Thanks for the praise!
Yes, the cards are index card sized. I designed them this way to make them compatible with Hank’s print & play Index Cards so people can store them together. I never looked at their dimensions; they are basically a quarter of a letter sized page.
Also yes, there is a shiny poker sized print-on-demand version just for your use case but indeed the shipping costs can be deadly. My proof copy of SPELLS & FEATS Vol. 1 cost me $27 to get shipped to me last year (which was broken anyway but I digress). Ouch.
However, there is something very interesting because books ordered from the EU and other countries close are printed in the UK and shipped from there. Your shipping cost should be reasonable. Did you try to create an order of HERO DECK (the poker sized deck) and look at the shipping cost? It shouldn’t be that expensive for you since at worst it would be printed in another city in the UK.
Printing facility in the UK might not be printing cards though - I have no information about this. You can ask customer service to make sure.
If the shipping is indeed very expensive for you for whatever reason, there are a couple of solutions I can offer you:
- While printing the cards, print a single page and scale it down to a percentage, like 60% and look at the result. If you don’t like it, adjust the percentage. When you find a size suitable for your needs, remember that percentage and print the whole document using that percentage. This is one of the advantages of print-n-play stuff and why I made them Index Cards sized. Anyone can scale them down without any loss in image quality.
- I can’t speak for @Dave_Thaumavore but if you were to ask him, he might be willing to send his modified pdf where he fitted 9 cards on a page (will they be the proper size for you though and does he own the second deck?). If you send him the screenshot of your purchase of the cards, he shouldn’t have any hesitations.
Please let me know if any or none of this works for you.