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New Signed MPC Gold Seal (Limited Ed.) - (22 May '15)
Today, I have received our last prototype of something that we’re going to add to all decks backed through this Kickstarter project to make them all limited editions.
Yes, we are adding a new signed MPC gold seal to every deck backed in this project. “Who’s signature is it?” you might ask. The signature is mine. For those of you who might not know who I am, I am Alex Tse, the concept creator and the person behind MPC. I spearhead the company and I am there every step of the way to direct its operations and growth.
New Metallic Brick Boxes (Limited Ed.) - (19 May '15)
We have just released the MPC Limited Edition metallic brick boxes which is manufactured using our metallic foil printing technology on a very complicated graphic design based on our tree back design.
This is the first ever metallic printed brick box available with a touch and feel effect brought to you by MPC's special UV high gloss embossing technology. It has to be seen to be believed. These brick boxes are limited to Kickstarter backers and will not be released to the general public.
Available as part of a pledge tier as listed or you can upgrade your existing reward with a brick box for $15. Just increase your pledge by $15 per brick box and add a note to us in the survey which we will send to you at the end of the project. (Note to upgrade to the limited edition brick box, you must already have a brick box in your package.)
Added Green Foil back deck - (12 May '15)
Having listened to your feedback and requests, we at MPC got back to developing and have just released a Green foil stamped back deck to add to our Impressions Foil range. Working as quick as we can, the stunning new Green deck is now available.
Upgraded tuck box - (27 Apr '15)
Woohoo....! We have just upgraded all our Impressions Foil decks to include a metallic foil tuck box to go with the metallic back cards, courtesy of MPC.
These are added at no extra cost to you but we added it simply because they look absolutely great and it's all worth it! We'll absorb the extra costs. As you can see from the photo below, the difference is quite significant. Stands out more when you have the box in your hands but we're working hard on producing better photos that can better reflect the real product. These boxes contain a metallic foil layer which means all the printed colors become metallic i.e. multi-colored foil effect.
The previous box was still a very nice box which uses different densities of UV embossed high gloss, similar to our previous Impressions deck box but on top of that, we have now added a layer of metallic foil covering the full surface area of the box which brings out a very funky metallic shine. See the comparison below.
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Impressions Foil Playing Cards are designed and manufactured by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC®), a renowned custom playing cards printing and manufacturing company. Our last Kickstarter project, Impressions Playing Cards, was wildly successful and has generated huge interest in the gaming industry. We are now back with another new and exciting “never done before” deck of playing cards using the latest in printing and manufacturing technology.
In our previous Impressions playing cards project, we introduced high gloss, touch and feel printing technology to the playing cards industry which has had such widespread appeal and have definitely grown way above our expectations. Since our last project, we have been working altogether again on another exciting playing cards concept and have created a very beautiful product which has to be personally seen to be fully appreciated.
Rather than creating new artwork designs, we have kept our focus on putting new innovative technologies and traditional manufacturing methods together to produce a deck of cards that is mind blowing. Following on the success of our Impressions decks, we have further enhanced the high gloss technology with a metallic aspect to bring you the all new Impressions Foil Playing Cards which is absolutely stunning and adds a unique “touch and feel” experience to your game.
Our super shiny foil back playing cards is the first of its kind in the playing cards industry as not only does it have a very attractive shine on the card back, they can very much be played with like a normal CMYK printed deck. There are many metallic themed playing cards out there already which is metallic in the sense that they use metallic ink, designed with metallic themed artwork or using a different material that's not common for playing cards. After many months of hard work and countless number of times in testing of prototypes, MPC is now the first to be able to achieve and deliver this truely metallic looking playing cards on professional grade air pocketed paper card stock.
This is possible only through our skilled workforce and dedication to do what others have not done before. The knowledge that our mother company QP Group has acquired in its 33 years history and its ongoing investments in the latest technology, manufacturing methods and people have allowed us to create this exceptionally special Impressions Foil range.
