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    • #6866

      Francis J. Fry

      How do you go about getting your own deck design done? Is there a web site? What does it cost? I see that people do the kick starter to get the fund to get them done. Does it really cost that much? The reason why I ask is I like to free hand draw and I have had some ideas that have floating around in my head that I may want to try to put down on paper and then maybe make a deck of cards. Have any of you got your own custom deck done? Any info would be great. Thanks

    • #7315


      I personally have not done this but is also something I’m interested in. I think the first step is to contact the card company of your choice, but they are quite unresponsive

    • #7320

      Daniel Mårtensson

      @bigzuberman1 @joker77 I would start by designing the deck then make a prototype with MPC and then contact customs in your country and after that contact the printing comapany

    • #7325


      The reason why so many launch a funding campaigne is, that its very expensive to print a high quality deck with custom prints. If you want a high quality custom deck, the company has to make custom printing plates first. They are big (for sheets) and made of good materials and are likely to be thrown away after your deck is printed (or remodeled wich is also expensive). Those are only realisticly payable if you sell a whole bunch of those decks. I bet there are companys out there who will print single custom decks but they, most likely, wont have crushed stock and air cushion finish. So its always a investment for the company to make new printing plates, and they will only do it if they get the money for those effords.

      If you have an interesting deck Idea…. present it! Get into Photoshop or GIMP and flesh out your Idea. If you dont have any graphic skills, ask a friend to do it (or a forum like this). There were decks that looked terrible but were fully funded, so it cant hurt to share your Idea. Card collecting people are soooo eager for new decks 😉 When you´ve done that, I´d reach out to people who got their decks funded and ask how they did it.

      Also card ppl, please call me out if Im talking bullshit, I pretty much just read two articles on the topic and have no experience in making new decks <3

    • #7340

      Travis N

      Another thing not mentioned here so far is distribution. If you are US based you would likely want to talk to Gamblers warehouse or another distribution center. I believe these centers do the assembly as if I am mistaken the cards get printed a company like USPCC/LPCC/EPCC/Cartamundi and then the tucks get printed elsewhere and need to be assembled and sealed if you are sealing them.

    • #7798


      does anyone know where to get a template for designing cards.

      • #7800

        Aron Prins

        Hey @eldiablo21

        You can get faces online, just google and back templates you should get via the factory you’re printing them at. All are diffrent.

        Hope this helps, keep ust posted!


    • #7802


      Hey @aronprins

      thanks man. will try to get them 🙂

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