Linen Textured Cards4 of clubs with linen texture

You’re probably familiar with linen texture if you’ve played with Bicycle cards or any other high-end playing cards. A linen texture can be applied to most of our available card stocks, as well as our two-piece boxes. Besides the obvious tactile addition, the texture adds ridges that reduce surface contact between cards, making them easier to shuffle, deal and handle.

To clarify, a linen texture is different from embossing and debossing. Cards cannot be embossed or debossed, but you can apply those features to your packaging.  You can add these items to your card project in our custom card game calculator.

Textured metal roller

Creating Linen Textured Cards & Boxes

We print your card or box artwork on parent sheets (large sheets of paper). These sheets are pushed through a textured metal roller (as seen to the left).

The roller applies heavy pressure that imprints the linen texture marks onto the paper. Cards are cut to size, and the box artwork is trimmed and wrapped around the paperboard box.


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