Custom Playing Cards - more samples
In the past five years - due in part to technological improvements as well as the incredible popularity of Texas Holdem Custom Playing Cards have also risen in popularity as terrific items to promote businesses and new product launches.
Although custom playing cards can be produced in many sizes and shapes, the two most popular are Poker Size and Bridge Size. The only difference between the two is the size of the card decks themselves.
Poker decks measure 2.5 inches across by 3.5 inches high, while Bridge decks measure 2.25 inches across by 3.5 inches high. The obvious advantage of printing on Poker size decks is that they have a larger imprint area.
The BACK of the playing cards is the side which is uniform. This side can be fully customized with a clients logo - design or custom photo. The FACES of the playing cards is the side which contains the SUITS - hearts - diamonds - clubs and spades - which are known as the PIPS. The Faces of the decks can be completely customized as well. Either the center of the card can be custom with standard pips on the edgesor the entire face of the card can be customized - even with CUSTOM PIPS. These pips can be anything - and do not necessarily even need to bethe standard hearts - diamonds - clubs and spades . Sometimes clients choose to make their own pips which correspond to their product line of the theme of their custom game. Sometimes the faces are instructions - or photos - a deck can be up to 60 cards or as few cards as a client needs. Even deck sizes are fully custom - 54 cards per deck is no longer a requirement. When a client decides to create custom playing cards they are provided with a template for the FACE, BACK and if requested A CUSTOM BOX template can also be provided. These templates allow clients who wish to design their own cards to place their art in a position where it will not be inadvertently cut off during the manufacturing process. Here are the links to the templates:
Back of Custom Playing Cards Template and Faces of Custom Playing Cards Template(54 files are required for 54 faces)
Standards for art are generally 300 dpi to size and the recommend formats are photoshop, adobe illustrator or adobe in design. We can take any format and convert it to what we require if necessary.
There are several types of printing available - digital printing, offset printing and foil stamp imprinting. Digital printing is excellent for short runs - as low as 1 deck - and for quick turnaround, as digital decks can be printed in a matter of days - sometimes as few as 1 to 2 days for Rush orders. Rush orders incur an additional fee but have saved many marketing managers from being empty handed at a trade show when their companies have waited until the last minute to decide on a trade show give away. Offset printing is a better choice when critical color is involved as the Pantone Matching System for offfset inks is extremely accurate for matching client color choices. It is also the most cost effective
method for producing large quantities of custom playing cards as the cards are printed on large sheets which are then cut into playing card size. Hot Stamp printing is achieved by heating and stamping a foil onto the surface of a playing card
by hitting it with a die in the shape of the custom imprint. This produces a shiny imprint in the color of the foil. Many foil colors are available to use on stock colored backgrounds. There are several different stock colors available in poker size
and even more stock card colors are available in bridge size. There are about 20 foil colors to choose from. This method is only good when the design
can first be created as black and white line art which is then molded into a die. 50 decks minimum are required for this method. Generally the decks come in a window box - which shows the imprint through the window but custom boxes are also available and all sides
of the box can be customized with the client's imprint. Custom shapes such as circles - houses - triangles - hexagons - Tarot Cards - ovals - capsule shaped and square shaped decks are also
available and can be custom made to the client's size specifications. Playing cards are no longer boring rectangles anymore - with new technology and a little creative inspration - playing cards have become works of art.
Kimberly Jentzen is a multi-award winning acting coach, teacher, director and writer.
She has been honored by Back Stage four years in a row as Los Angeles' Best Acting Coach and Teacher. She has been coaching actors for twenty years in Los Angeles and has coached courses throughout the United States from Seattle, Washington to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to San Diego, California.
She is the award-winning writer/director of the film Of Earth & Sky and the screenplay The Georgia Boy (aka Laurietta). Highlights of her stage directing credits include Brunch with God at the Powerhouse Theatre, The Post Oscar Showcase for Women in Film at the Pacific Design Center, Cassatt and Degas: Unfinished Canvas at the Hudson Theatre, and the hilarious comedy Personal Space Invaders which was a finalist in the 2006 One Act play festival at the Secret Rose Theatre. She has developed, directed and coached several one-person shows including having the honor of working with Yolanda King on her homage to her father Martin Luther King Jr., entitled Achieving The Dream.
Kimberly earned her BA from UCLA in Theater Arts and a MA from the University of Santa Monica in Spiritual Psychology. Training as a triple threat (actor/singer/dancer), her extensive acting training includes American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, American Center for Musical Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center, and studies with Nina Foch, the Stanford Meisner technique, Rudy Solari, Michael Shurtleff, Harvey Lembeck and Roy London. Kimberly was most influenced by her work with both mentors George Shdanoff from the Michael Chekov Technique and Delia Salvi from the Strasberg Technique. As an actor she worked in films, television, stage and commercials, once reviewed as having “more verve than the rest of the cast combined,” by the Los Angeles Times.
“I began coaching my fellow actors on the 4th floor in the high stairwells of the Dorothy Chandler, this was during my training at the Music Center in Los Angeles. We would stick a dance bag in the doorway stairwell so we wouldn’t be locked out and I would sit on the railing – you can imagine how high that was, my feet tucked around the bars and we would use that little space to work a scene.“
Jentzen has also on-set coached feature films, a hit series and many, many showcases, too numerous to mention. For many years she has been a teacher and on the committee of the SAG Conservatory where she conceived and produced the special event, For the Love of the Art. She has published two books of poetry: Catching Light in a Looking Glass and Life Is …
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Recently Ad Magic manufactured and helped with some of the design work on brilliant custom playing cards and a board game called The Reason - check it out at http://www.mytao2.com
Developed by one of the most creative and inspirational clients I have ever encountered - The Reason contains Customized playing cards, game pieces and the most clever premise you have ever seen. It is the Game of Life
to the nth degree!!
Inspired by a Near Death Experience (NDE) and developed meticulously with the ideas and concepts which best represents the typical experience of the human journey in life, This intriguinging board game clearly answers the questions that are often asked regarding the meaning of Life & Death. Unlike other board games of Life, this one helps the players gain a definite understanding of the deeper meaning of Reincarnation and the essence of Soul evolution.
While having lots of fun, you will learn the principles of Karma, Fate, Life, Death & Reincarnation as well as the significance of the Spirit Path beyond this current life!
The Game is based on the premise that we all want to reach Heaven or Nirvana. To reach Heaven or Nirvana, the PLAYER must have a SOUL. The PLAYER can obtain a SOUL by living a fulfilling LIFE on the PLANE of EXISTENCE. The more SOUL the player obtains, the better chance the player has to reach Nirvana or Heaven.
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Ad Magic, Inc. Promotional Receives 2009 Best of Netcong Award
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- Ad Magic, Inc. Promotional has been selected for the 2009 Best of Netcong Award in the Advertising category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association