The first ever playing card deck with hot stamped gold foil on EACH card back.
Designed and produced by Lotrek, here is what he has to say :
They said "It cannot be done". SERIOUSLY?
Welcome to "Venexiana Gold" deck of playing cards. The first deck ever with hot stamped gold foil on each card back!
Several months ago, I had the idea to make a deck with foil on the backs. I started looking for other decks with this feature and for quotes from manufacturers. Much to my surprise, I found no decks with gold foil on the back. That seemed a bit strange to me as I was sure that my idea was not that innovative... I then asked how could I get this done and the answer was: : You cannot. It's not doable".
That answer pulled the trigger! Why is it not doable? I wanted to have foil on the back of the cards, no matter what they said!
Gradually, as I was talking to printing and playing card industry experts, I became aware of the challenges and problems that foiled backs present. However, I still was not convinced that it cannot be done.
After a lot of asking, planning, running and trying, I can finally say: it can be done! Agreed, it's very difficult and requires a lot of manual work, to the point that one can say that this deck is hand made. But it can be done.
"Venexiana Gold" is the result of this effort and research. I'm very excited to present you a highly collectible and rare item: The first playing card deck with foiled backs!
The tuck case will be from gold foiled 320gsm black stock.The faces of the deck are the original "Venexiana" faces:I decided to use the existing "Venexiana" faces mainly for two reasons: First, I wanted to focus on the back design and not draw much attention on the faces. Second, I'd like this deck to serve as a transition to the upcoming "Dark Venexiana". And also, what could be more connected to gold than Venice? However, a significant change has been done to the faces. All cards (courts and figures) have gold metallic ink to match the back.
- 54 cards- Strictly limited edition: Only 212 numbered decks will ever be produced. 100 of these will be available to KS backers.
- Hot stamped Gold foil on all backs- Printed on 330gsm French casino stock.
- Venexiana faces with metallic gold ink on all cards.- Gold foiled tuck case.
- The deck comes with a seal, however it's not sealed! You will decide if and when you'll seal it.
- Produced in Greece under my close supervision, using 3 different workshops, each one specialized on a specific stage of the production.
Please note: This is a very special deck and although it's perfect for playing it's not suitable for magic tricks or flourishing.
Credits to VolantAngel from UC for the Venexiana gold pictures