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Making circular stickers

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Anonymous

I've decided to use 15mm wooden discs for my game pieces, but I need to place small stickers on them to identify them. Is there any way to make those stickers without some sort of expensive die cutting device? I'm expecting to do very small print-runs, self-published, so even a $500 device is out of my price range. I need to cut about 150 of these stickers per copy of the game, so scissors or a hobby knife won't really cut it (no pun intended).

Is there any semi manual tool I available for hopefully no more than $100? Or does anyone know where I can buy precut 15mm or 1/2" circular stickers that I can print ont directly? The closest thing I can find is 25mm stickers at spielmaterial.de, but that's far too large, and switching to larger discs to accomodate is not an option.

Thanks!

jstahl
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circle stickers

I have done quite of bit of research looking for printable circle stickers.
It seems that they don't come that small for printers. (1/2" or 5/8" which I was looking for). This is probably because they can not be aligned with confidence.

As for solutions, I have a few.

If you only have a few different stickers in large amounts, you can get them printed at mavericklabel.com. I haven't used them, but you can get rolls of 1000 1/2" printed stickers for about $40.

Another option is to buy 1/2" stickers at an office supply store. They come on small sheets and can't be put in a printer. But you can get custom stamps made that can have you image on them. And then stamp away.

Another option (what I am doing) is to get a simple die cutter such as http://www.eksuccess.com/products_detail.php?product_id=5608&sess_id=741...
(~$10) in the size you want. Then make a print template and cut and punch on sticker paper. A little time consuming, but very cheap.

Hope this helps.
Let me know if you find another solution.
Jeph

jord
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Making circular stickers

Avery appears to make removeable 1/2" diameter labels on 4x6" sheets, which should be printable in most inkjets or laser printers.
One would think they would also come in a non-removable variety, though I cant find any information on that.

Anonymous
Making circular stickers

jstahl, I'm not sure I understand. Aren't the die cutting machines needed to use those punches hundreds of dollars? Are you just using the punch by manually placing it and hitting it with a hammer or something?

Edit: Nevermind, I get it. They're little hand-held punches. I'm having trouble finding anything smaller than 5/8", though. Also, I was at staples the other day and they didn't have any printable round stickers, just full sticker sheets. Do either of you have any links to the products you mention?

Thanks very much for all your help!

FastLearner
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Making circular stickers
Anonymous
Making circular stickers

Excellent, thanks for all your help. I'll try a couple of those methods and report back which works the best. I'm suspicious that those avery labels may either come apart in the printer or not hold the ink well, but I'll give them a shot.

The punches may be the best bet. I guess I can cut them down into strips and punch them out.

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