Who are we?
You may know us from Instagram, cardsxiii, as in the last year and a half, we've managed to create a huge Instagram community with our profile, where we feature amazing magicians and cardists from all around the world.
Being magicians and cardists ourselves for more than five years now, we've had a lot of experience with all sorts of playing cards. Since the beginning, we've dreamed of putting our ideas to paper by making our own deck, and since March 2017, we've been working towards achieving just that. We hope that you'll like what we've made.
One deck of Sub Rosa Playing Cards features:
- 52 playing cards
- 2 identical jokers
- 1 double backer
- 1 ad card
- Printed by the USPCC
- Linen Finish (aka Magic / Air Cushion finish)
- Traditional cut Crushed stock (after reaching 6000€ stretch goal)
- Matte tuck box (after reaching 11000€ stretch goal)
The back of the cards features a beautiful hand-drawn watercolor two-way design with floral themes such as vivid-colored flowers and leaves which are contrasting the navy blue background.
The tuck box teases its' contents with a preview of the cards, with intentionally muted colors to differ from the back design while also preserving all similarities.
For the faces, we have decided to stick with the familiar and brilliantly designed standard faces that we all love but with a touch of our style. The Jokers are two identical beautifully hand painted watercolor red roses, the pips have been redone with a watercolor style and the same texture is applied to the court cards.
The cards will be printed by US Playing Card Company. They are responsible for the manufacturing of most of your favorite decks, such as the famous Bicycle playing cards as well as some Theory11 and Ellusionist decks.
They are highly professional and they have over a century and a half of experience, assuring top notch quality for our cards.
For fulfillment, we have decided to go with Gambler's Warehouse. They are very experienced and they offer great deals which have allowed us to offer FREE US shipping for ALL pledge rewards and even FREE INTERNATIONAL shipping for some pledges!
We've been exploring all available options, and after considering and calculating all possibilities, we're 100% sure that we've made the right choice.
We've managed to reduce the prices of the cards themselves as well as the shipping rates. The following table contains everything you need to know about the prices:
IMPORTANT : If you are a wholesaler please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org us to benefit from special wholesale discounts!
- The Sub Rosa Playing Cards will have crushed stock at the 6000€ mark ($7,000) - The USPCC will crush the deck for better quality and to make sure that the cards feel great the second you take them out of the box.
- The Sub Rosa Playing Cards will feature a matte box at the 11000€ mark ($13,000) - A matte box will have an amazing texture that doesn't reflect light and we think that it gives the deck box an amazing look & feel.
NOTE: Make sure you read the guide on getting add-ons in the FAQ section of this project before getting them!
The add-ons are as follows:
* Only available if you've PURCHASED AT LEAST ONE UNCUT SHEET beforehand (for 22€ or 26€)!
* LIMITED to 8 sheets in total!
Where's the money going?
We endeavor to create a unique and quality deck that will hopefully stand out in the midst of a sea of playing cards. In order to do so, we will require the appropriate funding.
A big chunk of the funds raised will be used for the card production. The US Playing Cards company requires a minimum order of a thousand decks to begin production. There are also numerous other fees for the production as well as for the shipping. This has allowed us to bring you the great prices that we've listed above.
According to our calculations, the goal of 5000€ is the exact amount we need produce the cards and bring them to you. We've decided not to account any profit for ourselves. Seeing this dream come true and hopefully in the hands of many cardists and magicians holds more worth than any amount of money.
Estimated arrival dates
- The project ends on December 14th, 2017 (11pm CET).
- The production and transport is estimated to finish on February 9th, 2018 (we've added some time to cushion any delays that might occur)
- US backers should receive their decks by February 19th.
- International backers should receive their decks between February 26th and March 5th.
NOTE: This is the estimated arrival date of your decks. When estimating the dates, we added some time to cushion any possible delays. We hope that there aren't any, but we just wanted to be prepared in case they do happen.
We will keep you updated with every step of the way :)
While designing this deck we went through dozens of ideas and designs and we didn't settle until we finally found a result with which we were perfectly happy with. We hope that you'll like it too, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts if you decide to back this project.
For any questions that you may have regarding this project, please check out the FAQ. If you don't find the answers there, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com, we will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
This is our first project of this magnitude, which is why we've already planned for any delays by adding extra time to the estimated arrival dates.
However, we're leaving all the hard work in the hands of professionals. The US Playing Card Company and Gambler's Warehouse are experts in their respective fields, and they will make sure that everything goes according to plan, with as little delays as possible.