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Evening ladies and gents

I bought a few flash notes recently (£20 notes) and they are absolutely atrocious. They flash perfectly fine, but the printing is dire.

Is this standard with flash notes(do the properties of flash paper not allow for good quality printing), or did I just buy a bad lot?
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Yes, if they are a prefect printing, it is considered counterfeit. That is why they only print on side as well.

Flash notes are usually used in stand-up performances, not handed out or shown under their nose unless it is moved quickly or folded.

You should have seen the bills used in the 1970's, they had dragons on them, printed in green. Today you are so lucky to have such a fine product to use for magic.

It is the performers job to make magic props work for their use.

Is this the bills you are referring to:
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If you think those are bad, you should see the ones they sell in the US. Only printed in one color: BRIGHT GREEN! The ones I have tried did't burn well either, but that was many years ago. At least the pound notes are done in color. I had never seen flash bills that I would be comfortable using, even on stage with the 'Galloping Horse Theory' in full force*. Counterfeiting is one thing, but these weren't even close.

Alright, after an internet search, I have found that they have improved considerably. Color me impressed! Still, at a $1 each... wow.

*Galloping Horse Theorem:

"If you can't see it from on top of a galloping horse, it doesn't matter."

Phrase used in technical theater to keep techs from getting lost in too many details
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