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baudot
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From what I've seen game box construction is pretty straightforward:

1) Cut chipboard to shape.
2) Bend sides up.
3) Tape sides in place.
4) Cover with label.

I'm getting stuck at step 3. There seems to be a specific tape: thin, and labels stick to it without complaint. Where do I get it?

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Absolutely no idea baudot,

Absolutely no idea baudot, but I am in the same situation personally, let Mr know if you have a guide or something

Are you intending to make loads yourself? Or perhaps just the beta copies or something?

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I'm just looking to make a

I'm just looking to make a handful as the final demo copies of Lyssan. One of these copies will be used for the BoardGameGeek live videocast demo from Essen, so it needs to look pro. I'd hoped to have a printer's proof back to use by now, but getting the graphic designers and artists to finish on deadline is, as ever, a challenge.

Edit: I'm thinking bookbinder's hinge tape will likely work, but it may be designed more for years of flexing wear-and-tear than for thinness and vanishing under a label.

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baudot wrote:I'm just looking

baudot wrote:
I'm just looking to make a handful as the final demo copies of Lyssan. One of these copies will be used for the BoardGameGeek live videocast demo from Essen, so it needs to look pro. I'd hoped to have a printer's proof back to use by now, but getting the graphic designers and artists to finish on deadline is, as ever, a challenge.

Edit: I'm thinking bookbinder's hinge tape will likely work, but it may be designed more for years of flexing wear-and-tear than for thinness and vanishing under a label.


Double sided tape or spray adhesive will work.

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Spray Adhesive?

Spray adhesive? I think you're thinking of a different job, like putting the label on the box. I'm talking about holding the box's shape.

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baudot wrote:Spray adhesive?

baudot wrote:
Spray adhesive? I think you're thinking of a different job, like putting the label on the box. I'm talking about holding the box's shape.

Correct, 3m Makes stronger spray adhesive... cover the side you want with the adhesive and put together... When i used to work for FedEx Office i would have art students show up and make product prototypes. and when they didnt have double sided 3m adhesive they used spray adhesive.

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