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Manufacture for Review copies and Cartamundi

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The Question Marc
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I have a deckbuilding card game and I am currency using DriveThouCards to manufacture the decks. However because of the amount of cards used for the game (125) and that DriveThouCards does not really offer a big enough box for all the cards, I need to find a way to order and produce custom boxed/tuck-boxes. Does anyone know of where I should start looking to find a factory/manufacture of these types of boxes? (Preferable in Europe due to shipping)

Also, been looking on Cartamundi for making the big order for the game. Does anyone here have a good experience with them or is there another card manufacture I should be looking at?

//Marc

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Huh?

You mean you've never heard of "The Game Crafter" TGC (http://www.thegamecrafter.com)???

If you are using a Drive-Thru service - you'll be AMAZED at what you can do at TGC...

You should really check it out!

Update: for the boxes - not necessarily for volume... At TGC you get a DISCOUNT for volume... And you can buy a minimum of 1 copy...

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About TGC

@questccg: Have been using TGC before, and while they offer a wide verity of game components, such as boxes and cards, they are "expensive" when it comes to printing such low amount of games I am looking at right now. My idea was at least to print the cards via DriveThou since the price for printing are lower and DriveThou (in my option) offer better quality of the cards. Have I gotten something wrong in my approach or is TGC the best way to manufacture the copies?

I do confess, I might not know all about TGC.

Does the prices of their bulk run drop even lower beyond 100+ copies?

Update: Ah, when re-reading the comment I might have miss understood something. Do you suggest of using TGC for the manufacturing of the boxes themselves? Or did I get it wrong?

//Marc

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For the boxes

I have had my cards made separately from my boxes. I ordered once 20 boxes only. They of course came in a brown box - the only "problem" I had is that I was told IF I didn't want SHRINK-WRAPPING to add in the instructions. Well whomever made my order, wrapped all 20 boxes. :(

So I had to remove the wrapping and place the cards and dice inside.

No biggie - but next time I will contact Heather to ensure this does not happen again: when I order boxes, I only want the boxes - no shrink-wrapping.

I think the small pro box = $5.00 each. Again a little pricey but you can design the cover and bottom of the box. So it's a professional looking box.

As far as pricing is concerned, that I don't know. DriveThru might be cheaper - but TGC has improved their cardstock to "Black Core" and a semi-glossy finish.

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But they do have one. I'm

But they do have one.

I'm selling Jelly Bean Farmers on DriveThruCards, and I set it up with an option when you add it to your cart that you add it with a box for only $1.00 more. The box is hard plastic, nice quality, and I think it is listed to hold 120 cards, but it would easily hold 5 more.

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That's great!

Zag24: Thanks for the heads up, was kinda worried about ordering that box since it was listed for 120.

Could you do me a solid? I am interested to know exactly how many a box could contain. If you can test if out or already know that would make my life a whole lot easier ;)

//Marc

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I'd be glad to, except that I

I'd be glad to, except that I don't have one here. I recently gave away my last copy of the game that has a box with it. But I do know that it had some space in it. I'm confident 5 more cards would not be a problem. The number is probably 10 or 12 or so. Sorry I'm not more help.

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Thanks

Zag24: Thanks, that information is more than enough. ;)

//Marc

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CartaMundi is one of the more

CartaMundi is one of the more costly manufacturers as far as I know. Here's a list of other ones: http://www.jamesmathe.com/hitchhikers-guide-to-game-manufacturers/ If you're new to the game of working with manufacturers I recommend reading this blog about how to ask for a good quote too: http://www.jamesmathe.com/the-art-of-the-rfq/

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