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which card company for KS is best?

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:03 pm
by hic6
Looking for pricing on my card campaign...I know there's MPC for a quick turnaround but the quality isnt as good.

There's Expert, Legends and United, I assume all are minimum 1,000 to print??...but from your experience, which is the cheapest to print? excluding and including fulfillment.

And I know prices fluctuate but can you give me an estimate what is a decent UNIT price for each deck that printers should be charging me, strictly just printing CMYK for deck and tuck.

i am new to it all, I've dealt with printers but not in the card industry ... I just dont want to end up gouging pledgers because i didnt do my research enough.

Thanks for any input.

Re: which card company for KS is best?

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:56 pm
by Mike Ratledge
It's always discouraged to quote pricing, because someone will read it later and it will be hopelessly out of date.

Fulfillment is the same no matter who prints the decks. I would get a quote from Gambler's Warehouse fulfillment center. Right now for 1000 decks, you have to stick with Expert or Legends PCC. USPCC / Bicycle requires 2500 units minimum.

Re: which card company for KS is best?

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:20 pm
by hic6
thx MIke for your input...

but i am wondering how is this current campaign printing with Bicycle with only 1,000 print run for fund goal of $6k?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ye ... nav_search.

i'm currently waiting for Expert and Gamblers to get back to me.
Btw, I sent you a PM reply.

Re: which card company for KS is best?

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:18 pm
by Mike Ratledge
hic6 wrote:thx MIke for your input...

but i am wondering how is this current campaign printing with Bicycle with only 1,000 print run for fund goal of $6k?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ye ... nav_search..

i'm currently waiting for Expert and Gamblers to get back to me.
Btw, I sent you a PM reply.

The guys dad owns Collectible Playing Cards, and I guess they have something worked out with USPCC to print 1000 deck runs or print 1500 uncut sheets? I dunno. Maybe someone else does?

I do know that they have a 1000-deck club.

Re: which card company for KS is best?

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:01 pm
by onewidow
You'll need to talk to USPCC directly - same with the others and get their most recent price list. things changed since we talked to them at the start of the yr and again recently because we are about to do a KS for a new deck in a month or so.