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Any other manufacturer except Inkworks offer these with their sets?

I'd consider collecting the more if they did, though there's a lot available with Inkworks sets alone.

Does anyone remember around the time Inkworks ceased production very rare, limited uncut sheets of BASE sets were sold online (Possibly Ebay)?

I recall a few Charmed and Buffy sets of uncut base sheets were sold for about £70+ each (Possibly went into 3 figures).
 
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Nope, no one regularly makes uncut sheets of any size available any longer.

I'd bet there's still Inkworks uncut base sheets out there. They had a TON of them available to dealers at one time. Just to bulky to travel with and display to make them a viable product for shows, and shipping is a nightmare with damages for items of that type.

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That's a shame. Thanks for letting me know. Thumb Up
 
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I have one from comic images 24 set. Dont know anything about it though as I bought it as part of a complete set.
 
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I'm not really versed in modern methods of publishing and printing, but with today's technology its safe to say that trading cards are not produced in the same manner as even a few years ago. Forget about vintage card publishing.

At one time there was a need for press sheets and actual printing plates. Sports cards were run and distributed in series batches throughout the season. The high number series always got a premium because production numbers were being cut down late in the season.

Cards were imperfect. There were off cuts. There were blurred photos. There were wrong backs. There were some corrected cards, because there were multiple times to print. There were, heaven forbid, gum residue and staining.

None of that happens anymore. At worst cards are mishandled and dinged, but every card is published the same and they are all perfect, except for any errors that may be in the cards themselves. There are no corrected versions because there are no second printings.

Maybe someone could comment about the printing plates we get as premium hits. If you got the whole set of 4 on one card, could you reproduce that card? I don't think so, I think everything is probably done digitally now, but I am ignorant to the process.

Anyway uncut base sets have gone the way of all those other things that have no purpose anymore. Cards are not cut from sheets like they used to be.
 
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You raised a lot of good points there Raven on the changes of printing practises over the past decades (or more).

Inkworks (I think?) we one of the first manufactueres to offer Printing Plates back in the 90s. Very limited back then.

Now it seems many manfuactrers include them as commonly as costumes, autographs and sketches in many sets.

Do you think this would make the uncut sheets whether limited edition or 1/1 sell offs (Eg uncut base set) even more valuable in the future?

Or rather would many collectors just think they're a hassle to acquire/ store and not really 'cards' as we know them?

It would be interesting to know the difference in printing methods from the likes of Cryptozoic and Topps compared to the likes of Cult Stuff and Monster Wax. Considering they produce very different sets in terms of style, quality and subject matters.

Do you think in the future people would be able to use the same digital methods to produce quality versions of their own cards on level with (some of) the manufacturers? (For personal use of course due to copyright).
 
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There is a UK auction site that have Inkworks press sheets for auction 99c starting Go to the Site Map sold Inkworks items look on sold lots and you will come across the site
Piko
 
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Originally posted by TC00:

Do you think in the future people would be able to use the same digital methods to produce quality versions of their own cards on level with (some of) the manufacturers?



They are allready doing it, just drift round ebay for 5 minutes, James Bond is full of them.

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Originally posted by TC00:

Do you think in the future people would be able to use the same digital methods to produce quality versions of their own cards on level with (some of) the manufacturers?



They are allready doing it, just drift round ebay for 5 minutes, James Bond is full of them.


I should keep my eyes peeled then. Eek
 
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