$20,638
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 1 2018 4:46 PM UTC +00:00.

Imperial Publishing IncBy Imperial Publishing Inc
First created
Imperial Publishing IncBy Imperial Publishing Inc
First created
$20,638
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
288
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 1 2018 4:46 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Crappy Packaging, Epic Sleeves.  That is what we are going for here.  Did we succeed? If this campaign is successful we will look at improving the retail look of the sleeve packages, but to start we wanted to focus on sleeve quality, not flashy packaging.  But if this project funds well we WILL be redoing the packaging and logo, check the stretch rewards section. But we ARE all in on making a great product at a reasonable cost to you!  Check out this behind the scenes video of how sleeves are made:

Sleeve Kings was born out of a desire to do ONE THING WELL:  Card Sleeves.  Yes there are tons of card sleeve options out there but we wanted to create something new, a high-quality "standard" sleeve that was way better than any other yet affordable.  We have been involved to some degree in sleeves for over 8 years and bring a unique know-how to this business.  

Pre-production samples sent out to reviewers.
Pre-production samples sent out to reviewers.

We hope to start selling to the public in 2019, but you can be the very first to get this new brand of Sleeves at least several weeks ahead of their commercial release. 

This is the easy part!  This is the best time to EVER get our sleeves. 

  •  Advanced Shipment! You will get your sleeves before anyone else since these are not available anywhere.  We will ship all Kickstarter rewards at least several weeks before the commercial release of our sleeves!
  •  Thicker Than Any Other "Standard" Sleeves  -Most "Standard" Sleeves are 40 microns thick, a few are even 50 microns.  Ours are 60 microns thick! That is 20-50% thicker than any other "Standard" Sleeve! You have a lot of choices in sleeving, why not choose the best?
  •  The "Clear" Winner -Our sleeves are made from Cleartech™ Polypropylene.  Our sleeves are made from 60 micron thick sheets which are demonstrably clearer than the other guys.  You can actually SEE the difference.  Just as diamonds are rated on a clarity scale, even 100% polypropylene can vary significantly from product to product depending on how it is manufactured.  You will see the difference!
The top sleeve is Sleeve Kings and the bottom is an FFG Sleeve.  Notice the difference in clarity?  You have to see it to believe it!
The top sleeve is Sleeve Kings and the bottom is an FFG Sleeve. Notice the difference in clarity? You have to see it to believe it!
  •  10% More Sleeves Than The Other Guys -Standard sleeves come 100/pack.  We are the only brand offering 110 per pack!  10% more in every pack! 
  •  Cheaper Than Other Brands  -Most brands retail for $3 per pack or more for only 40 or 50 sleeves.  We are offering ours for $2-3 per pack for 110 sleeves, even for our largest sizes!
  •  Buy Direct From The Manufacturer & Save!  -How are we able to offer these so cheap?  We ARE Sleeve Kings!  This is our brand!  We produce directly from the factory and sell directly to you.  There is no middleman!
  •  More Sizes!  It takes years for some brands to slowly add a size to their catalog, we are starting with 16 sizes for a truly HUGE selection of games!  For a list of games and what size sleeve fits what game, check BoardGameGeek HERE.  
  •  Cheapest you will ever find them!  If you check out the price per pack at the highest reward levels you will see the savings are huge!  We will never sell at these prices again, this is your chance to get these for the very best price ever!
  •  "Tough As Nails" Guarantee We have created these sleeves with the most advanced polypropylene processing in the industry.  This means importing our polypropylene already in the right sizes from the middle east and then cutting and sealing our sleeves at our factory in China before finally sending the rewards onto you.  We have a special process to make our sleeve actually warp/bend before they split in most cases!  Our sleeves simply will not split with regular use!  Just how tough are our sleeves?  We dare you to try the two finger challenge on any other brand of sleeves.  While some of ours may pull apart, the force required to do so is noticeably greater with our sleeves than with any other brand! 

We are offering 16 different sizes for you to choose from, each one carefully selected to offer gamers the chance to sleeve the largest number of games without having hundreds of different sizes.  They are divided into three groups: Mini ($2 MSRP), Standard ($2.50 MSRP) and Large ($3 MSRP).  Note that Large size sleeves will cost you a small per-pack fee for all but the Premium Pledge Level. 

