“At Shuffled Ink, we make the seemingly unattainable attainable by helping you design the playing card deck of your dreams.“Did you know that the playing cards that you’re dying to get your hands on can actually be designed by those very same hands? In just 3 easy steps, we will deliver the decks that you’ve dreamed up in your mind right to your doorstep.
1. THE ARTWORKShuffled Ink follows your lead when it comes to designing the perfect playing cards. You can print any design on the card backs and faces or just the card backs. It’s up to you! And get this: You aren’t required to put a limit on the number of cards in the deck either. When we say custom playing cards, we mean it. So, let’s start by laying out all the cards on the table – to become a playing card designer, you must first come up with a concept. No matter what stage you’re at in the design process, we are here for you, from start-to-finish. Finalizing artwork? Wondering where to begin? Ready for production? We got you, whether you’re a seasoned designer or first-timer.
- Complimentary samples of our top-quality products (simply include your delivery address and contact phone number on your custom request a quote form
- Readily available client support, call us at 407-298-3579 anytime
- Full-service graphic assistance
- Convenient in-house printing
- Low minimums, no setup or added color (CMYK) fees
- Ultra-fast turnaround times
- Authentic client feedback on Facebook and Google; video reviews
2. ALL IN THE DETAILS
CARD STOCK SELECTIONCard stock is the applied finish. It protects the cards and gives them a professional look and feel. Now, there isn’t necessarily one option that hails supreme. Really, the choice is dependent upon what you think will better suit your deck. Nevertheless, your project manager will provide you with their honest card stock recommendation based on your project specifications.
Smooth finishAn indent-free finish with a shiny appearance and polished texture. High resolution and detailed artwork (such as photos), as well as text-sensitive material, usually prints best on cards with a smooth finish.
Linen finishLinen has a textured, cross-stitched pattern and is both visible and tangible for card players to see and feel.
Matte FinishThe display is non-glossy with a sandy-like texture. Our most popular finish is semi-gloss, which doesn’t increase the cost of your cards.
- 300 GSM Premium Paper Stock – Smooth Finish
- 310 GSM Casino Paper – Linen Finish (this is a slightly denser and thicker card, allowing for greater “snap-back”)
- 28MM PVC (1,000-Deck Min.) – Smooth & Matte Finish
- 32MM PVC (1,000-Deck Min.) – Smooth & Matte Finish
- 35MM Plastic (1,000-Deck Min.) –Smooth & Matte Finish
SPECIALTY PACKAGINGWe offer a variety of packaging options so that no matter the budget or vision for your project, you’ll have the right box to hold it all together. View the entire card box collection here.
3. THE GRAND REVEALMarketing your product is hands down one of the most important steps in successfully designing a deck. You are creating a one-of-a-kind product, so naturally, your promotions should mirror that. The grand reveal, or lack thereof, can make or break your product, regardless of how outstanding your idea may be. While this is the third & final step, you should be promoting your playing cards well before they hit the press. If you are unable to fund the project on your own, we suggest joining a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter. This is where creators set a funding goal & share their ideas with others through mock-up photos, detailed descriptions of the project’s purpose and story & more. For those who haven’t created a Kickstarter project or backed anyone else’s before, we can assure you that from our experience working with clients who have taken this route, we’ve seen a lot of success and promise. Of course, if you already have the means to produce a project, then Kickstarter probably isn’t an optimal choice for you. Take a look at some of our clients’ awesome Kickstarters:
- THE VALUES DECK: CORPORATE EDITION
- YOUBBLE BURZA
- SIP-TO-SUIT CARDS ABOUT COFFEE
- BIBLIOLOGY CARD GAME
Marketing Perks with Shuffled InkWe offer a vast selection of free marketing services. Don’t hesitate to contact our marketing team about promo opportunities. If the options listed below don’t align with your vision, we will collaborate with you to determine the best feature for your product.
1. Social Media FeaturePromote your product(s) on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter platforms with links to your website and/or Kickstarter as well as tags to your media platforms.
2. Product PhotographyWe snap professional photos of your cards that you can use freely on your own website, e-commerce shop, social media, etc.
- AvantStay Company Branding Cards
- All Things Intuitive Messages of Love Oracle Cards
- The New Yorker Playing Cards by Edward Steed
3. Shuffled Ink BlogCard Story: We interview you about your product, write the article and promote it on our social media with tags and links.
4. Client Printing VideosSimilar to social feature but instead showcase your card’s production process.
SI Playing Card Designers“Creating custom playing cards has always been an art fantasy of mine. Collaborating with an artist friend made the process that much more fun.” – Georgette R.
Want to learn more about playing cards and how to create your own custom card decks? Click below for details!Shuffled Ink is a multigenerational family business that specializes in printing custom playing cards, tarot & flash cards, packaging and more for businesses and individuals worldwide. ● Official Shuffled Ink website: ShuffledInk ● Make Your Own Custom Playing Cards at: ShuffledInk ● Make Your Own Custom Card Games at: ShuffledInk ● Make Your Own Custom Tarot Cards at: ShuffledInk ● Make Your Own Custom Flash Cards at: ShuffledInk
About Shuffled Ink
Shuffled Ink is a multigenerational family business that specializes in printing custom playing cards, tarot & flash cards, custom card games, packaging and more for businesses and individuals worldwide.
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