Almost anything in life is far more exciting than spending countless hours researching the finer points of production printing. There are myriad details involved in taking your card deck project from artistic inspiration to well-produced final product. You can spend days digging up all of this information on your own. Or, you can take advantage of my years of experience in deck production.
Whether you are creating a Tarot, Oracle, or Lenormand deck, this book will save you both time and headaches. And, it is more than just a text book, it is also a workbook, with sections designed to step you through the process of deciding between various options that will ultimately determine the quality of your finished product, be it a mass-market deck, or a premium collectors set.
This book is not about the glamorous and creative side of creating a deck. It is about the nitty-gritty details of getting your deck produced and ready for market.
You’ll find in-depth information about:
~ Printing Formats ~ Paper Weight ~ Card Stock
~ Image Formatting ~ Book Layout ~ Printing Terminology
~ Print Quote Requests ~ Box Design Options ~ ISBNs and Barcodes
~ Retail Ready Packaging ~ Import Taxes and Shipping Terms
~ Mailing Weights and Delivery Options
Author Jadzia DeForest is the co-creator of the Living Magick Learning Card Series, Director of the Northwest Tarot Symposium, and had been working with card and deck design for over 10 years. She has assisted several card deck creators with properly formatting their cards and packaging to get them successfully produced and marketed.