Carbon Fiber Playing Cards! Now with Bulletproof Kevlar!
Playing Cards made from Carbon Fiber and Carbon Fiber with Kevlar. These cards are made to last a lifetime.
100% Real Carbon Fiber Playing Cards are Back and have brought a few friends... Carbon Fiber with Kevlar Playing Cards!
What is Carbon Fiber?
Carbon fiber is a made from very small strands of carbon that is woven into a fabric. That fabric is then combined with a resin and placed into a mold to create complex shapes or laid flat to create a sheet. This combination of Carbon Fiber fabric and resin creates a composite material with a very high strength to weight ratio. It is often described as being stronger than steel yet lighter than aluminum.
Because of Carbon Fiber's amazing properties it is very popular in Aerospace, Military, and Motorsports. Lots of high end Sports cars use Carbon Fiber parts to reduce the weight of the car without sacrificing strength.
What is Kevlar?
- Kevlar is lighter that both fiberglass and carbon fiber. If is often used in conjunction with either one to improve the toughness, flexibility, abrasion resistance and most importantly, the impact resistance of the composite part.
- To make Kevlar, a special weaving method — known as an aramid weave — is used to turn a liquid into a solid. Aramid fibers tend to be difficult to corrode, resistant to heat, and have no melting point.
- Kevlar is a synthetic fiber of high tensile strength used especially as a reinforcing agent in the manufacture of protective gear such as helmets and vests.
Original - Carbon Fiber Playing Cards
The Original Carbon Fiber Playing Cards are back! - The rewards for this project will be printed in White and Red ink on Black 3k Twill Carbon Fiber. The card images have been sealed under a clear coating to prevent scratching or chipping of the card images.
Carbon Fiber Deck in a Metal Case $110-$130
- $110 Early Bird
- $130 Later Gator
Carbon Fiber w/ Kevlar Playing Cards
Carbon Fiber w/ Kevlar Playing Cards $135-$155
- $135 Early Bird
- $155 Later Gator
- Blue - Unlocked at $50,000
How to Order more than One Deck or Add-On?
You can simply increase your pledge in include another reward level. If you want another Carbon Fiber Deck just add $130 to you pledge. If you want another Carbon/Kevlar deck then add $155 to your pledge. You will then be able to tell me what extra items you wanted when the BackerKit surveys are sent out after the project ends.
There is also now a convenient $285 level for those who want one Carbon Fiber and one Carbon/Kevlar deck.
You can wait until the campaign is over and order more decks through BackerKit. I will be using Backerkit to send out surveys to determine if people want Gloss and/or Matte, Red and/or Blue ect ect. You can also at that time also add additional decks and pay through BackerKit.
Please note that Early Bird Levels can not be a Add-On.
Carbon Fiber Playing Cards seen on......
- Gigazine - Carbon Fiber Playing Card Review
- Gigazine - Kickstarter
- The Awesomer - Awesome Stuff
- This is Why I'm Broke
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Risks and challenges
Our projected ship date is based on reaching our funding goal. As you have seen a lot of projects can be over funded several times over! Not a bad problem to have unless everyone expects to get their rewards at the exact same time. If this project gets over funded several times over then that could push the start of shipping back by weeks or even months in some cases. Not to mention that it could take a lot longer to ship out orders to all the backers. Larger orders require more time to fulfill. So the biggest challenge I see is simply setting an accurate ship date when there is no way of telling how many rewards there are going to be.
This is the 2nd time of running a Carbon Fiber Card project. So the process of making them the 1st time was a learning experience that has helped reduce the time to make them this 2nd time.
When Prototyping these cards with the Carbon/Kevlar hybrid we noticed that the edge finish is not as smooth as just plain carbon fiber or plain Kevlar. Different cutting methods and tools are now being tested in order to get a smoother edge finish. There is a risk that the edge finish will be less than ideal and the edges will be slightly frayed or begin to fray after use.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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