Marked decks have been around for quite some time and they are a great way to add a little mystery and intrigue to card magic. However, you need to be careful before buying a mark deck.
You should first look for a clearly-defined system in a marked deck. If the markings of the deck are obscure or small, it is going to be difficult to use effectively.
Another important factor is the deck must hide its markings sufficiently to be invisible to your spectators. This is vital if your deck is to be able to perform card magic safely and convincingly.
Also, a deck marked with markings should have a well-designed design. The back design of a marked deck should be attractive and elegant enough to hide the markings, but not too difficult to read.
These types can be purchased from a variety sources. Some are discreetly designed to look like a normal Bicycle rider deck. Others are more creative and stylish.
The Orbit v7 is a good example of this, with an interesting design that will help to conceal the markings without drawing attention to them. Its back design includes a cursive font that conceals the secret markings.
This marked deck has been printed by Cartamundi in Belgium using their new card stock. It is very sturdy and high quality. Its standard faces are more typical of Cartamundi’s Copag decks than traditional Bicycle courts, and the marking system is well integrated into the design and cleverly hidden, so you’ll need to look closely at the cards to discover it.
If you don’t know what to do, getting rid of wood deck burn marks can be difficult. There are a few different ways to remove them, but the best way is to mix linseed oil with rotten stone to form a thick paste and then rub it into the burn marks.
Pressure washing is another effective way to remove burn spots. However, it is important not to scrub too hard. This can cause damage to your deck. Lemon oil is also an option, but it is important that you only use pure oil.
It is a good idea that you test the pressure before applying it to a wood deck. It is also a good idea that you test the pressure in a small area before cleaning the entire surface.
As you can see, it’s a fairly simple process to mark a deck, and it’s worth giving this technique a go if you’re interested in trying out card magic with a marked deck. Before you buy the first deck of cards with markings on them, you should thoroughly research the techniques and decide if it’s the right choice for you.