vasta41 wrote:I really like the style, back design, colors used, and the Aces but there's too much white space on the courts IMO. I would also prefer them to be two-way. But what I wish most is that you used one of the 3 "major" printing companies. The prices are *okay* but not justified with that printing company. I think it's a design and concept with a lot of potential but lack of USPCC or EPCC printing is what will keep me from pledging. But good luck!
Yeah, it was a tough decision for me as I'd been working with EPCC for quite some time on this project. Given the Indian Mythology theme, I started having a strong feeling that this deck needs to get printed by a manufacturer from India itself, and took the decision after a lot of deliberation. In fact, when I went back to EPCC telling them about the decision of going with another printer, this is what they said. My association with EPCC goes back to my first project, and I can vouch for the fact that they are one of the best in custom printing, but more importantly, pretty good in terms of responsiveness & professionalism.
Good luck, Sunish!
It's hard to find the quality with which we produce our decks, especially the cut, but I do agree that this decision goes well with the overall theme.
Maybe if all goes well, you can consider printing a limited edition with us? Or maybe just for other projects then.
Definitely still send me the link to the kickstarter page, would love to see the project fund!
Have a good one.
I know it is going to be a big challenge but it is okay, I'll give it a shot. But, I don't agree with you on
" The prices are *okay* but not justified with that printing company."
One, I've chosen the best available stock with great finish, inspected their sample decks, and I'm going to receive the prototype deck created by them in the next few days. Initial impression of a friend after inspecting the sample is good. Second, the reward tiers have been set after a lot of effort put in calculating the minimum pricing based on a variety of factors like production costs, shipping the consignment to the fulfilment partner, shipping & fulfilment costs, KS fees, shipping cost increase trends that are seen during start of the year etc. Having said that, one of the major factors was to make it easy for non-US backers along with US backers to back this project. I've backed and supported various projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo etc., and have felt the pain of huge International shipping fees a no. of times. I've even tried backing projects by sending the reward to my friends in US.
Given that DAPC is my baby, I didn't want that same pain to be felt by anyone coming from any part of the world on the campaign page looking to back the project. Other creators will agree with me that shipping is a different beast altogether, and costs usually spiral up when the rubber meets the road.
If I'd a successful project, I could have used that experience and learning, but now have to use the best judgement I can make to set the goal and reward tiers.
I do need good luck this time around. Thank you.