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Mass printing Decals

Postby caleb282 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:24 am

Hey I'm pretty new to CC and I was wondering if there was a way to mass print decals like put 8 or more on one page. so i don't waste the sticker paper. thanks
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Re: Mass printing Decals

Postby mitah » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:08 am

Hi. What kind of decals are we talking about?

Large scale decals that don't have to fit precisely on tiles or bricks can be arranged with Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Write to place as many as needed on a single sheet.

Smaller or detailed decals (like custom maps, armor, shields or signs) are best made with a typesetting or page layout program (Adobe InDesign, or the open source program Scribus). These allow you to specify the exact size of each decal (up to micrometers - here's the formula to calculate actual brick sizes: dimensionsinfo.com/dimensions-of-a-standard-lego-brick) and to draw custom outlines/shapes which can be filled with solid colors or images.

If you know what you are doing you can do all these things with GIMP (gimp.org) as well.
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Re: Mass printing Decals

Postby caleb282 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:41 am

im trying to do 8 or more of the small shields but cant figure out how to copy an paste them so there the same size and do more then one on a page. an i do have gimp.
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Re: Mass printing Decals

Postby mitah » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:44 am

caleb282 wrote:im trying to do 8 or more of the small shields but cant figure out how to copy an paste them so there the same size and do more then one on a page. an i do have gimp.


I found this on EB, it seems to address your issues exactly... http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.p ... opic=25534

Should it still not work I could write you up a quick GIMP tutorial (later that week)
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Re: Mass printing Decals

Postby caleb282 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:36 pm

thanks this helped out a lot.
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