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Originally Posted by Pam O View Post
I know there are advantages to both options. Gamecrafter does have a big disadvantage in that they are INSANELY EXPENSIVE shipping out of the USA. I believe I read that sometimes international shipping can be MORE than the cards. Gregory here at AT is well informed if you want to ask her. She feels that very limited international orders will generate from Gamecrafter because of prohibitive shipping costs. Their card stock is good, but sometimes their plates shift and image placement on the card varies. I believe Tarotlyn had problems with her All Bears Tarot. I may have even read that Tarotlyn is now using PrinterStudio for her Lenormand decks.

PrinterStudio.com does have AWESOME card stock, and lots of options. I believe you can order a bunch printed at once to get better pricing, or one deck at a time can be ordered and drop shipped. I don't know all their options on drop shipping individually printed decks.

There are more threads here at AT on self publishers and each of there pros and cons if this is something you might want to explore more deeply.
Heck, maybe you want to upload to both Gamecrafter and PrinterStudio to compare what finished product feels best to you?
Having just recently read through all these threads myself I believe your comment about the shipping expense from Gamecrafter is no longer correct. They now have smaller shipping boxes available (as long as the game creater packages the game in a smaller box which is not always the case) so the shipping charges can be much less.

The size of the final package (cards + box) is a factor in shipping costs and something a deck artist might want to keep in mind when s/he designs the product as it could affect sales.
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