280 X 205 MM Sleeve Finder Mat.  Click this image to access the hi-res PDF so you can see what sizes fit what game before you get a playmat!
280 X 205 MM Sleeve Finder Mat. Click this image to access the hi-res PDF so you can see what sizes fit what game before you get a playmat!

or just click HERE.

16 sizes to choose from!
16 sizes to choose from!
These are our smallest sleeves and are made specifically for those smaller games!
These are our smallest sleeves and are made specifically for those smaller games!
Mini Euro Sleeves work great on Ticket To Ride & hundreds of other games!
Mini Euro Sleeves work great on Ticket To Ride & hundreds of other games!
These "medium" sleeves will fit most games.  Think of them as the "average" sized sleeves.
These "medium" sleeves will fit most games. Think of them as the "average" sized sleeves.
Standard Sleeves work for TONS of Games including Scythe!
Standard Sleeves work for TONS of Games including Scythe!
Euro Sleeves work for many "euro" games and Dominion!
Euro Sleeves work for many "euro" games and Dominion!
Magic The Gathering or "Card Game" Card Sleeves are the most popular!
Magic The Gathering or "Card Game" Card Sleeves are the most popular!
These HUGE sleeves are great for sleeving big cards with amazing art like Dixit or 7th Continent!  Note these will cost you a small per-pack surcharge with your reward unless you are ordering at the highest pledge level.
These HUGE sleeves are great for sleeving big cards with amazing art like Dixit or 7th Continent! Note these will cost you a small per-pack surcharge with your reward unless you are ordering at the highest pledge level.
7 Wonders Cards fit PERFECTLY in our 65 X 100 MM Sleeves
7 Wonders Cards fit PERFECTLY in our 65 X 100 MM Sleeves

 For details on cost per pack and shipping, check the graph under "Shipping Costs".  Note the highest two pledge levels are EXTREMELY discounted and we will NEVER offer this sort of price per pack again!

Do you KNOW you will need a lot of sleeves but aren't sure about which 100 packs to get?  Our Diamond Backers will have the option to get 50 packs upon fulfillment of the campaign and the other 50 at any time within 12 months of fulfillment, so you can choose at a later date what other 50 packs to get, we will even split the delivery into two separate shipments for you! 

Please note the Store Reward Level is ONLY for legitimate stores and we will cancel any pledges on the Store Reward Level that come from game groups or other individuals.  Please contact us directly for setting up a wholesale order account.

This product really doesn't mean much unless we have some independent reviews.  That is why we have spent countless hours contacting every-day board gamers, reviewers, stores and distributors to get some honest-to-goodness feedback.  We have shipped advanced packs of sleeves to well over 200 address in more than 15 countries and are so excited to share just a few of the real comments we have back so far.  We will be adding more reviews throughout the campaign.  Please take a minute to read through these more than 20 reviews.  We will be adding a new review every day of the campaign too!

"These are like "poor man's Dragonshield", they cost next to nothing yet stack up against the of the best sleeves on the market.  Yeah, time to sell these to the world! People HAVE to know about these!"  -Seth, Co-founder.  

*UPDATE 11/10/2018*  By very popular demand we may be unlocking sleeves that are 39 X 89 MM dimensions, 110 per pack designed to be compatible with games like Space Base.  Pictures of the cover will be coming very soon but we are super excited for this!  This stretch goal will be unlocked at $20,000!  

This is a very new product and it is honestly pretty straightforward.  We aren't going to offer many stretch rewards for it as we have focused on making a great product at an outstanding price just for the Kickstarter.  We will NEVER offer Sleeve Kings sleeves at these prices again and hope that is reward enough for backers.  Having said that, we do have one stretch goal:

If we get over $20,000 in funding we will spend the time and money to improve the look of the packaging and the logo to something more sophisticated or at least less crappy.  We already have some ideas in mind, here are some of the possible logos we are considering as an inspiration for this re-design.  Feel free to post in the comments on which logo you like the best (vote 1-6 so far we will be updating this as the campaign progresses)

Please comment on which logo you like the best and we will consider your feedback!
Please comment on which logo you like the best and we will consider your feedback!

