Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mystery: Axis & Allies 1914 battle board

I recently purchased Axis & Allies: 1914. The battle board, which is about 18cm x 20cm, needs to be punched out from a frame. I can't understand why. Why not just print it as an individual board? It is the only "component" on its component sheet. Does anyone have any guesses?


Greg Aleknevicus said...

There are a couple of reasons I can think of (neither seems likely though):

* "Full-bleed" printing (i.e., printing right to the edge of the page) might be more expensive than die-cutting.

* Having non-used space allows for registration marks. (Registration marks are used to ensure that the multiple colours used in a four-colour printing system are lined up.) There do not appear to be any registration marks on that battleboard however.

Hiew Chok Sien 邱卓成 said...

Thank you Greg. I have not though of these. In fact I wasn't aware of full-bleed printing being expensive.