Can I Build My Custom Card Deck and Order Online?
You have to deal with a real person at AdMagic. If you want - you can build a deck with our playing card builder but since setup is FREE you should just let us do it for you. At any rate - you will still need to talk to us or email us.
All orders to AdMagic are handled personally one on one due to the personalized nature of each playing card order. We are expert manufacturers of customized playing card projects and we will personally guide you through the process - which we try to keep pretty easy on your end. This service is not available from all playing card companies because here - we pride ourselves on having the best customer service in the business. This is pretty well backed up by our client emails and our page happy clients but we can definitely provide you with references.
What are "Layout Services" and "Setup”?
Once your artwork is ready, all files will need to be laid out set-up for final printing. We’ll provide you with the right templates and assign an artist our team to help you through the set-up process, ensuring that your files will be set-up properly. Our artist will then send the artwork to print and generate a digital proof for you to approve.
Is There a Playing Card Proof First?
Yes. We do not print anything without a proof. Once we process your order we will email you a pdf proof of your deck. Most proofs are turned around immediately upon our receipt of the order. A second proof is generated by the production team at the factory just prior to printing to confirm that there are no errors in transferring your files to plate. In complicated double sided custom playing card orders we will proof you in sheet form so you can see which card backs up to what images.
What Kinds of Artistic Services Can You Provide?
From removing backgrounds from photos, to ‘photo-shopping’ images, we have artists on staff that can take care of all of this for the same competitive rates as others you would expect to work with. The availability of artists is subject to how busy we are at the moment, so best to send an inquiry to our team far in advance if you need these services.
We will work with you every step of the way to price your items for Kickstarter, and as a part of that process we can also make prototypes for you to use for the photographs required for Kickstarter.
What are "Prototypes for Photography”?
To ensure your game is shown as best as possible on Kickstarter, you will want to make a prototype (one copy of your game) in order to get high quality pictures for your Kickstarter. You can contact our prototype division directly at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have decided on the final specs for your game. Visit Print & Play to find out more.
What is Playing Card Terminology?
Personalized Playing Card "FACES"
The front side of the playing card is the "face" of the playing card. This side is where you usually see the playing card numbers and symbols for the suits (which are called PIPS).. When laying out, designing and printing Personalized playing cards bear in mind that your images may fill up the entire side of the card or may be placed in the center of the cards. Your playing card "faces" may be the standard faces - which show the standard King, Queen, Jack and Ace or you can customize each "face" with any image - even personalized pips and numbers of your own design. This generally adds an additional set up to the order - it depends on the size and specifics of your Personalized playing card project. Call for an exact quotation.
Personalized Playing Card "BACKS"
The "back" side of the playing card is the side that is usually the same on all of the cards. These can, however be fully Personalized in any way you desire - just like the faces, they too can be all different. Generally though in order to make a Personalized playing card deck usable for playing card games- they must all be identical.
Playing Card "PIPS"
These are the numbers and symbols that designate the face cards.
Spades - Diamonds - Hearts and Clubs are the standard but you can modify these or remove them completely or design your own suits - it is completely up to you. All you need to do is design within the parameters of the art templates we send you.
Promotional Playing Cards to Market your Brand
Regarding number of cards per deck:
We have created card sets ranging from 3 card magic tricks up to 550 cards per box.
Regarding actual card size:
There two main sizes that custom playing cards come in:
- Poker Size which measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches with rounded corners and
- Bridge Size which measure 2.25 x 3.5 inches with rounded corners. (1/4 inch narrower than poker)
- Poker and bridge playing card decks consist of 52 playing cards and 2 jokers.
- Texas Hold-em Rules and Card Calendars can also be added to your decks.
Pinochle Playing Cards
Pinochle decks are available in a standard size of 2.25 x 3.5 - the same size as bridge cards.
Custom Tarot Cards
Jumbo Playing Cards, Flash Cards and Custom Tarot Decks are available in many sizes such as:
- 3.5 x 5
- 3 x 5.5
- 3.5 x 5.5
- 2 9/16 x 4.5
You name it - we can make it. This is also true for Educational Flash cards and Jumbo playing cards.
Custom Miniature Playing Cards
Custom miniature Playing Cards are available in a standard size of 1 5/8 x 2 5/16 and come in a custom printed tuck box. They are also available to whatever custom size you prefer.
Credit Card Size Single Playing Cards come in a credit card size of 2 1/8 x 3 3/8 to better fit into your wallet. They can be decorated with foil stamp or can be fully customized and printed in full color on both sides. Tip charts, schedules, calendars or business card information can be printed on one side with foil stamp or full color design on the other.
Custom Shaped Playing Cards
Custom shaped playing cards can vary in size as you require. Some of the shapes we have made include: Heart Shaped Playing Cards to House Shaped Playing Cards, Circular Playing Cards to Box Shaped Playing Cards and Everything in between!
What Can I Print On My Custom Playing Cards?
You may create absolutely ANYTHING you desire on your playing cards. If you would like to do this yourself please call us for a personalized playing card template and it will be emailed to you asap.
Do You Have the Capability to Assist in Order Fulfillment (Printing / Packaging / Shipping)?
YES! With our expansion into a 103,000 square foot warehouse facility and our acquisition of the Blackbox fulfillment company we are able to provide these services to our clients and integrate them seamlessly into the manufacturing process.
Why Should We Choose AdMagic?
There are only a handful of US based custom playing card and custom board game manufacturers available to you. Our company will design and print your card deck, card game or custom board game and make it easy for you.
At AdMagic we understand how to make it an easy and smooth experience - we can assure you that we will take care of you unlike any other playing card company.
We really care about our clients and we care about making you happy so you can blog about us - partner with us - tweet about us - Facebook us - and tell everyone on the forums about us.