Frequently Asked Questions

When will [newest set] be available to proxy?

MTG Press uses the excellent Deckbrew API as its card info source. Whenever they update their card database, we get the latest sets, usually a few days before a set is released.

Why did the wrong card come up?

Occasionally our card database is out of date and needs refreshing. You can usually hover over a card and change to a different set to get the correct card. Let us know if you see incorrect or missing cards.

What's up with "Zoom Level"?

If the sheer quantity of e-mails about card size we've received have taught us anything, it's that no two printers print a card at the same size.

But I put zoom level at 100% and it's too big [or too small]!

The purpose of the zoom level feature is for you to customize the card size so it prints at the appropriate size on your printer. The default 100% zoom level is completely arbitrary. It's recommended to print out one card at a time at different zoom levels until you find what's right for your printer, then you should be good to go to print several pages of cards at that same zoom level.

If you want to print a test image and not use up so much printer ink, simply enter:
1 test

How do I get the back side of a double-faced card?

Automatically including the back face of a double-faced card is on our todo list, but for now just enter the name of the back side of the card.

For example, for the backside of Archangel Avacyn, enter:
Avacyn, the Purifier

How do I change the card art/set for a single card?

Right now if you change the set for a card, it changes the set for every card that was on that decklist's "line". But let's say you have four Brainstorms in your deck and you want a different art for each. Rather than submitting a deck list with:
4 Brainstorm
Put each one on a separate line like so:
1 Brainstorm
1 Brainstorm
1 Brainstorm
1 Brainstorm
Then you can change them independently.

How can I print my proxies to PDF?

You might want to bring your proxies into a print shop rather than printing them at home. If you're using a Mac, click Print as usual and click the link for "Open PDF in Preview", then save the PDF to a flash drive or whatever.

If you're on Windows, install the CutePDF Writer printer driver, then Print to that driver.

I run a netdecking website, how do I include a link to proxy a deck?

If your website already has the capability to download a decklist to a text file, you're halfway there. Simply include the full URL of that text file as a parameter in our website link, like so:

http://www.mtgpress.net/build?url=http://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/download/349659

That's it! This skips the copy/paste step for the user. The text file format should have each line in the "X cardname" format like the rest of this website uses. If you have another format, let us know and we can probably work something out.

How can I show the back of a Magic card?

Simply put "back" (without the quotes) in your decklist, like:
4 inferno titan
4 rafiq of the many
8 back
You may have to adjust your print margins to use both sides of a page and have the fronts and backs line up correctly.