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Blue Dungeon Tiles are double-sided, 1” grid, map tiles in old school blue. They work with dry-erase, wet-erase and permanent markers.
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Proofs are Off to the Printer

Posted by Kevin Chenevert (Creator)
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Based on 98% of the order quantities locked in I was able to determine my quantities.

Here are two interesting facts for you:

  • I will be printing over 153,000 tiles (4x4 and 4x6 combined)
  • The Cave Tiles (R1 thru R8) were the most selected Expansion Set (thanks for the suggestion)

I have sent off the set up print sheets for all 30 designs to the printer to have proofs made.  I will post pictures when they proofs arrive.

Below is a sampling of what the set up sheets look like that the printer receives.  The images are black because the printer selects the final pantone color to use for the image.  This allows me to have a better chance of getting a color match when I do reprints.  The borders are thickened to account for the 1/8" bleed around each tile.  The true edges of the tile are indicated by the crop lines at each corner.  Trademark and copyright information has been added to be as small as possible but still be legible and is on the "back" of the tile.  It sticks out when seen in black but is much less prominent when printed blue.

Set up tile print 3
Set up tile print 3
Set up tile print 9
Set up tile print 9
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      Larry Algee on

      Heh, I'd hope it would be bigger than letter size since I figured you aren't using a corner print shop. How big depends on their machines though.

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      Sleet
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      Looking good! I can't wait to see the printed samples!

    3. Ean Moody on

      Awesome, you rock!

      Personally I'd be just as excited to try out whatever printer-ready files you sent off, but I'm also a designer with a background in print production so I might be in a minority. :)

    4. Kevin Chenevert Creator on

      Ean, as I set up the proof layouts for the printers I also did prep work that was needed for the pdfs. Since I have a headstart on it and have some time waiting for printing, I will get to that next and try to start getting it out.
      Larry, the printer will take those proofs and set up their own bigger sheets so I doubt they will be cutting it out of a letter size page.
      Harman, thanks on the compliment. I needed to have the name for each tile to help me track what is what, to reorder and also enable others to help me pack.
      Jonathan, I think packing ans shipping will be the next big challenge but actually I think the biggest challenge is the actual campaign. While it is active you want to obsessively track it even in the wee hours of the morning so your sleep is interrupted. You also want to track and respond to all feedback on KS and in outside forums. You have to post and track ads and keep up the hype promoting it everywhere. That was a bit exhausting especially since I ran a 50+ day campaign rather than a 30 day campaign.

    5. Ean Moody on

      Looking good!

      Any chance that those of us who have the PDF pack might get a crack at these as a sort of beta test? Might give us a chance to print a few test versions and try them out, report back before you get the proofs if any issues reveal themselves.

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      Larry Algee on

      I'm guessing the cuts will be along the margin lines in the pictures? Especially since I don't think the printer will be doing 4x4 or 4x6 individual "pages".

    7. njharman on

      I like the subtle placment of the card's "name". X1, G1,

    8. Jonathan Boisvert on

      Looking good, what do you think has been the most challenging thing so far? And do you think the next steps will be more challenging (like the shipping)?