Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Awesome EU Fabryka Kart Printer Review!:D


Last week was Great Surprise as I was awaken by delivery call with parcel for me to realize it’s Sample Parcel Awesome Printer Company I Discovered few days ago send me day before arriving within only 2days!✨๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’– Wow! How Cool is That for Fast Shipping to my part of the world And Best part this Big 3kg parcel shipping seems affordable with UPS service they used & I will update this review with more info if I find good shipping provider in Poland that can do shipping for me & other deck creators (aka fulfillment= deliver all decks worldwide after printing with good rates & tracking!๐Ÿ’•

so, this Big Box I Got turn out to be my B day & Christmas Gifts ๐ŸŽas there was plenty of super tiny & other boxes & Cards inside all shrink wrapped & cell wrapped for me to open!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงก❤
Note: here you can see All I Got Here!^^ Yey!^^ Super Happy Bday to me!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–✨✨✨
Starting with this Superfancy Katalog I Like & you can download here: https://www.fabryka-kart.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/katalog_EN.pdf
it’s same as printed version I’ve got only Super quality paper much thicker than your standard paper & with UV Gloss effect applied on some pages design elements as seen here!
                                    
What I like about this company; https://www.fabryka-kart.eu/
✔fact it’s Super Advanced Card Printer with Long Tradition & Experience in Card Industry!✨
✔Located in Europe aka it saves us shipping time cost & import tax & other fees for EU parcels! ๐Ÿ‘ & fact they can print puzzles & other wooden & plastic elements makes it perfect for kickstarter!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ & I would recommend it to my favorite artist Tarot in progress https://www.sylvia-ritter.com/
✔Good Web Presentation that include fb page & youtube videos:
✔Wonderful Product Katalog with plenty options for deck creators including my favorite Pro linen cardstock & fancy Hot & Cold stamping effects as well as Gilded edges & Glitter!✨✨✨ & plenty box option for 2piece box or clam shell box & wooden box!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ❤
✔Standards Certificates & Forbes Diamond Award 2019 affirm Great printed product quality!✨๐Ÿ’•

✔Awesome Costumer service ready to answer All Questions & I have plenty!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

& Here is my review of All Samples with pictures!
Note: I received plenty of Decks & Boxes of different size & cardstock & finish type & must say all looks professional good quality & all cards shuffle well (I am light shuffler & treat all my cards with care!:) & all prints are perfectly sharp with clear white & deep black & other colors ( it's my camera not being sharp enough & moving at times!:)
as you can tell from this review this is Big pro company working with plenty international clients specialized in game & card production & will work great for most of playing card & other projects requiring hi quality print & box options & extra plastic or wooden elements making it perfect for most Kickstarter projects especially considering fact it will save you shipping time & cost & no extra fees for Europe backers!:)๐Ÿ’–



This Big black box with UV Gloss finish for Twilight Zone DVD Special edt Stands Out with
Stylish UV Gloss Design (similar to my favorite True Black Tarot!;)  Note: you can see dvd stand insert inside that is also made of good quality paper cardboard same as all inserts I have here & personally I prefer cardboard over plastic as eco friendly & more classy solution!✨๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ 

 as seen here top alone is firm enough to keep All my 3kg samples inside while I write this review!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘❤✨


Also this big white game box printed with gloss interior & exterior is my fav & recommended as firm & best looking if you aim for modern professional hi gloss DV box style to hold your deck & book!✨ Note: this game is called Dieux & Deesses by Ortho & feat 3 standard size playing card decks for questionnaire game & interesting spiral bound booklet as well as big saddle stitched booklet & plenty of fine firm glossy paper inserts printed full color & can print our Tarot & Oracle booklets in same great quality & full color & No limit for pages!๐Ÿ’–

Main Sample box is made from 2piece sturdy cardboard with elegant matt finish with UV gloss effect around logo & interesting drawer style insert (similar to Modern Witch Tarot box!:) with my favorite linen finish easy to open & good fit for All Samples set inside you see here; Note top have printed specification: 1.2 mm-thick gray cardboard, smooth coated paper laminate + UV gloss finish & bottom 1.2 mm-thick white cardboard linen texture coated paper laminate & I find this materials perfect for sturdy quality Tarot & Oracle box!✨

including 2folding board cardboard samples with linen finish:

 & perfect for puzzle punch board cardboard samples of different density also with linen finish!:)

