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Author Topic: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)  (Read 3103 times)

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »
OH - when you said tins without their logo, I thought you meant that was what they supplied :D
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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 05:42:40 AM »
:) sadly no, only Tarot size tins i've find so far are these; https://www.makeplayingcards.com/design/plain-tarot-tin-box.html
don't mind generic look that can be fixed with print or stickers!:D
but big mpc logo is an issue!x,x will email them & ask if they have some without it?:)
oh, well if I don't find tin provider(preferably in EU!:) will go with 2piece box!:D

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2018, 02:26:40 PM »
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rectangular-Containers-Portable-Storage-Organizer/dp/B0746HP1N8/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_60_t_0?_enc

:) You're welcome ! (These may not be exactly right - but there are likely others !)

https://tinwaredirect.com/collections/all
https://theboxuk.co.uk
https://www.berlinpackaging.com/tins/?

and so on.
Wow! Bow to the true Master of Search engines!:D
never remembered to look on amazon as I usually use paypal they don't have but definitly worth bookmarking!:D

I was checking tinware direct before but they didn't have fitting Tarot size?x,x
but that last Berlin link is gold!:) ETA these are not EU but US?x,x wtf! lolz
Big Thank You!^^ if my decks end up tined it will be because YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE!^^ lol
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 02:52:08 PM by reall »

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2018, 02:31:19 PM »
Big Thank You!^^ if my decks end up tined it will be because YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE!^^ lol
And I will get a free copy of each and every one, right ? ;)
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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2018, 02:34:29 PM »
Big Thank You!^^ if my decks end up tined it will be because YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE!^^ lol
And I will get a free copy of each and every one, right ? ;)
it's a deal! We need it to be Expert approved!^^ lolz

ETa now I'm checking that uk link it's working & have a nice size search engine!:)
https://theboxuk.co.uk/personalised-tins
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 02:37:08 PM by reall »

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2018, 12:43:21 PM »
I used Make Playing Cards to make a small test/promotional run for for a deck I put on Kickstarter.  I've been very happy with their website interface, quality of their product, and shipping.

Their communication was a little tricky.  One of the reasons I suspect for that is that they are based in China and the time zones are quite a shift from the US.

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2018, 01:19:19 PM »
I used Make Playing Cards to make a small test/promotional run for for a deck I put on Kickstarter.  I've been very happy with their website interface, quality of their product, and shipping.

Their communication was a little tricky.  One of the reasons I suspect for that is that they are based in China and the time zones are quite a shift from the US.

I second this, my card proofs were a nice quality and their Marketplace shop makes promoting and selling self-published decks much easier. :)

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2018, 03:04:58 AM »
I'd definitely have used DriveThru cards after reading Reall's comprehensive post, but their submission process is very exacting (the ink levels, out of gamut colours etc.), and the programme I use only gave me PDF saving options that were not the specified ones. 

In the end I decided to go with MPC for the New Liminal Tarot - the card stock is really nice to handle and I'm very happy with the colours. It's possible to improve the look of the listing too, by using your own uploaded images rather than the default one (the first card in the pack).

I did have some trouble with the system - every tiny adjustment to the Set Up that is made and saved after publishing has to be re-approved, which results in the disappearance of one's shop until approval unless has more then one item in it.

So I'd advise being very careful to get the listing exactly as you want it the first time and to forgo tweaking (I'm a compulsive tweaker).  :)

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2018, 09:03:09 AM »
I'd definitely have used DriveThru cards after reading Reall's comprehensive post, but their submission process is very exacting (the ink levels, out of gamut colours etc.),

I also had some issues using the Drivethru submission process so i decided to go else where - although i was told their card stock is excellent.

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2018, 03:50:18 PM »
Well I still think mpc/ps lack search engine & tgc provide best traffic,
BUT this italy printer could easy beat ALL mentioned here quality & shipping wise if only would they improve web interface & provide good templates & instruction!x// facepalm hope they fix that asap! will post moment I have some good news/updates!lolz

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
just updated ludocards info adding Warning note about their possibly faulty pdf card size generator?x//

hopefully my decks are expect to be ready to ship 31 dec!:) so EU shop will start taking orders starting 2019!:)

mpc indeed say they can sell Tarot tins without their logo just need to ask for quote?:)
but i'll wait with these till I have confirmed ludocard print quality & box size!:)

so it's 2piece box for now!:) on bright side they seem to offer combined shipping so my EU shipping cost is same for 1 or all 4 decks I'm printing with them!:) will offer paypal invoice soon!:)
« Last Edit: December 25, 2018, 09:14:44 AM by reall »

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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2018, 04:20:17 AM »
But don't ludocards have a minimum purchase requirement ? I can't get it to go below 5....
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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2018, 06:36:58 AM »
But don't ludocards have a minimum purchase requirement ? I can't get it to go below 5....
yes! apparently you MUST purchase minimum 6 of your decks(I think?:) for them to print it for you, after that you upload your 3 pdf files; 1pdf with each card front img as page, 2nd pdf for back & 3rd(optional) box?:)
after that you can go *Shipping button to activate so called *Drop shipping option that let you insert shipping address & number of decks you are sending (any number from 1 to whatever you printed or have much your left unsold?:) Think they charge flat fedex shipping with tracking around 15Euros for EU? then you ask costumer service to combine it for you if you ship several different decks to same address?:)(this is what I did as I need 1 of each of my 4 deck shipped to reviewer in France!:)

l Will post my full review on ludocards moment I have my decks printed & shipping!:)

imo their service is different from standard POD (mpc/ps/tgc/dtc) as you(author) place your order & pay in advance for whatever number of decks you wish them print(minimum 6?:) & later ship those to your home address(free shipping!:) or ask them do drop shipping for you for each single deck moment it's sold!:)

their web interface could be better & require some time to get used to idea & wrap your head around & figure how their service actually work, but If they print my decks & boxes good quality & ship to EU without you(&other EU-ers) having to pay hefty charges to get it from post office I'll be hapy to work with them & spread the word to other Tarot/Oracle creators do same!:D

so fingers crossed I *prepared my print files ok & printing & shipping work without hickups!XD lol

will keep you update!:D
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Re: Best Printer for Tarot/Oracle deck!:)
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2018, 10:10:04 AM »
Well, I am happy with printerstudio, but I shall watch with interest. But I MUCH prefer to upload jpegs....
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