Alternate Art: Printer Studio


I finally got around to having a batch of my alternate art cards printed and the results were even better than I had hoped. I used Printer Studio and am quite happy with the price and the quality of the printing. After seeing just how nice these Magali heroes (and a bonus bear) turned out, my new goal is to make alternate art cards for every hero in the game. The full-art template really showcases the amazing art, and FFG should at least consider moving all heroes to this style.

While I was printing cards, I went ahead and included some alternate art staples. After seeing these ubiquitous cards so many times in the last few years, it is a pleasant surprise to have the alternate art. In an interesting twist, having different art even brings a certain vitality to my deck-building, as I am looking for an excuse to mix the beautiful art together into a deck. For anyone interested in the Strange Eons files for printing these cards, let me know.



My latest project is to make alternate art for my entire Aggro Caldara deck. Here is my latest alternate art version of the eponymous hero:


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17 Responses to Alternate Art: Printer Studio

  1. gdrouill says:

    This is fantastic. I am slowly working through a similar alternate hero art project. The most challenging part is finding the art, but I really like some of the art you have selected here. How does the text show up on some of the more wordy heroes like galadriel? Too small, or is it still legible?

    • Beorn says:

      Thanks! I agree that finding art is the most difficult part of making alternate art cards. The printing quality for small text is one of the things that pleasantly surprised me. Even heroes like Galadriel with a wall of card text are still totally readable. The text is small in order to fit into the promo template, but you can still read it.

  2. edvandofilho says:

    Someone wrote that the cards in Print Studio appear darker then they look in the screen. Is that true? What card quality did you use (standard, premium, plastic)?

    • Beorn says:

      Yes, they do come out a bit darker than they look in the images. On my next run I am going to use an image editor to brighten the images before uploading them. I used the standard quality as it keeps the cost down. With standard quality the cards feel very similar to official cards, so I would imagine that plastic would feel very different.

      • VorBalin says:

        Hi, when I use printerstudio I increase the brigthness with the printerstudio’s tool. It’s slow but it works.

  3. Holy cow! To your point – I have never felt the desire to build/pilot a Caldara deck. But seeing that alternate art? I am extremely tempted…

    Glad you liked Printer Studio! I have used them before and found them easy to use and worth the price.

  4. Skeffington says:

    These look absolutely stunning! Could you send me the strange eon files for both heroes and staples? Many thanks ­čÖé

    • Beorn says:

      Out of curiosity, do you want the Strange Eons files to make your own changes (e.g. translate them into another language) or do you just want the images? I ask because I have a zip of the images readily available, but I would need a moment to collect all of the corresponding Strange Eons files into a zip.

  5. Joseph Forster says:

    Have you set these up in Print Studio so other people can order them? I’ve tried to print custom cards before, but I always end up with incorrect margins etc. I’d love to get some of these printed up!

  6. Will Belevan says:

    Greetings, Beorn. I wanted to say that your page has become an invaluable resource for getting into this wonderful and enthralling game. Nonetheless, I have gone parallel to your Beorn┬┤s Path so far and, having enjoyed it so much, am sad to see that it has been discontinued. I was wondering if there are any plans to continue onwards with it or if it has met a definitive end. Cheers and congrats on a very entertaining blog!

    • Beorn says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t have time to continue writing Beorn’s Path. I’m going to reach out to members of the community to see if I can get a guest author to continue it take over that series for a bit. Thanks for your interest and keep an eye out for an announcement.

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