& here is smallest tuckbox with small chip cardboard samples different density & UV Led matt & gloss linen finish!:)
Standard Bridge size card samples of different Cardstock Options:
Nova (ok for most games but you may see through what's printed on other side)
Mono (similar to above but with not transparent option of 500gsm!:)
Pro (for professional games that require complete lack of card transparency!:)
Mentioned card samples as well as all decks sizes i've received all look super quality sharp print & rich colors & feel ok & shuffle well & I Recommend my favorite carbon core Pro 320gsm & 350gsm & carbon core Linen 320gsm & up as Best for Tarot & Oracle decks!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–✨✨✨๐Ÿ’• & find Pro 320gsm specification feel & quality similar to my favorite 320gsm cardstock option I use for all my decks selfpublished with US based Print on Demand companies I use & everyone like & recommend: 
thegamecrafter (best UPS international shipping rates!:) & drivethrucards (best US shipping rates!;)
Note both my US PoD use 320gsm linen cardstock with black carbon core for best snap & shuffle!:)

Here is glossy laminated red tuckbox for 7x12cm Card size Standard Tarot size deck

Personally I find this Standard Tarot size card Best & Recommend this company making Tarot size Samples to present different cardstock (starting from 300gsm & up Pro & Mono cardstock) & finish options such as smooth & linen, gloss & matt, as well as UV Gloss, Metallic Hot & Cold Stamping, Glitter & Gilded edges effect to present these options best to Tarot Creators?;) & packed in 2 piece box or maybe something that opens like a book?:) imo it would look simple & easy to make 1 side longer & overlap opening side with this foldingboard cut technique?:)
here is my idea i call *flap box or simple book box!^^ let me know what you think is best or your favorite Tarot box style?;) lol btw you can also see linen texture on folding board top here best!✨

Deck in red matt tuckbox is bit slimmer & shorter card size that may work well for some games but imo anything less than 7x12cm may be to small for Tarot art?;)


I also got 2 game cards decks shrink wrapped without box & card size is wide as previous but bit shorter (Trump title indicate Trump size!:) & imo these proportion may work well for smaller deck:
& title card here have Metallic Golden effect font (think it's metallic foil hot or cold stamping?;) I like that is good quality & hard to scratch (I know, I try!;) lol Note Pic blurred by my camera moving!

& here is My fav America Golden Age Comic Design & Border Color is perfect Vintage i like!:D cards are smooth surface made of good cardstock that shuffles well & no transparency recommended if you prefer smaller Tarot cards!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Smallest Red tuckbox is standard playing card size & printed with Great Quality Embossed Metallic Golden Font I like!๐Ÿ‘✨✨๐Ÿ’–

& These are Tiny 3x4,5cm playing cards Adorable & Surprisingly Sharp Printed on Good Quality Cardstock I find not different from your Standard Size Good Quality Cards by Piatnik!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
 Here you see tiny & standard playing card deck & box side by side same design as well!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก

These are 1 of 2decks of playing cards made for popular kinder brand
& these card face are my favorite & same as tiny deck so definitely my game shelf!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘✨

& These chocolate textured back are yummi!๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’–

Here you see interesting modern Playing cards design with different Colored Metallic square Mirror effect instead your usual Jack(Copper) Queen(Silver) & King(Gold!:) Must Say These are my favorite Great Job Everyone!✨✨✨๐Ÿ‘ will update when I find out technique is this?:)

✨Hi Gloss UV Effect highlighting specific design elements: players silhouette & statistic boxes with numbers with smooth shiny surface that stand out over rest of the rough texture card surface make Bundesliga Quarter Regular Standard Playing Card Game cards Looks interesting to eye & touch Note this Hi Gloss UV effect is Similar to True Black Tarot only non glossy elements here are not soft but rough!;)๐Ÿ’–

I also received 5 card games with 2 piece box different size & finish from matt to gloss & my favorite is linen style & I find this company Superb Quality Print Material 2 piece box All Size Good Quality & Sturdy to hold your cards & Recommend to All Tarot & Oracle Creators!✨๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–❤❤ they all have different inserts options & I prefer paper & cardboard!๐Ÿ‘✨๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– also you can see plenty of printed mini folded booklets & I find these all good paper & print quality perfect for guidebooks & well fit with decks inside these good box!;)

here are some pic:
Unlock sturdy 2piece box is tallest & my favorite with great linen finish I like & beautiful full color saddle stitch booklet of great paper quality I like will make perfect Tarot & Oracle guidebook!:) card size is around 6x11,2cm (same as 2nd deck i've mentioned here in red matt tuckbox) & all is well fit with colored cardboard insert made with smooth glossy finish that makes smooth storage option!✨

