Printing your cards

*The above picture are back to front printed cards, not two pieces.This is a short article describing how to go about printing your cards in the correct sizes using the Playing Cards and Puzzles tab to pick your card size. Generally your sizes required will be the following.Tarot - Ship CardsPoker - Squadron CardsMini - Upgrade cards *These are the right hight, but they are wider then the FFG cards by 4mm. They fit the Red packaged mini card sleeves from FFG.I have yet to test the printing the mini size cards to make sure FoaS's layout has enough bleed to fit without having blank sides. Will see and revise shortly.After you pick the size you want you will need your card images ready to upload. You can pick usually anywhere between 12-100+ card decks for your layout. 310 Linen is the material you should use for printing to get that game card feel and look. Use High Res images only or they will print fuzzy and look bad. You will have to flip the card back images upright using a photo editor, as most when downloaded are upside down for some reason. When building your custom deck select front and back custom so you can do each card individualy.Another point to keep in mind is that these images generally print darker then they appear on the monitor. I suggest artificially brightning the darker images with a photo editor before uploading them to your card on Kuat Drive Yards to print.Anyway short little note pile for now. Will expand this as I find out more.Wes Janson


Apr 15 2018 - 15:20 UTC
Honestly, I would go with the standard card material, then cut a matching peice of craft foam rubber. It provides the correct thickness, with minimal slipping, and wont be abrasive to the card surface.
Apr 15 2018 - 14:27 UTC
Any suggestions for what material to print the ship base cards out of that go on the stands themselves?
Jul 15 2017 - 14:40 UTC it is all working fine now
Jul 10 2017 - 04:50 UTC
Seems to be ok now. I may attempt a run this summer.
Feb 4 2017 - 21:54 UTC is down...
Jan 18 2017 - 22:04 UTC
Wes, what was the site used to print these?
May 6 2016 - 06:44 UTC
Ok sounds good. Look forward to the dies.
May 6 2016 - 03:12 UTC
Tagged this as Staff Picks, everyone should knoe how to get these!
May 5 2016 - 19:46 UTC
Thank you Wes! Great article. You have inspired me, I need to do an article about the cutting dies I found to punch out Squadron and Shield dials.