Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Unique Japan-inspired deck of cards produced using state of the art high-gloss precision print & production technology.
Unique Japan-inspired deck of cards produced using state of the art high-gloss precision print & production technology.
646 backers pledged $21,736 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Impressions Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. Playing Cards project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Impressions Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. Playing Cards

$21,736

646

[Update - 07/03/2019]
FREE GIFT Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. Poker Chips

To  thank you for backing us, we're proud to announce we have a special limited edition matching Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. poker chips gift to add-on. See how to get them:

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

-  If your total pledge is above $45, then you will receive 2 x limited  edition chips (one of each Rising Sun Ed. & Aozora Ed. poker chips).

Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. poker chips
Rising Sun & Aozora Ed. poker chips
Rising Sun Ed.
Rising Sun Ed.

Introduction

The Impressions series Playing Cards are designed and manufactured by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC®), a branded playing cards and card games manufacturing company with over 35 years history. With huge success from our previous Impressions series playing cards Kickstarter projects, we have not one but two very impressive additions to add to the highly-acclaimed range. The Rising Sun Ed. and the Aozora Ed., both of which are inspired by the colors of the amazingly-cultured country of Japan.

Linen Card Stock
Linen Card Stock
The MPC Impressions Rising Sun Ed. playing cards
The MPC Impressions Rising Sun Ed. playing cards
The Aozora Ed. deck
The Aozora Ed. deck

The Japan-inspired decks

We are hugely proud to introduce the Rising Sun and the Aozora decks to our world-renown Impressions Playing Cards series. Aptly named, these two new decks are inspired by Japan and have an underlying Japanese theme. 

Japanese inspired decks
Japanese inspired decks

We designed the two new decks with inspirations from Japan in mind. The Rising Sun Ed. is designed with inspirations drawn from the traditional colors on the Japanese flag which consists of a red circle in the center to represent the sun on a white background, often referred to as the “Rising Sun”. The Rising Sun deck is our main deck in this project as it features the most traditional and prominent colors of this amazing country. The playing cards bear a bright red background with contrasting black and white artwork. 


Heart Queen Card - Rising Sun Ed.
Heart Queen Card - Rising Sun Ed.
Ace and J,Q,K Cards
Ace and J,Q,K Cards
Rising Sun Ed. Cards
Rising Sun Ed. Cards
Rising Sun Ed. Cards
Rising Sun Ed. Cards
Rising Sun Ed. Tuck Box
Rising Sun Ed. Tuck Box


The second deck is our blue deck called the Aozora Ed. meaning “blue sky” in Japanese (青空,あおぞら) and is seen very often in photography of Japan, a very commonly used color in anime and more importantly, it is a traditional color for representing good luck.

Aozora Edition
Aozora Edition
Aozora Ed. Ace Card and Card Back
Aozora Ed. Ace Card and Card Back
Aozora Ed. Tuck Box
Aozora Ed. Tuck Box

There are many variations of the blue color. We chose a deep blue shade to compliment intricate red line art on the heart and diamond suits and white on the spade and club suits. We are very excited with these new color combinations which are further visually-enhanced produced using our renown MPC raised high-gloss embossed state of the art technology.

What’s changed?

Cards Fan
Cards Fan

Apart from the new visually-appealing color theme and aesthetics, what differentiates the Aozora and Rising Sun Ed. from our previous Impressions decks is the card stock and varnishing used. The new combination vastly refines the smoothness and handling of the deck, allowing you to perform cardistry and magic card tricks just like a normal printed professional deck of cards. This makes the Aozora and Rising Sun decks perfect for card enthusiasts, cardists and generally people who loves playing cards. 

Improved vanish for handling
Improved vanish for handling

Technology

We are constantly upgrading our technology, improving our methods and materials used to evolve the production and manufacturing of our playing cards to ensure the cards that we produce meet or exceed expectations.

Close-up
Close-up

Impressions technology
Impressions technology

What makes the Impressions series so unique is the added touch and feel aspect, where you can physically feel the detail of the artwork on the cards. Using state of the art technology, we apply high-gloss with pinpoint accuracy to specific areas of the playing cards to produce a detailed and very touchable raised gloss embossed effect. The high-gloss used can achieve up to 250 microns (braille effect) in polymer height which is 100 times higher than the normal selective UV varnish. You’d assume that this would affect the function and playability of the cards but we have developed a method to ensure that the cards are breathtakingly beautiful as well as highly functional and playable. This is a major development that is very unique to MPC. 


Pledge List
Pledge List

Add-Ons List
Add-Ons List

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 have learnt so much from our previous projects which will make this one run even better.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $16 or more About $16

    ONE RISING SUN Ed. DECK:

    ONE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    114 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $16 or more About $16

    ONE AOZORA Ed. DECK:

    ONE Impressions Aozora Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    39 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    TWO RISING SUN Ed. DECK:

    TWO Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    TWO AOZORA Ed. DECK:

    TWO Impressions Aozora Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    TWO MIXED DECKS:

    ONE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Deck + ONE Impressions Aozora Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    293 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    LIMITED ED. DOUBLE DECK CASE SET:

    ONE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Deck + ONE Impressions Aozora Ed. Deck + ONE Limited Ed. Double Deck Case + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    99 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    HALF CARDINAL BRICK:

    SIX Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    HALF AOZORA BRICK:

    SIX Impressions Aozora Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    HALF MIXED BRICK:

    HALF MIXED BRICK:
    THREE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Decks + THREE Impressions Aozora Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    37 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    FULL RISING SUN BRICK:

    TWELVE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    FULL AOZORA BRICK:

    TWELVE Impressions Aozora Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    FULL MIXED BRICK:

    SIX Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Decks + SIX Impressions Aozora Ed. Decks + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    COMPLETE ULTIMATE COLLECTORS:

    SIX Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Decks + SIX Impressions Aozora Ed. Decks + ONE Rising Sun Ed. Limited Ed. Uncut Sheet + ONE Aozora Ed. Limited Ed. Uncut Sheet + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    EARLY BIRD:

    ONE Impressions Rising Sun Ed. Deck + WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 17 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (43 days)