Deckscape sturdy 2 piece box is also my favorite linen texture & deck inside is wider & shorter than Tarot 8,5x11cm card size with smooth finish & imo this size may be perfect for Oracle Cards also there is full color folding booklet with instructions

Misty Beautiful pink sturdy 2 piece box with 3 separate folding booklets in different languages & cards inside are slim & tall 4,5x9cm & illustrations are adorable original so I'm looking forward to playing these with my family!;)


Final 2 piece sturdy box are both black & similar size & style with folded leaflet & 2 standard playing card size decks with inserts:
  
Yooloo 2 piece sturdy box with 2standard playing card decks white cardboard insert & 1small leaf folded instruction


Exploding kittens 2 piece sturdy box with 2 standard playing card decks printed with my favorite linen effect both on card front & backs!:) (btw at first I thought this is odd japanese game but it seems to be super popular kickstarter i only know now?lol +18 so card illustration in pic will give you idea!x,x ;)

& here is another standard playing card game packed in plastic box that is easy to open but personally I prefer hot over morbid anytime & clear plastic boxes from drivethrucards are my favorite!;)

Note: Here you can see picture of Golden Universal Tarot I have & like!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘❤
 https://www.fabryka-kart.eu/en/kompletne-gry/
& you may notice Shadowscapes Tarot pic in Katalog production line so I will update this review upon receiving confirmation if this company printed Shadowscapes & other Tarot decks?๐Ÿ˜‰

* * * ✨✨✨๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•❤๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒž⭐

I Conclude this review with hope there will be part 2 when I have my decks printed by this company & share my print experience with pictures of my decks to show!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Note

& if you are Deck Creator looking for Best Printer for your deck guidebook box & other kickstarter perks check quotes here: https://www.fabryka-kart.eu/en/formularz-zamowienia/
 Recommended cardstock: Pro 320gsm, Pro 350gsm & Pro 320gsm linen
(Note: All Pro are carbon core cards are pro quality for long use & lower gsm are even better for playing cards as thinner cardstock takes bending better but Tarot Collector have their old fashioned preferences for thicker cardstock that similar to *old fashioned cards?:)
also be sure to ask for rounded corners & any extra you have in mind (booklet, box etc)
Note in your 1st reply you will get link for pdf file preparation instructions I find well written & easy to understand (I will share Standard Tarot card template & more info about instructions for preparing cards for print with effect soon!:) for now I find 1pdf page for same card back design & 1pdf with pages for each card front design & cards & box quality on level with my favorite EU Print on Demand Ludocards Italy full review here!;)

& if you are Artist or deck creator be sure to check my full guide for printing & publishing your deck here: http://creativenlight.blogspot.com/2020/04/deck-creation-and-what-you-need-to-know.html

& the gamecrafter 320gsm linen Tarot size sample cards here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/10-tarot-size-sample-cards-bookmark-set

Hope you find this & my other posts helpful!^^

Feel free to ask me anything!๐Ÿ˜Š

& let me know your experience with this & other card printers you wish to recommend for our Deck Printer List: http://creativenlight.blogspot.com/2020/03/printer-list.html

All Best!
MyLuckyCard
reall/Irena
๐Ÿ‘✨๐Ÿ’–✨๐Ÿ’•✌

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

2020 Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Guidebook review

After Half year of practice with 2020 Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Guidebook written by Awesome Be n e b e l l  W e n  I can finally proudly say I read All material included & share my experience & review here in hope you find it useful as achieving any goal (including Creating & Publishing your Own Tarot or Oracle deck) is much easier if you have Good Plan & *Know How!:)




& these are great tools to help you with both written by Awesome Be n e b e l l   W e n Sharing her *Secret of Success (aside her work blog & youtube she also write books & created & selfpublished her own Spirit Keeper’s Tarot & guidebook super fast!:) 


Recommended & worth checking if you ever wonder how some people manage to achieve so much while if you are like me may often find it challenging just to get up from bed every morning (& return to same before midnight!:) with feeling of not actually achieving much in spite of all effort & exhaustion such Chaotic daily schedule leaves you!x,x Hopefully this will inspire you to change something you are not happy in your current daily routine or if you just need some tips to improve quality of life!:)
as imo 2020 Metaphysician’s Day Planner provide great overview of your year(s) vision plans goals & achievements at glance for all fields of life on monthly & daily level & formatting provide enough space for daily entries & include notes of popular holidays & astrological events & list of auspicious dates for each month & areas of life from love to work as well as activity keyword aka Power Word & To do tips like this: 

