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FAQ: Printing the Durance Surveyor Cards

Durance has shipped and our Kickstarter backers are starting to get the books and cards in their hands. Lots of people seem to like the Surveyor cards, and have been asking about where we got them printed. The answer is On Demand Technologies, and we’ve had a great experience with them so far. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of printers and while price is always important, I’ve determined that good service really determines whether I keep sending jobs to a printer or not. Our contact at ODT, Michelle, has been great from the start, and the quality of the cards is excellent.

A shipment of Durance Surveyor Card decks on display

For Durance, we printed 400 decks of cards with these specifications:

65 sheets (cards) of 2.5 x 3.5 111# white printed 4/4
low gloss UV coated on both sides
die cut corners, and banded as a set

The cost per unit was very reasonable, including the one-time set up fee. At the same time, we’d need to print at higher quantities to get a low enough cost to put the cards into distribution.

It’s worth noting that ODT also prints books and other materials, and can print cards in a variety of sizes and styles. My only disappointment has been that they don’t currently do tuck boxes or shrink-wrapping for decks of cards.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to leave a comment!

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