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Great review Paul - thank very much! Could you please tell me that if the back of my business card is black with some writing and the area the spec write on is plain white, would this be ok as far as the gimmick? Only someone mentioned that there may be a limitation on the other side of your card (area where YOU DO NOT write on) as far as the gimmick being more noticable against the reverse/back designs of your cards - if that makes sense.
Thank you
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When I purchased this and saw the items that come with the DVD to make the gimmick I thought here we go , however watching the DVD and making the gimmick up it is really good , the DVD has plenty of ideas , the gimmick is easy to make up and it effect looks visually stunning .

Noise isn't an issue as it is covered in the DVD , overhaul this is great


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On 2013-04-05 12:34, Paul S Wingham wrote:
So this arrived today and I looked at the dvd with a puzzled look on my face having seen the gimmick material. E.g. I still had no idea. Having watched the dvd,i think the WPR was spot on. It's practical, as visual as it appears on the demo and very clean. You make the gimmick yourself and have enough material to make a fair few gimmicks if you like. The gimmick will take five minutes maximum to make.

In terms of it "going off early", this is covered in the dvd but there is a slim possibiltyof this happening I think but highly unlikely if you do this correctly. In terms of noise, there is some. In a bar, this'd bever be noticed. In a quieter venue you would need to cover noise but again, this is easy as you have one free hand to click fingers with.

In summary this is really clever and useable. Sadly for me, there is a "but". Nothing to do with ad copy or product. However, I purchased this in a hurry after WPR and overlooked the fact I have ordered new cards with a large circle on the back along with a qr code in one corner. I could probably still do trick but there would be limitations. If you have mainly plain background on card, you'll be fine. If there is some writing on edges, fine also. My card is perhaps a bit too busy. Like I said. My own stupid oversight.

In summary. I dount too many people will be dissapointed with this. I think its great, albeit not useable with my cards.


Paul, thanks for the review and offering the extra insight so we can avoid some pitfalls. VERY kind of you!
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I just ordered this directly from the Balcony productions site - everyone else seems to be sold out.

About $50 shipped to USA.
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Just a quick side note:

The copy of this I had For Sale on the Café is SOLD. It sold almost instantly!

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On 2013-04-05 13:26, PRINCE wrote:
Great review Paul - thank very much! Could you please tell me that if the back of my business card is black with some writing and the area the spec write on is plain white, would this be ok as far as the gimmick? Only someone mentioned that there may be a limitation on the other side of your card (area where YOU DO NOT write on) as far as the gimmick being more noticable against the reverse/back designs of your cards - if that makes sense.
Thank you


Its hard to say for sure.but If writing is around the edges, that should be fine. You ideally (in my opimion) need a white area for person to sign as this strenghthens the effect and a white area to draw a card / coin the same size as shown in demo (although you could make it smaller if you wished. So if for instance 2/3 of your card is a block of white, it'd work. I'm sure you could do something if its not, but perhaps there would be limitiations.

In terms of visibility, they cover how to hide the gimmick so not an issue in my opinion. The front design on card doesn't make any difference to anything as far as I can tell.
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Thanks for the update and info Paul. Sounds great and nice to hear an honest review.
Many thanks
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On 2013-04-05 20:29, Astrocity wrote:
Just a quick side note:

The copy of this I had For Sale on the Café is SOLD. It sold almost instantly!

Thanks,
Hank


Hank...

I realize you sold your copy but I am assuming that you liked this effect quite a bit eh?

Thanks for the insights.
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On 2013-04-06 13:01, PRINCE wrote:
Thanks for the update and info Paul. Sounds great and nice to hear an honest review.
Many thanks


I never said I was honest Smile. Just kidding, its a good trick
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After reading all 3 pages here twice, I am extremely confused.

My business cards are printed on a cream colored stock. One side is totally blank. The other side is printed in full color and uses an image from an old magic poster, and this image covers the entire card from edge to edge, but it is ghosted down to a fairly light shade with the type being printed darker.