                                                             
& my favorite part is famous quotes footnotes ! :) I enjoy reading these as fun & inspirational my fav Mark Twain & Bruce Lee & Walt Disney & even politicians describe me perfect!:)


What makes it interesting aka *Metaphysic is personalized astrology level & way you are directed & encouraged to learn to interpret astrology on your own similar how you should take responsibility over your daily schedule time & life by shaping your own destiny with your own hands & intentions & it all Starts by Writing it Down!:)

Starting with your own Natal chart (aka position of planets & other astrological bodies at moment of your birth!:) & your own 2020 Solar returns chart (aka what planets have in store for you this year?:) & Ephemeris tables for each month (aka daily position of planets for each day of the month at glance!:) & if you are complete newb in astrology this is great way to learn basics on your own example simply by noting daily events & your feelings that day & compare how it relate to planets position for that day?(:aka determine planetary effects & impact specific planet position have on your feelings & life!:)

Planer also include basic Astrology references, such as Moon phases, Celestial bodies, Houses, Zodiac Signs & much more info about: basic Elements, Color meaning, Numerology & Numeric Gematria (aka numerological name analysis!:) Lo Shu Magic Square/Ba Gua/Feng Shui Celestial Dial, Wu Xing & Kua Number (all useful for improving energies by home/living space arrangements!;) & Roster of Taoist Fu Sigils for Spell Crafting as well as my favorite Healing & Prosperity Grid (tested both here insta post:) that serve as great intro into sigil & amulet crafting starting with Glory & Greatness talisman to ensure success with instructions!:)

Health section include:
The Human Body Clock & Qi Energy Flow Chart I find interesting & worth implementing
& Chakra section offer mantras & crystals connections both are simple & easy way to improve your health awareness & reduce stress level!:)

Divinatory section is accompanied by:
Tarot Table with list of Card numbers, Names, Keywords Upright & Reversed, Metaphysical Correspondence & Qabalistic Numerology reference as well as Tree of Life and Tarot (Naples Arrangement) I like!:)

Petit Lenormand cards are also presented in similar style table with card Number, Name, Playing Card Correspondence, Noun, Verb & Adjective Or Adverb, with basic instruction how to perform reading with few basic spreads & Grand Table with all that you can learn Lenormand from only 2 pages!:)

Elder Futhark Runes section include meaning & magical use & can also be used for Divination with Lo Shu Table!:)

Geomantic figures are oddly similar to how my gran used to Divine from White Beans shame I didn't memorize her method!x,x lol

I Ching Table planner present is original & i like idea how it works here!:) also happy to say this is my favorite newly discovered divination system thanks to wonderful explanation in guidebook I fall in love with its wisdom & here is great link if you wish to learn more: http://www.pantherwebworks.com/i_ching/index.html#hints

Palmistry is another divination system I learn more about here (even it was popular in my part of the world & on my *to do list forever I would probably never figure it if not being presented here so Thank You Be n e b e l l  We n for doing All work & making us another great interesting compilation to read about!:)

& my favorite Numerology forecast aka Development Themes Per Personal Year i find short simple to use & on spot!:)



Metaphysician’s Guidebook (subtitle: "An Operation Manual for High Achievement and Personal Expansion of Metaphysical Studies" 400-pages covers all mentioned topics in deep, introduces Principles of Craft & much more you'll need to discover for yourself & provide enough info to get you on good Start in Metaphysician Craft!;) & most important elaborate detail instructions & explain How to actually use your Daily planner & Why it's important to fill each Day entry?;) with tips how to make most of your goals!;) it will serve you well if you were like me complete newb to *How Planner works!?x,x facepalm:)

Growing up as a kid we always had some *fancy planners at home but i never actually know *how to use it or what should i write about?x,x thinking i'm not *THAT important person & I have Nothing important to write about! & That is Big Mistake you may be repeating as well! as imo it's same as Angel of Death visit you one day (later the better!;) asking if you have Anything to write for record of your life & you wave your hand saying:"nah, i'm not important, nothing worth mentioning happen, (sure you may mention date of you graduation, 1st job, marriage, childbirth etc but aside from that?:) well That is What You Are Doing With Every Day You Don't fill in with Something! What i've been doing?! Fill your Day entry with Energy of Love & Meaning to bring Magic in your daily life!;)
& it makes perfect sense as it actually show you How to Set & Accomplish Your First Easy Goal: Fill your Planner & if you can't commit to write Single Word each Day how will you commit to All Actions you need to take to accomplish your actual life goals?:)

