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GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 3:32 a.m. PST

Hi Folks

As some of you may already know, I run Tiny Tin Troops. Among the products we sell are magnetic bases and magnetic and soft iron impregnated vinyl (Ferrometal) sheets (that magnets ‘stick' to). Now I'm after the community's input on what to put on the market next.

Recently I got a sample of a different brand of Ferrometal sheet. It turns out to be a thicker version than the thin stuff I currently sell and has better ‘grip' on a magnet (about 30-50%) but also weighs over 40% more, so more cost in postage. I've seen similar products before but the price has always been too high but this is on offer due to overstock so it will actually allow me to make some price reductions. I've tested the sample and so far it is at least equal quality to my usual stuff and has a higher iron content.

Currently I only offer the one size of 255x175mm – chosen to fit a range of common storage boxes with a bit of cutting and also an efficient size to reduce wastage when cutting from the large rolls it comes in. What I'm looking for is some advice & comments on what sizes people will actually use so I can offer sizes that are the most useful to gamers.

Remember that this is the stuff to line boxes with so that magnetic based figures will stay safe in transit, not the magnetic sheet itself (which I also sell).

Possible suggestions are 295x205mm (to fit A4 boxes), 330x220mm (to fit the 4lt & 9lt Really Useful Boxes) or 360x260mm (single sheet to fit box files). I'd like to know what sizes you would find useful and be likely to buy. The practical limit is set by postal restrictions at about 430x330mm for bulk purchases and 340x230mm for 2-4 sheets.

Comments from members outside Europe are welcome but shipping costs make it unlikely that sales ‘over the pond' will be feasible.

Any ideas welcomed and taken seriously.


Tony of TTT

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

I am in US but matching the sizes for Really Useful Boxes would be terrific.

bruntonboy14 Nov 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

RUB box size would be spot on.

Syrinx014 Nov 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

Yeah. I would love to be able to buy 4 & 9lt RUB precut sizes in the US.

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