 If we get over $50,000 we will be polling all of you backers to know what additional sizes we should make too!  We are open to adding more SKUs in the future.

By popular demand, YES you can add on a playmat for $5 to your rewards.  You can add only one mat per backer, but every backer level can add a playmat for $5 USD.  You can just add $5 more to your pledge or we can handle it post-campaign too, either way is fine.
By popular demand, YES you can add on a playmat for $5 to your rewards. You can add only one mat per backer, but every backer level can add a playmat for $5 USD. You can just add $5 more to your pledge or we can handle it post-campaign too, either way is fine.

 We are trying to offer these sleeves for the cheapest you will EVER be able to get them.  Best of all, the more you pledge for the larger your savings.  Shipping worldwide on a hundred or more packs of sleeves will be 10 kg or more, so please understand worldwide shipping is EXPENSIVE.   For the $10 pledge level ("High Five"), your shipments will either ship from the USA or from China directly to you, this means that while the rewards will not be "Customs/VAT" Friendly that because your pledge is low, the stated value on the package will be below the threshold of Customs/VAT for almost everyone.   

Worried about worldwide VAT/Customs?  

We are going to be shipping these at a "replacement value" for customs, meaning the stated cost on your shipment will be somewhere near the direct, variable manufacturing cost.  We will state the value below $1 per item so even at the $10 pledge value with an add on Playmat you will come in well under the $10 minimum stated value that most counties require before any VAT/Customs considerations are triggered.  

For pledges OVER the $10 level (Golden and above), we are happy to announce that those will be VAT/Customs friendly for the following areas:

Please note that we are not experts in VAT/Customs so you will need to review your own country's laws/regulations to best understand what you may actually pay when the rewards arrive. 

Why Kickstarter?

This is a brand new product for us and we have no idea how many to make.  We need to see what the interest is and how many of each sku to produce, so we need your help!  We are a brand new company and we need this project to succeed to be able to pay for our first batch of product.  Without your help we simply won't exist!

Risks and challenges

While we are a brand new company, we have a lot of experience in sleeves and board games. We have our factory ready to pull the trigger and just need funding to get the job done! We fully expect to deliver on time or early. We don't anticipate any problems in getting this done.

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    High Five: Five Packs of Sleeves

    Just 500 Available! Five packs of Sleeve Kings Card Sleeves of any size. Note $0.50 per pack surcharge for each pack of sleeves that are 65 X 100 MM or larger. See campaign description for details.

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    Gold Backer: 25 packs of sleeves

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    Platinum Backer: 50 packs & Playmat

    Just 250 available! Get any 50 packs of our sleeves as you check out post campaign, pay just $0.20 per pack premium on sleeves at or larger than 65 X 100 MM. Shipping costs are much cheaper per pack than the $45 pledge level!

    Also included is the sleeve finder playmat made of premium 3 MM non-stick neoprene. No extra charge!

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    Diamond Backer! 100 packs & Playmat!

    This will set you up for life! You're getting 100 packs of any of our card sleeves. $0.00 surcharge on large sleeves over 65 X 100 MM. That is an insane $1.50 per pack even for our largest sizes! Our sleeves will NEVER be offered anywhere near this price again!

    Also included is the sleeve finder playmat made of premium 3 MM non-stick neoprene. No extra charge!

    Not sure which 100 packs you want but know you want them? Diamond backers can choose to select 50 packs now and 50 packs up to 12 months after you fill out the survey! Yes, choose the 2nd half later and get them when you know which packs up to a year later, we will even split your rewards into two shipments!

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    Retail Store Backer Level

    Brick & Mortar Stores Only! We are not allowing our sleeves to be sold on Amazon at all so if that is your main sales channel please do not back this project. This is for brick & mortar stores only and we will be checking! VERIFICATION REQUIRED. You are getting 250 packs of any combination of our sleeves for just $160. We want to make you an offer you can't refuse. That is below distributor pricing and you will never get them this cheap again. We will be in touch post-campaign to have you select from any of our 16 skus at this very special price. Shipping is $15 w/in the USA or $75 worldwide. Sorry but we are talking about a lot of weight here. You will also get 2 of the neoprene "sleeve finder" mats for your store!

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