GAME MANUFACTURING SERVICES
We ship globally! The products that we manufacture are compliant with the United States Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
No over-runs or under-runs, you get the quantity of games that you order!
Low Pricing, Globally Superior Quality, & Great Customer Service!
Just because we have extremely low pricing doesn't mean that we can't provide high quality. We do enough volume to provide low pricing, low minimums and we provide globally superior quality games!
Need a Design or Manufacturing Estimate?
Please complete our ESTIMATE FORM. Our manufacturing minimum is ONLY 500 games! We can also make prototypes from 1 up!
Our game boards & boxes are up to 300% the density/thickness of standard games. PLUS, we have a strong, special laminated coating on all game board & game box prints for a pristine quality look & feel, durability, and for more years of game play. We manufacture globally superior quality products with low pricing and low minimum orders!
We Manufacture Various Types of Games Ranging from:
- Standard Board Games
- Custom Board Games
- Round Board Games
- Vinyl Board Games
- Standard Card Games
- Custom Card Games
- Trading Card Games
- Educational Flash Card Gams
- Game Tins
- Custom Dice Games
These are only a small portion of items that we can manufacture, if you don't see it, we can still most likely manufacture it for you.
We will provide you with a FREE estimate for the cost to design and/or manufacture your game. To better assist you, complete our ESTIMATE FORM
Specifications for Using Our Manufacturing Services
When providing us with artwork, please provide files in the following formats:
- EPS (preferred) in CMYK color mode, 100% in size with crop marks (CorelDraw!, Freehand, Illustrator). Convert all fonts to curves/outlines.
- TIF in CMYK color mode, 300 dpi, 100% in size with crop marks and fold marks (Fireworks, PhotoPaint, PhotoShop). Do not have fonts smaller than 8pt. text. A minimum bleed of 0.25" on all sides is suggested for all artwork, with 0.5" on the box. Keep all important information within the artwork area (0.25").
- PDF (ACROBAT) files are acceptable but TIF and/or EPS is preferred for accuracy. PDF files MUST be set for PrePress or Press Quality.
NOTE: Some delays in the project may occur if submitting files in formats other than EPS or TIF.
For Manufacturing: All cards should be separate files. Separate files/pages per card on actual sized page, with crop marks and bleed outside the live area. We will create an electronic proof for every item for your review and approval. Once approvals are completed a full color factory sample can be made. After approval, manufacturing will begin. Once completed, the games will then be ready for shipping and delivered to the location(s) of your choice.
For Prototypes: On letter sized (8.5" x 11") pages fitting as many as possible on the page, with crop marks and bleed outside the live area (I.E., 8 up for 3.5”x2.5” size, or 10 up for 3.5”x2” size, etc.) We will create an electronic proof (emailed) for every item for your review and approval. This process takes approximately 1-2 business days. Once approvals are completed the printing and assembly process will begin. Any changes after this is started may require an additional cost for re-printing and/or assembly for each item changed depending on how far along the project is.
Glossary of Printing Terms
This is a glossary of printing terms created in layman's terms to help our customers better understand the printing terms that we use on a daily basis.
4 Color Process (4C Printing): The process of combining four basic colors (CMYK) to create a printed color picture or colors composed from the basic four color inks used in the press printing process. CMYK is as follows:
- Cyan: light blue (one of four standard process colors).
- Magenta: pink (one of four standard process colors).
- Yellow: yellow (one of four standard process colors).
- Black: black (one of four standard process colors).
Bleed: Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet after trimming.
Crop: To cut off parts of a picture or image.
Crop Marks: Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet placed outside the "live area".
Die: Metal rule or imaged block used to cut or place an image on paper in the finishing process.
Die Cutting: Trimming images to specific shapes out of paper.
Films: Created from press ready artwork to make artwork ready for press printing.
Lamination: A protective plastic coating to seal in colors and become more durable by protecting the ink and paper surface.
Live Area: The area that the artwork will be trimmed to.
Offset Printing: Using an intermediate surface used to transfer ink. Also, an unpleasant happening when the images of freshly printed sheets transfer images to each other.
Offset Paper: Term for uncoated book paper.
Over-Run: A term used for charging a customer for more games than ordered. The places an order for a set number of games. Additional printing is done to cover any mis-printing and to avoid a shortage. If more games can be completed, the customer has to pay for the games that are sellable causing an over-run. If less games are completed, the customer is shorted and pays only for those completed causing an under-run.
Plates: Created to make the films for press printing.
PMS Colors: The abbreviated name of the Pantone Color Matching System. A system of formulated ink colors used for creating consistent specific color(s).
Press-Ready Art: Print ready electronic art.
Proofs: Prints or electronic images made for proof reading art work.
Under-Run: A term used for charging a customer for more games than ordered. The places an order for a set number of games. Additional printing is done to cover any mis-printing and to avoid a shortage. If less games are completed, the customer is shorted and pays only for those completed causing an under-run. If more games can be completed, the customer has to pay for the games that are sellable causing an over-run.
UV Coating: Liquid laminate bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. Environmentally friendly.
Varnish: A clear liquid applied to printed surfaces for looks and protection.
Need to Copyright a Game,
Patent a Game or Trademark a Game?
Below are links that will help you to get started! Listed alphabetically for your convenience. If your country is not listed and would like to have it listed, please send us the information so that we may help others to protect their game.
Many people are confused on the subject of Trademark and use (TM) or (R) incorrectly with their brand or logo. When you use your trademark, logo or brand you can claim rights to it by using the (TM) (trademark) or (SM) (service mark) designation to alert the world to your claim of ownership of the brand. You may do so when you have filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). However, you may only use the federal registration symbol (R) after the USPTO actually registers a mark, and not while an application is pending.
For more details, these links are provided for your convenience. If you need more clarification, call us: 1(775) 751•8989!