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A fully custom limited edition deck of playing cards featuring gloss ink you can feel on colorful designs you will love.
A fully custom limited edition deck of playing cards featuring gloss ink you can feel on colorful designs you will love.
271 backers pledged AU$ 25,767 to help bring this project to life.

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Note about Currency:

As we are based in Sydney; Australia, the project goal and all pricing is given in Australian dollars (AUD). We have included an approximate USD conversion for all the reward tiers and add-ons. The project goal of $22,000 AUD is approximately $16,000 USD.

 

My name is Ben Jones from EPC, creator of the Prism decks. My first deck of playing cards “Prism: Night” pushed the boundaries of playing card technology and aesthetic by adding a world-first shiny UV gloss layer to the face of the cards. Our next deck series: “Pipmen”, took the creative impulse a step further in a playfully fun work of art. Finally we are returning to conclude the Prism trilogy with Prism: Day and Prism: Dusk – the glossy conclusion to the incredible Prism series.

 

 

The Prism cards are a beautiful and colorful creation featuring UV gloss ink on the card faces. This is not a just shinier card stock; it is an extra layer of gloss printed on the cards to create a unique finish. This gloss is not the same as MPC use on their 'impressions' decks - it is true UV gloss that is neat, highly reflective and has a slight rainbow shine to it that really catches the eye.

 

 

 *The pictures on this campaign page are of the MPC prototype decks which have a slightly thicker gloss ink. The gloss on the final decks will be a bit thinner.

In to some ancient cultures, the new day starts at sundown. You have already seen the birth of this project with Prism: Night, but that darkness always gives way to the brightness of Day:

 

  • Printed with Legends Playing Card Company on their Diamond Finish
  • Intricately glossed tuckbox
  • 54 Custom and Unique playing cards each with a world-first gloss layer
  • Bright and colorful two-way back design
  • Custom holographic deck seal (numbered if stretch goal reached)

The Prism: Day deck comes packaged in a predominantly white tuckbox with intricate textured high gloss regions accentuating the exploding light of the sun. This is the same shiny smooth gloss ink as the card faces, so you can feel the patterned design under your fingers.

The card back is a true two-way rainbow explosion design completing the colorful deck.

  

Look at what the gloss layer on the Day deck looks like in real life!
Look at what the gloss layer on the Day deck looks like in real life!

Just as surely as Day follows Night the world must shift back to the starry darkness. But before all light is lost, while there is still the warm glow of the evening sun on the horizon, there is Dusk:

 

  • Printed with Legends Playing Card Company on their Diamond Finish
  • Incredible Prismatic tuckbox which shines different colors from different angles!
  • 54 Custom and Unique playing cards each with a world-first gloss layer
  • Unique full-bleed starry back design
  • Custom holographic deck seal (numbered if stretch goal reached)

The limited edition Prism: Dusk tuckbox will feature shiny and colorful prismatic paper which gives an incredible rainbow shine – the perfect centerpiece for the Prism trilogy! It's hard to get across how incredible this prismatic paper is, so check out another deck which has used this paper stock on the box and see what it looks like in real life!

The Prism: Dusk card back is designed to capture the darkening tones of a clear sunset with the dying sun in the center, fading to deep blue and ultimately inky black scattered with stars. This full-bleed back is absolutely stunning!

 

Look at what the gloss layer on the Dusk deck looks like in real life!
Look at what the gloss layer on the Dusk deck looks like in real life!

The Prism: Dusk tuckbox will be made with shiny rainbow Prismatic tuck paper. The image below gives an idea of what this will look like, but this prototype is only silver - the final deck will have a full rainbow shine!

Look at what the incredible prismatic paper on the PROTOTYPE Dusk box looks like in real life! Note that this is only silver, the real deck with have a RAINBOW shine!
Look at what the incredible prismatic paper on the PROTOTYPE Dusk box looks like in real life! Note that this is only silver, the real deck with have a RAINBOW shine!

 

 

 

All the cards in the Prism decks are fully custom. In the Day deck, the suit markers (pips) on the front are rainbows shot through with bright sunlight which shines from the gloss. The Dusk deck features pips set in a dark evening sky filled with rainbow stars:

The court cards also match the glossy themes and are custom to the Prism trilogy:

 

The Jokers are just as beautiful; radials of rainbow light refracting through a prism and converging to embody the essence of the deck!

 

 

Look at what the gloss layer on the Jokers looks like in real life!
Look at what the gloss layer on the Jokers looks like in real life!

 

The deck seals are included with the base deck and will be automatically upgraded to holographic seals if we reach the stretch goal. They will be applied by LPCC to each deck, with the perforated tear line carefully aligned with the tuckbox lid. See below for an example of the holographic seals from the first Prism decks:

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth even more. Have a look at this short video of the gloss layer on the cards and the prismatic tuck paper to see what they look like in real life:

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*Note: The video has the old Prism: Day tuckbox - the design has changed since then to the one shown in all the pictures. We also won't be printing the gloss layer on the prismatic Dusk tuck paper for technical reasons.

