At first I was skeptical, it was hard for me to buy since it's made from acrylic. It is not solid as
steel, but everything is part of the mechanism. Is a very thick acrylic (touch panel), very strong
close to perspex. It is ment to bend, and did a perfect job as a press with no cons. Having 6 screws
actually is better than 2, you have more control where every corner is pressed. Great product, great
quality. I left the brown protective paper and everything was fine. The best card press for the
price. It tolerates lot of pressure with no cracks or anything. I know it will last many years if
not a last time. I recommend flipping over the panels after every use so with many years of use the
possibility of bending can be eliminated. Highly recommended for card manipulators and flourishes
worker, and xcm. And finally it looks really cool, simple and mechanic. It can be used also to
display a very special deck. Will buy more in the future to keep my decks in good condition. Hope
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Card presses and card clips are two of the most underrated accessories in all of card work, magic,
and cardistry. They're not so much for protecting the box, but rather keeping your deck flat and
free of click bend warping. The material used in the crystal press is very heavy duty and strong, so
no problems there. All in all, this deck press is top notch in the way that it puts a lot of
pressure and keeps your deck flat. However, one question that you have to ask yourself is whether or
not you'll want a card press or a card clip. They serve the same purpose but each at a price. A
press generally will not reverse warping as fast as a card clip will, but will never lose pressure
since you're tightening it. In terms of card clips, Porper clips specifically are the fastest fix to
warping in decks. Most cheap clips will only protect the box and will not apply enough pressure to
fix click bending. Keep in mind, this is more affordable than a porper clip but you'll need to
re-screw the press each time and let the deck sit for atleast two days. Both work but think about
which you'll be using more!
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A decent deck press for the money, but awkward, difficult to use, and fragile.
need to tighten down wingnuts on six screw-head bolts which tend to spin if you don't hold them in
place with a screwdriver.
Difficult to use: The only way I have found to successfully use
this is to place the cards in a card box, and then put the box into the press, which tends to crush
the box. The press cannot be used on cards outside of the deck. Further, you need to tighten down
the six bolts in a rotating pattern. First tighten bolt A a little, then bolt B a little, the bolt
C, then D, E, and F. Then back to A and tighten it a little more, B more, C more, and so on. Then
back to A to tighten some more, and so on. Repeat until you have tightened "enough".
Fragile: if you over tighten, or tighten unevenly, the Plexiglas will crack.
Words great I have Brass press too. Love both.