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Anyone here use plaincards.com?

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kungfugeek
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A designer in my local gaming group showed up with a new prototype of his Godzilla game (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39289) and the cards he had looked almost professional -- glossy, durable, etc. He said he used plaincards.com.

They send you sheets of micro-perforated cards, some kind of glossy spray, and special software for the printing. End result looks really tight. But I went out to their site and they mention in their FAQ that they've had some complaints with people using HP All-in-one printers, and printers that put the paper through a sharp U-turn in their printing chamber. This is because the micro-perforated card sheets can separate inside the printer and get jammed. And as luck would have it, my printer is an HP All-in-one with a pretty sharp u-turn in the printing chamber.

Anyone else have any experience with plaincards? Specifically, which models of printers work, which don't?

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I did. Overall - good.

My biggest issue was with the 8 cards/page... the last 2 never were able to print in full, no matter what I tried (I'm sure it's doable, but I gave up trying to figure it out). So, I had to run everything through twice for each side. After a few runs through the printer, a card could come lose, and get stuck. I later got around this by letting printed sheets flatten under large books before running through again.

The spray is great, gives the cards a very finished look, though a little stinky. Don't sell bubble gum next to those cards. ;) Make sure the sheets are dust free before spraying, or it doesn't take well.

kungfugeek
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Cool

What kind of printer have you used?

mcwookie
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I did :(

I ordered some a few years back. Unfortunately, I had an HP all-in-one printer and the cards popped out on every run through. They ended up not being usable with my printer.

Later on, I got a new printer... with the same U-turn :(

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Anyone here use plaincards.com?

I will now. Thanks for the tip!

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I am using hp 5in1 printer

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monica99
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Cool!

Thanks for the info. I'm bookmarking it for future ref. Is there way to test the cards to see if they may or may not work? Thick cardstock?

http://www.plaincards.com/

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