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Found a good way to make printed round counters

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Anonymous

I just though I would pass on this tip to you guys.
Do you want to design and print sturdy 3/4 round counters? Avery has some nice labels that you can print on to.
http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=product.Details&catalogcode=WEB01&no...
I found the same pack for about 4-5 dollars at a local store.

Take your printed stickers and put them on your common 3/4 tidally wink

http://www.mrchips.net/winks.html
(Just an example of winks I got mine from Koplow for $3.60 for 250 chips)
With the deal I got on stickers and winks each chips cost about 2 cents if you don’t count printer ink.

And viola you have a really sturdy nice looking counter. One down side to them is the don’t stack as good as poker chips, and I can see them smudging with heavy play. but the stickers peel off really well so you could probably use the same winks a few times.

Only bad thing about the stickers is the template only being available for word and that it is really limited when it comes to placing images exactly where you want them. Is there anybody who knows how to make a template for Photoshop?

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Re: Found a good way to make printed round counters

Nice find! I thought 1.5" was the smallest Avery made their circular labels. This would help me in a lot of my games.

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super wrote:

Only bad thing about the stickers is the template only being available for word and that it is really limited when it comes to placing images exactly where you want them. Is there anybody who knows how to make a template for Photoshop?

Since I don't have the template (is it installed into word by default?), I can't do it myself. It seems to me though, that you could convert the template to as Postscript or PDF file, and then import it back into your favorite Adobe app. Have you tried doing that yet?

Thanks for the great tip! This is a useful self publishing nugget too (spray on laminate could be used to protect the label from wear).

-Michael

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Spray on laminate ?

What is this spray on laminate you speak of? Does it leave a gloss finish? Where can I find it

I'm trying to find something to spray onto an uncoated stock that will add a little thickness and a gloss/semi gloss finish.

Thanks for any input you have.

GM

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gamemaker wrote:
What is this spray on laminate you speak of? Does it leave a gloss finish? Where can I find it

I'm trying to find something to spray onto an uncoated stock that will add a little thickness and a gloss/semi gloss finish.

Thanks for any input you have.

GM

It's called Krylon. I have never used it personally but others on the forum have with good success. Do a forum search for Krylon and you should get some hits. I'm sure however, there are other brands that make spray on laminate.

-Michael

Anonymous
Found a good way to make printed round counters

That’s a good idea (with the krylon) we use that kind of thing to protect our painted minis, and I use it to keep my drawings from smudging so it would probably work on inkjet too. Here is a link to what people are probably using.
http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?cat_id=663&group_id=2326&store=001

Anonymous
Found a good way to make printed round counters

i found the source of chips that i use.

i bought a 250 bag in four colors.

Anonymous
Found a good way to make printed round counters

I was able to make a template in Photoshop I can send it to anyone who needs it.

Anonymous
Found a good way to make printed round counters

Avery also has 1" circular white labels with permanent adhesive instead of removable adhesive like the 3/4" ones above. You can find them here:

http://www.avery.com/us/Main?action=product.Details&catalogcode=WEB01&no...

One can put them on 1" or 1 1/8" wooden discs that can be purchased here:

http://www.woodcrafter.com/mall/mall_woodcutout_geoshapes.asp

Sometimes I'll use discs that are slightly larger than the label, paint them or use a permanent marker on them of whatever color I want, then center and stick the labels on the discs. This allows a ring of color to be seen around the sticker, thus allowing me to distinguish, for example, between different players.

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