I have posted here before, but it has been posts of decks we have launched on KS. Maybe some you remember me or recognize the name. If so hello! If not, nice to meet you! I have a serious question from the creator side of things that I would be interested in any UC community feedback...
When we launched our first couple of projects we were unaware of all the different printing options. We didn't even fully understand that the KS playing card community was as strong as it was. Our first project was a card game, not playing cards, so there were certain production aspects that were of less concern to us at the time because, we just focused on the game itself, and trying to make it unique, fun, look good, etc. All of the details that it takes to make a really quality deck of playing cards on the other hand... I admit, I've been learning as I go. haha. Let's just say there was/is a learning curve there for myself as a graphic designer... However I find designing cards to be very fascinating. Moving on...
When we selected MPC to print our card game, it was because they offered no minimum order, had a quick turnaround, and we could load the files directly to their site without having to go back and forth with a graphics dept. We got the product from them quickly, and other than a few inconsistencies in the alignment of the borders, the quality was pretty decent. We stayed with them for our second and third projects and were able to get the cards from MPC and turn around the cards to our Backers in under a month.
After our last project, Super Suits, we've had a lot of people ask/mention/advise/suggest that we step up our game and use a better printer. EPCC, Legends, or USPCC. I had looked into all of these companies previously and was turned off by the lack of info they provide on their website to those interested in using them for their custom services. I believe all pretty much stated you had to email them directly for any real details. Also when I emailed any of them, there was usually a 2-3 day wait for a reply. MPC always got back to me right away. Anyway, we've settled on using EPCC for our next project, but the 1,000 minimum order has me a little scared that we won't hit a goal necessary to print that many decks, but more so the turnaround time for production is 60 days....60 days! This seems crazy to me when MPC can crank out their decks and get them to me in under 2 weeks. So my question is this... is it worth the wait, to you the backer? Are you cool backing a project that you know you might not see that deck for over two months? Also, are you turned off if you back a deck and then the creators launch another project while you are still waiting for the first deck to arrive?
Anyway, I'm just curious what everyone else's thoughts are on the matter, any input would be appreciated and thank you as always for your time!!!