When EPCC first started printing decks for CARC, they weren't quite *there*. But, they took Bill Kalush's feedback, improved their process, and over time became a solid alternative to USPCC (at least, in my opinion, and in many others', as well.) Their printing registration, for example, is far superior to USPCC, while their handling isn't quite as supple. Some prefer one, some prefer the other.
The Gettysburg deck, IMHO, is not quite *there* yet. But, RJ had said in previous posts that they seemed to be very open to feedback, much as was the factory that produces for EPCC/LPCC, and he said that some of the issues he had discussed with them were already being addressed. I think that, in time, this printer may earn its way into our hearts as acceptable. But, will this deck be the deck that gets them across that finish line? I'm guessing not yet. So, if you like the design and trust the producer to follow through, I say go for it. If you're not quite sold, then you may want to hold off.
Given how far MPC and EPCC have come (I'd like to see how NPCC is coming along, but I don't have any of their more recent decks just yet), and given RJ's recommendation, I suspect that this printer is a good bet to go the distance. Eventually.
If I remember correctly, the Gettysburg decks were quite sturdy, stiff, and thick. I did not have a very thorough break-in with them, but they sure did seem to hold up well to abuse (I had put them into the rotation of decks I use to play games with my sons.) I don't recall noticing them getting much more supple, however, so I'm not sure if Gettysburg cards would be your cup of tea for cardistry moves. If I recall, they fanned all clumpy, much like the NPCC Asylum decks. In fact, I seem to recall thinking at the time that I first handled NPCC's Asylum decks that they reminded me of Gettysburg. So, if you are okay with NPCC's earlier work, you may be okay with this printing house's work.
I, for one, look forward to seeing how their next collaboration with RJ goes. In the meantime, this Haere Mai project may win me over. I like what I see of the courts. Still thinking it over.
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