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Topic: Custom Card Decks
Message: Posted by: Essie (Nov 13, 2007 03:14PM)
For all those interested, I just found out about a new company that specializes in making custom card decks (http://www.tombstonecards.com/). Both the faces and backs are customizable, and the cool part is that they only have a 24 deck minimum order, instead of the 10,000 minimum through the USPCC. I went over and snagged a sample deck earlier today, and they seem to be pretty good quality (the cards are thicker than normal, making the deck about 1/8" thicker than a deck of Bikes), evidently made from casino-quality stock. I'm gonna play with them for a week or two so I can see how they wear, but they look like they'll last for a while.

P.S. Just for clarification, I'm in no way associated with this company, it just seemed like something you guys might like to know about ;-)
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 13, 2007 03:33PM)
Thanks. Looks good.

Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Nov 13, 2007 05:25PM)
Great resource. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Nov 13, 2007 06:24PM)
There's also [url=http://www.card-shark.de/index_e.cfm]Card Shark[/url]. Their custom decks must be printed in quantities of 400, but they can do small runs of particular gimmicked cards (click on "online card builder" to see their card-customizer/designer).
Message: Posted by: edh (Nov 13, 2007 06:54PM)
1/8" thicker than Bikes!? That's a lot thicker.
Message: Posted by: Essie (Nov 15, 2007 02:15AM)
On 2007-11-13 19:54, edh wrote:
1/8" thicker than Bikes!? That's a lot thicker.

Actually, I was a little off there. I finally measured them and the difference is 1/16". Still, it's definitely weird at first, but now that I've been playing with them I'm actually starting to like them. It's really tough to get them to warp; I've done a couple of pop-up moves with no noticeable lasting side effects (ie warps), and they still fan smoothly.

Scott, thanks for the info on Card Shark. It sounds pretty cool as well.
Message: Posted by: johnnyboy (Nov 15, 2007 06:50AM)
Does sound interesting what is the finish, is it glossy or matt. do you have a 2/4 indices choice?
Message: Posted by: Essie (Nov 15, 2007 01:36PM)
Shininess is about the same as my deck of bikes (which makes sense since they're plastic coated). I know the faces are fully customizable, so you could do any indices you wanted. That said, I'm not sure what the basic preset options are for faces.
Message: Posted by: MentalistCreationLab (Nov 30, 2007 11:02PM)
Now that's what I am talking about only a 24 deck minimum. many thanks
Message: Posted by: Essie (Dec 1, 2007 04:42AM)
No problem ;-)