Custom Card Game Proofing

Once you’ve finalized the artistic design, instructions, and structure of your game, it’s time to move on to custom card game proofing. This is typically the final stage before your production of 500 units is sent to you. A proof is a copy of your game that we send you so you can make sure everything looks just right. During the proofing stage, you can’t make any alterations to the structure of your game–you’re just double checking that the visuals you wanted transferred from digital to physical format. If something does happen to be wrong, such as the colors are not what you expected or a page gets misprinted, this is where you tell us. It is important that the proof checks out before we use our resources and your money. 

We offer free electronic proofing as well as physical proofing for a set price. If you’re concerned about the way your colors will turn out, we strongly recommend ordering a physical proof. That way, we can make any changes to the color that you see fit. A physical proof will typically take around 3 weeks to ship to you, whereas a digital proof will only take a week. 

Card Game Physical Proof

Blue Core and Coreless Card Stocks

Offset-printed cards, packaged in one offset-printed tuck box or shrink-wrapping = $350 per parent sheet. See Card Count to calculate how many cards will print on a parent sheet. If your proof includes fewer cards than your packaging is designed for, blank or duplicate placeholder cards will be included to ensure a proper fit.

Offset-printed tuck-box only = $100

Digitally-printed** magnetic close box or two-piece box = $100

+ Premium Expedited Shipping Fee (Non-Negotiable Flat Rate per Shipment) = $100

CUSTOM CARD SIZES and CUSTOM ROUNDED CORNERS require a tooling fee – pricing TBD by your Account Manager

Black Core Card Stocks

Offset-printed cards, packaged in one offset printed tuck box or shrink-wrapping = $600 per parent sheet. See Card Count to calculate how many cards will print on a parent sheet. If your proof includes fewer cards than your packaging is designed for, blank or duplicate placeholder cards will be included to ensure a proper fit.

Offset-printed tuck-box only = $100

Digitally-printed** magnetic close box or two-piece box = $100

+ Premium Expedited Shipping Fee (Non-Negotiable Flat Rate per Shipment) = $100

CUSTOM CARD SIZE and CUSTOM ROUNDED CORNERS require a tooling fee – pricing TBD by your Account Manager

Foil and PVC Card Stocks

Offset-printed cards, packaged in one offset printed tuck box or shrink-wrapping = $900 per parent sheet. See Card Count to calculate how many cards will print on a parent sheet. If your proof includes fewer cards than your packaging is designed for, blank or duplicate placeholder cards will be included to ensure a proper fit.

Offset-printed tuck-box only = $100

Digitally-printed** magnetic close box or two-piece box = $100

+ Non-Negotiable Flat Premium Expedited Shipping Fee per Shipment = $100

CUSTOM CARD SIZE and CUSTOM ROUNDED CORNERS require a tooling fee – pricing TBD by your Account Manager

Add-Ons

Add-Ons, such as foil stamping and spot UV, differ from that of our book proofs.

Instruction Add-Ons:

+ Digitally-printed** instructions (sheet, accordion, saddle-stitched booklet or perfect bound booklet) = $50

+ Foil Stamping, Spot UV, Metallic Ink or Spot Color = $100 per add-on

+ Soft Touch or Anti-Scratch Matte Lamination = $100

+ Gloss Lamination = $50

Cards Add-Ons:

+ Foil Stamping = $300 per side, per parent sheet.

+ Spot UV = $150

+ Metallic Ink or Spot Color = $100 per side, per parent sheet.

+ Lamination (Soft Touch Matte, Anti-Scratch Matte or Gloss) = $100

+ Linen Texture = $50

Box Add-Ons:

+ Foil Stamping = $100

+ Spot UV = $100

+ Linen Texture= $50

+ Debossing or Embossing = $50

+ Soft Touch or Anti-Scratch Lamination = $150

+ Metallic Ink or Spot Color = $100

+ Digitally-printed** Insert or Inside Box Printing = $50

Turnaround time = approx 3-4 weeks*

*Turnaround times are only estimates. Adding some specialty options will increase the turnaround time.

**Digitally printed proofs are NOT color accurate

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