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THE GRID is a Bicycle® Playing Card Deck by 4PM DESIGNS. 56 amazing black cards, printed by the USPCC

The Grid

Inspired by a digital world full of vibrant colors. The Grid playing card deck is the premiere deck designed by 4PM DESIGNS. The first in a new line of custom playing cards. Don't get lost with cards featuring over the top designs, making it a task to read quickly. Custom designed playing cards should help enhance the user experience, not make it difficult to find out what your card is. We have created a Black Deck designed to be practical but with collectors in mind. These cards feature all the traditional imagery we are all used to, but are delivered with a unique touch of imagination. Flashy yet practical. Whether you're a Cardist, Collector, Magician or just want something different for your weekend poker games, The Grid is sure to offer some head turning reactions for everyone to enjoy. Welcome to the Grid.

Printed by the USPCC/Bicycle®

Because of our backers huge support this deck will be printed by the USPCC. Consisting of 56 cards manufactured on Bicycle® card paper using the same processes as the world's leading playing card.

PDF PROOFS are below. 

THE GRID TUCK BOX

THE GRID CARD FACES

THE GRID CARD BACKS

These are Digital examples of what to expect from the USPCC. 

For our Magicians out there! Impress your audience with the Barcode Reveal. Use your skills to unlock the secret of a person's card. Also, an additional reveal, the QR Code reveal. A very unique way to reveal a person's card. Imagine someone's face when you use their phone to reveal their card by scanning the code on the card box. Get creative! TRY IT NOW, SCAN THE IMAGE!!!

Special Cards

Included within the 56 cards will be a special X card and a Double Back card. The X card can be used in any way imaginable to enhance game play. The Double Back card is an additional card which contains a duplicate image of the "dual disc grid". The image featured on all card backs.

REWARDS!!!!

MINI UNCUT SHEETS

These sheets are a one of a kind item. Printed on the highest quality playing card stock that has the same air-cushion texture/"dimples" in its surface as the USPCC's Bicycle® brand. These mini uncut sheets have the same thickness, snap, look and feel as the stock used for The Grid Playing Cards. The sheets are 8.3 x 11.7in and feature 8 full size cards per sheet. Because this is a custom order straight from a separate stock provider, there is no finish on the sheets and they do not have back side printing. 

There will only be a One Time Printing of 40 Sheets total. The Sets are as follows:

1. ACE SPECIAL - Featuring the 4 Aces, 2 Jokers and Both Special Cards.

2. NUMBER FACE - Contains 8 number cards, 2-9.

3. ROYAL COURT - Features 2 Jacks, 2 Queens and the 4 Kings.

4. REBOOT GAFF - Special one of a kind custom cards featuring ERROR cards of The Grid. When The Grid goes down, this is what may happen. Featuring: The Layered Ace, Crashing Joker, Crashed Blue Screen Card, The Confused 9, Pixel King of Spades, Inverted 10 of Spades, Rebooting 7 of Spades, and Mirrored Jack of Hearts. A very fun addition to The Grid.

All Sheets will be signed and numbered according to their set.

 

Uncut Sheets

Receive a limited Uncut Sheet featuring all 56 designs of The Grid. Straight off the press and untouched.

Signature Series Framed Cards

Receive 1 of 8 Signed, Numbered and Framed cards. These 8 cards will be picked out from a single deck and placed inside of a black 2.5 x 3.5 magnetic frame. Frame made of flexible plastic, specifically for displaying collectible cards. 4 Aces, 2 Jokers, 1 X Card, and 1 Double Back.

The Grid Eco Card Clip (with Limited Edition Black)

Eco Card Clip is crafted by machine from Conjuring Creations.Made from 100% bamboo, coated in a clear industrial lacquer and available in black for our Limited Edition kickstarters. The design will be laser engraved for a great quality image. The Eco clip not only protects your cards on the go, but also correct damage due to moisture. 

LIMITED EDITION Black Finish - The limited edition will only be available during this campaign and at a limited quantity. Limited Edition...limited quantity...makes sense. Be sure to get this to compliment The Grid!

NEW GRID COLORS AVAILABLE!!!

More info about the Eco Card Clip go to Conjuring Creations site: http://conjuringcreations.com/

BEHIND THE DECK COLLECTOR'S BOOK

The Collector's book featuring the artwork of The Grid, along with thoughts of creating and supporting The Grid. ONLY available to backers. "EXCLUSIVE BACKER" portion of book being available to limited backers. If we reach a goal of $30,000 all backers will be listed in the closing of the book (separate from EXCLUSIVE BACKERS).

Canvas Print (Limited Edition)

Exclusive Art featuring The Grid card backing design. Great piece of art to hang up and a great conversation starter to express your influence in creating The Grid.  We can only get a few printed up of these canvas at 8x10 therefore these are in LIMITED SUPPLY. 

56 Card Poster Reward!!!

One of our Art Print rewards includes this 56 Card Poster. A great art print featuring every card in this 56 card deck. Just one of our featured art print rewards for our backers.

Where the money goes?

All the money initially goes directly to having these decks printed and delivered, as well as the production of our other rewards for our backers. These decks have already been set up with the USPCC, but we need your backing to get them produced. 

Shipping Time 

All our rewards are listed to be sent/received in November. This is just a fail safe. We actually intend to ship them out as early as possible. But considering whatever rewards your pledge will include, shipping might take a little longer until all your rewards are available (with the exception of the FREE decks).

International Shipping 

For backers outside the US, please read the rewards carefully to know what your shipping costs will be. Different rates apply for larger supplies but any additional funds will be mentioned. Please be sure to add the additional cost to your backing order for proper shipping.

HELP US BRING THIS DECK TO LIFE! 

Join the Playing Card community and check out http://aethercards.com/discourse/

*Some artwork may vary slightly 

FAQ

  • Yes, unless the amount of decks are already listed as pledge levels, just message us and let us know how many you wish to purchase.

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  • Unfortunately, due to the limited run on these decks we were only able to allow a few single gross wholesale discounts for the decks. Those few discounts have been exhausted. The only available Gross Sets are the ones included in the rewards. However, if you pledge at a Gross Set level and wish to purchase 2 gross sets, we may be able to cut you a deal on the second gross set. This offer is extremely limited. As of 5/16 we only have approx. 2000 decks left out of a 5000 limited run.

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  • Yes, a Eco Clip (Natural Finish) can be added for an additional $28. An Eco Clip (Blue & Orange Finish) can be added for an additional $33. Just increase your pledge amount to include these clips and message us immediately after so we are make the note to your order. Our addiional supply of Limited Edition Eco Clips (Black finish) are SOLD OUT and can no longer be added to anyone's pledges.

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