Tarot custom printing has grown to become the biggest source of revenue for a China-based factory. They provide free help from their graphics department, card samples, and competitive prices. Finished CMYK “Bleed” versions of files should be uploaded to a protected server when ready (like Dropbox). If you need precise colors, SHUFFLED INK can send you hard copy proofs (uncut, flat, paper prints) in the mail if you ask for them. This is the preferred way for producing the minimum 1200 dpi (Vector based) artwork required by Expert Printers.
WJPC is considered as the best tarot card printing company. Doug Thornsjo had his scary awesome Trick or Tarot deck printed by ‘WJPC,’ Shenzhen Wangjing Printing Co. Although I would have like thicker cardstock, the quality and polish are excellent. When it comes to smaller decks like Gypsy/Lenormand, they seem to have some interesting extras like gold edges (not sure whether that’s conventional gold foil approach) and colorful metal containers. And they know their stuff when it comes to games, even if your deck of cards is an odd form or you need special dice. Tarot custom printing has grown to become their biggest source of revenue for a China-based factory that focuses only on card printing. They also produce a few of Print Ninja decks annually (China-based deck manufacturer mentioned below).
Green energy provider SHUFFLED INK is located in Florida. To date, I’ve collaborated with them 8 times since 2013. To my great satisfaction, all of the results have been very polished, and my respect for you has grown with each new undertaking. I can confidently endorse them as a dependable, high-quality printer of decks, booklets, and boxes. They provide free help from their graphics department, card samples, and competitive prices (who can create templates for formatting your cards, booklet pages & box; all while working with your favourite art program, like Photoshop). Completed CMYK “Bleed” versions of files should be uploaded to a protected server when ready (like Dropbox. ) The proofs will be sent digitally for review. If you need precise colours, SHUFFLED INK can send you hard copy proofs (uncut, flat, paper prints) in the mail if you ask for them; however, this service comes at an extra cost and can add several weeks to the estimated delivery time; furthermore, any physical changes made at this point may incur additional fees since they are considered post-production. I’ve found that ordering hard copies of proofs is usually unnecessary since after production they’ll send you a sample set to review before sending out the remainder of the stock.
Professional Greeting Card Makers
I’m psyched to tell you about a NYC printer that’s perfect for deck designers that have experience with graphic design and know their way around Adobe Illustrator. This is the preferred way for producing the minimum 1200 dpi (Vector based) artwork required by Expert Printers, allowing for clear, clean lines and accurately textured, coloured graphics. A deck design team’s presentation to the Tarot Group Second Sunday in Illinois is how I learned about them. Several card decks were discussed by the amazing Uusi design team (all funded successfully with Kickstarter using a different printer discussed below). However, when they decided to construct a Tarot deck, they contracted Expert Playing Card, a company they had heard excellent things about for their meticulous attention to detail and high-caliber, expert workmanship. Uusi brought Brut Tarot as her first deck. Then in 2016, they released Pagan Otherworlds, a book packaged in a deluxe tuck box with gold foil embossing. Plus, 2017’s sugary, sexual “Eros: The Garden of Love,” and a number of other fantastic, in-demand decks since then.
Printing Games with WinGo
For complex tasks, such as the creation of Round Shaped Decks of E-motion cards favoured by Australian Teacher Annie O’Brien, WinGo Games Printer comes highly recommended. Due to her unusual requirements, there were some linguistic barriers at first, but in the end, her round deck, booklet, and boxed set turned out brilliantly. This firm was able to successfully complete the difficult process of making a circular deck, which some of you may be aware is quite difficult.