A good marked deck can be used by both amateurs and professionals to perform countless magic tricks. But how do you know which one to choose? We offer high-quality invisible ink marked cards for sale that are processed with luminous marks of suits and values. These marks are only apparent to professional cheating cameras or poker perspective tools, not human eyes.
Historically, the first marks on playing cards were crimps and bends or tiny pinprick bumps called blisters that resembled Braille script. But when the first designs appeared on card backs, cheaters started to alter these designs by using various inks and pigments. This led to various techniques for mark card processing including block-out and cut-out works, scroll work, and shade-work.
Block-out work involves coloring small white areas on the card backs, which are normally printed with ink of the same color as the card stock. For example, a simple variant involves subtly tinting different body parts of a small “angel” feature on the card back, such as the head for an ace or the left wing for a king. Another technique involves adding (cutting) white figures, such a birds or flowers, to the card backs.
Another type of marking is infrared camera marked cards, which are visible only to an infrared cheating camera and not to our human eyes. This type of marked card is widely used by professionals as it offers the highest level of security.