Playing cards

Playing cards

Post by Patricia Della-Pian » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I'm trying to create a deck of playing cards. I'd like them to be as
thick, heavy and finished as the ones you can buy. But I can't find card
stock that's the right thickness, and glossy on one side. Something
tells me that there's a whole 'nother process involved in card-making.
Does anyone have the information I need, or know where I can get it?
This will also be used to create a trading card-kind of thing.

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Post by Tow Truc » Fri, 08 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Patricia,
Maybe you would want to put clear contact paper on your finished cards.
This will give them the gloss and add weight.  If this isn't sturdy enough
you may want to put two thickness of card stock together before laminating.
Rebecca
Quote:

>I'm trying to create a deck of playing cards. I'd like them to be as
>thick, heavy and finished as the ones you can buy. But I can't find card
>stock that's the right thickness, and glossy on one side. Something
>tells me that there's a whole 'nother process involved in card-making.
>Does anyone have the information I need, or know where I can get it?
>This will also be used to create a trading card-kind of thing.

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> Before you buy.


 
 
 

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Post by Lise Pete » Sat, 09 Oct 1999 04:00:00


You might consider laminating them.  This is a film type plastic; you place
your cards between two sheets and press them together  in a hot press.  You
could get that done maybe in a school for a price...they do it with all of
the kids pictures (to decorate classrooms or what not.  Good luck Lise
Quote:

>I'm trying to create a deck of playing cards. I'd like them to be as
>thick, heavy and finished as the ones you can buy. But I can't find card
>stock that's the right thickness, and glossy on one side. Something
>tells me that there's a whole 'nother process involved in card-making.
>Does anyone have the information I need, or know where I can get it?
>This will also be used to create a trading card-kind of thing.

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

Playing cards

Post by mary elizabet » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> You might consider laminating them.  This is a film type plastic; you
place
> your cards between two sheets and press them together  in a hot press. >



Quote:
> >This will also be used to create a trading card-kind of thing.

Hey, tho I can not speak for it personally they sell this laminating stuff
(just) at the check out lines at my hardware store, and others that I do
not think require heat of any kind (either) at the office supply stores.

best,

marye