I see what you're talking about now. Thanks for the pictures!Neuron wrote: EDIT: After measuring the frames, I found that the cards are really miscut. The frame errors I reported do not exist. Nevertheless, they indicate the edition. Thank you for your hint!
Here is some information Dan Bock wrote about miscuts...
"To understand what's going on, you need to understand something about the way sheets are cut. Please take a minute to study the picture I loaded. Imagine an uncut sheet. The magic cards on the sheet exist as the grey lines. The grey lines are also where you would expect the cuts to be.
There are three steps to the cutting process....
1) Cut one way (across)
2) cut the other way, perpendicular (down)
3) cut (round) each individual card's corners
When a sheet gets miscut, and is not perpendicular, something like the yellow lines happens.
The problem is that there are still TWO more steps to the cards becoming MtG card sized.
The next step is that the perpendicular cut needs to happen. At this point, one of two things can happen with a miscut sheet.
a) the cut is made perpendicular to the yellow lines.
b) the cut can be made according to how the original intent is, along the sideways grey lines.
When (a) happens, the card comes out being a rectangle, and the image looks rotated, with the cards getting progressively worse as you travel down the sheet (compare the cards in the upper left to lower right.) 2a is following the grey lines on the sheet.
When (b) happens the cards come out NOT having rectangles. They are parallelograms. Depending on how bad they are, they may not even fit in sleeves. 2b follows the blue lines on the drawing I made. At this point there is something about geometry you need to understand. do you see how the blue lines get farther and farther away from them grey lines, especially on the right side? because the images are twisted, you are effectively getting drift away from the original intended cut lines. Because the blue line, the actual cut line, is slanted away from the grey line, the intended cut line, it is setting up a triangle between Blue-Grey-Yellow. The blue side is the new bottom of the card, which is going to have a certain fixed length. Because that side is no longer at a right angle to the sheet, the lines drift as you approach the bottom and as you approach the right side of the sheet.
The final step is rounding the corners.
Keep in mind, something "bad" has already happened at this point. So it is hard to predict what happens in step 3 when the cards go to get their corners rounded. Assuming 2a happened, then usually the cards will be exactly MtG card shaped, and the corners will be cut correctly. Assuming 2b happened, the cards are NOT MtG card shaped, and will probably have something bad happen. they may have weird curves on the corners, or have nearly right angles, or be mangled entirely."
Your miscuts are the Step 2 a type. The miscuts you posted are miscut similarly to one another because they are all Warp Artifact and that card is located in the same place on each sheet. Several sheets must have been miscut. Those miscut warp artifacts are probably from the same set, but it's not something we can count on for certain. Miscuts happen in other sets also, and it is doubtfull that all the sheets in that set were miscut. The not miscut Warp Artifacts could be from the same set as the miscut ones. The El-Hajjaj misprint mmgun posted on page 3 of this thread isn't miscut. I'll check my own when I get home. I'd like a closer look at your Warp Artifacts, but I can't seem to download your original file from the photo site you used. Would you please email me a copy of the original scan?