We have some unfortunate news, Everyone,
Apparently USPC did not get the "no more heartbreaks" memo as they let another printing error occur on their end in the reprint of our Bohemia deck. This time around the deck's tuck box was not centered properly by the die cutter which caused the artwork on all the tuck boxes to be visibly off-center, (see image below). This misprinted run will not be sold. It is headed to the shredder, e-v-e-r-y last deck.
Well...not every last one. Four decks were sent overnight to us last Thursday in advance of the entire deck order being shipped. We received those four decks on Friday and upon opening the package the first thing we noticed was the awesome, linen finish on the tuck box (which, remember, they forgot to add to the first run), and once again the beautiful print job with the deck itself. However, the very next thing we saw was that the cutting and scoring of the tuck box was off center of the artwork. We quickly called USPC and alreted them to the error they made which instantly stopped our entire shipment from going out. Since this was discovered late in the day on Friday we had to wait over the weekend to hear back from them. On Monday they told us that they needed to start an investigation into this error and also needed to check through every brick box to see if the mistake had been made throughout the entire run. This would take time.
Another day passed and finally at the end of the day yesterday they informed us that yes, indeed every deck was misaligned. It is uncommon for a company, like USPC to make a printing error on an entire run of a deck - though it does happen. To make a second error on the reprint of the same deck and go back to print a third time is rare. We are the customer who hit this very unlucky and uncommon moment with them. We spent today going over the reprint details with USPC and getting reassurance from them that this time around all eyes assigned to this deck's production at the factory will be focused on completing it without error.
We apologize for this delay, but in truth we will still be very close to our original January ship date as USPC is working hard to expedite the run and have this third reprint shipping to us by end of this month or first week of February. Perhaps it is only fitting that the heartbreaker deck will most likely be arriving on all of your doorsteps in time for Valentine's Day. This is our wish at least as we cannot imagine USPC, nor can they, allowing one more printing error to occur.
Since we are feeling "blue" about this delay we are offering a give away on the Uusi Facebook page. Just "like" us and you enter a chance to win the following:
- (1) Uusi Blue Blood Playing Cards deck. Taken from Uusi's very small archive of this deck and signed and numbered.
- (1) Uusi Blue Blood uncut sheet / signed & numbered.
- (1) Bohemia Blue Edition Deck.
- (1) Bohemia Blue Edition Uncut sheet / signed and numbered.
Two people will be chosen at random (every "like" will be numbered and random.org will choose a number for us) to win. The contest will run through Sunday, January 20th and the winners will be notified and their items will ship out to them on Monday, January 21st.
We hope to see you over on Facebook and want to thank you all for your patience and gracious understanding and hope you find Bohemia worth the wait it took to get here.
Linnea & Peter
A LOOK AT UUSI'S "TOO BLUE" FACEBOOK GIVE AWAY