Problems & Solutions – Printing Custom Cover Art Inserts for your Video Game Cases | Game Room Ideas
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Printing video game case covers seems like a pretty self-evident project. But I’ve had so many issues over the years, that I just want to help you avoid them and do it right. Special thanks to thecoverproject.net, and vgboxart.com. There are many smaller communities of artists, sharing mostly custom case art, out there. Search around to see what you can find.
In an effort to get to the better solutions more quickly, there are other possible ‘compromised’ solutions for printing on letter paper that I didn’t mention. Instead of using the ‘shrink to fit’ functions of your printer or software, you might shrink it in the editor, but only the length. This will keep your spine logos aligned. The cover will be complete, but just a bit shorter. Taking that one step further, you could separate the cover into parts and only shorten the back cover by just enough to have it print completely. Then, instead of an oddly unprinted edge, the front cover and spine will be perfect, and the back cover will be completed but slightly squished. You could use the test print resources of my website to determine the exact amount your printer can print, top to bottom.
As always, there are a number of paths to a conclusion.
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Amazon links to A4 paper:
Be sure to check for inkjet vs laser to suit your print needs.
A4 Size 20 sheets weight 180gsm Photo Glossy White Paper
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Glossy White Paper A4 100 Sheets 8.3×11.7’’ 135 gr weight
A4 Glossy Photo Paper 135gsm
A4 glossy photo paper 230gsm
Photography Glossy White Paper 8.3″x11.7″ A4 Size 20 sheets weight 230gsm.
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Use caution. In the US Amazon store, a lot of listings for letter-sized paper come up even when you search for A4. Again, look specifically for inkjet or laser paper, depending on your needs.
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