IMPORTED BRAND PLAYING CARDS
Experience the golden era of playing cards with hand-drawn artistry, unique details, and the unmatched quality of VIPER FINISH™ – Imported Brand Playing Cards are a collector's dream and player's delight.
From the artist:
"Inspired by classic decks from the golden age of playing cards: Imported Playing Cards is a fully custom deck of poker-size playing cards drawn by hand in a warm, vintage style and features standard re-drawn Courts, pips and Aces in a velvety soft tuckbox drawn in the style of an antique tax wrapper. The Ace of Spades features the import seal of Mercury set against a cluster of new world tobacco leaves while each other Ace has been stamped to show the imported status of the deck. This deck is 52 standard cards plus two custom Jokers and an extra card: perfect for card games, magic, cardistry and collecting. Printed and finished to the highest standards by Legends P.C.C. on their industry-leading VIPER FINISH™ stock for supreme handling and durability, this one is for collectors and workers alike."
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Ultra-thin VIPER FINISH™ from LPCC.
DETAILS ON VIPER FINISH™
Like running your hands over the scales of a snake, VIPER FINISH™ is named for the unique silky feel with a smooth, dry, yet slippery texture. This custom Legends card stock is the goldilocks of feel, handling, and durability.
As a bonus, VIPER FINISH™ is very thin, and highly resistant to changes in humidity. This aids magic techniques like breather crimps and helps prevent doubles visibly warping along the short ends of the deck. Additionally, they are more durable and resist that 'pop' in the deck when you fly or travel to a dry climate, or conversely, that soggy feeling standard decks get in humid climates like Singapore or Hong Kong. A truly new feeling card stock like nothing else on the market.
We hope these decks spark a bit of joy in your life, not only for how they look, but how they feel in your hands.
Every deck you purchase helps Legends invest in new technologies to create ultra-quality playing cards, and we thank you for your support.
"Soft, silky, and polished"
Paper + Coating + Heat curing + LPCC proprietary processes = VIPER FINISH™
VIPER FINISH™ blends the thinness and snap of Master / Diamond Finish, with the soft flex and feel of the popular but rare Stud Finish. All of these advantages without destroying the fibers of the paper by crushing the stock, which can make a deck feel great, but weaken the cards and makes them much less durable. If possible, it is better to "crush" the fibers at your own pace by breaking them in with regular use. Your decks will last longer and feel just how you want them to.
The Feel. For all of you out there who love cards as much as we do.
VIPER FINISH™ has a familiar, yet totally different feeling than USPCCs Air-Cushion Finish or our popular Classic Finish. Top card handlers and magicians worldwide love the soft, silky feel, and long-lasting properties of VIPER FINISH™ .
With close-up inspection, the embossing pattern on this card stock forms tiny little pillows, resulting in a remarkable Bekk smoothness grade.
VIPER FINISH™ is created when this card stock is combined with our custom formulated made-in-USA coating, heat curing, and other proprietary printing and production processes. We still haven’t been able to wear out some early test decks, so can safely say they will handle well for at least 5x longer than a modern UPSPCC deck of playing cards.
If we were to fault VIPER FINISH™, they have a quite high level of shine due to the paper absorption properties and polishing. And they aren't as long lasting as our now out-of-print Diamond Finish. A double edged sword, because these decks just feel so incredible.
The Paper. We listened to you, our customers, who wanted a thin and more flexible card stock. LPCC has close relationships with paper manufacturers around the globe, and we collaborated with one to produce a large order to our specs. Among other considerations, we wanted a paper that is thinner and less hygroscopic, which requires stringent printing requirements. After many months of communication and a through paper acclimation process, this knowledge, coupled with experienced technicians at LPCC’s newest state-of-the-art facility, resulted in VIPER FINISH™. The all-new ultra thin playing card stock with a medium flex level and a remarkable Bekk smoothness grade. All sourced from sustainably grown pulp derived from Eucalyptus trees.
The Coating. All new and made in the USA! Coating is one of the key ingredients in making a perfect feeling deck of playing cards. We now have a custom formulation that feels nearly perfect and is well suited to Classic or Viper card stocks. It has a natural scent, and is very long lasting. All poker-sized decks printed from October, 2019 will use this newest coating and our latest finishing processes like heat curing and famed Diamond Cut edges. We hope you enjoy the years of work and trial-and-error Legends is putting into improving the feel and durability of paper playing cards.
Feel the difference with a Legends PCC printed deck!