Glossary

A B C D E G L M O P R S T U W

Air-Cushion Finish

Type of surface finish used by USPCC. It is recognizable for its "dimples", circular shaped embossed pattern on the card's surface. It gives the cards great fanning ability.

Blank back

Card with face design on one side and nothing on the other side.

Blank face

Card with back design on one side and nothing on the other side.

Borderless

Type of back design that goes all the way to the edges of the cards.

Cartamundi

Company producing playing cards and much more based in Belgium.

Casino stock

Higher quality paper stock used by USPCC. This stock is thicker, sturdier and more durable than a classic Retail stock.

Coin matrix

An effect during which coins travel across the table and change places.

Double-backer

Card with back design on both its sides.

Double-facer

Card with face design on both its sides, eg. 8 of Hearts on one side and Jack of Clubs on the other.

Expert Playing Card Company

Playing card producing company with factories in Taiwan and PRC.

Gimmick

A special utility device/tool. It helps accomplish magical effects.

Legends Playing Card Company

Playing card producing company with factories in Taiwan and PRC.

Mis-indexed

A special card which has one corner index different, eg. 8 of Clubs with one index of 7 of Hearts.

Modern cut

These cards have been cut from their backs towards their faces, making faro shuffle easier in this direction.

One-way

This kind of design can be oriented to have a "top" and "bottom".

Precision cut

Officially called Push Cut. A special type of cut used for our Butterfly Playing Cards. It has a very precise registration making it perfect for borderless decks.

Retail stock

Standard paper stock used by USPCC.

Self-working

Type of magic effect that doesn't require any technical skills (sleight of hand).

Slimline stock

A paper stock used by Cartamundi. Cards printed on this stock are thin and snappy.

Smooth Finish

Type of surface finish used by USPCC. These cards have a completely smooth surface that makes them stick together more, making them a great choice for cardistry.

Traditionally cut

These cards have been cut from their faces towards their back, making faro shuffle easier in this direction. Mainly appreciated by magicians working on a table.

True Linen B9 Finish

Type of surface finish used by Cartamundi. It is recognizable for its squared pattern. It gives the cards great fanning ability.

United States Playing Card Company

Playing card producing company based in the United States. Producer of the classic brands like Bicycle, Bee and Tally-Ho.

WJPCC

One of the newest playing card printing companies with printing facility in China.

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