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  1. #21
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    I just posted these at the finished custom forum then I saw this. I'll repost the pics here along with some new ones.
    Spiderman Display ledy.jpg
    Spiderman Display Mego.jpg
    I created these for the clear plastic display cases with mirrored backs. I like mine better!
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    Probably a dumb question....
    I really want to make my own cards-these all look awesome! Do you go to a print shop to get them done? What type of cardboard/cardstock etc do you use? Is the only way to do it by going to a print shop or do people make these from home? I know a few guys make custom cards but I like to make as much myself as I can. Or is it too much trouble and just easier to commission them?
    Thank you for this thread!!!

    -Diana

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    If I want a nice card, I usually commission one because I still am not to the point where I am satisfied with my efforts. If you are using a FTC clam you can pretty much print on whatever you want because the card isn't structural. If you want to do a card like Mego did that will support the bubble and figure without bending it's a little tougher. I rarely do it that way, and when I do I print each side on sticker paper and then apply it to card stock and trim with a razor knife. I'm a hack though, there are probably better ways to do it.

    I call on Anthony Durso if I want something nice. I am also a big fan of Rhett's card art, but I don't know if he sells just cards. Rachel B has done some cool ones lately as well.

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    I print my own on HP photo paper, which can be expensive, but when you glue the front and back together, it makes a nice stiff backer card that will hold a figure in a bubble-no problem.

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    Thanks, EMCE!
    As much as I like making stuff myself, sometimes it is either too time consuming/frustrating to do and I just have to accept that I may not be good at it. I'm wanting to move into full custom figures ( right now I mostly do just heads), and I know how popular it is to have a figure carded.
    I love hearing different ways that people make stuff. And I am huge on re-using packaging, I have done it before on different scaled customs.
    Thank you! <3
    Diana

    Quote Originally Posted by EMCE Hammer View Post
    If I want a nice card, I usually commission one because I still am not to the point where I am satisfied with my efforts. If you are using a FTC clam you can pretty much print on whatever you want because the card isn't structural. If you want to do a card like Mego did that will support the bubble and figure without bending it's a little tougher. I rarely do it that way, and when I do I print each side on sticker paper and then apply it to card stock and trim with a razor knife. I'm a hack though, there are probably better ways to do it.

    I call on Anthony Durso if I want something nice. I am also a big fan of Rhett's card art, but I don't know if he sells just cards. Rachel B has done some cool ones lately as well.

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    I think I have some photo paper around! I may have to try that just to see if I can make anything decent!
    Thank you smonte! <3

    Diana

    Quote Originally Posted by smonte00 View Post
    I print my own on HP photo paper, which can be expensive, but when you glue the front and back together, it makes a nice stiff backer card that will hold a figure in a bubble-no problem.

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    I would but I don't have any. Really cool. Thanks

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