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Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thoughts

Post by Devil Swine » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:03 am

I just finished printing them out and have only skimmed them so far. Love what I have seen!

However...(isn't there always a however!) the full page of blackness with only a few words like "This Chapter is Equipment" or some such thing cost me a TON of ink. They are places at the start of most chapters(I think) and man was I sweating it towards the end there. I thought I would not have enough Ink to finish the book!

As it turned out I did and enough Ink for 40 character sheets as well!

Still....it was a worry and thought id bring it up!

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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by sbarrie » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:30 pm

Yeah, you definitely want to use the "Print page 10 to 48" option when printing PDFs.

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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by finarvyn » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:52 pm

The black pages are certainly striking, but I wonder if they are excessive when we may be trying to squeeze in content into a smaller page count. :(
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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:19 pm

sbarrie wrote:Yeah, you definitely want to use the "Print page 10 to 48" option when printing PDFs.
Exactly what I did. My printer has been playing up, but it agreed to print the beta for me. I chose to not print the black pages and not print the full-page artwork, gorgeous though it is. It's rules I plan to test.

And in the end, the last page printed was the last sheet of paper in the machine. It was meant to be.
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Post by orcface999 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:50 pm

As a former worker in quick-print,one of the worst things was a large solid black mass. I refill my inkjet cartridges so it doesn't stop me but I always see it as typesetter vs. pressman. That page needs art, not the void.

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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by moes1980 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:55 pm

Printed mine out at office max for about 17 bucks (i got the cover in black in white and printed the whole thing double sided). Don't know if that was cheaper or not but it at least made me feel like I didn't need to worry about all the ink :P

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Post by Sizzaxe » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:02 pm

I have a laser printer at home so it didn't hurt me quite as much. I kind of like the look of the dark pages myself. But I know zero about commercial printing.

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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by GnomeBoy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:15 am

orcface999 wrote:As a former worker in quick-print,one of the worst things was a large solid black mass. I refill my inkjet cartridges so it doesn't stop me but I always see it as typesetter vs. pressman. That page needs art, not the void.
I'm wondering if those pages just haven't been finalized yet... maybe there will be art, or some other design aspect, but it's not ready for public consumption...
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Re: Rules printed out and put into plastic binder. Some thou

Post by Jim Skach » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:18 pm

I've actually heard the same comment in a couple of other places. I didn't think about it because I don't plan on printing it for a couple of weeks. But it does make sense...unless you're looking to push people to buy the hard copy when it comes out* :wink:





*mine was pre-ordered before the beta

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