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T.O.G. Entertainment Inc. adds “PRINT ON DEMAND” Capabilities

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Togman1
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T.O.G. Entertainment Inc., publisher of Shattered Sword Fantasy Battle Card Game, has added “PRINT ON DEMAND” capabilities in the form of Superior POD.

“It was the right move for us. Bringing our printing needs in house gives us greater control over our product lines and allows us to service our customers better” Jim Mauro, President of T.O.G. Entertainment Inc., said.

In addition to standard print on demand service and after over a year of research and development Superior POD has developed a system with specialized equipment, unique to Superior POD, to produce the highest quality playing card decks for the print on demand market available anywhere.

Our specialized equipment ensures the best possible registration to the card artwork giving unmatched quality to the finished product. Pricing for the card decks includes shrink wrapped deck in a shrink wrapped tuck box with folded instruction sheet. We also have the capabilities to produce point-of-purchase (POP) displays for the deck box. Our pricing guide is for a standard 54 card deck but we can do any size deck that is required. However, the most exciting product that Superior POD has to offer is the ability to produce foil or mylar booster packs.

In addition, Superior POD can handle all your other print on demand needs, including the following:

• Perfect Bound Books
• Saddle Stitch Books
• Comic Books
• Gamemaster Screens
• Catalogs
• Novels
• Full Bleed Posters
• Business Cards
• Post Cards

Superior POD is fully operational as of this week and is accepting new clients. Turn around time on most jobs is a few days to one week.

For a complete pricing guide and more detailed information and to request a quote, please visit our website at
www.superiorpod.com

Rick-Holzgrafe
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File Format?

Your Web site doesn't yet have detailed information on how to submit a card deck. Can you tell us anything about the file format requirements, such as exact card size, page layout, back-and-front registration, minimum DPI, and so on?

Thanks!

tdishman
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Affiliate Program?

Any plans to add an affiliate program (i.e. paying commission for sending print jobs)?

I have a site where CCG developers are encouraged to share their games with the public. I've long wanted to add a POD feature where the game developers can earn a little $$$ from those who like and want to get prints made.

Togman1
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File Format

Rick
At the top of the page there is a link entitled "File Prep" that should answer your questions. After reading, let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your inquiry.
Jim

Togman1
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Affiliate Program

tdishman

We have discussed this possibility and would definitely be interested in discussing. What is your website address? We'll take a look and then get back in touch. Thanks for the inquiry.
Jim

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The site in question is

The site in question is CardGameForge.com. For a good example of a game with printable cards, take a look at this game:

http://www.cardgameforge.com/game.php?id=25&mode=cards

Currently you can mark the checkboxes by the cards and click the link to "Print Selected". This generates a PDF that you can print and cut yourself.

I know that for the most part the developers aren't uploading high enough resolution images for POD. In a perfect world, I had imagined other players coming, finding a game they like, and purchasing a deck of cards for printing (similar to the way they print them now). On the backend the POD would receive the appropriately formatted file and somehow give a little bit of commission to the original game developer.

I know there are a lot of hurdles to overcome, but one day I would love to see a POD support this level of automation.

Empking
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Why?

Why is the FAQ copied from Sidekick printing?

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Togman1 wrote:Rick At the top

Togman1 wrote:
Rick
At the top of the page there is a link entitled "File Prep" that should answer your questions. After reading, let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your inquiry.
Jim

It provides no information about card layout: how they should be spaced (and therefore whether your die allows for bleeds), how to specify front/backs, etc.

Empking wrote:
Why is the FAQ copied from Sidekick printing?

I thought at first that they might just be different names for the same company, but no, upstate NY vs KY.

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MatthewF wrote:Togman1

MatthewF wrote:
Togman1 wrote:
Rick
At the top of the page there is a link entitled "File Prep" that should answer your questions. After reading, let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks for your inquiry.
Jim

It provides no information about card layout: how they should be spaced (and therefore whether your die allows for bleeds), how to specify front/backs, etc.

Empking wrote:
Why is the FAQ copied from Sidekick printing?

I thought at first that they might just be different names for the same company, but no, upstate NY vs KY.

The template for the cards is 20mb so we dont have it on the site as a download. You can request it by sending and email.

We can handle full bleeds no problem. Cards need to be set up with a 1/16" bleed, Canvas size should be 2.625x3.625.

Our process is different and more technologically advanced than any other POD shop out there today. Our cutting method does not register to the page edge as with die cutting. Our technology allows us to hold better registration than other print shops. The cards ARE NOT die cut. Our system is a trade secret at this point.

The cards are 18 up on a sheet and very easy to layout once you have the template, which is free of course.

As for Sidekick printing, it is a site that was developed for franchising and is not an actual working print shop.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks

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