In Progress (ordering closed) Custom Cut Card Group Buy (Round 11)

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I have tried the "wanted" couple times with no bites. I would like to have some made but am not skilled enough to do the art on a computer.

Jacks will be cool

@moordb @KMac @Ocharacato by any chance are there any more Horseshoe cut cards left for @Asmodeus or did you plan to order any this or future rounds? If not @Asmodeus or I may make some but don’t want to duplicate efforts.
 

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Is anyone doing a New China Club cut card? With the huge group buy I bet there would be plenty of takers.
 

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I have tried the "wanted" couple times with no bites. I would like to have some made but am not skilled enough to do the art on a computer.

Jacks will be cool

Do you just want a couple for your set?

Some could be made and kept on hand for people like with the JACK cards.
 
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Do you just want a couple for your set?

Some could be made and kept on hand for people like with the JACK cards.
I am looking to get 4 for my set. However if you are going to have them made I would order 30 and have them on hand for people down the road
 

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At this point I have sent out payment PMs for all US orders. I just need to look more closely at shipping for the international orders (I am keeping track this time so I have easy reference for future GBs). Also, I will immediately send out payment info for remaining orders as I receive them.
 

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We should get this over to the printer in a couple days.
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UPDATE: Order submitted. Thank you everyone for being speedy with payments.

Next steps: the printer will go through the order and let me know if there are any issues and if not they will prepare the proofs. I will then PM each of you with your proofs for your approval. After that they go to print.

Note: Typically they don't include any extras at all. They print the exact number ordered. Last time they gave us an extreme quantity of extras because there was a communication snafu on their end. I don't want people to get bummed if we get no extras, like usual. But I was overly thankfully and buttered them up :)
 

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Update: I hadn't received a response from my contact so I just googled her name and see that she left the company right around the time of our last order. So it looks like she was leaving right in the process of our last order, which I now realize why someone else took over (I thought she went on vacation) and there was a communications snafu. Anyway, I reached out to their general contact but this may take a little while longer to reestablish what we are ordering.
 

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Update: I hadn't received a response from my contact so I just googled her name and see that she left the company right around the time of our last order. So it looks like she was leaving right in the process of our last order, which I now realize why someone else took over (I thought she went on vacation) and there was a communications snafu. Anyway, I reached out to their general contact but this may take a little while longer to reestablish what we are ordering.
We thank you for the communication and update!
 

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Update: I hadn't received a response from my contact so I just googled her name and see that she left the company right around the time of our last order. So it looks like she was leaving right in the process of our last order, which I now realize why someone else took over (I thought she went on vacation) and there was a communications snafu. Anyway, I reached out to their general contact but this may take a little while longer to reestablish what we are ordering.
Sounds like a great opportunity for them to make up for it with extraaaaaaaaaas.
 

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Sounds like a great opportunity for them to make up for it with extraaaaaaaaaas.

I will see what I can do haha.

Actually they are very responsive. Apparently they had responded to my first order email but it went to spam. And then she called me immediately after I emailed earlier but I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number.

Anyway, she is saying the past orders were coded as 3.5x2 and 3.5x2.25. So I corrected her and asked her to look at other past orders and confirm how they were recorded on her end. Am I loosing my mind for minute here or is poker not 3.5x2.5 and bridge is 3.5x2.25?

EDIT: NVMD Problem solved. Should have proofs in two days.
 
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Quick update: Sending proofs now

FWIW there were a lot of various small issues with the artwork. I go through everything and try to catch it before I submit it. I fixed a lot but apparently missed a lot as well. They came back and basically said almost every piece has issues and either I could go back and fix it all or we could pay for a minimum of half a day of design time for them to fix it. I missed some things but also I think there was some things that they would accept in the past but cumulatively it was just too much this time. It’s all fixed now so no worries. But I think I am going to address this for Round 12 by creating AI, PSD, PDF, and PNG templates and making those available.

Partly for my own record so that I can remind people in Round 12, the issues were mostly;
  • Not turning off guidelines
  • Not setting the correct size for the art board in AI files and limiting it to the artwork itself
  • Not cropping to the artwork in PDF files
  • Improper size and dimensions of PDF files. These were all over the place
  • Lots of thin and narrow borders that don’t respect the bleed
  • Artwork not respecting the bleeds in general
  • Not converting text to lines/shapes in AI files
 

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Quick update: Sending proofs now

FWIW there were a lot of various small issues with the artwork. I go through everything and try to catch it before I submit it. I fixed a lot but apparently missed a lot as well. They came back and basically said almost every piece has issues and either I could go back and fix it all or we could pay for a minimum of half a day of design time for them to fix it. I missed some things but also I think there was some things that they would accept in the past but cumulatively it was just too much this time. It’s all fixed now so no worries. But I think I am going to address this for Round 12 by creating AI, PSD, PDF, and PNG templates and making those available.

Partly for my own record so that I can remind people in Round 12, the issues were mostly;
  • Not turning off guidelines
  • Not setting the correct size for the art board in AI files and limiting it to the artwork itself
  • Not cropping to the artwork in PDF files
  • Improper size and dimensions of PDF files. These were all over the place
  • Lots of thin and narrow borders that don’t respect the bleed
  • Artwork not respecting the bleeds in general
  • Not converting text to lines/shapes in AI files
Thanks for your efforts pushing this Evan. I'd like to hope my AI files were OK but if any tweaks are needed let me know. Looking forward to the proofs :cool
 
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