Small Stuff PrintMini

Which Scale is Right for Me?

 

Playscale 1:6

Playscale is used for Barbie and other approx. 12" adult figures such as vintage GI Joes. It is the correct scale for 8" dolls that represent children. It's also your best choice for 15" and bigger dolls like Gene. Most items will look fine with the larger Genes. This scale also works well for the 18" American Girl Dolls. We believe "Playscale" is the most common term for this scale, although it's also very commonly known as "1:6" and 2 Inch.

This is probably the best size for craft projects like rubber stamping and tag art although you'll find a larger selection in the smaller 1" scale section.

We can't make the larger printables in Playscale because they're too big to print on one page. You can print them in 1" scale and take them to your local photocopy shop. They should be able to print them at 200% for you.

1 Inch Scale 1:12

Called "1 Inch" because 1 scale inch = 1 full sized foot, this scale is the most common scale used in dollhouses. Every printable we make has a version in this scale. This is probably a good size for craft projects like rubber stamping and tag art although you may prefer the larger size of the Playscale section.

Steven Wilson, a military modeler and administrator of Central Arkansas Scale Modelers notes that 1:32 scale modelers can print the 1 inch scale minis at 37.5%, and that 1:35 scale modelers can print the 1 inch scale minis at 28.5% to get the right size. Thanks Steve!

Inch Scale 1:24

Called " Inch" because scale inches = 1 full sized foot, this scale is also commonly used in dollhouses. This is also the correct scale for the larger Department 56 Snow Village. Most of the printables get made into this scale. You can print 1" Scale items at 50% or print them in 1" Scale and take them to your local photocopy store and ask them to reduce it to 50% for you.

A note to Department 56 collectors interested in the smaller (1:43) villages: The " items printed at 90-95% work well for your interests. This is much larger than 1:43, but we understand that the people in your collections are a bit out of scale. A special thanks to Carol Cason for the Department 56 info!

Inch Scale 1:48

Called " Inch" because scale inches = 1 full sized foot, this scale is also commonly used in dollhouses and is called "O" Scale for model trains. Because items are so small, only the larger printables have a " scale version. Here's a tip: print the 1" scale version at 25% or print them in 1" Scale and take them into your local print or photocopy and ask them to reduce it to 25% for you.

Steven Wilson, a military modeler and administrator of Central Arkansas Scale Modelers notes that 1:32 scale modelers can print the inch scale minis at 75%, and that 1:35 scale modelers can print the inch scale minis at 57% to get the right size. Thanks Steve!