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GS121002
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I am in need of some super jumbo printable card blanks. I have found jumbo (4x6) printable card blanks but not super jumbo (8˝ x 11). I also need to use roughing spray on them to make a super jumbo Invisible deck for a stage presentation. Any and all ideas welcome.

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Lybrary.com sells card stock in large sheets. They also have instructions for printing.
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I like using Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper (8˝ x 11)- two sheets glued back to back with a sheet of black tissue paper between them so they are completely opaque. If using roughing fluid on one side, use Matte finish paper for that side and glossy for the un-roughed side (smoothed with fanning powder). However, I would never consider making an entire Invisible Deck that size- too awkward to handle. Instead, I would give the large (ungimmicked) super jumbo deck to the spectators to shuffle/mix and then to choose three (or so) random free choice cards, while I use a 4x6 invisible jumbo deck to match their choices and as they turn their large cards around, I would turn my smaller cards to show that each one matches. Since I would be printing the cards myself, I would print the 4 x 6 cards with very large corner pips in the center of each card, as is sometimes done with regular size cards to make them easier to see for those with bad vision. In other words, the printing on the smaller deck would actually be the same size as the ultra jumbo deck without all the unnecessary pips. The cards showing in my current Avatar are almost that large size, printed as I described.
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On Jan 22, 2020, jimgerrish wrote:
I like using Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper (8˝ x 11)- two sheets glued back to back with a sheet of black tissue paper between them so they are completely opaque. If using roughing fluid on one side, use Matte finish paper for that side and glossy for the un-roughed side (smoothed with fanning powder). However, I would never consider making an entire Invisible Deck that size- too awkward to handle. Instead, I would give the large (ungimmicked) super jumbo deck to the spectators to shuffle/mix and then to choose three (or so) random free choice cards, while I use a 4x6 invisible jumbo deck to match their choices and as they turn their large cards around, I would turn my smaller cards to show that each one matches. Since I would be printing the cards myself, I would print the 4 x 6 cards with very large corner pips in the center of each card, as is sometimes done with regular size cards to make them easier to see for those with bad vision. In other words, the printing on the smaller deck would actually be the same size as the ultra jumbo deck without all the unnecessary pips. The cards showing in my current Avatar are almost that large size, printed as I described.


Jim,

Thanks for the reply back. I'm not going to do an entire deck, Only about 7 or 9 cards and print the faces of magicians on them. How do you glue them together? Contact photo spray? My concern is the cards won't be stiff enough. Also a concern over whether the roughing spray would interact with the ink print. What do you use for roughing spray? Didn't think about the fanning powder. Where could I get that? Where did you get the card back image in a high enough resolution for a clear 8˝ x 11 print? Did you use standard card face images? Where did you get them?
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I use rubber cement to glue the cards together back to back, with black tissue in between. By "stiff enough" you mean "stiff enough for your use" which is probably different for everyone, so you would just have to try it to see if it meets your needs. I don't know of any "stiffness test" for cards. However, you could use a stiff black paper rather than tissue paper between the glued cards.

I use a light spray of Clear Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray for roughing fluid.

Fanning Powder is Zinc Stearate chemically, available from Amazon either by that name or as "Magician's Fanning Powder." Fanning Powder is also available from most magic stores.

You can scan standard card faces from jumbo cards. Scanning at 300 dpi gives you sufficiently sharp images for most sizes you can print. You are using the scanned images for your own private use so there are no copyright worries. You can also scan card backs, but I like making my own back designs for things like my Cat in the Hat Cards, for example.
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On Jan 21, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Lybrary dot com sells card stock in large sheets. They also have instructions for printing.


Is this what you were referring to?

https://www.lybrary.com/search.php?keywords=blank+cards
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Would already printed cards work for your Invisible deck.
https://www.amazon.ca/Hapros-Super-Jumbo......dHJ1ZQ==
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On Jan 23, 2020, John Martin wrote:
Would already printed cards work for your Invisible deck.
https://www.amazon.ca/Hapros-Super-Jumbo......dHJ1ZQ==
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Thanks for the reply back, John. No, preprinted cards won't work as I want to print faces of magicians on them. I was hoping to find Super Jumbos with the backs pre-printed and blank faces.
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I have done similar to Jim Gerrish for my large three card monte

I created the card faces I needed in photoshop, then got those and some images of the card backs printed on photo paper at the shop at 21cm by 30cm and glued these to stiff cardboard front and back.. Glued around the edges for strength and then covered in a layer of polyurethane.

Whether this would work for a rough smooth application I don't know but these are very durable cards. Possibly another method would be needed for what you want to do.
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Try embedded thin magnets for a rough-smooth substitute.
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