 

 

 

The final piece of the incredible Prism series is “SPECTRUM”, a super limited edition deck that only a very few lucky backers will be able to be part of:

  • It has 55 pieces plus a box.
  • It is dark and glossy, but unlike the other decks.
  • It is codenamed: SPECTRUM, and is completely different.

The fourth and final Prism deck is currently only available through the 'SPECTRUM’ and ‘Half SPECTRUM’ rewards (limited to 30 and 10 respectively!) and will be valued at $60 USD each (in addition to the other rewards in those tiers).

 

 

 

The uncut sheet is the star of this project! You can see how good the shiny gloss layer looks on the regular cards, just imagine how good it looks all as one unit! Make sure to pick up one of these now, because they are unlike any uncut sheet you have ever seen and will look incredible!

 

We’ve created a custom uncut sheet layout for this project to highlight the radial colors and accentuate the court cards. The glossy detail looks incredible all together; a very impressive and eye catching piece of art that would look fantastic on any wall!

 

 

*NOTE: You will specify which uncut sheet version you want in the survey at the end of the project. Uncut sheets will ship unframed. The distributor will take every precaution to safely pack these, however minor scuffs, scratches, or creases may occur at the far edges of the sheets. These blemishes are unavoidable and are usually easily covered after it is framed.

Carat 3X Display Case

These are fantastic acrylic cases with crystal clear faces so you can see all sides and strong magnetic seals to ensure that your awesome Prism decks are protected in the most beautiful way possible! They display 3 decks side-by-side (perfect for the Prism trilogy), and will look stunning on any shelf.

Prism Prototype Decks in the Carat 3X Display Case
Prism Prototype Decks in the Carat 3X Display Case

 

 

What project is complete without some tantalizing stretch goals to make it interesting?

 

   

If you want to see how the finished cards will look and handle, check out this video review of the original deck. You will see that the colors are bright and defined, the cards handle super well and, most importantly, they look dead awesome!

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Campaign: October-November

Backerkit surveys returned: December

Digital proof processing and physical proofs approved: December

Begin printing of cards: January

Fulfillment and shipping: February

*Note: It can take up to 3 weeks for the funds from a Kickstarter campaign to reach the project creators account to start production

There may also be some disruption for the Christmas holidays - we have taken this into account in the timeline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in writing about us? Our press kit is available for download here. Also, please feel free to email us directly at media@elephantplayingcards.com or leave a message if you have any questions.

 

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Risks and challenges

We have done a lot of research and reviewed several companies to ensure that this project goes as smoothly as possible. In the end, the proven quality and experience of Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) was a major factor in the decision to produce with them. We have set the delivery date conservatively so as not to rush the production of the product, and have full confidence in LPCC to produce the decks, and Gamblers Warehouse to fulfill them.

This is the Fifth successful Kickstarter project by Elephant Playing Cards, and while the first ones went off relatively smoothly, there may be unanticipated problems which could arise. We have thoroughly prepared for this campaign and will be open and transparent to all backers if any difficulties are encountered. The designs are 100% finished so there should be no delay in sending the digital proofs to the manufacturer, and then onto production.

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    Prism: DAY (EARLYBIRD)

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    Prism: DUSK (EARLYBIRD)

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    One (1) shiny Prism: DUSK Deck at a special Earlybird Price!

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    Prism: DUSK

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    ONE of each (EARLYBIRD)

    EB2 ($27 USD)
    One (1) beautiful Prism: DAY Deck
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    ONE of each

    DD2 ($30 USD)
    One (1) beautiful Prism: DAY Deck
    One (1) stunning Prism: DUSK Deck

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    TWO of each (EARLYBIRD)

    EB4 ($53 USD)
    Two (2) glorious Prism: DAY Decks
    Two (2) colorful Prism: DUSK Decks
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    TWO of each

    DD4 ($58 USD)
    Two (2) glorious Prism: DAY Decks
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    Collector's Choice

    COL1 ($60 USD)
    One (1) lustrous Prism: DAY Deck
    One (1) dazzling Prism: DUSK Deck
    One (1) Uncut sheet of your choice

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    HALF Brick

    DD6 ($84 USD)
    Three (3) radiant Prism: DAY Decks
    Three (3) luminous Prism: DUSK Decks

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    ULTIMATE Collector

    COL2 ($130 USD)
    Two (2) lustrous Prism: DAY Decks
    Two (2) dazzling Prism: DUSK Decks
    Two (2) original Prism: NIGHT Decks
    One (1) Uncut sheet of your choice
    One (1) Carat 3X Display Case

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    HALF SPECTRUM

    SP1 ($140 USD)
    Three (3) glossy Prism: DAY Decks
    Three (3) intense Prism: DUSK Decks
    Three (3) vivid Prism: NIGHT Decks

    One (1) SECRET Spectrum Reward (see description for more information)

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    FULL BRICK

    DD12 ($160 USD)
    Six (6) alluring Prism: DAY Decks
    Six (6) glittering Prism: DUSK Decks

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    FULL SPECTRUM

    SP2 ($260 USD)
    Six (6) glossy Prism: DAY Decks
    Six (6) intense Prism: DUSK Decks
    Six (6) vivid Prism: NIGHT Decks

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