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Making your own game tiles.

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Re: Making your own game tiles.

Postby ToyotaGT1 » Saturday July 9th, 2011 10:25am

Ahh. I think that might have helped. My wife was using the printer before for some of her school work. I just tried it with tiles from this site and cut them out and yeah..perfect. Thanks.
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Re: Making your own game tiles.

Postby AndyW » Wednesday August 31st, 2011 10:54pm

What is the best paper for this.... my wife is a graphic's artist and has printed cards for me on her color lazer printer on 85 lb paper. They come out great. As far as Tiles I was thinking on using 110 lb paper... anyone try this yet?
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Homemade Tiles

Postby leo » Thursday September 13th, 2012 10:53pm

[This topic was merged from elsewhere in the Board index ‹ HeroQuest Rooms ‹ HeroQuest Additions ‹ Tiles room on 6/12/16.]

I am thinking of printing some of my own tiles. I have access to a nice color laser printer that will print up to 11 by 17. I was thinking of printing onto glossy paper then glue it to regular poster board to make it thicker. Any help from what you have tried? To me poster board may not be thick enough any ideas? Should I clear coat the tile when finished?
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Re: Homemade Tiles

Postby Nephew of Mentor » Thursday September 13th, 2012 11:59pm

I've had luck with printable sticker paper. Print off the tiles, overlay them on a box from an old jigsaw puzzle, and then use a rolling pin to flatten it all out nicely. That or a discarded shoebox. There are other, more expensive methods, however, these worked great for me. Just make sure you are printing them the right sze, sometimes the computer automatically resizes them and you have to uncheck some box or another.
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Re: Homemade Tiles

Postby leo » Friday September 14th, 2012 7:31am

Thanks for the idea. Did you use any sort of clear coat on them to protect them? Any other stories or ideas from anyone else on the the best way to print your own tiles?
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Re: Homemade Tiles

Postby Nephew of Mentor » Friday September 14th, 2012 12:33pm

I haven't used a clear coat yet, but maybe some day in the future. Note that puzzle boxes have grey backing, and shoe boxes usually have one white back, which looks a lot more like the originals.
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Re: Homemade Tiles

Postby Maike05 » Saturday September 15th, 2012 2:23pm

I usually print my tiles on regular laser paper. The "ink" makes it glossy when printed off. Then I spray glue on a thick paper stock to stick the paper nicely and evenly. Hope it helped you !


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Re: Homemade Tiles

Postby cynthialee » Monday September 17th, 2012 12:45pm

I print them on standard issue paper from a stanard issue printer then I cut the tiles out and glue them to a cut to size piece of thin card board.
Works good enough for my table.
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Home made tiles

Postby leo » Thursday October 11th, 2012 9:52pm

[This topic was merged from Board index ‹ HeroQuest Rooms ‹ HeroQuest Additions ‹ Tiles from elsewhere in this room on 6/12/16.]

Just got done making a few tiles. I used 22 X 28 poster board, spray adhesive and 11X17 glossy paper. I bought the adhesive and poster board from the art section or wal-mart.

Downloaded tiles from various links and arrange using your favorite publishing program (I did this to get the most tiles on 11 X 17 Sheet)
Print the tiles onto glossy paper from a color laser printer.
Sprayed the poster board with adhesive.
Placed 11 X 17 glossy paper onto poster board (press down with books or something heavy)
Let dry for about fifteen minutes and start cutting.

Worked really well and didn't cost much at all.
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Re: Home made tiles

Postby Big Bene » Friday October 12th, 2012 3:42am

Nice.
I would cover them with plastic foil to protect them from scratching. You can buy transparent adhesive plasitc foil at any stationery store.
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