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plastic shrink and other things you may need

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Anonymous

http://www.edps.com/product_info.php/products_id/622

I just wanted to post this site

I have not used it so far but they do have some of the best prices i have found.

Also I think plastic shrink would be a good way to make hex tiles and other counters and such for prototypes.

also the media lables look like some good non standerd size lables

Anonymous
plastic shrink and other things you may need

I've used the shrinky dink sheets in my inkjet printer at home for quick Miniatures for D&D and different RPGs... Print out pictures from the website at a larger scale, cut them out and shrink 'em! Works great for that.

The only downside to using them for tiles, as I see it, would be the uneveness of the texture and shape. During the shrinking process, the plastic shrinks to the point that each piece has a slightly different thickness, some develop slight ridges or other texture marks.

While the individual effect is minor on a single piece, it could prevent some pieces from fitting together perfectly if you need tiles for something like, say, Carcassonne or Ingenious.

Anonymous
plastic shrink and other things you may need

I have herd that pressing a flat surface (like a book) against the shrink plastic when it's cooling will make them uniform. Though you’re probably right.

Anonymous
plastic shrink and other things you may need

ynnen wrote:
The only downside to using them for tiles, as I see it, would be the uneveness of the texture and shape. During the shrinking process, the plastic shrinks to the point that each piece has a slightly different thickness, some develop slight ridges or other texture marks.

Could be a cool effect for terrain tiles or other textured pieces!

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