Waterproof, yet Excellent.
But there's something new out there that I've tried & I am really excited about it. Superior Cardstock.
Superior Cardstock is 100% plastic PVC cards with a thickness of 0.325mm (Premium cardstock is a thickness of 310gsm and is plastic coated, if you want a comparison).
When I first heard of this option I thought, no way. I can't use plastic cards. It won't feel right.
Well, I was really wrong there....these cards look and feel like the standard smooth paper cardstock, and
** they shuffle FANTASTIC. **
* They do NOT have a glossy plastic looking finish.
The finish is smooth eggshell.
* They do NOT stick together oddly. (when I dunked
my whole deck in a glass of water they did stick
a little but not when they're dry).
* The ink is NOT loosely applied.
It has happened to all of us. A cup of coffee, a soda, a little rain....
We spend all this money on our favorite decks and in seconds, they're ruined. They are just made of paper, after all.
The paper warps and splits, and no matter what we try, it's never the same. They're destroyed.
You can hold them under the tap & they're exactly the same.
Another cool thing about this cardstock - have you ever had trouble with cards getting the bends? (slight warping in the middle). These don't do that.
The only negatives that I have found with these cards is that the edges are WHITE. I normally do edge treatments to my decks (with stain) & stain won't stick to plastic. They are NOT indestructible. Think of them like something printed on a plastic butter tub - extreme heat, or getting tossed around in your purse will damage them and you CAN bend & crease them if you really try, so don't do that. They're also more expensive than the Premium Linen cardstock. If you can live with those things, I swear you'll want all your cards on this cardstock. It really is an evolution in cards.
Premium (paper) cardstock after a spill.
Wow! I just got your Postcards from My Lover deck on plastic card stock and I love the feel of it. The cards are smooth and silky, and it shuffles like a dream. I really couldn't tell that it was plastic-coated at all—the cards are light and flexible. It's nice to know that the deck is waterproof, too—but, I don't think I will test it for that. Thanks, for recommending this purchase option to me. I will be using this deck often!
~ Nancy G.
PRICING: Mini size: $18
Bridge size: $18
Poker size: $18
Tarot size: $33
Large size: $45
No more ruined decks!!
I received my new Deck of the Bastard and it was EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more. I decided to go with the PVC waterproofing, due to my own negligence I soaked a previous deck (also deck of the Bastard and ruined it). As a professional reader, I do hundreds of readings per year and I feel this material will hold up better than the run of the mill paper. This is my third deck from Seven and I’ve never been disappointed, not do I read with any other deck. The compliments on its quality and the haunting yet beautiful mash of images leave people in awe of the cards. Thank you for creating such a wonderful deck!
I thought it was paper! I think it's heavier, but not by much...the texture is fantastic...smooth and matte. I like the flexibility, too. It's thick yet light so when you shuffle there's no stiffness that needs to be broken in. I like it.
Its true my toddler son had a good try with these cards....LOL still have mine in good shape. Thank you for these child proof cards.
I found time to try out the new superior card stock under live conditions. I used it in an early morning garden reading while my reading table was still covered with dew. It did not hurt the cards at all, it is just incredible! While it does not feel "artificial" and shuffles just like normal decks, you still get a feeling that it will last you a life time. It is perfect for those decks you cherish but still want to take and use everywhere.