The technology used behind our Impressions Foil Playing Cards is a mix of traditional manufacturing methods plus state of the art secondary process industrial machinery. In short and somewhat similar to our first Impressions decks, we applied embossed glossy UV with pinpoint accuracy onto a layer of thin foil on the complex card back design which produces the outstandingly attractive and shiny metallic card back look.
The high gloss is very different to traditional spot UV as this revolutionary technology can produce a raise of up 250 microns in polymer height (which is Braille). We can also control the density of polymer applied, which is a ground breaking technology in printed materials.
Our signature high gloss UV is widely acclaimed due to its glossiness and characteristics to enable players to touch and feel the cards. Reaching 99GU gloss, which is the highest possible on printed material, giving the foil layer an extra shine, further strengthening the metallic experience.
The Impressions Foil Playing Cards are produced on 310gsm linen professional grade paper card stock. This is one of the top card stock that MPC offers, with black core center layer and equipped with an air pocketed surface creating a fantastically smooth handling experience.
We believe that playing cards is definitely an art, but at the same time, we don’t want to just create an art piece. We at MPC make sure that all cards that we produce are absolutely playable and would offer an exceptional handling experience for those of us who need it such as magicians and cardistry enthusiasts. You can see how they perform in the project video.
On releasing playing cards under our MPC brand, we also developed our own unique playing card design to go with it. Our signature back consists of a symmetrical illustration of a fully grown tree.
We need trees to make paper and as a responsible paper product manufacturer and print company, QP devotes endless resources to help create a better environment by enforcing recycling efforts and expanding usage of recycled materials on mass productions. We have chosen a tree design to remind ourselves of our roots and values. The card face of these Impressions Foil cards adopts a standard design which we have developed on our own. Every detail including the pips were fully redrawn to create this design unique to MPC.
Impression Foil comes in the MPC blue and red tree back, making it the perfect addition to your collection and more importantly, can become your everyday deck of cards for entertainment and performance.
$25K - Once we reach this funding goal, we will upgrade our regular seals on each tuck box to the special gold MPC seal.
The tuck box for the Impressions Foil is similar to our previous Impressions in that it uses high gloss UV technology to apply different levels of polymer to certain parts of the artwork.
We have just made the Red and Blue foil back uncut sheets available through our ULTIMATE COLLECTORS pledge or buy them individually for $30 each as an add-on.
As always we’re hoping to be able to include a gift for all our backers. This would depend on the amount of funding raised, and it would most likely come in a form of an item or coupon to use at MakePlayingCards.com.
How to upgrade to a Metallic Brick Box (Limited Ed.)?
You can upgrade your existing reward containing a brick box for $15. Just increase your pledge by $15 per brick box and add a note to us in the survey which we will send to you at the end of the project. (Note to upgrade to the limited edition brick box, you MUST already have a brick box in your package.)
More About Us
MPC is owned and operated by QP Group which was established in 1982. QP is now the major manufacturer for many household board and card games. Our products go under strict inspection from our lab and from globally recognized organizations. With over 30 years of experience in premium paper-based item manufacturing and print production, QP has proven to deliver professional products to clients around the world.
MPC was launched in 2012 and within a 3 year time frame we’ve grown at an unbelievable pace and have become one of the leading choices for manufacturing professional quality custom playing cards. Not only do we source the best materials, MPC also offers different kinds of printing technologies for you to create outstanding and very unique custom designs. Visit us at MakePlayingCards.com for more details on what we do.
Risks and challenges
As a are a playing cards printer and manufacturer, we can eliminate many issues that others may run into with third party manufacturers. As many of you may know, manufacturing could be interrupted by many reasons (system breakdowns, maintenance, technical issues, color deviations etc) which you have minimal control over. But since Impressions Foil are produced in-house, we will aim our resources for this project when the time comes for production.
Quality control is another challenge we will face. This is a new product and first of its kind in the industry hence issues may occur in the new production process, but be rest assured, we have it under control and will have your product shipped to you at the quickest time possible.
The fulfillment of these rewards will be carried out through our own MPC Fulfillment Service which uses a highly efficient logistics network which is used every day for MakePlayingCards.com orders. At the same time, we have further strengthened our packaging with intention to prevent damages from happening during transit.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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