Random11's Credit Card Sized amiibo cards

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  1. Futurdreamz

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    This is amazing. Except I don't have the equipment to make and print these in good enough quality. It's not possible to pay someone to make these for me, right?
     
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    Just posting this so I can point people to it.

    My steps for making cards:

    Use this template:
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/random11-6-scribus-credit-card-template-zip.84725/

    Follow this guide which explains how to use the template to create a PDF with all your images on it for printing:
    https://gbatemp.net/attachments/how-to-use-scribus-for-printing-cards-pdf.83321/

    Use this guide for cutting out and gluing the images together to make the cards: https://gbatemp.net/attachments/how-to-cut-out-amiibo-cards-pdf.83152/

    This is an amendment of that guide:
    As for the corner cutter. I used a "Sunstar Kadom Pro, Corner Cutter (S4765036)" which has a 3mm (radius) blade.

    If you are planning on using the PVC NFC cards and need a way to stick the images onto the PVC cards see this post for examples and methods I tried.

    There are also ways to buy specific NFC cards which support ink jet printing. These are special, not every PVC card will work with ink jet printers (normally you would need an ID card printer). I do not have much experience with them but if you google "inkjet printable nfc cards" I'm sure you can find some useful information.
     
  3. ikarasu

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    Did you ever buy a printer for the cards? I work in a print shop, have access to a Solvent, UV, And Latex printer. I've tried Solvent and UV so far... The Solvent looks the best, the UV isn't as "Glossy", but that might be the look you're going for. I printed on reflective Material to give it more of a glossy/shiny look for the solvent.

    I'm going to bring a card and try to print directly to it with UV, see how scratch resistant it is. We print directly to PVC all the time.. but being handled/scanned a lot, I'm not sure how good itll be.. but I'll do a test!


    I printed 2 of each.. one for me, and one for a buddy. I'm going to try UV printing directly tomorrow. If it works, I need to make a Jig that'll allow me to put 10+ cards in at once to print on. The printer I use is a 74" x 10 FT printer... so printing cards 1 by 1 would be a bit of a pain! I can at least test and see how good it works though.

    I live in Canada also... If you'd like, I can mail you a set of printed vinyl / laminated. It's not as good as direct, but it's really nice, thin vinyl that's meant for car wrapping... so it works and looks great. Much better than paper stickers printed on Inkjet at least. Least I can do for you since you supplied all these artworks for free! It's made my collection look much nicer.


    Wow, cant post images. I guess I havent posted much so it's seen as spam! On /Imgur.co m/a/ekWVM

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Found a way to post images with 0 post history!
     
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  4. Random11
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    No I never did buy the printer. It was too expensive. And I'm always glad to accept free stuff if you feel like sending me something PM me.

    And the prints look good but it looks like you printed the playing card sized images. The credit card sized images posted in this thread would be a better fit on the pvc cards.
     
  5. qaz015393

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    Thanks man.
     
  6. ikarasu

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    Yup.. I didnt notice the credit card ones until this post. I'm Re-doing them all now, sadly.

    I just tested with our UV printed... it worked great. It's a little blurry since I set the print height too high, The card was so small it couldn't read the media width... so I just told it it was cardstock. Makes it a bit blurry / bumpy. But scratch wise, nothing scratches off and it looks / feels good!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I'll play with it more today to see if I can improve the quality. I'm "Fairly" sure it's because of the head height, It is a $250,000 machine, so the quality is generally good... I've never printed on credit card material though, so it might be a substrate issue!

    I'll message you later tonight. I can print however many you want on vinyl with Laminate, I'll even send you a sample flatbed direct print, incase you want to send me all your cards and have me print directly on them.
     
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    mario odyssey cereal delicious card

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