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"A gaff deck is a full collection of special art cards designed to fit quietly in with your normal deck. This allows you to perform amazing illusions that were never thought possible."
-Ellusionist

Hey everyone and welcome to the ultimate guide to gaff cards! What are gaff cards you ask? Well gaff cards are special playing cards used by magicians to perform illusions that boggle the mind and amaze people. In this step by step guide I will be teaching you in detail how to create these amazing cards.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
To make these cards you will need a few things;

- A normal deck of playing cards
- An eraser
- A roll of double sided tape
- A high quality printer
- An Image editing program (eg. Photoshop)
 
make withL3 months ago
lybrary5 years ago
Good instructions for a first step into making your own playing cards (gaffed, custom, marked, ...) But there are a couple of problems with it. One being the dull coating where it was erased, and two that it is a cumbersome process if you want to make more than two or three cards.

If you want to make your own cards which are indistinguishable from store bought playing cards including coating then read this webpage www.lybrary.com/make-your-playing-cards-a-11.html
Hiya buddy. Do you send playing card sheets to UK and do you know estimated shipping prices. Or know of any distrubuters in the UK?
acedealer20016 months ago

I tried printing onto a blank card, it looked a bit pixelated but ill keep on trying! If anyone wants the design I made here it is:

jokker.png
i cant open a link when i click on the design links. the normal text curser comes up, not the pointing finger.
inforussle4 years ago
I think that i saw somewhere that you can also use nail polish remover for faster results, though it was for blanking the whole card.
is a lexmark regular printer good enough for this project
WurdBendur6 years ago
You need to upload your images. We can't see them it they're on your computer.
Exitao6 years ago
Nice instructable. I'm not a card guy myself, but I can definitely see many applications. If you're not using a laser printer, you might consider using Tester's clear matt to protect the image. Most card magicians will have a can kicking around for making rough and smooth decks.
mg0930mg7 years ago
Good instructable, however no one can see the graphics you made, they did not work because, it is on your computer, use tinypic.com to download photos to make it easier to put on instructables.
mrfuzz (author) 7 years ago
558 views and only 1 rating? C'mon people please rate if you read.
Chefboy63827 years ago
Check out...Cards

You can buy blank cars and make your own.
mrfuzz (author) 7 years ago
and could somebody rate the instructable please!
mrfuzz (author) 7 years ago
to answer your questions, uglymike the spot where you erase does look a bit duller, but you could put a finish on it to make it shiny(hairspray or varnish) and my cards have never faded at all so I wouldn't be worried about that
uglymike7 years ago
Great project. 2 questions though. Is there any evidence left on the card showing that it was erased? It looks like the part of the 5 of Diamonds that was erased is a bit duller than the rest of the card. Also, how dies the new, printed, designs hold up? Does the ink from the printer penetrate deep into the card, or does the printed image scratch/fade with repeated shuffling and handling? These questions aside, it's a really great instructable with endless possibilities. I'm thinking pin-up girl deck.... Yeaaaahhhh
21GeeOff217 years ago
this is great. i didnt know you could just erase the cards. ive been trying to find an easy way to make my own so i didnt have to go blow $30 on ellusionist. thinks
mrfuzz (author) 7 years ago
Thanks a lot! How does my instructable compare with the other gaff card instructables?
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Very nice! I want a whole deck of those!