it took me a while to figure this *fill a day part but as visual artist eventually i got what works best for me:"Hey it's same as instagram! Only private, as you only share with your future self so just be honest & let some magic happen!^^ :) & if you don't have Anything to write about *pic say 1000 words just snap a pic of flowers clouds windows etc Anything that catch your eye that day or find some pic/quote/meme etc on google to fill that day & post about it in your planner instead on insta!?:) & it may also inspire you to write something else!:) also you may notice my terrific handwriting on positive side i may be only one able to read it so it's a + here!:) also this is chance to improve my penmanship by daily practicing fancy writing styles!:) & that's why i like digital edt it enable pic copy past & keybord use for *scientific notes i pick online!;) 

p.s this is one of my more interesting pages i actually do something *interesting/aka out of ordinary!:) New cake recipe, sewing, & learning Hangul /Koren script!;) usually i'm like hamster wheel wake up > morning routine > work > training > practice > lunch break > more work> dinner > tv > internet > google & happy to make it to bed by 1am!x,x facepalm!;) 
With Planner difference is Now I'm more Aware of How I use my time & feel more confident in achieving my goals at it prompt me to write it down & details specifics are great blueprint map I keep in front of my mind so I'm more focused on how to implement these small steps to success & that helps me reduce stress level significantly by developing positive confident calm mindset alert to *noticing good things as I have habit to write something or doodle  about it daily!;) lol Note Daily Routine table you see here is unique to A4 format i ordered & replaced with Divinatory Message in US Letter format if you are trying to master specific Divination method!:) & both are omitted from smallest format Trade Paperback due to size restriction but imo no reason you can't have these or any other notes added by yourself in any way you find fit?:)
 

I enjoyed reading Lifestyle topics Guidebook covers as inspirational & plenty to think about including tips how to improve your *efficiency & quality of life!:) from personal Happiness, Achievement and Magic to Preexisting Disadvantages and Reacting to Failure my fav as it hit my life story spot on!;) & quote that really make me think you'll need to discover for yourself but to me it translate as: "if you fail in spite of effort you can always change your approach & tools to achieve your goals but Can You Change Yourself & Be That person Who actually Succeed in whatever you are trying to accomplish? Original quote also mention you need to adapt & i find it funny how in our society you often hear of *Survival of Strongest while Darwin re visioned evolution theory by saying evolution favor not smartest or strongest but those who adapt to changes best!;) so hopefully good planner will prepare us for whatever Changes evolution have in store as well!:)

Both 2020 Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Guidebook are delivered as a pdf e-book (with an additional option to order a physical copy or print on your own customized any way you like as much as you like as long as it's personal use!:) & there is plenty cover options for you to pic or go with plain black if you prefer simple!;) here is my fav Vintage Steampunk!:D





I ordered my favorite digital pdf A4 version & read both on my tablet & android & filling my planner pages with pdf editor (Note it may be hard to find good free pdf editor that allows handwritten notes & image import but default windows Drawboard & Neat Office are ok!:) 

Must say I enjoy reading All material by this author 
B e n e b e l l   We n  for top quality info & great formatting & readability & all free downloads & other content she provide on her blog!;) This also have great reredability rate so I also intended to print with Book PoD before all *virus shipping delay happen & my country got closed but hopefully we are back to normal soon & i'm definitely printing Guidebook & Planner sections for future reference as these are worth having at hand for easy re visioning every time you find fit!:) & much better than my usual style notes (aka sticky note pages falling all over the place & stack of different notebooks for each subject i *study!;) will update this blog with pic when my printed copy arrive!;) But as tech person I'm Happy with my digital notes best!:)

2020 Metaphysician’s Day Planner & Guidebook Together serve to help you Review & Organize Your Goals Time & Priorities & Achievements by giving you references & better insight in whatever you do & wish to do with every day of your life!?:) With Plenty of interesting material to keep you engaged in personal Development as Metaphysic part empowering you to achieve more awareness & accomplish your own alchemy & more work with less effort & stop waste of time by taking more responsibility for your time & life! (: i find it funny how most of us account our money expenses but less people actually take notice how we spend our time in spite of fact time is greatest asset!:) all this help developing positive mindset & reducing stress level so if you are Up for some interesting Work & Not afraid of Challenge this Planner may work Magic for You!:)
& if you are looking for Magic Wand that will do All job for you you'll had to wait for some of my other reviews as I'll be sure to Share if I find one!;)

Note you can also Order digital files for mini Spirit Keeper's Tarot to print for yourself but imo it would be too tiny for such detailed work
so I skip mini & got myself Free Major Arcana you can color & print for personal use!:)

here you can see mini size compared to Standard Tarot size!:) & my Coloring sample!;)


