"I've had several decks of cards printed here now, 20 at last count, with custom boxes. I'm a visual effect artist and I have a graphic reproduction background and I'm quite impressed the quality of the printing on both the cards and the boxes. And I was checking these with a jeweler's loupe!
On the first decks, a set of 6 decks actually, the boxes were nearly a perfect match for all the test prints I did at home. However, on later decks, the boxes printed a bit darker, and on the last one, a subtle brocade pattern I had on a black backdrop had completely vanished. Normally when I print something, I need to do a slight curve adjustment to raise the gamma, and it looks like I'll be doing that for future jobs. Even still, the boxes did turn out great – I planned for them to look good with a solid black, just in case the printing came out dark.
I'm still kicking myself on the first set though. I did one set of six for a gift, but I did a copy for myself and didn't print the boxes for that set. Now I wish I did, because they looked great.
I'm currently working on a few more decks and I'm eager to see how they look."
Dave Jerrard | Burbank USA