Wednesday, 21 April 2021

myGermany.com Review vs Mailboxde.com

Review of new Concierge & Shipping Agent in Germany I used to shop from ebay.de as some sellers may not ship international or don't accept paypal so i created myGermany.com acc to get shipping address in Germany & used myGermany.com Concierge service (aka fill form to ask them to pay specific seller item for me!:) this is what makes myGermany.com different from my fav Mailboxde.com read full review here)

both will give you shipping address in Germany & let you combine your parcels into 1 (aka consolidate) & save your shipping cost to your home address,

differences are:

myGermany.com offers extra Concierge & other services & modern interface 


 

 myGermany.com modern interface make it easy to create your acc & log in:

forms may be confusing at times & should be simplified, I find it odd you need to fill form for every incoming parcels you expect myGermany.com to receive for you or pay fee if you don't do so in time, but it seems necessary as there is different handling way for regular & drop shipment (personally i recommend better organization of this part!;)

 form require you to fill all details regarding item & seller info including if you wish to use Dropbox option (aka parcel to be received in your Outbox without been opened & taken photos.)

 

Concierge form & payment were fulfilled fast by myGermany.com & strongest point I can recommend. 

 

After filling these incoming parcels/concierge form you will be noted by email when your parcel arrive to your myGermany.com acc Inbox, from there you can see pic of parcel content & pick different options including Consolidation I used (last icon looking like box!;)

 

 

Parcels processing time was slow in my case after first week & 3parcels received my 4th & 5th parcel took 7& 6 days to show up in myGermany.com inbox even it was supposed to be delivered by tracking number week ago! I understand it takes time to open & take 2pic of parcel box & content (note this service is also free of charge but not always useful as you can see from this example & you can request extra pic for extra fee all costs can be seen here: https://mygermany.com/cost-overview/ )

 is this Pic helpfull?:)

Consolidation process is simple, as recommended I used manual consolidation option you just click on corresponding icon in line of each of your parcel you wish to consolidate/combine in 1big box in order to save shipping cost then confirm by clicking manual consolidation button, here i also noticed delay as after week my consolidation status was still in progress I contacted costumer service form regarding my concern & got prompt reply next day & reassurance my request will be completed same day/ before my free storage expire & it was as you can see here all my parcels were combined in 1new one I can ship.

p.s I taken this screenshot after submitting consolidation request & forgot to take another after a week that's why you don't see free storage counter going down to 61day to my earliest parcel!;)
 
 & here you can see new parcel & notice how well it slim down!;) here I have 2 options add it to my Outbox (shop cart icon!:) & Ship directly (airplane icon!:) & + will let you see parcel size & set up custom value (Note be sure to check your country import regulations as some countries will charge you extra import fees & tax for value above specific sum & shipping is calculated in that total value!;)  I  expect my parcel weight to be under 2kg so it may be good idea to add 200/300gr to whatever you expect your combined shipment to weight for better calculation of shipping cost find here: https://mygermany.com/shipping-cost-calculator/

Note auto consolidation is supposed to be faster & you can also use drop shipping option that will save you time & 15% shipping cost but i have not tested these yet.) also my Germany you will give you 10% off your next shipping cost for rate here: www.trustpilot.com/review/mygermany.com
www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.mygermany.com

 & other possible fees are listed here: https://mygermany.com/cost-overview/


Shipping cost compared to Mailboxde.com: https://www.mailboxde.com/shipping-calculator.html

seems to be significantly more but mailboxde charge processing fees & box packaging & other services fees you won't see listed on myGermany; https://www.mailboxde.com/pricelist.html

 

Another odd thing i noticed my free storage countdown continue to tick down even after consolidation request for each day i'm waiting myGermany.com to process my request so even if it's not up to me i may be expecting to pay extra fees for other party Delay that may be caused by holiday & virus prevention crisis but it's concerning fact as free storage expires after 30days from moment you parcel was recorded in your inbox & you will be charged 3euro per parcel for each day afterward!x,x so this is another improvement I recommend myGermany fix as well as extra free storage period up to 45days should be even better considering possible processing delays?:)


Shipping time & quality review update are due moment my parcel arrive!;)

 

Conclusion

myGermany.com offers great options worth exploring if you are looking for modern excellent Concierge & service with modern interface & don't mind free storage limitations & possible parcel processing delay. 

 

Mailboxde.com looks more simple, old fashioned & work faster with better free storage solutions. I find Mailboxde.com easy to use, processing time fast & shipping rates best worldwide especially for larger parcels. 

 

Big Thank You Wonderful Costumer Service team that responded & helped promptly to all my requests & inquiry!^^ Your Assistance is Appreciated;D Humans Are Best part of every Good Company!^^


Sunday, 1 November 2020

Angel Tarot by Travis McHenry review & Why it's Must Have!

Happy to share review of my favorite Angel Tarot EVER & here is why;

I’ve been watching this deck development with interest from start on ks last year (seems so long ago now!!!?x.x) Intrigued by idea of Angel Sigils connection to Tarot Deck!:) & even I had to skip actual ks deck I was able to get digital reward that included Best Angel Sigil Guidebook explaining it all in Simple & Easy way that finally help me understand how *Angel Sigil works & enabled me to dive into it/aka Start my own Angel Sigil Craft Study!xD lol (Sharing more exciting content & resources in next post!;) 

Travis McHenry is one of my favorite Tarot Deck Creators & Authors for fact he do all his research in person by traveling & visiting ancient dusty libraries (check his insta for pic & updates on new decks!:) & extracting interesting historic facts & manuscripts content studies with ability to present summary & important facts for us to enjoy in a way it’s easy to get to the point without reading +500pages that will leave you with more questions than answers!x.x (yes, I’m looking at you Mr Solomon! \\@.@// Note: The Keys of Solomonic Magic and Spirit Conjures Blog post is Best Summary & free download compilation if you are interested in Sigils magic history!:) 

I was Happy for News of mass edt & even more for chance to win it!:D & After receiving my copy of Angel Tarot by Travis McHenry as experienced Tarot reader, collector & member of Deck Creator Guild must say @rockpoolpublishing did great job with this Angel deck & book set in beautifully designed quality sturdy 2 piece box with Golden embossing & matte finish soft to touch present on booth book & cards as well.

