Printed Card Formats & Costs

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Card Stocks

Standard Stock: 12-pt. thickness, 270gsm. IMPORTANT: This stock will be discontinued on Jan 1, 2018.

Premium Stock: 11.6-pt. thickness, 320 gsm black core card stock from French paper manufacturer Arjo-Wiggins. This silk-finish stock is similar to, but superior to, the stock used on popular trading card games. It's slightly thinner for easier shuffling, but dense to give better rigidity and snap than thicker stocks. It's the best playing card stock we've found.

Embossed Stock: 10.7-pt. (272 micrometers) thickness, 310 gsm, black core, Vega Gloss Loba Dry card stock from French paper manufacturer Arjo-Wiggins.

Small Poster: Glossy Deluxe 100# text paper. (Folded once for shipment. Square corners, single-sided.)

Low-volume Card Costs

Card Size Standard Stock Cost/Card Premium Stock Cost/Card Embossed Stock Cost/Card
US Poker (2.5” x 3.5”)  $0.08 $0.085 $0.095
Euro Poker (63mm x 88mm)  0.08 0.085 0.095
US Bridge (2.25” x 3.5”)  0.08 0.085 0.095
Mini (1.625” x 2.5”)  0.07 0.075 0.085
Tarot (2.75" x 4.75") n/a 0.17 0.19
Tile (6” x 6”) 0.25 0.25** n/a
Tile (8” x 10”) 0.52 0.52** n/a
Page (8.5” x 11”) 0.37 0.37** n/a
Small Poster (12” x 18”) 0.48

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*All print costs are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

**Premium Stock coming to these card sizes soon.

  • Decks of 10 or more cards come wrapped in a one-inch cellophane band.
  • Low-volume decks of 10 or more cards come with a production control card. This card allows for order tracking on our production floor. You are not charged for this card.
  • Prices are rounded to the nearest cent per item for single-card orders. For example, a single-card order on Premium Stock will round to $0.09/card per card instead of $0.085/card.

High-volume Card Costs

Card Size Standard Stock Cost/Card Premium Stock Cost/Card Embossed Stock Cost/Card
US Poker (2.5” x 3.5”) $0.055 $0.06 $0.07
Euro Poker (63mm x 88mm) 0.055 0.06 0.07
US Bridge (2.25” x 3.5”) 0.055 0.06 0.07
Mini (1.625” x 2.5”) 0.045 0.05 0.06
Tarot (2.75" x 4.75") n/a 0.095 0.13
Tile (6” x 6”) 0.18 0.21** n/a
Tile (8” x 10”) 0.38 0.44** n/a
Page (8.5” x 11”) 0.26 0.30** n/a
Small Poster (12” x 18”) 0.48 n/a n/a

*All print costs are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

**Premium Stock coming to these card sizes soon.

  • Order must contain a minimum of 5,000 total cards (for example, 100 decks of 50 cards each).
  • Order must ship to one destination.
  • Can be for a single promo card or for decks of 10 or more cards.
  • No high-volume pricing for decks of 2 to 9 cards.
  • High-volume orders have the production control card removed from each deck.
  • Small posters are treated as cards (1 poster = 1 card), except that poster titles containing 2 to 9 posters are allowed in high-volume orders.
  • Prices are rounded to the nearest cent per item in the order. For example, a single-card order on Standard Stock will round to $0.06/card per card instead of $0.055/card.

Additional Deck Fees

  • Decks (10 or more cards) = $0.20/deck (on top of the per/card fee). Decks are wrapped in a one-inch cellophane band.
  • Decks (10-120 cards) packed in a clear deckbox = $1.00/deck ($0.20/deck fee + $0.80/deckbox). Only Poker and Bridge cards will be packed in deckboxes. (See the 70-card deckbox and the 120-card deckbox.)
  • See high-volume pricing for printed tuckboxes.
  • There is no deck fee for promo card runs (1 card "decks") or small poster products of 1-9 posters.

Examples

  • 5,000 US Poker-size promo cards (Premium) = $300.
  • 100 decks of 60 Euro poker-size cards/deck (Standard) = be $350 ($3.50/deck).
  • 100 decks of 54 US poker-size cards (Premium) + custom printed tuckbox* = $484 ($4.84/deck).
  • 300 decks of 70 US Bridge-size cards (Premium) + plastic deckbox* = $1,560 ($5.20/deck).

*Decks come inserted inside tuckbox or deckbox.

Card Finishes

Rounded Corners / Low-gloss UV Coating / Double-sided: US Poker, European Poker, US Bridge, Mini, Tarot.

Square Corners / Low-gloss UV Coating / Double-sided: Tile 6" x 6", Tile 8" x 10".

Square Corners / No UV Coating / Single-sided: Page 8.5" x 11". Lack of coating allows for gluing; intended for 3D model products.

Additional Details

  • No common card back or common border bleed color required.
  • No specific card multiple in a deck required. (For example, you do not have to print in 18-card sheet multiples. Your deck can be any multiple of a single promo card, a pack of 10 cards, 37 cards, 51 cards, 181 cards, etc.)
  • Decks of 10 cards or more come banded in a single clear one-inch cellophane band. Decks above 60 cards are banded horizontally and vertically.
  • We offer high-quality, clear plastic deckboxes.
  • We offer custom printed tuckboxes.

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