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CardName: How to print physical cards? Cost: UW Type: Artifact - Non-Bug Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Anyone have experience printing physical copy cards from here? I know there's the printable page option but I don't know how the scaling will work or page cut offs Flavour Text: Plus the caching issue affects that page too, so it'll be dumb luck if it's even up to date Set/Rarity: Multiverse Feedback None

How to print physical cards?
Artifact – Non-Bug
Anyone have experience printing physical copy cards from here? I know there's the printable page option but I don't know how the scaling will work or page cut offs
Plus the caching issue affects that page too, so it'll be dumb luck if it's even up to date
Updated on 29 Jan 2023 by HarrisonY

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2023-01-05 21:42:25: HarrisonY created the card How to print physical cards?

Ctrl+shift+r refreshes the cache, so pressing that when you visit the site will ensure it's updated

I'm on mobile and even after clearing my cache and switching browsers I still see my visual spoiler page revert back to a much older iteration all the time. It will update just fine for a while and then boom it's back to when I had 3 arts only lol.

Still this does bring up the fact that I should be trying to use a computer to format print pages in general

Edit: I've asked friends in other cities to look and they see the old version when it reverts.

For whatever it's worth, I've also not had the cache problem; but I think the visual spoiler IS one of the pages that has extra server side caching; which has been known to go wrong.

But the main point - how to get the output size right - I'd also love to know. The one time I printed out I also ended up with dinky-size cards.

Tested on a computer, ctrl shift R does nothing on visual spoiler page

Might be browser-dependent. I usually use ctrl+f5.

Do you have a link to the caching issue? If it's server-side caching, then that's obviously not going to help.

How does the print preview look for you? It prints fine for me, when I set it to "Fit to page width", but I can also manually scale it before printing and it shows the layout relative to the size of the page correctly.

ctrl-f5 is the same. anyone want to do me a favor and look at my tuvia set visual spoiler and see if you can see more than 2 arts? the art appears when i hit the "view by sections" buttons with a bit more consistency, but its a bit sad when I know I've created and uploaded over a hundred pieces of art and they dont show up.

Also I'll update when I do some test prints at work, my first go I'll try saving the page as a pdf, looks like it will fit 9 cards on a 8.5"11" page which comes very close to the 2.5"3.5" dimensions of magic cards. Wish me luck.

Heres a quick and dirty look at the difference on my end:

on 09 Jan 2023 by Vitenka (unsigned):

You mean /cardsets/2580/visualspoiler ? I can see 138 cards; though only about 4 have images. Two white ones; and a couple others such as Tortudiphant and Loubus, World Grinder.

And looking at 'export' (json output)? Very few cards in your set have any artURL. So it looks like you may have created the art, but multiverse doesn't know about it. If you're sure you entered it in the card's edit fields, then I think you need to make this a red card to indicate it's a bug.

(Note: A couple of cards DO have an art URL but the image doesn't show up anyway - because the site it's linked from doesn't allow embedding. That usually means it only shows up if you visit that site, at which point your browser has it cached and will show it here too.)

HAH! New bug Alex: Multiverse picked up (full url of /cardsets/2580/visualspoiler ) as 'non-logged in users aren't allowed to post external links' when it's clearly an internal one.

I must restate and reiterate that nearly all the cards have art urls on them. If you click through any of the commons you'll see that they have arturls. /cardsets/2580/visualspoiler will occasionally be up to date, but then revert for no discernable reason to a very old server cached state.

I see the same thing HarrisonY says: Visual Spoiler page without images, but View by Sections page with the images.

Print update! After a lot of headache with print drivers and scaling I figured it out (mostly).

From a printable visual spoiler page, right click and hit print, then Save as PDF. Use a landscape layout, and increase the scale to 104%(edit: I previously said 108% but somehow that's actually wrong and 104-105 is a better fit). Then print that pdf and the resulting cards will be the exact height of a standard magic card (3.5") however the width will be slightly smaller than a normal card.

I haven't figured out how I'll alter the aspect ratio of the cards without distortion, that may simply not be an option. (My roommate thinks she could mess with the html but thats above my paygrade)

on 11 Jan 2023 by Vitenka (unsigned):

View by sections I also see no images. Individual cards, I see no images. Checking the database contents via export, I see no URLs. I'm pretty sure that the server believes there's no URL on most of your cards.

Why it thinks that, if you're sure they're there, I have no clue.

Ugh I hate to say this but I'll be making the jump over to magic set editor. I had a successful print run at the print shop and after I looked at the cards I realized that edits I had made weren't present.

I'll gladly come back when the stuff gets fixed, but I need my edits to be current when I load the page. That being said, I may keep adding cards over to here when I can in anticipation of the pages refreshing how they should.

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