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Tom Wong
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So I was recently interested in designing and making my own custom playing cards. This question has three sections.

Designing
First of all what program do I use to create the design, whether it be the back design or custom faces. Photoshop, Illustrator? I have the whole adobe suite and am experienced in using these programs, so whatever is necessary.
Any links to a template for playing cards? (Dimensions, Standard Faces etc.)
Any tips on creating custom courts & jokers?
Exporting designs to a format which can be printed into the final product.

Printing / Stock, Cut & Finish
What sort of stock, cut & finish do I want (Should feel something like standard bikes or higher quality)
Names of companies that will print custom playing cards in small batches or single units (Needs to be quality though)
Regarding the last point I have heard about makeplayingcards.com. Has anyone used this company before? What is the quality like? Would you recommend them?

Advertising & Distribution
If I decide to make these cards avaliable to the public then what are good ways to get them 'out' there other than kickstarter and social media.
If the kickstarter is sucessfull where do I go from there? Sell them through a company like ellusionist etc.

Best regards,
Tom
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It may be worth asking these questions over on the United Cardists forum too. That place is dedicated to playing cards and I'm sure plenty of the members there have the relevant experience required to make their brains worth picking.

With regard to templates, this thread here on the Café is good place to start...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=2
Tom Wong
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On Mar 25, 2017, One Inch Man wrote:
It may be worth asking these questions over on the United Cardists forum too. That place is dedicated to playing cards and I'm sure plenty of the members there have the relevant experience required to make their brains worth picking.

With regard to templates, this thread here on the Café is good place to start...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=2

Thank you very much.
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