Author also asked for feedback & here is my!;)

Q: "What didn’t work for you?"
A: I'm yet to try Everything but so far i have no remarks to add here!:)

Q:" What do you definitely not want me to change?
A: Astrology Learning approach Charts & references Are Best & My favorite!:)

Q:" What can be improved?
A: I would like to have this as app for my android for easy photos & notes input!?:)
& table with lunar year at glance (moon phase included something like this I use every year!:) & hyperlinks for day would be great so i can click to add my notes & pic for each?:)
I also like your Empowered word idea instead of personal name as title & maybe personalized message/mantra for year according to Natal & Solar return Chart would work even better!?:)

p.s i Would also add Mudras to health section as I find it simple & quick way to improve my feeling of well being in general!;)

That's All I have so far! Will update if I remember anything else!;) & definitely plan returning for future planners as well!;)

p.s I also ordered personal Inner Darkies & Light reading & must say I enjoy reading as it's like reading Beautiful Eloquent Empowering Inspirative & Educational short story novel with you as Main Star And most important Spot on Resonate with me!:) What I did not expect & find best is Healing Effect it had for me!:) you will have to discover it for yourself but I take time with reading my bit by bit & enjoyed author interpretation & insight learning with it as well as adding my own as I read & it truly help me understand so many Why in my life & I know I had plenty of issues (Civil War indigo Child only top of an Iceberg!x,x facepalm lol )  causing me insecurities doubt & helpless frustration of feeling not being on level situation require & thinking there must be better way to solve those issues idk about? Inner Darkies & Light reading help me realize these negative feelings I was holding all these years & how unfair harsh I was toward mychildself & show me I'm much more capable & well balanced person than I thought & therefore should be more confident in myself & my decisions & abilities!:) it worked wonders as Shadowork for me as gentle light being used to illuminate dark corners of my soul expelling my inner shade simply by raising these topics to my awareness on conscious level enabling me to recognize true issues i've been hindered & release all that burden of dusty old mindset that I've outgrow ages ago replacing it with Calm Confidence of knowing I Can & Everything will be alright coming from true Peace of Mind I hold Now!;D so I definitely recommend it if you are interested in Shadowork or looking for answers to Why of your life!:)
I also find all terms are well explained & like educative aspect of it with plenty of psychology historic & mythology references used!:) Note: Even if you don't believe in *past life I find it makes perfect sense if you look at it as *past & what happened *before some specific point in your life or even before you were born?!:) or who you were before now as imo people change All the time like it or not so better be aware of these changes & stay on good track with good planner & positive mindset ready to adjust to changes!;)

I'm Thankful & Appreciate All Time & insight provided in preparing these materials for me & will Cherish it & re read plenty time in future!;)  

About me: Selfpublished Tarot & Oracle Artist & Author, Designer, freelancer, pro critic
with interest in astrology & all alternative!:)

Reason I like Astrology is it makes perfect sense of some requiring challenges we are presented in life so recommended if you are having issues or trying to figure Why of something & need some tips how best to correct these issues your behavior & characteristic seems to attract so be sure to check this I heartily recommend!^^;) https://benebellwen.com/2020/04/27/your-inner-darkness-and-inner-light/


I conclude my review here & Hope you find my blog interesting & helpful!:)

Thank You All for visiting & reading!:)

All Best!
MyLuckyCard
reall/Irena

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Card Printer list


Good printers confirmed/review list;)

POD(Print on Demand) List;

US based;
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/(aka TGC) best price for best cardstock quality linen 12pt 320gsm black core with UV finish custom made box and option for shop page & best shipping rates worldwide!;D print books!;D +big selection of game parts including all sorts of box, bags & blank cards & sleeves, these are great for DIY projects!:) + short production time so expect your order to ship within 2days!:) note; their drift can be a bit much, so make sure that your important parts are inside the safe zone but otherwise replace defective decks at no cost to the artist.
 
http://www.drivethrucards.com/ (aka DTC aka OneBookShelf) - recommend their Embossed (aka linen) card stock 320gsm 11pt with beautiful colors and silk UV finish! it say Printed in US and still have best shipping rates and costumer support ever! +best stock & box price!:) + discount price for orders over 5000 cards(63deckx80cards!:) + best shipping for US(5$ with tracking!:) worth considering especially for test printing as they ship worldwide by USPS Priority mail, fixed shipping rates for your home address (my is not US/EU) it's flat 5$ shipping cost regardless of the size of order!XD  + option for larger prints and poster+ books! and shop page!:)) + best statistic sale/earnings overview & payment options for seller!:) definitely my fav! full review here;http://creativenlight.blogspot.ba/2017/01/drivethrucardsonebookshelf-review
downside; complicated print file preparation! & shipping for (not publisher!) address outside US is still expensive (15$!x,x) 
 