Design of the box match book & card back pearl color with alchemy inscriptions & box interior is my favorite vintage gold with Sigil ornaments pattern.
(Note: Deck is wrapped with paper band & insert holding deck would benefit better design that would prevent card slide, my easy fix is transparent tape around cardholder edges so deck stay in place & easy to flip out!:)

Angel Tarot accompanying guidebook: Insightful guide by Travis McHenry is actual book top paper & print quality with over 100 full color pages great readability text size & font I like!:)

Book chapters cover: introduction, hierarchy of angels, conjuration & departure invocation for summoning & working with angels, protective role of Grand Pentacle of Solomon & basic instruction for working with Angel Tarot for Evoking, Meditation & Readings as well as Angel name pronunciation & meaning of all symbols & text on each card!:)

& full page for each Angel name with corresponding attributes & Psalm verse. Note my old android camera is bit blurry at times but you can find better Pic on amazon & see all text is clearly visible!:)

 I FIND THIS BOOK GREAT SUMMARY & Intro to Angel Magic!:) & only noticed it don’t actually mention Tarot card keywords/meanings when someone pointed it to me on insta!:) I was like Whaaa? as pro reader I don’t actually rely on card meaning provided anyway as imo we all develop our own *keywords with time?!:) guess it may be confusing for Tarot novice & it helps having some basic knowledge about Tarot card meaning if you need some tips download my free Major & Minor Arcana keywords here!:)

Deck size is Standard Tarot size 7x12cm but seem wider & cardstock firm & thicker than most mass printed decks by popular publishers. Beautiful matte finish gives nice Shwushhh sound when shuffling I like!^^;) Card Back Design is Pearl & Grand Pentacle of Solomon not reversible but may work both ways depending on your preferences to read with reversals or not? Personally I find this deck in particular is not meant to use reversals & for me works best as Alchemy Oracle & Meditation tool. Note when working with this deck (shuffling, drawing cards, reading, meditation etc) I recommend having this back Sigil in your field of vision as seen on pic above!^^(: more about my method of working with this deck in insta post here!:) 

 Card Design is different from what you may expect from Tarot (RWS, Thoth or Marselj!;) or *popular aka pretty Angel Tarot art style!^^:) but works same as All cards have Tarot title printed on top above associated Angel number name and attribute. Angel description is printed on card bottom and I find to work perfect as Oracle keywords. Angel illustrations here are my favorite Vintage interesting & funny at times, offering different perspective over traditional depiction & force your brain to think *out of box aka rethink your traditional Tarot card meanings & change prejudice that All Angels are pretty humanoids with Beautiful wings or adorable chubby babies!?x.x lol this works perfect for me as I prefer astrological approach & interpret Angels as *Celestial Energy Influence same as horoscope or planet influence etc with difference this Angel influence may be summoned in our life by our will/Calling/Invocation?!^^:) for All reasons mentioned this is one of my top shelf decks I enjoy working with & revisiting Angel influences Daily!^^:)

 

I Conclude this review with summary: Angel Tarot by Travis McHenry is Must Have if you are Tarot deck collector or interested in learning about Angel Sigil Magic as it provide basic for all *modern sigil decks you may see on ks & wish to know more about its original history source & craft practice!;D & Recommended to Everyone open to try something new by bringing these Angel energies into your life!^^;) my only remark is I wish Sigils are larger so you can actually read text on each as it's original Latin version of Psalm verse given for each Angel in English & imo Latin (or Hebrew!;) sounds much better & fit my idea of Alchemy craft as I happen to know some!;) & with author generously dedicating these sigils in public domain for everyone to use for free i may as well print my own Sigil Cards?:) lol will share my progress on insta!;)

 

1st Angel of The Shem HaMephorash Vehuiah name writen with angel font in center of Sigil & Psalm text in Latin The Book of Psalms Chapter 3:3:

 "tu autem Domine clipeus circa me gloria mea et exaltans caput meum "  

my *modern English translation: God is my circle (shield) my glory and exaltans of my head. 

Incantation used for protection glory & optimism/strength/health/persistence. 

Exactly what we All need!:)

& if you wish to see how it look printed check my rb stickers & other redesigns here!:)

Thank You All for visiting & reading my blog! 

Hope you enjoy my reviews & learn something new!;) 

p.s Originally I intended uploading these Sigils on Wikipedia for everyone easy access but was disappointed aka trashed out by their strict editor politic that prevents adding content that may be considered promotional & even changing links or incorrect information on Wikipedia page is No, as it turns out they value their own stuff to be Omniscient in All fields Wikipedia over possible specialized new member?;) *wink wink my point is: Don't Trust Wikipedia They Don't Always Know Better!;)

& I will be sharing these Sigils as well as my personal notes on each angel on my insta & deviantart page so stay tuned!;)

Peace & Love!

reall/Irena

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’•✌