Meet DeckStarter: The World’s First Dedicated Funding Platform for Custom Designed Playing Cards
Wednesday, May 28th 2014, Los Angeles, CA - The Dieline and Dan & Dave Industries are proud to announce DeckStarter, the world’s first dedicated funding platform for custom designed playing cards.
Playing cards will never look the same again.
What if the very best designers, the ones busy making album covers, movie posters, tattoos for celebrities, and rebranding Fortune 500s, designed a deck of playing cards?
The future of custom designed playing cards is DeckStarter.
DeckStarter (www.deckstarter.com) is a new company producing decks of playing cards unlike anything you've ever seen before and they have already partnered with two of the biggest names in design.
"It is our mission to create a new marketplace for luxury playing cards through collaborations with elite brands, famous artists and indie designers. We offer years of experience printing cards and promise the highest level of quality. Merging exceptional design, innovative packaging, and a brilliant marketing team, we can ensure our playing cards will be unlike anything you've ever seen and handled before."
The greatest part about DeckStarter is that our next deck could be yours.
At heart, we are a funding platform for playing cards and offer the easiest way to get your dream deck of playing cards printed. We want to know, "What will your deck look like?"
"We asked two of our favorite designers, Aaron Draplin and Debbie Millman, to imagine their own deck. We're excited to unveil those to you today."
During HOW Design Live, the largest design conference in the world, we debuted Aaron Draplin and Debbie Millman's creations. Each of these decks are wildly different interpretations of a traditional deck, and show the range of possibilities for design, print and packaging.
"At How Design Live last month, we gifted nearly 3,000 designers these inspiringly creative decks. A handful of them remain, so we've made them available to the public for the next 10 days only. Get them now and also learn more about our platform and how to be a part of it."
Visit the Deckstarter blog to read about our experience at HOW Design Live.
Why playing cards though?
Playing cards are the perfect artistic outlet, with 52 blank canvases for a designer to showcase their work. They're a product everyone is familiar with, and they have so many uses: poker, magic, cardistry, castle building, throwing and collecting to name a few.
Recognizing the potential playing cards have, and the growing collector's market for custom decks of cards, along with all the amazing success designer decks receive on Kickstarter, the team behind DeckStarter came up with a solution.
How it Works:
Anyone may submit a design for a deck of playing cards. DeckStarter will handpick which decks to feature on the website and set a funding goal. When the deck goes live, it has 30 days to reach its goal before being printed.
DeckStarter works with the designer on preparing their files for print and making sure everything will turn out perfectly. Beyond this, it's a very hands-off experience for the designer. DeckStarter manages everything, from printing, marketing, distribution and beyond.
Unlike other crowd-funding platforms, the pledges on DeckStarter are actually pre-sales. If enough are sold in 30 days to reach the goal, DeckStarter will print them. From there, the designer can sit back, relax and collect a handsome royalty from sales every month. Not to mention they now have their very own deck of playing cards and a real product in the marketplace.
Not a designer? DeckStarter is still for you.
When a deck of playing cards is featured on DeckStarter, it needs backers. Backers are customers who support the overall success of a deck by pre-ordering until 100% of the goal is met. Only then will a backer be charged and does the deck get printed.
Each deck of playing cards comes packaged inside a Magicpak™, a magical case for the cards that animates open and closed. Magicpak™ was designed and engineered exclusively for DeckStarter playing cards by Burgopak.