Will I be able to use this or not?

Thanks a lot!

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Thank you very much. My order is in from Hocus Pocus, who I believe has it in stock. Or at least I hope so, since there is no indication of it being sold out on their site. I don't mind waiting 6 weeks for it, but I do mind waiting 6 weeks while they hold on to my money.

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Hey guys
great to see some reviews of you!

I shot a quick video talking about different colored business cards.
Again as long as you can see your marker's ink on the card you can do Ink'A'Change.
In this example I used a stack of black cards and a silver Sharpie
http://youtu.be/OaHeCjZytUk

feel free to ask if there still something unclear

all the best
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Btw another nice thing you can do when you have Ink'A'Change Smile
http://youtu.be/om9rxSS5AZA

hope you like it
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Ink 'A' Change is an intriguing change. If it is done as a reveal though, that reveal cannot be of random information obtained 'on the fly' so to speak? It is a different kind of routine then, you know, not natural, one that almost feels, forced...

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Brett is absolutely correct. I sold my copy because I already had the materials necessary to build the gimmick and once I saw the procedure, it was pretty straightforward. I have built the gimmick and will be trying this out soon in my close-up strolling work. Let me say that I did have to do some "work" on the gimmick to account for the heavy gloss coating I have on the front of my business cards. It took all of 10 seconds and was absolutely no big deal. What you may find if your cards have a thick or highly glossy coat finish, is that the gimmick can have issues staying until you want to do the reveal. As I said, common sense told me what to try and it worked like a charm. I'm looking forward to trying this one out as I am a BIG fan of effects that leave them with my business card in their hands with the magic that happened captured right there on the business card.

Also, let me address the "noise" issue that has been brought up. It was addressed in the DVD as pointed out above, and in your presentation of the reveal, a very simple action, one that makes perfect sense in the context of performing the effect, is all it takes to address that.

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Hank thank you for your words!
I promis that you will like it when you see the reactions it gets!
Have fun using it!

@liampower
the shapes don't have to be the same, you can change anything to anything! just be creative Smile

@Kaliix
you can do it "on the fly"! there is NO force involved. freely selected card or even named card.
or you reveal a name and an age (or any information you want) of somebody no never met before (see trailer 1:24)
you don't have to set the information up before you approach people! you start with a complete blank business card on top of your stack,
which people could sign directly, it is the same one that you will hand out at the end.
because of that you have another complete blank business card on top now and you can do Ink'A'Change directly again without doing anything to reset.

hope that was clear and you understand what I tried to say Smile
If you you have any questions left feel free to ask!

All the best
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BatsMagic, regarding "hocus pocus", I thought they had it in stock too,
but just before I made the purchase I saw someone who wrote that one should double check
with them before ordering as they might not say it's out of stock on their site.
I did emailed them, and got an answer that it's not in stock, and will be back in about two weeks,
so I think you are now in "pre order" status...
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Well then that is good news. I hope these are back in stock soon.

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On 2013-04-07 20:10, parkrocker wrote:
Hank thank you for your words!
I promis that you will like it when you see the reactions it gets!
Have fun using it!

@liampower
the shapes don't have to be the same, you can change anything to anything! just be creative Smile

@Kaliix
you can do it "on the fly"! there is NO force involved. freely selected card or even named card.
or you reveal a name and an age (or any information you want) of somebody no never met before (see trailer 1:24)
you don't have to set the information up before you approach people! you start with a complete blank business card on top of your stack,
which people could sign directly, it is the same one that you will hand out at the end.
because of that you have another complete blank business card on top now and you can do Ink'A'Change directly again without doing anything to reset.

hope that was clear and you understand what I tried to say Smile
If you you have any questions left feel free to ask!

All the best
Nico
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If this is performed with blank face bicycle poker cards than business cards, would there be any possible advantage or disadvantages?
Thank you
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