Here’s how Bicycle Playing Cards are made.
This video from the United States Playing Card Company, takes you behind the scenes at their massive factory.
A bit of history: Back in 1867 A. O. Russell, Robert J. Morgan, James M. Armstrong and John F. Robinson Jr. came together and brought The Cincinnati Enquirer a printing room in Ohio.
They focused on printed theatre and circus posters. In 1891 they became the The United States Printing Company (USPC).
By 1900 The United States Playing Card Company expanded again, moving to a new factory which developed to over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing operations.
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There are SO MANY different types of bicycle playing cards. The decks have different back designs to suit every magician. Although almost all of them have the same card stock, cut and finish, many magicians feel that different decks have distinctive characteristics. Although most of that is simply marketing.. There are several decks that are in fashion for performers and are avidly acquired by collectors. For 99.9% of all your magic work, the only deck you need is the standard bicycle playing card deck. But if you want a custom design, check out the full range of Bicycle Playing Cards
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