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rkalajian
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Anyone know a good place that specializes in dice manufacturing? I've finally created some great color prototypes for my dice game, Element, but blank dice with color printer lables doesn't look too professional.

Another option I thought of was having custom stamps made and just dipping the stamps in paint. Any ideas on how well this would work, or should I just break down and start getting quotes for getting the dice made for me?

I'm still testing this game, finding more problems with it along the way. I like to be prepared though :)

Thanks in advance!

Zzzzz
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Dice Production

One quick comment about stamps and paint, I am being very picky but by stamping the dice yourself, you may cause the dice to become unbalanced (thus resulting in a "loaded" die).

I have not really found a low quanity custom dice company. You can look at

CustomImprint

but that will run you about $395 for 500 dice (their lowest quanity stated on the site).

I think I have a few other sites marked down somewhere, I will post them once I find them...

rkalajian
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Dice Production

Thanks for the quick reply. That price is actually a lot lower than I thought it would be :)

I just took a look at their site and my dice would be VERY expensive to make :(

I'm looking at $700 just for the face charges, then over $1.50 per die for a 500 die run. 500 dice would make me 100 sets for the game. It would cost me a bundle, and that would end up costing players a bundle. Maybe i'll just stick to clear inkjet lables for now, until I can afford to have the dice manufactured...

Anonymous
good labels won't look bad...

I bought VisualEyes (yes it's more a party game then anything else) and it came with sheets of really nice stickers that I had to apply to the dice myself (a pain, yes) but it looks nice because the stickers fit the face of the dice perfectly.

The stickers are glossy color and have illustrations on them. If you can find a pic of the dice you'll see what I mean about them looking professional (not sure if you can get the same effect through your own printer, but maybe having the sticker sheets printed professionally would be cheaper then buying the custom made dice.).

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