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Linen Textured Cards and Packaging

Linen Textured Playing Card and Packaging Our textured playing cards have a linen texture. You’re probably familiar with this texture if you’ve played with Bicycle cards. This finish can be used with any of our available card stocks. Besides the obvious tactile addition, the texture adds ridges that reduce surface contact between cards, making them easier to shuffle, deal and handle.

To be clear, the linen texture is different than embossing or debossing. You cannot emboss or deboss your cards however, you can apply these feature to your packaging.

How Linen Texture is Applied

Creating Linen Textured Cards & Boxes

Your card or box artwork will be printed on parent sheets (large sheets of paper). These sheets are pushed through a textured metal roller (as seen to the right). The roller applies heavy pressure that imprints the linen marks onto the paper. Your cards will be cut to size and the box artwork will be trimmed and wrapped around the paperboard box.

Linen Textured Game Packaging

Textured Game Boxes

Boxes are made with a thicker material than cards, dulling the feeling of the texture. However, these ridges are still very much visible and help catch the eyes of consumers, begging them to pick up your product.