Deicy Cordero HW April 28

Project: Zodiac Playing Cards

Group: Deicy, Ian, Anna

Printing Facility:

  • Printerstudio.com
  • makeplayingcards.com
  • artscow.com

Type of press it will be printed on:

  • Printerstudio.com:
  • Makeplayingcards.com:
  • Artscow.com: Fuji Xerox Docucolor 5065 digital color multifunction printer

Number of colors:
Size: 3.5 x 5.75
Pages: 55 cards/deck + informational booklet
Binding:

  • shrink wrap to cover deck/cellowrap
  • white tuck box
  • large box to hold deck & informational booklet

Paper finish: smooth or linen
Paper weight: either standard 300 gsm (smooth) or premium 310 gsm (linen) – casino quality
Paper brightness: bright, plastic PVC cards
Color profile:
Bleed: 1/8 inch
Set up costs: no set-up charge
Proof costs:
Printerstudio.com: $16.99/deck + $5.79/standard ship or $18/fedex ship
Makeplayingcards.com: $14.10/deck + $.10 white box or $.60 custom box + $9.99 standard or $29.99 express
Artscow.com: $13.99/deck + $29.99 fedex
Minimum quantity: 1
Total cost:

  • Printerstudio.com: $22.78 – $34.99
  • Makeplayingcards.com: $34.19 – $44.69
  • Artscow.com: $43.98

Cost per unit:
Turnaround time:
Printerstudio.com: standard – 2-3 production + 7 delivery = 9-10 business days
fedex: 2-3 production + 3 delivery = 5-6 business days
Makeplayingcards.com: standard – 2-3 production + 7 deivery = 9-10 business days
express – 2-3 production + 3-4 delivery = 5-7 business days
Artscow.com: standard: standard – 2-4 production + 7-12 delivery = 9-16 business days
fedex – 2-4 production + 2-4 delivery = 4-6 business days
Pros:
Printerstudio.com:

  • shortest express time
  • cheapest express cost
  • cheapest standard cost
  • allows up to 70 cards/deck
  • 2 cards quality choices (300 or 310 gsm)
  • can customize front & back
  • no minimum order
  • cheapest total cost

Makeplayingcards.com:

  • allows up to 56 cards/deck
  • can customize front & back
  • can customize box
  • no minimum order
  • most expensive cost (with express)

Artscow.com:

  • shortest express delivery time

Cons:
Printerstudio.com:

  • most expensive deck (before shipping)

Makeplayingcards.com:

  • only 1 card quality option (300 gsm)

Artscow.com:

  • only allows 54 cards/deck (we need 55)
  • only card quality option is 280 gsm matte
  • must be 2.5 x 3.5 (no large cards)
  • longest standard delivery time
  • longest standard production time
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