 
 
http://store.vervante.com/c/affil/index.html seems to offer best deal for 100decks(not sure about price but they let you sell on amazon & other big bookstore?:)
"offer cards printed on demand, printing in short runs and offset printed on 12 pt C2S stock equivalent to 260 gsm.  Any size with square corners or round.
Short run cards, 100+ decks, are printed on 350 gsm stock and can also be printed any size with square corners or round, with matte or gloss UV.
Can add foil stamp, spot UV, and a variety of other specialty touches for cards that are offset printed  These are usually for 500+ decks.
Offer custom printed tuck boxes for most of decks.  You are also welcome to send us packaging for decks such as tin boxes, drawstring bags, etc.  We can add printed booklets or instruction cards that can be accordion folded depending on the number of panels.  For decks that are packaged in a drawstring bag, we can add printed bag tags or tie charms to the ribbons, etc. "
 
China based;
http://www.makeplayingcards.com/promotional/personalized-tarot-cards.html aka MPC This company is getting great reviews. Everyone who has dealt with them is very pleased at the quality and service & easy upload interface.  Also MPC is only POD offering gilded edge or holo foil card print option as well as different box options including Tarot size tins!:) so if you plan printing 50+ decks it's worth checking as they also offer affordable fulfillment service if you need to ship your decks worldwide to your costumers/backers for around 10-12$ per deck!:) Shipping may be an issue as it's not always traceable but as long as you are paying with paypal you are ok!:)
ETA; my 1st printed deck & mpc tin arrived & I like Big card size & good quality & shipping my only remarks is colors on 300gsm card stock are bit light so better use linen/other option?;) you can read my full review here!:) 
 
https://www.boardgamesmaker.com/ similar design & price as mpc only difference they offer more *game piece options!;)

http://www.printerstudio.com/ - aka PS affordable, easy upload and fast. Similar to MPC above but less stock & box options & more other items options. Card Colors may be less bright than original digital files. UPDATE by Lucky Card; just to add link for my review for their linen and plastic stock!:)) http://creativenlight.blogspot.ba/search?updated-min=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2016-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=6 Note this was before their stock price rise significantly 2016 same as MPC that may be sister company?:) compared to US PODs so you may wish to consider TGC and DTC to be better option for US and worldwide?:) 
 
 
Canada: just find out about these!:)
https://www.catprint.com/drafts/new big selection of cardstock & finish options!:)

https://www.newprint.ca/trading-cards-printing big selection of various promo items!:)


Australia: 
https://shop.eprintonline.com.au/game-decks/products/ big selection of printed items including cards & booklets With Effect!:D
 
https://www.easy2print.com.au/custom-playing-game-cards/products/ same as above worth checking out if you are in Australia!:)
 
 
Europe; Note imo EU printers are great way to offer better price & faster shipping for EU orders!:)+save your costumers of extra import charges/VAT tax or whatever post is charging for international orders & everyone complains about!:D 
 
 
Germany; Note I noticed plenty PoD in Germany have variety of box options including my favorite tins!:)
https://www.spielematerial.de/en/ this company have awesome selection of game parts & best tins I find in Europe!:) also their wikipage mention 320gsm 350gsm & 390gsm cardstock worth checking out!:) will update moment I know more!:)
http://spieleerfinden.de/wiki_en/index.php?title=Cards
 

https://www.piksieben.de/de/spielkarten/100-individuelle-spielkarten this have good poker & bridge size tin box & few larger sizes!:)
 
https://www.printerstudio.de/fotogeschenke/personalisierte-spielkarten.html printerstudio pod in Germany!:) recommended!^^ 
 
 

