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 Post subject: cheapest website for Custom Printed Deck
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:35 pm 
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Hey I couldn't find a Topic with the search engine:

I want to buy a few Custom Printed Decks with my name at the back, the face normal. Do you know a good & cheap website? I just need 10 or 20 decks. Card shark wants over 50 Euro for the first one....


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 Post subject: Re: cheapest website for Custom Printed Deck
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:52 am 
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I am actually looking for a place too. My Plan is to get my business cards printed professionally as Bicycle Playing cards. I know that Bicycle offers custom backed decks. I would check that out. Kinda expensive though.


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 Post subject: Re: cheapest website for Custom Printed Deck
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:09 pm 
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You can get a normal printed deck or jumbo index deck with your own custom backside for $20 at Bicycle Card Company here:

http://www.bicyclepersonalizedcards.com/


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 Post subject: Re: cheapest website for Custom Printed Deck
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:38 am 
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Card Shark does good work! I've ordered a couple custom cards for a packet trick I created. But you're right, not super cheap unless you order bigger quantities. Now for creating a couple custom cards, it was only $14 bucks including shipping from Germany. That is a steal in my opinion - but not so good for buying a bunch of decks.

Another option that is that you can make your own cards. Chris Wasshuber, over at Lybrary.com has developed a do it yourself system for making flawless custom cards on Bicycle card stock. It's a little bit of an investment to get started - although if you already have a laser print your costs might not be too bad.

I've already ordered card stock from Chris and printed some cards for a game I invented. I used a roller cutter from the local print shop but that style of cutter was not accurate enough for card magic. You need something designed for playing cards. For about $150, Chris sells a die cutter and another $30 for the corner rounder. He also sells the card stock paper and a special coating for cards. And you need a laser printer that is of suitable for printing on the card stock (or go to a local copy shop). So after all of that initial cost, the price of printing a custom deck is about $5. Not too shabby.

Chris meticulously details the process of making your own cards. Check out the pictures of the cards.

http://www.lybrary.com/make-your-playin ... -a-11.html


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