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Douglas SutcliffeBy Douglas Sutcliffe
First created
Douglas SutcliffeBy Douglas Sutcliffe
First created
$324
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 17 2015 9:56 PM UTC +00:00

About

When playing poker with your friends, have you ever wondered why you couldn't be using the four color deck of your favorite online poker site?

The reason we have two colors and four suits is simple. When playing cards were originally designed and printed, it was too expensive to use more than two colors to generate the four suits in a deck.  This design hasn't been updated even though printing processes have changed so drastically that we are no longer limited to just black and red colors.

These custom designed cards were created to ensure the best possible visibility and functionality of any deck printed.  No more, "Is that a Club or a Spade?" situations.  No more "Do I have a flush?"  You'll know exactly what cards are what in all situations with just a glance.  They are printed using the most popular color configuration and using a high contrast print style that emulates exactly what makes online play so pleasant.

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These will be the best designed cards you have played with as they are printed by Cartamundi, one of the biggest card manufacturers in the world.  These are not paper cards that last for, if you are lucky, four poker nights.  These cards are designed to last a lifetime. The cards are plastic PVC and are identical to what is used at casino poker rooms.  They will even be fine if you manage to spill your favorite beverage on the cards.

Cartamundi specifies a minimum number of setups to be printed for custom print jobs which is why the goal seems so high.  USPCC (Bicycle) wouldn't even print the cards on their non paper systems.  And, if you look at similar deck systems from other manufacturers, you will see that the price per setup is in the same range.

Remember, the cards in the graphics are there to give you an idea of the general likeness I want for the printing.  The print quality of the actual cards will be higher and I'll get the finalized graphics once the project is funded.  I plan to have a logo on the back but that design is still in progress.

I searched high and low looking for cards like these and determined that cards like these do not exist outside of online games.  I did find other four color decks, but they stick to a traditional look and don't have the modern feel that is evoked by online play.  So let your poker buddies know about this awesome project and let's get this funded!

Risks and challenges

I currently don't have anything else going on except for my day job and the only hold up I can see is working with Cartamundi to get the cards printed.

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