Printing Cards...

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Fri, 2007-01-26 05:02
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I bought adhesive paper to peel and stick to real magic cards (common crappy ones)... My problem is, the print outs are the size of the actual card (so when I put them on the cards the print out goes all the way to the edge leaving no border which just doesn't look right), and if I shrink them as an image before printing them the text gets screwed up and unreadable.... Is there a way that I can adjust the size they print out with the program? I'd like them to be the same size as the real thing so they look right in my binders and 9 card sheets... Any help is greatly appreciated... Thanks, Jim.

Damn these cards got expensive!

Fri, 2007-01-26 05:59
Snow-Fur

... print them out then cut the border off?

Fri, 2007-01-26 06:24
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I wish it were that easy. When I print the card it covers the whole real magic card... As in if I printed a red "shivan dragon" the red of the card would cover the entire magic card. Leaving no border around the card... In essence the printing is just a little too big. I just don't know how to get it scaled down. I appreciate your help though.

Damn these cards got expensive!

Fri, 2007-01-26 15:09
Pichoro
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Are you using the old or modern style? The modern style is oversized. I can tell you that a real Magic card is about 76% of the size of an MSE2 Magic card.


There is now a custom file library for MSE2b located at http://www.pifro.com/mtg/.
My first custom set, The Taint: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/183.
My second custom set, Mare Harenum: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/303.

Fri, 2007-01-26 22:22
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I'm using the older style cards... pre 8th edition I believe is what the program calls it... Thanks for the quick reply Pichoro....

Damn these cards got expensive!

Fri, 2007-01-26 23:58
Pichoro
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Ah, yes. The older style is still rather messy. I've made some attempts at fixing it in my computer (so I could post it for the community), but I've had some trouble getting all the fields in the right place after resizing.


There is now a custom file library for MSE2b located at http://www.pifro.com/mtg/.
My first custom set, The Taint: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/183.
My second custom set, Mare Harenum: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/303.

Sat, 2007-01-27 20:08
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Damn! I wish I had known that before I bought all the adhesive paper and spent the time making the cards... Oh well, my fault for not checking. Any progress in the future please let me know... Thanks, Jim.

Damn these cards got expensive!

Tue, 2007-01-30 16:16
daMoose_Neo
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Simple fix, assuming you have a decent graphics program.
Whats going on is MSE is exporting the images at web/computer resolution of 72 DPI (Dots per inch). When you print that, you get an image that is about 5.02 inches x 7.26 inches. If you can change the DPI, however, to 150 (double the dots per inch almost), you get a print image that is all total 2.5x3.48 (nearly 1/2 the size of the original), nearly identical to the size of a Magic card (2.5x3.5). Changing the DPI does not change the actual size of the image, just how it prints.
Normally, you can find print resolution controls under "Resize" options for which ever program it is that you are using.

Wed, 2007-01-31 01:44
page305

Okay... I appreciate the advice and the time you spent answering my questions... I'll give it a shot. Thank you... Jim.

Damn these cards got expensive!

Thu, 2007-02-01 03:49
page305

Found a way... It was right under my nose... I use the Set editor printing method but I open printer options before I finalize the print, I set the resolution to high and the scale to 95 percent... Them come out just perfect. (I cut the borders off with an exacto knife, if you don't the black from the printing doesn't cover the black on the card and it really shows the contrast...) I thank everyone for their help... Hope others with the same question read this...

Damn these cards got expensive!

Thu, 2007-02-01 18:47
coppro
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It might be worthwhile to add a style/game option that gives the printer resolution for each card, as opposed to basing those measurements off the images. Speaking of which, would you rather it be in the style or game?

Thu, 2007-02-01 21:08
page305

Are you asking me or Pichoro?

Damn these cards got expensive!

Fri, 2007-02-02 00:14
coppro
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Anyone who cares.

Fri, 2007-02-02 01:08
Pichoro
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Those two messages made me laugh. Funny stuff.

Anyway, I'm rather indifferent about this. I've yet to actually print out a card, and if I do, I'm likely to make quite a number of modifications to it outside of the program before printing. So, whatever. Which do you think it would be better in?


There is now a custom file library for MSE2b located at http://www.pifro.com/mtg/.
My first custom set, The Taint: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/183.
My second custom set, Mare Harenum: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/303.

Fri, 2007-02-02 02:44
daMoose_Neo
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I'd say style.
Because, for example, normal Vanguard cards are oversized (at LEAST twice the size of normal Magic cards), but still use the basic Magic rules for creation in MSE.
Setting it in Style would allow you to determine such "Oversized" cards, and keep normal cards printing the same size.

Fri, 2007-02-02 03:27
Pichoro
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Well, don't forget though that although the vanguard work similar to Magic (and are heavily modeled after the Magic template), they run on their own game file, and are quite separate from Magic. Any changes made to Magic will not automatically take effect in vanguard.


There is now a custom file library for MSE2b located at http://www.pifro.com/mtg/.
My first custom set, The Taint: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/183.
My second custom set, Mare Harenum: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/303.

Fri, 2007-02-02 03:30
daMoose_Neo
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Ohhhh!
I thought it was running off the same. Blind me, I guess.

Fri, 2007-02-02 22:37
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I don't have too m uch expierience on programming... I just wanted to post what worked for me in case someone else was having the same problem...

Damn these cards got expensive!

Sat, 2007-02-03 03:08
coppro
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I know. I'm just thinking about a future feature.

Sun, 2007-02-04 01:49
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It would be a nice feature... I used it to print those SUPER SUPER 10K dollar rares that I could never afford so I could put them into my collection binder... they make a nice difference... I do have an idea for you... Make a sub program, or another tab in the current program. That would allow users to design their own mana symbols, water marks, or edition symbols... or at least import images fromtheir computer to use as such. Just a thought. Then the program could add all the scriupting automatically so common user error wouldn't make the program crash.

Damn these cards got expensive!

Tue, 2013-04-30 22:05
Fantomex
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I have one question,maybe it is stupid,but here goes...How can I print back of the card???
Never mind,found it,sorry for the disturbance!