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Who makes 30"X30" boards?

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stratixgame
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I have been calling and emailing several game manufactures and yet to find a company that makes 30"x30" boards. If you know of anyone who does, please let me know asap. :) THank you!

mdkiehl
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Reasons

The reason for this is print manufacturing. The largest standard print is typically 13x19, until you go to poster and sign production, but the largest standard poster most places will make is 27x39. The Cost of printing increases by a very large amount at this point. To print your board on a single sheet you would have to get it printed on a wide format printer, 30x40 (then crop it down to 30x30). You will be paying $25.50 just for the print (without attaching it to board). This is normally too expensive, too much overhead for a product like a boardgame.

Another option is to print your board in halves then attach them (or just have people set them side by side). This way you could print the board on 2, 24x36 posters and this would only cost you about two dollars (if you get 1,000 of each, or 2000 boards). $2.00 a board(without backing) is much better than $25.50 a board (without backing).

If your board was only 26x19 or 19x19, you could probably get them printed for less then $.050 each

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Matthew Kiehl
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Ah. That is pretty much what

Ah.
That is pretty much what we have come across. Without taking production overseas to China that is. We would rather make the board here in the US. So, what we planed on it just making 2 30"x15" boards that can slide together for game play. It was actually a happy accident. Because it opens up different options. 2 players can use just the one side of the board if they like, and or you can have 2 sets of 2 players going head to head. Very cool.

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