While it is always fun to play online slots, sometimes you want to print out a specific set of winning combinations as a visual aid to help you remember which games you have won and the amounts you have won. In this day and age, it’s no secret that technology has solved many of the problems that used to plague the traditional paper printing process. For instance, setting up a home printer to print out playing cards is as simple as checking a few boxes on the online order form and hitting the print button. Even fancier home printers now make it possible to print pictures of the playing cards or dice that you have won and even write out detailed instructions on how to play the game yourself (if you’re feeling extra creative you could put a picture of a penguin on the box and name it “Penguin Cash”).
But sometimes you want to print out your playing cards and dice in their original, unmodified form. Luckily, there are some simple steps that you can follow to effectively print out your favorite games on a home printer. Keep reading to find out more!
Set Up The Printer Properly
Before you start printing out your gambling aids, you will want to make sure that your home printer is setup properly to do so. This means connecting it to the internet and ensuring that the printer’s driver is up to date. If you’re using a Mac, you will also need to download and install the corresponding Mac printer driver. Once you’ve done that, follow the printer’s instructions to set up your print job. You may also want to refer to the printer’s manual for tips on getting the best possible print quality. You should also print out a test page to ensure the printer is functioning properly and that the ink cartridges are not empty. Finally, make sure that the printer is on and plugged into a power source before you begin printing.
Choose The Right Paper
The first thing that you will need to do is choose the right paper for the job. This is especially important if you are printing something that will be worn or damaged easily. For instance, if you’re printing out cardboard playing cards, make sure that the paper is thick enough so that it doesn’t tear or come apart while handling. Additionally, if you’re going to be printing out a lot of numbers or letters, then opt for a laser printer so that the contrast is visible against a white background. Thicker, glossier paper will also increase the quality of the printed document.
Adjust The Color Settings
The next thing that you will need to do is adjust the color settings on your printer. Since it is likely that your printed material will be on a white background, it is important to play around with the various settings on your printer until you find one that produces a clean, non-bleeding print.
For instance, if you’re using a glossy paper and your printer has a glossy print mode, then you may want to try it out first before you print your document. If not, then opt for a paper with a matte finish to reduce the reflection of light on the printed page.
Create A Card Index
The next step is to create a card index for all of the cards that you have printed out. Depending on how many cards you have, this could be as simple as an Excel spreadsheet or a full-blown card catalog. Regardless, having a list of all of the cards that you have printed out will make it much easier to keep track of which ones you have and which ones you might need for later reference.
One important thing to keep in mind is that when you create your card index, you will want to make sure that the order in which you enter the cards is consistent from one index to the next. Additionally, you will need to label each row with a card’s unique identification number or symbol so that you can easily find its corresponding place in the index when you’re looking for it. For example, if you’re looking for the Ace of Spades, you would enter it in Excel using the format “AC SP” where “AC” is the abbreviation for the suit (in this case Hearts) and “SP” is the suit (in this case Spades).
Now that you have all of the necessary components set up and you’re ready to print, you can start printing out your cards. Be careful not to over-extend your printer’s rollers as this could cause damage to the printing mechanism or the paper itself.
Each time that you pull a new sheet of paper out of the printer, there will be a short interval of time where the paper might become slightly warm. Since you’re printing on cardboard and possibly on glossy paper, this could cause the cardboard to start bending or the glossy surface to start peeling. This is why it’s important to pull only a piece of paper out when necessary and to be careful not to overuse the printer in this manner.
After you’ve printed out all of the cards that you need, you can either set the page on top of an ironing board or lay the paper flat on a table and use an iron to smooth out the wrinkles. This is particularly useful for large documents or sets of cards that are bound to become wrinkled during transport or use.
Printing out your playing cards will make it much easier to keep track of your bets, wins, and losses particularly if you’re playing in a casino setting. Not only that, but you also don’t have to worry about losing track of which cards are which. All of the pieces of paper will be kept organized in one place and it will be much easier for everyone involved to keep track of what’s going on. Plus, having all of the paper work organized in this way will make it much easier to play any games that you might have acquired in the future.