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MPC Impressions Cardinal Ed. Playing Cards

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MPC Impressions Cardinal Ed. Playing Cards 

Touch and feel the artwork on a deck of playing cards produced using revolutionary state of the art raised gloss embossed technology.

Impressions Cardinal Edition Playing Cards is designed and manufactured by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC®), a renowned custom playing cards printing and manufacturing company. This is MPC fifth project. Following the monumental success of the Impressions playing cards series as from MPC previous projects, they are now introducing one of their favorite decks to date, another astounding deck of playing cards which they are very proud to add to the MPC Impressions series, the Cardinal Ed. playing cards. 

The Cardinal deck is a continuation of the wildly successful Impressions playing cards series which saw the release of the Stealth Ed deck.

Listening to all the feedback that MPC got from their customers, they created the cardinal deck where they use a very bold blood red and white to create the card face artwork applied onto the cards with a black background.

The combination of these colors used with MPC Impressions high gloss embossed technology is truly astounding and mind-blowing but aside from the cards being admired, an newly added dimension to experience the touch and feel of the artwork, more importantly, the Cardinal Ed. deck can be played and handled like a normal deck of cards. 

The Cardinal Ed. deck is made using a smart arrangement of state of the art printing and production machinery which together, can produce amazing results. They use premium playing cards material, 310gsm German linen air card stock which we then apply selective UV with pinpoint accuracy, to certain areas of the playing cards to produce a sleek raised gloss embossed effect called virko. 

This high gloss is very different from traditional spot UV as this revolutionary technology can achieve up to 250 microns (braille effect) in polymer height which is 100 times higher than selective varnish. MPC can also control the density of polymer applied ranging from 1-100%. The gloss applied is rated at 99 Gloss Units which is the highest there is for printed materials, meaning that the artwork really stands out and looks very impressive. 

MPC also apply this glossed raised embossing onto the tuck boxes too to complete the deck.  

Further to MPC previous Impressions decks, they have been actively developing and made even more improvements in the printing and manufacturing process to provide even sharper colors and smoother handling for playability. 

Design

The design on the card faces are unique to the MPC brand. Their signature back consists of a symmetrical illustration of a fully grown tree as the focal point since playing cards are essentially paper which originates from trees, hence the inspiration for the design.

The Cardinal deck takes on bold colors, a cardinal red and white on black card. Great for collectors, enthusiasts, cardists and more importantly, can become your everyday deck of cards for games, entertainment and performances. 

Playability

Adding the special raised embossed gloss effect to the cards will essentially increase the height of the deck ever so slightly and will in theory disrupt the smoothness of the cards which is needed for cardistry such as shuffling and fanning. But through continuous improvements, changes and new developments, we are able to achieve a very high degree of playability that has to be handled to be admired. The Impressions cards can be completely bended as normal and are absolutely playable as well as can offer an exceptional handling experience for those of us who need it such as magicians and cardistry enthusiasts.

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