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Topic: Gluing cards?
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Dec 8, 2006 09:19AM)
Anyone have any tips on what the best glue to adhere a block of about 15 cards is? White glue? Rubber cement? Crazy glue? Any tips would be appreciated.. Merci
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Dec 8, 2006 10:07AM)
Eric,

I have used CA (Crazy glue) with the best results, but be careful of glue seeping out to the edges. That screws up the appearance. Just a few tiny dots nicely spaced apart is all it takes. Holds good unless you try to break the cards apart. You can also glue just one end or the center, if you wish some flexibilty so the deck handles a bit more normally (edge riffles).

Although I don't know your intended application, sewing is also an option. A thread or two through the center gives some fluidity to that chunk of cards... desirable in certain applications. Glue a solid card above and below to give the block a finished look.

Water based glues will warp the cards, and rubber cement is typically too thick. Spray adhesives while good, are too involved. You'd have to mask the card edges to keep them clean. Too much work IMO.

The obvious thing is that cards are cheap enough to experiment with many times, if needed.

~michael
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Jan 3, 2007 02:03PM)
Thanks much! it works beautifully.