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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2009 06:25 am
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talisman018
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Hello, everyone!

I'm new here, on a search for information on what size an original picture needs to be for printing. I found this site on a Google Search and signed up right away. I only wish that I'd come here sooner, since this forum is a wonderful place to meet other Tarot enthusiasts. I thought I was an oddball!  *hahaha!*

I have already made one deck, "Eye of the Talisman", but since the size for professional printing was too small, it will unfortunately be abandoned. I'm in the process of another, so I'm hoping that someone here will be able to help me out with the proper dimensions for an image. Would anyone out there happen to have a clue?

My new deck, tentatively called "Stones of Destiny", is a bit reminiscent of "The Philosopher's Stone" by De Es, albeit with major differences in style and interpretations. My idea is to be more intuitive than literal, focusing on what a person sees in the imagery rather than strictly following a paragraph in a small booklet.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and if anyone knows how big the final picture needs to be for printing, please post it up here.

Bye!  :ok

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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2009 08:01 am
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It depends very much whether you plan to have it printed professionally or DIY. When we send them to our pro here for our collaborative decks, they have to be 300 dpi, and - depending on proportions - around 4 inches by 6. (I like imperial meaures, OK ??!!) He gets good results from those. If using a professional print shop - you would have to ask them what they require. (and file type may be important - Ly here prefers tiff files....)

 

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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2009 09:52 pm
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Hi, Gregory!

I am planning to go pro with it, if at all possible, so I've sent an inquiry through to US Games Systems. It would be so exciting to actually see something I've made on a shelf in a store somewhere. But they are sure to want samples of the work, so I need the correct dimensions for an art deck.

Thank you for the starting point of 4" x 6". It sounds reasonable to me. Perhaps my old deck might be salvaged after all. Even if the company comes back to me saying a different size, it's a good place to start.

Thanks very much!  You have made my day!  :ok

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talisman018 wrote: if anyone knows how big the final picture needs to be for printing, please post it up here.


You might want to look at this:  http://www.llewellyn.com/tarot_sub.htm  I believe this is industry standard.  There may be slight differences from publisher to publisher but it will give you a start.

 

 

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jackgerber wrote: talisman018 wrote: if anyone knows how big the final picture needs to be for printing, please post it up here.


You might want to look at this:  http://www.llewellyn.com/tarot_sub.htm  I believe this is industry standard.  There may be slight differences from publisher to publisher but it will give you a start.

 

 

      Jack
Oh wow. You really know your stuff. Thank you so much! This is wonderful! I may be able to salvage my old "Eye of the Talisman" tarot after all. Wonderful! Thank you!

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