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Playing Card Stock
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PrintNinja offers many high-quality card weights and cores for custom card and board games. Fully understanding these terms and knowing what card type suits your needs is the first step in creating your game.
Cardstock weight is measured in GSM (grams per square meter). This is the universal measure for playing card paper weight. The higher the number (300gsm, 330gsm, 350gsm), the thicker and heavier the stock and card will be. Generally speaking, heavier cardstock gives your cards a higher quality feel. We also offer plastic playing cards made of a durable PVC. These durable, waterproof cards are a great option for party games and childrenâ€™s games.
Card stock is also categorized by its core: blue, black or coreless. You can tell what core cards use by ripping them in half as seen in the photo to the right. This shows blue core on top and black core on the bottom. The core prevents the card from being transparent when held up to a bright light.
Blue core is the standard and is used in most of the games found at your favorite game shop.
Black core is the highest quality card core. This is favored by casinos because the dark core doesnâ€™t allow players to see through cards.
- 280gsm Blue Core
- 310gsm Black Core (Linen)
- 330gsm Black Core
- 300gsm Coreless
- 350gsm Coreless
- 300gsm Foil Stock
- 0.3mm White PVC
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