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Printing a professional board

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How would you go about making a professional hard back copy of a 15x15 game board. If you want to know about the game go to the game design forum and looks at of Castles and Knights. I was just wondering because a regular inkjet printer will not feed anything longer than 8.5 inches....however I need a 15x15. So any cheap ideas please post them.

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Printing a professional board

I think I would make the board on the computer, divide it into quadrants, and print each quadrant on one page. Then use Spray Mount to mount them on your board (chipboard or foam core or something). You could score the board down the center to fold it, and if you want it to fold up smaller than that you could sore it again in the other direction (and actually cut it 1/2 way).

- Seth

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Re: Printing a professional board

Korogo wrote:
How would you go about making a professional hard back copy of a 15x15 game board. If you want to know about the game go to the game design forum and looks at of Castles and Knights. I was just wondering because a regular inkjet printer will not feed anything longer than 8.5 inches....however I need a 15x15. So any cheap ideas please post them.

Since you know you're game is going to be modular, why not just use tiles instead of a board? Your just going to be placing tiles on top of the board anyway to simulate the terrain/surroundings. Just print out the tiles in whatever size you want (typically 1-3 inches would be good) and then adhere them to chipboard. What I like to do is just print them on sticky back paper and then adhere them to chipboard, then use a rotary trimmer to cut out each individual tile.

-M

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