Custom Face, Deck & Page

Custom Playing Cards Front and Back

Make your own playing cards with the WJPC printer. Design the playing cards’ backs, faces, colors, and tuck. You can easily print your personalized playing cards using our custom art templates, which can be customized separately on both sides (front and back).

If you wish to have only the front or back side design, the other side can be directly used from our design templates, or from our product listings; or if you seek complete personalization, you can directly give us the design artwork for each and every side. Note here, however, that if you need each backside to have a different design pattern, it may make the price go up. Working together with WJPC, you can print any type of custom-made playing cards for online retail, Kickstarter campaigns, or other usings.

Playing card back templates
Playing card back templates
Playing card faces templates
Playing card faces templates

We do not have a strict MOQ, however, we suggest you start with a minimum purchase of 1000 decks. Promotional playing cards in smaller quantities are usually digitally printed by those manufacturers that do not have an in-house elaborate manufacturing facility. We also manufacture custom plastic playing cards (PVC poker cards) waterproof. For more details on card design templates and colors, please ask us.

If you plan to submit them to us in a multi-page PDF, please organize them in the order of the cards. The general order we recommend is:

  • Page 1 – Front of the first card
  • Page2 – Back of the first card
  • Page 3 – Front of the second card
  • Page 4 – Back of the second card
  • Page 5 – Front of the third card
  • Page 6 – Back of the third card
  • … and so on.

Of course, you can organize them in any order you like, but please make editable markings in each image to make sure we don’t get your order wrong. Also, you can download our card templates.

On the boxes, we support external printing and internal + external printing to meet your higher requirements for your products. And on the booklets, except for the front and back cover, the content pages are allowed to be printed on one or both sides.

Custom Size of Deck

The regular number of cards is different for each type of deck. Besides the regular number of cards, you can also customize a lower or higher number of cards. But different number of parent plates – the initial printing plate needed for a deck, are required for different numbers of cards. The more parent plates you have per deck, the higher the cost.

Take Poker size for example, if you have 55 cards or less per deck, whatever they have same front and back design or different design, then only 2 parent plates (1 for front and 1 for back) are needed for a deck. Once the number of cards exceeds 55, the number of parent plates used will increase accordingly, resulting in an exponential increase in the final price per deck.

You can know more about how parent plates count in Press Run.

56 playing cards

The following are the optimal number of cards for different card stock options at different sizes in only 2 parent plates (front and back):

Blue core/ Art paper/ Plastic

 
Poker size (2.48″x3.46″)54 cards/deck
Tarot size (2.75″x4.75″)29 cards/deck
Square size (2.5″x2.5″)65 cards/deck
Mini size (1.61″x2.48″)95 cards/deck
Black core 
Poker size (2.48″x3.46″)55 cards/deck
Tarot size (2.75″x4.75″)34 cards/deck
Square size (2.5″x2.5″)71 cards/deck
Mini size (1.61″x2.48″)107 cards/deck

For more options of custom cards printing, please send a message to us.

Custom Number of Pages

The number of pages is an important option in a booklet. We support customization of booklets of any number of pages, provided that you have selected the appropriate folding or binding method based on your pages.

Many customers do not know how to calculate the number of pages correctly. In fact, you just need to understand clearly how booklet printing works, and you can easily calculate it!

Our booklets (except cross fold) use the same calculating method as other printed materials, such as books. Page 1 always starts on the right side, and each side of the paper counts as a page. Therefore, page 1 turned over is page 2, on the left; page 3 is on the right, turned over, page 4 is on the left; page 5 is on the right, and so on.

count pages in booklets

When your booklet design contains certain blank pages, they will still affect your total page count. Sometimes, if a chapter in the content ends on a right page (odd-numbered page) , we may suggest adding a blank page directly afterwards so that the next chapter can still starts on a new right page.

If you are still confused about the calculation of page count, please feel free to text us.

And then, cross fold, Bi-fold and Z-fold all have a fixed number of pages: 8 pages, 4 pages, and 6 pages. Accordion starts at 8 pages, and you can choose more pages, but it must be a multiple of two. And it should be noted that when you have more pages, we recommend you to use saddle stitch or perfect bound bindings to create a more comfortable reading experience for your booklet.

Folding booklets
Accordion booklets

However, for saddle stitched booklets and perfect bounding booklets, the number of pages you choose must be a multiple of four. This is determined by their parent plate and the way they are cut, and a simple demonstration of which is shown below:

fold a parent sheet

Also, these two bounding ways have a maximum or minimum page value. For example, if you choose 85-lb. papers for a saddle stitching booklet, it can contain up to 44 pages; if you choose thinner or thicker paper, its maximum page value will increase or decrease accordingly. Similarly, perfect-bound booklets have minimum page values designed to create a volume thick enough to accommodate a spine.

Upload Booklet Pages

Your booklet is not arranged in a continuous sequence of pages in actual printing. They need to be professionally typeset, put all onto one or more patent sheets, then folded or trimmed and assembled into the reading order as you see in the end.

Because of the inconsistency between printing and reading order, we recommend that you leave the professional stuff to our design experts – and that you, only need to simply follow the reading order and arrange the files.

In this way, you won’t create confusion during the production of your booklet. Here are some rules you must know for uploading:

Please upload your booklet file in a single-sided, continuous sequence, including the front cover, the inside front cover, all inside pages, the inside back cover and the back cover.

If you do not want the back of the covers to be printed, then leave them blank and include them as blank pages in your file in the correct consecutive order. This means that page 2 and page 7 in the image below will be blank.

Upload Booklet Pages

Note:

  1. If you are designing your booklet in Adobe InDesign, select “Single-sided pages” for your PDF when exporting it.
  2. Your inside page numbers do not correlate with the number of pages in your file. 

Ready to start?

We aspire to be the best card company in the world, and we never sacrifice quality for any custom order.

Let us make your custom playing card or tabletop game card designs come to life. You can customize just about anything.

If you’re ready to learn more, then deal us in and we’ll be more than happy to help you with your custom order.