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Post by DP01 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:53 am


I am looking to self-publish a book of short stories with a set of playing cards, The print services i'm using gives the author the option to design and upload their artwork and create a book cover, but it doesn't provide playing card Templates to make a set of cards.

I just wondered if anyone know for a Book printing services that provides playing card templates, i have looked on createspace but they only provide a book service.

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Post by walton » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:00 am

Most print-on-demand services must limit their options in order to be competitive. For the p-o-d world books are books and that's pretty much it.

If you want a playing card template, that, in itself is easy to make. If you want to have them printed, then you would have to work with a printer to find out what they require. From my experience, you would produce the art. The printer would then organize it for printing, called imposition. In some cases, we can produce the work in a way the accommodates imposition, but, again, the printer would tell you what they need. You might contact a printer like 360 Digital Books, http://www.wbsusa.com/books-article, they do print-on-demand, with many options, and they do more conventional printing. I have not used them, however, so I am going by their website.

If you want to package both a book and a deck of cards, you will need a company that can do this. 360 Digital has a fulfillment service and they work with Amazon (the Advantage program.

Let us know what you find out.

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Post by Seisa » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:33 am

Print Ninja, a Chinese company, offers playing card and game printing: http://www.printninja.com/printing-prod ... g-printing. But they don't handle distribution. You'd have to get a certain quantity printed and then handle the warehousing and distribution yourself. I would imagine that's probably going to be the case with any printer you find that can do playing cards.
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Post by janna314 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Try www.zazzle.com. They have playing card decks that you can put your own cover on. They have 2 types. Bicycle brand which I think sell for about $20 a deck and a generic brand which sells for about $10 a deck.

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