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Creating your own deck can be a challenge, but with the right tools, it's easy and convenient. Here you will find Photoshop and Illustrator templates to help you design your own deck.

Our templates are adapted to standard deck sizes, both for the cards and for the packaging, so you can be sure that your design work will be exactly as you want.

Template deck Poker (standard deck size):

Download Poker Deck Template, International Symbols (63 x 88mm)
Download Pokerask & deck template
Download Poker Deck Back (63 x 88mm)

Template for Bridge deck 58 x 88 mm:

Download Deck Template for Bridgel, International Symbols (58 x 88mm)
Download template Bridge, Swedish symbols (58 x 88 mm)
Download Bridge deck pack / box
Download Back deck for Bridge (58 x 88 mm)

Common mistakes when making your own deck:

The most common technical problems when printing playing cards are caused by the following factors:

  1. Missing text outlines : Text outlines must be created (through "create outlines") to guarantee that the text looks as intended.
  2. Fonts not attached: Fonts must be attached (if text outlines have not been created) to ensure that the text looks as intended.
  3. Low-resolution images: For best results, all images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  4. Artwork that is too far outside or too close to the cut line: Artwork must be at least 3 mm outside the cut line to ensure everything looks as intended.
  5. Graphic objects created in RGB colors: Graphic objects must be created in CMYK or Pantone color scales to ensure that the colors look as intended.
  6. Lines that are too thin: Lines that are too thin can be hard to see when printing and should therefore be made thick enough to ensure they are clearly visible.

Important things to consider when designing your own deck:

  1. Color scales and image adaptation: When it comes to printing playing cards, it is important to use the correct color scales. We only work with the CMYK and spot colors (Pantone, HKS) color scales. It is important that all images have been adjusted in the CMYK color scale. When using spot colours, the number of color separations must correspond to that specified in the order confirmation.
  2. Color profiles and file formats: We ask you not to attach a color profile and not to send files with image material in the RGB or LAB color scales.
  3. File format for printing : For best results, submit your design in one of the following file formats: PDF (merged composite files in versions 1.3 or 1.4), TIFF or EPS.
  4. Resolution of images: To guarantee the best possible results, the resolution of all images should be 300 dpi.

  1. Check the files carefully: Before submitting your artwork files for printing, it is important to check them carefully to ensure that everything looks as it should and that there are no mistakes.
  2. Image and page order: The image and page order in documents with several pages must be in the same order as the cards are supposed to be in the deck. Do not try to create files where the pages are next to each other or draw the cards on your own. Use our templates instead. For convenience, please save the front and back pages separately and please number them. The content of the files must be in the middle of each page and all pages must be the same size.
  3. Fonts and text: Always double-check for incorrectly presented text or problems caused by fonts that are not approved for commercial use. Try to avoid unlicensed fonts from free sites in your artwork and present the text in image format instead, if you must use unlicensed fonts.
  4. Cutting lines and color settings: Remember to allow your artwork to go at least 3 mm outside the specified cutting line, regardless of whether it concerns playing cards or box. When using spot colours, such as Pantone or HKS, the cutting lines must be included with the "Overprint stroke/outline" setting activated. Also, make sure that black text is 100% black. We are not responsible for mistakes caused by fonts that are not intended for commercial use.

  1. Text and graphic details: Important text and graphic details must be at least 3 mm inside the cut line. Standard cards must have a white 4 mm wide border around the edge.
  2. Minimum text and line sizes: The minimum permitted text size for single color printing is 6 points. The minimum allowed size for lines is 0.1 mm. Anything to be printed in black must be 100% black against the background to be printed, otherwise it will not count as black.
  3. Color Values: The combined percentage value of all colors to be used must not exceed 280%.
  4. Chromalines: Chromalines can be made on request for a fee before your artwork goes to print.
  5. The file sent to the printer must be a merged PDF.

What color settings do you need to print your own deck?

In order to print a high-quality deck, it is important to use the correct color settings. The recommended color profile is CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) as it is the standard for the printing industry. These colors cover most of the colors needed for a deck and ensure that the colors look as you expect when printed.

How big are regular playing cards?

Standard playing cards are approximately 63.5mm wide and 88.9mm long. These dimensions are the standard for most decks and ensure that the cards fit in standard deck cases. It is important to stick to the standard sizes to ensure compatibility with other games and packaging.

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