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MPC has pioneered this beautiful concept where players can admire, touch as well as play these cards.
- 310gsm Linen Air card stock.
- Linen finish with air pockets and contains a black core centre layer.
- Raised high gloss UV printing on card faces and on tuck box.
- 55 cards (52 cards plus 2 jokers plus an MPC card).
- Red, white and black themed deck.
- MPC tree back with border.
- Special varnish for great handling.
- Box cellowrapped.
The MPC Impressions Cardinal Edition Playing Cards is a special red, white and black themed deck with raised UV ink printed on each card face, providing a whole new experience on touching and feeling the artwork on the cards, as well as playing this deck. Handles beautifully and can be played as normal like a ordinary printed deck. The Impressions decks are the first of its in the playing cards industry and has never been done before. MPC has pioneered this beautiful concept where players can admire, touch as well as play these cards.
The Cardinal Ed. Deck
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 we got from our previous backers and our customers, we created the cardinal deck where we 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 our 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. We 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. We 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.
We also apply this glossed raised embossing onto the tuck boxes too to complete the deck.
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.