Printing Fan Art Cards
Disclaimer: Due to international copyright law, “Fan Art Cards” must be printed for personal use only. Any for-profit or commercial use violates the copyrights of the holders (Creative Team Alpha’s, Playroom Entertainment’s, and the card artists’).
Printing on Demand
The following companies provide print-on-demand services. This list is intended to provide options. However, including them here does not constitute an endorsement of them or their services by MagicCarrot.com. MagicCarrot.com is not affiliated with any of these companies.
Print & Play Productions
Superior POD is a New York state-based firm specializing in print-on-demand cards, games, and books. They will print cards in sheets of 18 and decks in multiples of 18.
The Game Crafter
The Game Crafter accepts 300dpi images (must have bleed) and will print a custom deck for you, and it isn’t that expensive, about 9¢ per card.
ArtsCow is a Hong Kong firm specializing in photo gifts and customized products, including customized photo card decks that happen to be the same size as the Killer Bunnies® cards (though about 2/3 thickness).
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx/Kinko’s) will print full-page stickers from PDFs, which can then be applied to paperboard. Beware if there's a copyright notice on them, though, since they are unlikely to print them without proof of ownership or license.
OfficeMax ImPress Print Center
Many OfficeMax stores have an ImPress Print Center, which will take a PDF of your documents and print it on paper. They will not cut the round corners, however.
Do It Yourself (DIY) and Printing at Home
Using your own printer, ink, and paper is the simplest and most obvious way to get Fan Art Cards printed for you to use in your games.
PlainCards is a New Mexico (US)-based web retailer of printable card products. They make several sizes of cards including the correct size for Killer Bunnies, along with a spray protective coating (only available within the US).
Print & Play Productions
Avery Project Sticker Paper
Printing at home with an inkjet or laser printer is easy. Finding cardstock that feels similar is hard. OfficeMax has 110-lb cardstock in 250 sheet reams, which is suitable for casual printing use. With the application of Avery Project sticker paper, the feel is close to the stiffness of the Killer Bunnies® Quest cards.
Rounding the Corners
Scrapbooking shops (or online) have tools called “Corner Rounders” that will cut round corners. One such product is the Fiskars FCSP-7329. Unfortunately, we have yet to find one with the correct radius (4mm), since most of them are ¼ inch or ½ inch radius.
Inkscape is one of our favorite programs. Not only is it great for creating Killer Bunnies® artwork, it is a versatile tool for creating web graphics like those you see adorning the Fan Art Gallery pages, which often start as Inkscape vector drawings.