Dec. 10, 2021
With the wide variety of custom playing cards on the market today, the incredible selection can be daunting, if not overwhelming, to buyers. Where do you start? What kind of deck should you buy?
There can be a huge difference in quality between one deck of cards and another. It is definitely a matter of personal taste, especially when it comes to the visual appeal and aesthetics of the design. Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when choosing a quality deck of playing cards.
The first thing you'll always see with a deck of cards is the cardboard box, and the organizer can hold more than just the cards, making the game more travel-friendly. Here are some things to look for.
Durability: The organizer is important first and foremost because its actual purpose is to hold a deck of cards, so you don't want something flimsy. Tuck boxesfrom HOPES can be easily opened and closed to retrieve and store cards.
Aesthetics: But just as important as durability is the aesthetics and visual appeal of the organizer. The organizer is your first contact with the deck, so it is critical to shaping the initial impression.
Embossing: With the help of modern technology, we are seeing today's folding boxes reach new heights of innovation. A quality deck of playing cards will almost certainly be embossed on the card box.
Stamps: The final element to note is the custom stamp. Having a numbered stamp will almost always add to the appeal and collectability of a set, and you can expect to pay more for such a set. HOPES organizers can be designed to your specifications.
Often, a certain level of customization will apply to almost every aspect of the artwork! As far as card design is concerned, here are some things to keep in mind.
Custom card backs: The card back will be a repeating theme that you will see repeated 54 times, so it is one of the most important elements in determining the overall look of the set. HOPES accepts customization services and we create unique cards for you.
Borders: White borders are the most common and probably still the best card backs available today. Since playing cards are made of paper, cards with a black border or black surface tend to show signs of wear and tear when used with any frequency.
Ink: Some decks will use metallic ink on the backs of the cards, which will immediately produce a very eye-catching and stylish look, with the shine becoming apparent when the cards catch the light at certain angles.
Custom Joker: Almost every custom deck of playing cards has at least one custom joker. So even though all the other cards in the set are relatively standard, expect the jokers to see something unique.
Aside from the visual aesthetics, the quality of a deck of playing cards' finish is one of its most important features. This depends on the paper used and the process applied to that paper, and can vary from publisher to publisher. So here are some things to consider.
Publisher: Fortunately, we live in an era with multiple industry leaders, all of whom produce durable and powerful high-quality playing cards. hops is a professional manufacturer, and we choose high-quality paper for your games.
Paper: The actual paper stock used is a very important part of the publishing process, and it can range from stiff and durable to soft and flexible. Obviously, this can have a major impact on how the deck feels and handles. The feel will vary, depending largely on the stiffness or softness of the card stock.
Coating: To help with the handling of a deck, the finish of a deck of cards is critical. Ideally, you want the publisher to use a consistent formula to create a coating that makes the card easy to unfold, but not so slippery that it is difficult to shuffle.
Cut: The cut of the cards is how clean the edges are. When you run your fingers over one of their new HOPES cards, you will immediately see that it is very smooth.
Please contact HOPES to get your Unique cards and boxes!