Buisness Card Sized Zelda Amiibo Cards

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    Here are my designs for business card style Amiibo cards.
    Here is all of the cards as of 11/9/2017.

    The BOTW set has some alternate cards with a lighter background. I found from my initial printing it was far too dark and looked much better lighter. There are also some wider cards which are meant to be used for having a bleed area when printing. There is another LOZ set which has the regular LOZ logo more consistent with the packaging.

    Every set has a bleed border which you can place a card on top in a template to get a better print without white edges. The NFC Back card has a 25mm white space which fits the 25mm NFC tags great.
     
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  2. NicholasCullihal

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    I love these! Any chance you could release these as high quality images for hobbyists lime myself?
     
  3. ganons

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    Why not use the actual artwork instead of the amiibo models?
     
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    Very cool but I would make the model image way larger to make it more striking.
     
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    What parts do you need? I can get them tonight when I get home.

    Artwork is nice but most of what I found does not fit the ultra narrow profile of a buisness card. I am still looking at some things others have made but not decided yet. Plus I like the look of the Amiibos themselves which is why I used them instead.

    I probably could make them bigger. I will take a look at all of the Amiibos to see what I can do. I am trying to stay consistent on the base size but know it will be unavoidable with some like the Guardian. I went the easy route on these because the stock photos are all constant in width.
     
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  7. sekazi
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    Here are the card backgrounds.
    http://imgur.com/a/SpZBK
    The SSB one was found on the Amiibo reddit. The swirl one was from the Nintendo Website that no longer exists and the Triforce one was made from scratch.

    I initially got my Amiibo images from http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/line-up but found out that http://videogames-fanon.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Amiibo has higher resolution photos of the shot. I am not sure where they got them from the Nintendo website. They also have all of the logos.
     
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    If anybody is actually interested in these please let me know where I can host 280 MB of images easily. Below are examples of the following series I have completed. I have done every Amiibo I could find for each of these series. There are 5 series I am still working on.

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    Super Smash Bros. series - 57 Amiibos
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    Super Mario series - 15 Amiibos
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    Splatoon series - 8 Amiibos
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    Kirby series - 4 Amiibos
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    Yoshi's Woolly World series - 5 Amiibos
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    The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess series - 1 Amiibo
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    30th Anniversary - The Legend of Zelda series - 4 Amiibos
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    The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild series - 5 Amiibos
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    I still need to complete
    30th Anniversary - Mario series
    Animal Crossing series
    Chibi-Robo series
    Shovel Knight series
    Skylanders SuperChargers series

    I know there are some Japanese sets also.
     
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    Could u please get me access to all zelda related cards? Awesome job
     
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    I'd rather go for the artworks but this is looking nice! good work! I would like to have like this too XD
     
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    I came across ultra high resolution photos of the Amiibos on the Japanese website and have redone all of my cards. I had to go JPG in order to make it somewhat reasonable to upload. The Amiibos are also larger in the card now too. In fact I did not resize the Amiibo picture at all. I included the newly announced cards too.
    http://imgur.com/a/XuYCj

    Since I am remaking all of my cards I already made I am doing a new back which will have a place for the NFC sticker. I am not going to double up the cards in my thermal pouches as even with 20 cards the stack gets huge. I can half the stack with just one card per pouch.
     
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    After messing with different templates then moving to my own template I decided it is impossible to get my printer to print perfectly into the card. I redid all of my borders since I never saved the settings before and created new bleed templates. I previously used the Avery 8871 Clean Edge cards but was not satisfied with the prints. I am now using Avery 8859 Glossy Clean Edge cards and the prints are so much better. This time around since I am not going to double up the cards I made a place for the sticker on the back. The stickers from AliExpress say they are 25mm but will not know for sure until I get them. I also have redone the back to be more similar to the real Amiibo cards. Anyways here is a comparison of my old cards and new.
    As you can see I will not have a white edge problem anymore and also even though the back is not glossy it still prints to much better than the old 8871 cards.
     
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    Could you link all the smash bros. Related amiibo? Please, these are sick!
     
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    The back of the card has changed since those photos. I have since finalized my design and printed all of the cards. Here is a screenshot of the folder.
    There are two backs. The NFC back has a 25mm circle which fits the 25mm NFC tags perfectly. The bleed file is for adding more border when printing. You overlay the card in the center of it. I found that when I tried to print to my sheets I ended up having to do this to prevent white borders. It also made me waste 4 cards per sheet.

    You can download the images here.
     
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    I updated the first post with download links to all of the cards.
     
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    Great work! I tried the link on the top but all are broken except for https://imgur.com/a/XuYCj Do you have an updated one?
     
  17. sekazi
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    I did not realize the Mega links were broken. I fixed all the links in the first post.
     
  18. AustinTheBui

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    Quick question what scale do you print these in? Also what kind of card sleeves did you use
     
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    They are 600dpi so when printed at that it will be 2"x3.5". I did not use sleeves. They are laminated using these.
     
  20. skydancer93

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    How do you print these? I'm going to be using photo paper glued to game cards that I found on Amazon