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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:41 am 
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Here's my top tip for the day:-

When scoring, try to do so on the reverse (unprinted) side of the card. It results in much cleaner and neater fold lines, with no white showing through. I tried this on my last model and it looked much better done like this :D.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:39 am 
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but then how do you see where to score?


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Either it's obvious i.e. when scoring a tab - you can still make out the shape from the other side, or, hold it up to the light with the printed side away from you; you can still make out the score line through the card, enough to make a pencil mark at either end of the line on the side facing you, then join the marks together.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:42 pm 
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or...you mite try takin a needle and pokin it thru the paper from the printed side...turn it over ...then score from the needle marks......

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:01 pm 
That one works well for me, Possm.
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I hadn't thought of that - nice one! :wink:


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Huh...I here I was thinking I'd have to build a Light Table.... :wink:

Great tip!


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i guess i need to follow my own advice....because i know that it works well...i hardly ever do it//....lol :lol: :lol: :D :D


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this isnt my idea.....i read it somewhere...... :lol: :lol:

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Half of the time I score with a conveniently sized drywall screw and the other with a fine embossing tool. It's found the screw lightly cuts the paper and gives a crisp edge -- crisp, but white. The tool doesn't cut the paper, but the bend still looks ok (not as crisp, but clean and still ok).

I've also found that with the right sized shim the tool will give a good ridge on the tab for overlapping (you know, for all those tabs labeled "DO NOT SCORE" :lol: ).

I haven't tried scoring on the back. seems like a good idea to me . . .

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