Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

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Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

Unread postby ahram17 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:16 pm  

Hey guys,

This is my first post here, already loving this site. I'm a graphic designer working on a custom deck that I'm looking to get produced soon and run on Kickstarter.

I've had a hard look through this forum but can't find any lists of UK Playing card Printers. All that keeps coming up is the USPCC and Expert companies in the USA.

Obviously shipping/taxes come into effect when shipping here so I was hoping someone might have a list or be able to point me in the right direction regarding some experiences they've had producing cards in the UK? What companies would you recommend?

Just to add: I'm thinking of adding foiling (dependant on cost) as it would enhance my design. Again, does anyone have experience of printing with this in the UK?
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Re: Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:16 pm  

It might be that - like many other artist - you find its less expensive to produce with Legends PCC or Expert and use a fulfillment center here in the US. The bottom line is that between 65-80% of backers will be here in the states. Using someone like Eddie's Gambler's Warehouse Fulfillment would almost certainly save you money in the long run.

I am not familiar with. British printers, especially for playing cards. Maybe Joe and others know more?
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Re: Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:50 pm  

Only what a google search can tell me - I think there are a couple but I can't speak to quality.

http://www.ivorygraphics.co.uk/playing-cards.
http://www.playingcardmanufacturer.co.uk/.
http://www.playingcardspersonalised.co.uk/.

They all seem a bit novelty end of the market to me - but can't hurt to get some samples...
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Re: Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

Unread postby jerichoholic » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:13 pm  

Never seen any UK companies that do foiling. Your best bet is to try another company as was suggested, perhaps MPC? And have someone do fulfillment from the US. There are a few companies out there that do it.
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Re: Printing in the UK? (plus metallic/foiling)

Unread postby ahram17 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:45 am  

Thanks guys. Appreciate all the comments.

I think you're right. The ones i have found have been similar to those montecarlojoe have found and have been very novelty, I just thought I may be missing something. I'll certainly get some samples but I'll likely now look to ship from abroad with some of the proven companies.

Thanks all.
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