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11-05-2010, 12:54 AM
Does anyone here got the time to explain to me a little bit about sketch card stuff? :huh:
I am planning to do some sketch card artworks, but I am not sure about the sketch card dimension to draw the artworks on. I know there are some premade sketch card boards from Blue Line Pro, but I don't want to get them for now. I'd prefer to draw on a regular art board and do the border lines myself.
Plus, I am looking for some good pencil colors and markers to try on. Would like to see which trademark(s) anyone prefers on using.
Thanks for the time :happy:
11-06-2010, 12:55 AM
Here is the card design i used to use. I cut down my bristol sheets to 8.5"x11" inch and made a template from the designs shown below. If you use the dimensions of 2.5x3.5 (standard sketch card and business card size), you can get 9 cards. I printed the cards from my HP printer right onto the bristol flip em over and printed on the back. Doing it on bristol gives you a nice inking surface if you are like me and want to use quill nibs and brushes. The paper you may get at a printers is very fibrous unless you pony up for the better quality cardstock. You can get 400 cards printed up at http://www.catprint.com/ for just a bit over 60 which includes shipping. Buy the Ultra stock if you want a decent surface to draw and color on. You can use the design I've attached if you want..I use watercolors and very few markers but any marker will work.
11-06-2010, 11:44 PM
@ Justice 41 : Thank you very much for the reply, with very clear explanations on the sketch card artwork size.
I visited to the URL address you mentioned, put some inquiry brackets for some price rate infos. But it seems the price is kind of sky high, around US $4,000 or so for your printing specs. I understand that I definitely entered something wrong there, but I kind of confused on which to choose on those specs. Let me know about this please.
Again, thanks a lot for the reply :)
11-08-2010, 10:43 AM
Yeah they charge by the side and by color. So you will want to put the large number you'll need and then put the number of sides printed which should be 2. I didn't have anything printed in color because it's not needed.
Your order should look something like this.
11-08-2010, 10:46 AM
I actually used the second sample. I got the same amount of cards but didn't have to cut anything down as I wanted the extra paper. The buyers will have to cut them if they wish to. The price for 400 cards either 4 on one sheet or one on a postcard sized sheet was negligible so I went with ease of use. If you get confused call them, they are really friendly and want to help.
I went with them because they made it really easy to set up my own templates and get everything right before printing. Kinko's sucks for that as does most online printers.
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