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!✨πŸŽπŸ’– 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!πŸ’•

so, this Big Box I Got turn out to be my B day & Christmas Gifts 🎁as there was plenty of super tiny & other boxes & Cards inside all shrink wrapped & cell wrapped for me to open!πŸ˜ƒπŸŽπŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ§‘❤
Note: here you can see All I Got Here!^^ Yey!^^ Super Happy Bday to me!πŸ˜ƒπŸŽπŸ’–πŸ’–✨✨✨
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! πŸ‘ & fact they can print puzzles & other wooden & plastic elements makes it perfect for kickstarter!πŸ’–πŸ‘ & 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!🎁🎁🎁❤
✔Standards Certificates & Forbes Diamond Award 2019 affirm Great printed product quality!✨πŸ’•

✔Awesome Costumer service ready to answer All Questions & I have plenty!πŸ˜πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’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!:)πŸ’–

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!✨πŸ‘πŸ‘ 

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

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!πŸ’–

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!πŸ‘πŸ’–✨✨✨πŸ’• & 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!πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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

& 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!πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
 Here you see tiny & standard playing card deck & box side by side same design as well!πŸ˜ƒπŸ§‘πŸ§‘

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!πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–πŸ‘✨

& These chocolate textured back are yummi!πŸ«πŸ’–

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!✨✨✨πŸ‘ 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!;)πŸ’–

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!✨πŸ‘πŸ’–❤❤ they all have different inserts options & I prefer paper & cardboard!πŸ‘✨πŸ’–πŸ’– 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!πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–πŸ‘❤
& 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?πŸ˜‰

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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!πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

& 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!😊

& 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!


  1. Thank you so much again Irena for sharing all this info!Tobi

    1. you are welcome! happy it helps!;) All Best! Irena

  2. You are welcome! Always Happy to Help!:D