Trading Cards

Arrival today

September 28, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.


Part of all the stuff arriving for Suckpax 3 production.

Suckpax 3, Sticker cards, test layup

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.

The Sucklord designed a kick-ass set of stickers for the set.  9 different, and we are going to kiss-cut them like vintage sticker cards (Garbage Pail Kids, Star Wars, etc).  I had a company make up a custom batch of sticker material, which matches the composition and thicknesses of the old style stickers.

Just printed a test layup of the 9, and some of the cards may need some size adjustment.

Once the artwork is locked down, I can design the steel rule die that will do the kiss-cut.

Digression: Kiss-cut is not what tough girls do, but when a pattern is sliced into the top layer of a multi-layer material.  A die is carefully shimmed so that it only cuts through one layer and not all the way through the stack of material.  This yields a sticker where you can peel away just part of the front, shaped in some way.

I am excited thinking about some of these stickers showing up on lunch boxes.

Suckpax 3, Boxes printed and cut out already

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in packaging, Suckpax 3.

suckpax 3 trading card box

We already have the printed and die cut boxes for Suckpax 3.  They were done in tandem with Suckpax 2 boxes, to reduce cost.  All we need to do now is number and glue them up.  Scheduled for later this week.

This is the only component (other than sketch card blanks) already done.

Suckpax 3, pack wrappers, prototype

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.

Suckpax 3 wax pack prototypes

The Sucklord finished the excellent artwork for Suckpax 3 wax wrappers.  Continuing the permutation of the Suckpax CMY color scheme, the primary color is Magenta this time.

These are a couple of test prints (inkjet) which we waxed and wrapped to see how the wrapper fits.

Looks OK to send out to print.

Suckpax 3, special cards, puzzle, die cut design

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.

puzzle die cut design

Did a design/layout for a 12 piece puzzle.  Each piece had to fit into a wax pack, so had to fit within a 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangle.  Fun to lay it out.  I picked up an example at the local dollar store, to see shapes. After the sketch, I inked and scanned.  In illustrator I then created paths for the outlines.  The illustrator file will go to the die cut maker.  I made the design generic, so I can recycle the die for other future card sets.  Could make for some weird puzzles, when you can use pieces from different card series and fit them together.

Some of the piece outlines got a little looser, and more trippy, as I progressed.  Wondering if I should redo the early ones to match the swim-ey style.

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