com[2] http://www.plaincards.com[3] which are I think more along the lines of what you want if you want to print your own. Now THAT'S an idea, Wil. Thanks. Definitely going to check out "plaincards.com" :) -------- [1] https://www.thegamecrafter.com/ [2] http://www.printerstudio.com [3] http://www.plaincards.com

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ If you want these to be nice, something more like https://www.thegamecrafter.com/[1] Designed more for game prototyping and small runs. Some I know have had success with http://www.printerstudio.com[2] http://www.plaincards.com[3] which are I think more along the lines of what you want if you want to print your own. Just checked out plaincards. Very nice setup, but that's EXPENSIVE! Have to compare it to what a printer would charge, though. -------- [1] https://www.thegamecrafter.com/ [2] http://www.printerstudio.com [3] http://www.plaincards.com

=============================================================== From: Laura DeVilbiss ------------------------------------------------------ Hey I work at wonderpress on north market and we've definitely made playing cards for people. 1-423-757-4972 Ask for Cy.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Laura DeVilbiss : Thanks, Laura. I'll have to get in touch with you guys.