Ravn Purple Haze
The deck is by Cartamundi on a special paper stock with specific varnish designed for better handling and durability.
56 Cards printed on Cambric 310gr Black Core paper with 9C² varnish.
Ok, but what is this?
In 2016 Cartamundi manufactured a special deck that was presented at the Cardistry-Con, in Berlin. They focused on the paper and the varnish, not just the graphics. Cartamundi is stepping in with this amazing paper stock and finish that is smooth and durable, specifically designed for cardists.
This deck features 56 cards:
- 52 standard faces with improved courts (JQK) and custom Ace of Spades.
- 2 custom Jokers
- Gaff card: duplicate card (7 of diamonds)
- Gaff card: double backer
The 2 Jokers are similar to the first version of Ravn, but with a twist.
The back-side design is the same as the previous version, just a different color.
Tuckbox: Star-Dream Opal paper -- that name is pretty fancy, isn't it? Well, the first Ravn has been printed on Natural Pearl paper by USPCC. Cartamundi provides Star-Dream Opal 285gr paper, and of course it will have the embossed graphics. The embossed features make it quite elegant!
The design of the tuck-box is the same, so it matches the first version.
This is a deck you'll be proud to own.
One of the best deck of cards I have ever had!
They sort of feel like already perfectly worn in bicycle cards. I thought they would have that durable feel of the anubis cards, but they don't. I don't know how durable they are cause i've been really gentle so far. Over all seem like really nice, well worn in, beautiful bicycle cards which handle well. Not disappointed.
This deck has so much thought and love put into it. It handles well for cardistry and performing magic. For a collector, the art in the picture can't convey how beautiful the art truly shows.