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Tile Printing Tips

Printing Tips from Ron

There will be some difference in the shades of color in what you see on the monitor and what comes out of the color printer. Images may have a tenancy to come out darker. You will have to experiment with a image editing program like Photoshop, Corel, etc.to get the best results by adjusting the Brightness/Contrast.

If you have the full version of Photoshop (not Photoshop LE version), open the jpg and switch it from RGB mode to CYMK mode. I find that the colors come out better---at least on my printer anyway.

What to do with a printed tile

Many of the quests above have extra cards, tiles, and board overlays. There are several ways you can print these.

A. Just print them out on your printer. Cut out the tile, and use it.

B. Print the tile out, then paste it to a piece of thin cardboard, posterboard, or foam board. I like to cut the tile out with some white around the edges, cut notches out for the corners, and fold the white over the edge of the posterboard, and glue it onto the back.

C. If you don't have a color printer, many local print shops can take these files and print them out in color for you - for a price. You may even want to print out the map files. You can call around for the best prices.

D. Some print shops can take the tiles, whether or not they printed them or your printed them, and reprint them onto posterboard. Once again, you may want to call around for prices.

E. Another idea is to print the cards and tiles onto a full-sized label sheet (the entire page is a label). Stick the card or tile to cardboard, posterboard, or foam board.

I used Paint Shop Pro 7 to print the files. If your tiles are not printing out at the right size, you may want to download a copy of this shareware program.

It has come to my attention that some Mac users cannot print BMP files. The latest version of Quicktime can be used to print these. It can be downloaded at Quicktime Download Page