 
Italy; http://www.ludocards.com/ this EU based company (Italy) offer great quality POD drop ship service & ship worldwide!:)
+ free shipping if you ship All your decks at once to your home address!;)
it's my exclusive EU printer!:) but I'm moving my shipping to mailboxde.com read my full review here!^^;D
check out pic of Tarot decks lc printed for me here; https://photos.app.goo.gl/qZ6dZc6J49nUdTVf6
check their faq here; http://www.ludocards.com/faq.php
same page can also generate your required standard or customized card size & box preset/pdf template but Be Warned; I noticed these pdf generated card sizes templates may not be accurate as *instruction pdf say their bleed is 3mm but *instruction button & illustration say it's 2mm, while most printers use 3mm & after asking print service to confirm their standard Tarot size card preset in pixel I'm told it's 898x1488 that fits 76x126mm( 7x12cm printed card +3mm bleed on each side!:) so simple way of calculating your card img file size in mm or pixel for this printer is your printed card size(i.e their standard Tarot preset 70x120mm +6mm on each number=76x126mm or 898x1488px!:) I've asked them to fix this moment I noticed but it seem they don't plan doing it anytime soon(25dec2018?x,x will update this post moment it's fixed!X,x until then you can download templates I've used here; http://fav.me/dd30ioa but print drift is still possible(like with all printers here!) so avoid borders etc & I'll be not held responsible for any possible misprint resulting from these issues!;) Considering this template issue & complicated file preparation requirement & outdated interface & expensive drop shipping service, MPC & US printers may be better idea if you wish to keep it simple & easy!;) on the bright side I noticed my standard gamecrafter tarot template guidelines are fit & easy to convert to this ludocard Tarot size!:) so it doesn't require much to fit your img for these!:) 
 

UK:
https://cardcreator.personalisedplayingcards.com/prices PoD based in UK & offer printing deck & free shipping for UK!:) worth checking out for UK orders 

https://www.playingcardspersonalised.co.uk/tarot-cards  

https://www.ivorygraphics.co.uk
 
https://thefoilprintingco.com/uk/metallic-foil-playing-card-printing only one in Europe offer foil options for single deck & slim aka bring card size cost is best for +100 decks will test it out for my next deck & provide detail review!:) also big selection of other promo prints such as booklets!:)

& if you plan printing larger quantities here are some recommendations; 
Europe (the prices mentioned are rough guidelines and where received on inquiry)
  • https://www.fabryka-kart.eu/en/ Happy to add this great Poland printer factory with long tradition certificates & awards in card industry they also offer all fancy add ons including: UV Gloss, Metallic Hot & Cold Stamping & Glitter & Gilded edges!:D & sturdy 2 piece slider & clam shell & wooden box options!:D & plenty of cardboard elements such as puzzle & other plastic & wood elements!;D minimum quote is 500 decks read my review here p.s it seems they printed larger gilded Shadowscapes Tarot as well!:D will add more info upon confirmation!;D Downside: only accept Bank Transfer payment option, hopefully will manage to talk them into paypal!;)
  •  http://www.cartamundi.com/de / Good quality & price but only if you only print cards there and the box and/or booklet print elsewhere. 1000 decks around 3,70 Euro per deck
  • http://www.piatnik.com/ Perfect austrian quality, but also the most expensive one. 1000 decks plus box 6,13 Euro (additional costs not included), only decks without box 5,57 Euro.
  
World
http://expertplayingcard.com/#custom Playing Card Company, New York City, New York 10001 professional playing cards with foil & Embossing option 
  
www.guruplayingcards.com “GPCC printing company in partnership with one of the top most leading printer. Based out of Australia. The printing and shipping happens from China while the 100% handcrafted and lacquered decks are done in India. Produced 2 (poker) decks till now, both of which received rave reviews. Bharata Major Arcana tarot will be first tarot deck by this company. Given current customers are playing card collectors, quality of printing, card stock etc. is paramount, and rest assured, I take care of each production print personally. Don't offer print on demand and minimum print run is 600 decks. Offer any type of card size as well. Any other question, please feel free to ask. Regards, Sunish”
 
www.imageppm.com/ Recommended by Jay DeForest: Image Printing & Packaging is a company where you will deal directly with an English speaking print manager in China. print card decks, books, boxes and other items. minimum printing quote of 500, but the pricing is much better at 1000 units or more.  
 
https://www.jimiagency.net/ this dynamic duo is based in Korea & offering playing cards with holo effect!:)minimal order per 1design is 200 cards, they also offer bookmarks, postcards & much more so be sure to check out their web page!:)
 
http://jsmccarthy.com/ Personable and professional. 100% of all our electricity purchases are derived from wind power. 

  
https://plaincards.com/ waiting for review! 


http://www.printninja.com/printing-products/card-game-printing based in US & print in China, printing options include metallic n foil print!;)
 
https://shuffledink.com/ Formerly known as Quality Playing Cards, this company is a professional card printer. They do any size and number of cards, have a top notch art department, and the quality is exceptional. They do work internationally.
 
 


 
also be sure to post us here what worked best for you?:)
 
All Best!
reall/Irena