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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2015
AU$ 8,301
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
211
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2015

About

Prism: Night is the debut set of original playing cards by Elephant Playing Cards (EPC) and produced by the excellent Legends Placing Cards Company (LPCC).

We want to keep the kickstarter project simple, so the reward levels to the right are easy to understand. Pick your reward tier first from the options on the right (especially if you want one of the limited edition items). Then, if you want to add more products (extra decks, uncut sheets, stretch goal items, etc.) refer to the add-on section below.

Note about currency: As we are based in Sydney, Australia, all funding is priced in Australian dollars (AUD). We have included an approximate USD conversion for all the reward tiers and add-ons.

Prism: Night will be produced and fulfilled by Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC), using their Diamond finish on casino grade black core imported paper stock. The box comes with 54 standard poker sized playing cards.

LPCC produces the highest class of playing cards due to their innovation and attention to detail with exceptional durability, ultra-precise printing registration, and the ‘glass like’ edges of their signature ‘Diamond Cut’ process.

Two new decks, Bicycle (left), Legends (right).
Two new decks, Bicycle (left), Legends (right).

All the designs for the Prism range were created with the view to highlighting the beautiful radiance of light. Each number and court card has a subtle radial pattern emerging from a singularity, cutting through the darkness and revealing the color of the suits it intersects.

Sample numbers cards
Sample numbers cards

  The designs feature a special gloss ink; shiny, raised and smooth to highlight the light beams, the symbols and corner indices and numbers, which gives the card texture you can feel. The pictures do not do this finish justice – it is incredible to hold and looks awesome! When you move the cards, the light literally sparkles off every facet of the light beams! We’ve tried to capture some of the images, but the real thing is simply breathtaking when you first pull it out of the box. This is slightly thinner and neater than the MPC 'impression' gloss (used on the prototypes); really an incredible technology which give Prism: Night the unique WOW factor of purpose-designed gloss playing cards. This will certainly be the centerpiece of any games night, poker tournament, card display, personal collection or anything else you can imagine – they are that cool.

Gloss layer on number cards
Gloss layer on number cards
Closeup of the gloss layer
Closeup of the gloss layer

The aces have retained their traditional forms, but each one has a different radial focal point which highlights their form.

Ace Designs
Ace Designs
Gloss layer on the Aces
Gloss layer on the Aces

The court cards have been designed to be reminiscent of traditional form while still being unique. The warm light radiates out from their objects, illuminating every detail of their specially crafted forms.

Gloss layer on the courts
Gloss layer on the courts

The Jokers were uniquely designed to be the ultimate expression of prismatic reflective light. 4 rays of light; shining from a singularity and reflecting off one edge revealing the color below gives perfect finale to the theme of the deck.

Gloss layer on the Joker
Gloss layer on the Joker

The card back is a true 2-way image, combining the bold radial lines with the beauty of light reflecting through a prism. The backs are printed without the special gloss layer to maximize ease of shuffling, dealing and cardistry. The hypnotic pattern looks great in fans and flourishes!

Jokers and card back design
Jokers and card back design
Fan of the card backs
Fan of the card backs

The Prism ‘Night’ deck comes packaged in a predominantly black tuckbox with intricate textured high gloss regions accentuating the radial light. This is the same shiny smooth gloss ink as the card faces, so you can feel the patterned design under your fingers. If the custom seal stretch goals are unlocked, this box will come with a custom Elephant Playing Cards seal, or a numbered gold foil seal.

Uncut sheet in frame
Uncut sheet in frame
Uncut sheet - Back of cards
Uncut sheet - Back of cards

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!

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.

We have no plans to reprint these decks, so they will be a unique limited time item.

If you are not a backer in the USA, make sure to pledge the international amount.

This table will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked. Instructions on how to add more products to your pledge is below.

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

The posters will be A2 size (23.3" x 16.5") printed on glossy art paper and shipped separately to the cards. Each poster will be hand signed by the creator of Prism: Night, and individually numbered.

The deck seals which will be automatically included when unlocked will be applied by LPCC to each deck, with the perforated tear line carefully aligned with the tuckbox lid.

We will be using Backerkit for this project which will allow you to easily get the right rewards you want and help us streamline the fulfillment process so you get your cards faster!

Adding rewards is simple:

1) After you have pledged to the project, go to the blue ‘manage my pledge’ button on the top right of the page.

2) With reference to the Add-ons table above, increase your pledge amount by the total of the add-ons you want to add. Do not change the reward tier you are currently pledged at. If you want to change your tier, just make sure to add the total of add-ons to your new tier level. If you are an international backer, make sure to pledge the international amount. The video below shows you how to do this.

3) Once you have confirmed your pledge, send us a message recording your add ons!

4) Once the funding period has ended, we will send out a Backerkit survey which will allow you to review your rewards, confirm your address and a few other essentials. In that process you will be able to use the over-pledged credit to select your additional rewards.

5) In this survey you can also select and add on any other rewards, above what you had pledged for. So if you want another half brick, a few posters and an uncut sheet – now’s the time to get it! Remember, there are no plans to ever reprint these cards again, so get in while you can

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Campaign: May-June

Backerkit surveys returned: mid-July*

Begin printing of cards: mid- July

Poster rewards printed and shipped: July (shipped separately)

Production complete: mid-late September (3 months production for LPCC)

Fulfillment and shipping: October.

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

Keep in touch!

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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 and fulfill this project with minimal delays.

As this is the first kickstarter-funded project by Elephant Playing Cards, 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.

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