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Touch and feel the artwork on a deck of playing cards produced using revolutionary state of the art raised gloss embossed technology.
Touch and feel the artwork on a deck of playing cards produced using revolutionary state of the art raised gloss embossed technology.
1,283 backers pledged $38,592 to help bring this project to life.

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[Update - 2/12/2016]
12 Signed Prototypes to give away

This is the first time we are releasing MPC prototypes to the public so these are indeed limited editions and are very collectable. What's more, they are signed! See the Updates section for details on how to get one.

[Update - 22/11/2016]
FREE GIFT Cardinal and Racing Ed. Poker Chips

To thank you for backing us, we're proud to announce we have a special gift to add-on in the form of limited edition Cardinal Ed. and Racing Ed. poker chips.

- If your total pledge is above $30, then you will receive 1 x limited edition Cardinal Ed. poker chip.

- If your total pledge is above $50, then you will receive 2 x limited edition chips (one of each Cardinal Ed. and Racing Ed poker chips).

Limited Edition MPC Poker Chips
Limited Edition MPC Poker Chips

[Update - 2/11/2016]
Impressions Racing Ed.released

Following our $10K funding, we have released another new deck which is themed in a British racing green color which we're ecstatic to have added to Impressions. We present to you, the Impressions Racing Ed. deck. Enjoy!

The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards
The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards

 

Introduction

Impressions Cardinal Edition Playing Cards is designed and manufactured by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC®), a renowned custom playing cards printing and manufacturing company. This is our fifth Kickstarter project. Following the monumental success of the Impressions playing cards series as from our previous projects, we are now introducing one of our favorite decks to date, another astounding deck of playing cards which we are very proud to add to the MPC Impressions series, the Cardinal Ed. playing cards.

The MPC Impressions Cardinal Ed. playing cards
The MPC Impressions Cardinal Ed. playing cards

  

The Cardinal Ed. deck
The Cardinal Ed. deck

 

MPC Ace of Spades
MPC Ace of Spades

 

The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards
The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards

The Cardinal Ed. Deck  

The Cardinal deck is a continuation of the wildly successful Impressions playing cards series which saw the release of the Stealth Ed deck.

Listening to all the feedback that we got from our previous backers and our customers, we created the cardinal deck where we use a very bold blood red and white to create the card face artwork applied onto the cards with a black background.

Cardinal Ed. Hearts Card
Cardinal Ed. Hearts Card

Cardinal Ed. Spade Card
Cardinal Ed. Spade Card

  

King of Hearts
King of Hearts

The combination of these colors used with our MPC Impressions high gloss embossed technology is truly astounding and mind-blowing but aside from the cards being admired, an newly added dimension to experience the touch and feel of the artwork, more importantly, the Cardinal Ed. deck can be played and handled like a normal deck of cards. 

Technology

The Cardinal Ed. deck is made using a smart arrangement of state of the art printing and production machinery which together, can produce amazing results. We use premium playing cards material, 310gsm German linen air card stock which we then apply selective UV with pinpoint accuracy, to certain areas of the playing cards to produce a sleek raised gloss embossed effect called virko.  

310gsm German linen air card stock
310gsm German linen air card stock

  

  

The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards
The MPC Impressions Racing Ed. playing cards

This high gloss is very different from traditional spot UV as this revolutionary technology can achieve up to 250 microns (braille effect) in polymer height which is 100 times higher than selective varnish. We can also control the density of polymer applied ranging from 1-100%. The gloss applied is rated at 99 Gloss Units which is the highest there is for printed materials, meaning that the artwork really stands out and looks very impressive.  

We also apply this glossed raised embossing onto the tuck boxes too to complete the deck.  

Hig Gloss Embossed Tuck Box
Hig Gloss Embossed Tuck Box

 

Racing Ed. tuck box
Racing Ed. tuck box

Further to our previous Impressions decks, we have been actively developing and made even more improvements in the printing and manufacturing process to provide even sharper colors and smoother handling for playability.  

Design

The design on the card faces are unique to the MPC brand. Our signature back consists of a symmetrical illustration of a fully grown tree as the focal point since playing cards are essentially paper which originates from trees, hence the inspiration for the design.  

 

Tree back
Tree back

  

Cards front
Cards front

 

Racing Ed. front and back
Racing Ed. front and back

The finishing touch of the high gloss embossing that is applied on the graphics of card fronts creates a very stand out design. We at MPC, introduced this new technology to the gaming world in 2014 and we have since seen massive growth on the use of this method on many game designs.  

King of Diamonds
King of Diamonds

The Cardinal deck takes on bold colors, a cardinal red and white on black card. Great for collectors, enthusiasts, cardists and more importantly, can become your everyday deck of cards for games, entertainment and performances. 

Half/Full Brick
Half/Full Brick

The MPC Double Deck Set 

With this project, we are also releasing a double deck box for encasing 2 decks. We use a special material to project a luxurious feeling upon touch.

Double Cardinal Ed. deck set
Double Cardinal Ed. deck set

  

Black tray inside
Black tray inside

  

Uncut sheet
Uncut sheet

 

Uncut sheet
Uncut sheet

Playability   

Adding the special raised embossed gloss effect to the cards will essentially increase the height of the deck ever so slightly and will in theory disrupt the smoothness of the cards which is needed for cardistry such as shuffling and fanning. But through continuous improvements, changes and new developments, we are able to achieve a very high degree of playability that has to be handled to be admired. The Impressions cards can be completely bended as normal and are absolutely playable as well as can offer an exceptional handling experience for those of us who need it such as magicians and cardistry enthusiasts.

Cards table spread
Cards table spread

 

Racing Ed. table spread
Racing Ed. table spread

Stretch Goal 

$10,000: Impressions Racing Ed. deck released.

 

Pledges Breakdown

Pledges breakdown
Pledges breakdown

Add-ons 

Add-ons
Add-ons

 

About Us

We are MakePlayingCards.com, a professional custom playing cards printing service, owned and run by QP Group, a major high street board games printing and production company since 1982. We released our popular online playing cards making site in 2012 and since then, it has grown massively in demand through rigorous improvements to the user's online experience to sourcing the best playing card stock materials, card finishing, printing technology and our services. This was only made possible by our years of experience in games development, constant collaboration with our end consumers, operating with an open mind to change and a real desire to become one of the best. Our playing cards are among the best in the industry in terms of print, production, quality and handling.


 

 

Risks and challenges

As we are producing these decks of cards in our own production facilities and distributing though our own fulfillment center, the only risks and challenges that we may encounter on the way are system breakdowns which we are still able to control albeit some time delay. Other risks out of our control include natural disasters and postal service strikes which shouldn't happen, hopefully. We foresee that this project will go very smoothly and we promise to make sure that we get all cards to our backers in the time frame specified. We have learnt so much from our previous projects which will make this one run even better.

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