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Old 12-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by baudot View Post
Business cards don't have the same dimensions, don't have rounded corners, and don't "handle" well for card game play: the difference in weight and stock is bad for shuffling and dealing.
You can get micro-perf cards in a number of sizes, which means you should be able to get something in the correct size.

Would laminating help with the handling issue? I've seen some card laminators that work quite nicely, if the weight and feel of a laminated card would work.

Do the rounded corners make that much of a difference in terms of prototyping?

Try Paper Direct (http://www.paperdirect.com/) to see if they have something that would work for you size-wise, if laminating gives you what you need. The other thing to look for there are "one ups". The ones we use are actually labels, but the idea is much the same - it's a single label on a carrier sheet that is the size of a standard envelop, which makes it easy to print a single one.

Otherwise, you can try getting a card printer. The thing is that the ones I have seen tend to be expensive. Check Barcodes Inc (http://www.barcodesinc.com) Some of the printers should handle the size you need.
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