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Imind
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I was wondering what kind of pen people are using when they write on them so it doesn't bleed through. When I wrote on my protea cards which is thicker than phoenix,the ink bled through.

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Maybe for something that thin, best to stay away from the signed card route.
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I wouldn't think the OP would be having DD's signed but who knows. There are a lot of effects however where some kind of marking on the back is desired, such as the Phil deck, etc.
I recently made up some DD's that needed to be "marked" for an effect, but I didn't write them on, instead I used black self adhesive vinyl and cut them out on a computerized cutter. Fortunately I only needed a few cards and not an entire deck.
Sorry I can't be of more help but I haven't experimented with any pens or markers on DD's. Hopefully someone else can shed some light.
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The reason that I will write upon them, is because I'm going to make the superb trick trilogy even cleaner. So I need to have numbers on them.

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A cleaner version of "Trilogy" is Gary Jones' "Duality", which I believe is still available at Top Secret Magic.

And, using a Phoenix DD Deck makes it even cleaner. No limitations. Any card and any number can be named.

Personally, I've never had any problems using a broad tipped marker to number the Phoenix cards.

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Yes, Sharpie pens work fine on Double Deckers, and if you go for a Sharpie King Size, the numbers will be very visible even in large distance.
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On May 7, 2014, Card-Shark wrote:
Yes, Sharpie pens work fine on Double Deckers, and if you go for a Sharpie King Size, the numbers will be very visible even in large distance.


I haven't had a problem with bleed through of Sharpie ink. I HAVE had issues with wet ink sticking cards together and transferring onto the wrong surface of a facing card. Spent a lot of time with a pencil erase and my Rule of Three DD cleaning up transferred specs of ink. Learned a valuable lesson--make darn sure ink-marked cards are thoroughly dry before reassembling the deck.

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On May 6, 2014, Robert M wrote:
A cleaner version of "Trilogy" is Gary Jones' "Duality", which I believe is still available at Top Secret Magic.

And, using a Phoenix DD Deck makes it even cleaner. No limitations. Any card and any number can be named.

Personally, I've never had any problems using a broad tipped marker to number the Phoenix cards.

Robert


Robert many thanks for tipping this to me some years ago - it remains a favorite.
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Check out our newest release called NUMB, where four cards are chosen by four spectators. Works great on stage, Roger Nicot performed it at this year's FFFF.
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Check out our newest release called NUMB, where four cards are chosen by four spectators. Works great on stage, Roger Nicot performed it at this year's FFFF.


This looks nice - appears to be a DD variation on something like Cataclysm.
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If I were you I would not ruin those! What kind of routine would you do with them?
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The Card-Shark site has a free writeup on tricks using the various flavors of DDs, some involve marking the cards.
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Christian showed me NUMB at the IBM/SAM convention in St. Louis… what a great trick!
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