QUICK PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Be sure to set your printer Scale is set to 100% before printing.
(Also, be sure "Scale To Fit" is NOT selected.)
Holy crap, personal printers have to be the work of some ultimate evil, right?? But seriously, when it comes to printing the cards available here, I want them to turn out as perfect as possible so they can add something to your machine instead of being an eyesore! So, below you'll find different sections with printing, troubleshooting, and work-arounds for all sets available on PinballBoy!
BASIC PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
In most cases, you should be able to print your cards perfectly with the following settings set correctly in whichever application you're using to print from:
These can be found in the "Page Setup" settings
+ Paper Size: US Letter (8.50 x 11 inches)
+ Orientation: Portrait
+ Scale: 100%
These can be found in the "Print" settings
+ Scale: This should be set to 100%.
+ Scale To Fit: Make sure this is NOT selected
DON'T HAVE A PRINTER? DON'T WANT TO USE UP YOUR OWN INK?
You're not alone - a lot of people don't have a printer! Here are a few options you can use to print some our my cards:
+ Photo Printers: You know the places that still offer 1-Hour Photo Development? They're great for this! You have to be a bit more careful with the settings, but as long as you nail those, you're golden. (Potential Printers: Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target)
+ PinballBoy Print Requests: I'm glad to offer high-quality printed cards here on the site. It's not something I advertise, but it is a possibility. Simply visit the Print Request section (at the bottom of the Requests Page), fill out the form, and I'll get ya setup.
STILL HAVING TROUBLE?
No worries, I'm glad to help. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to help out!
Any number of things can go wrong while printing... Even the tiniest % or number being set wrong can make a big difference. So, here's a list of the most common problems that arise when printing rule cards:
+ SCALE: The number one culprit is what's called "scale" or "scaling". Basically, your printer has the ability to print files larger or smaller than they were intended. This is a great feature, since paper comes in all different sizes, however for printing rule cards the scale needs to be exact. (One trick to telling if this is the issue, or if it's just a scaling issue, is to simply take a look at your printed cards. If they're too small on ALL sizes, and it looks to be the same size difference on each side, then it's probably just scaled wrong.) This issue can be solved by viewing the BASIC PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS Section.
+ WRONG SIZE: This doesn't happen often, but there are absolutely cases where I've designed cards and they've been the wrong size. This mainly happens with older machines, because their sizing info isn't readily available or is incorrect on the internet. If you think this is the issue, let me know and it's usually a very very easy fix!