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while experimenting with card stock, i ended with too methods. thermal plastic, or laminating by hand plastic. woth the laminate by hand, you have to be really good at putting the card stock on it. and just cover the front of the card. I wish they would come out with a thermal plastic that was more malleable. but the last time i looked, hadn't seen any.
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This wasn’t my first rodeo. My first GJ, (yes, I was determined) I laminated with the plastic sheet stuff like you said, after printing them all. WAY thick, sharp, slippery & unshufflable, so I use them for bookmarks. Sealing them with a spray acrylic is as close as you can get to what an off-set printer does on the final pass. But several VERY light layers, letting them dry in between. I just made a mistake on my paper weight choice.
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i use card stock on my serious image printouts. they look better. photo paper just cost too much.
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Jo Ann wrote: 27 Apr 2018, 20:43 i use card stock on my serious image printouts. they look better. photo paper just cost too much.
Yes, get the very best cardstock you can find. Research paper. I was talking about gluing two cardstocks together, front & back. That makes the entire deck very thick. It’s difficult to line the images up perfectly, using your home printer. So I just did them on separate sheets, lined them up, glued, let dry, sealed with acrylic spray, then cut & rounded.
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the trick is print the card back on the same piece if paper as the card fronts. to make it easier, do an overall pattern and forget about lining things up.

i printed a lenormand deck for my own use on thick cardstock (business card stock), picked a geometric pattern for the back, and it turned out nicely. it’s not great, but it works fine. it could have more spring, but i usually overhand shuffle with lenormand anyway.

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kyan wrote: 28 Apr 2018, 17:46 the trick is print the card back on the same piece if paper as the card fronts. to make it easier, do an overall pattern and forget about lining things up.

i printed a lenormand deck for my own use on thick cardstock (business card stock), picked a geometric pattern for the back, and it turned out nicely. it’s not great, but it works fine. it could have more spring, but i usually overhand shuffle with lenormand anyway.
But I wanted to print the original OP back. I’m a graphic designer & creating a template is easy, but one that’s reversible that lines the fronts & backs up perfectly after flipping your printer paper over...oi, that’s where I screw up. And I’ve made books, flyers, Roadway’s annual report.
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OH. well, yes... that’s a problem! calibrating your printer.... it’s difficult but it can be done... give or take 1/16 of an inch. or more. :icon_e_biggrin:

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you need to make a template in office or some other program in which to print you cards both front and back. there should be 4 cards per file. all this being said...it is illegal to copy cards if copywrited unless you have permission, and this Forum does not condone such behavior. :beasty:
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that's why, if you change the card back, it's not the same deck. at all. :icon_e_confused: :icon_rolleyes: :icon_twisted:

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If you use one of the avery templates that go with Microsoft, you don't have to calibrate anything. if you look i think it may make a template the size you want. off to try it.
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