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removing ink from a playing card?

Postby Killahbscs » Feb 4th, '10, 18:56



what works best to remove designs on cards,
nail varnish? white spirit?

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Postby jim ferguson » Feb 4th, '10, 19:00

Do you mean the whole card or part of ?
    If it is the whole of one side then the easiest and best option would be to just purchase a deck of blank facers/backers. If you are only wanting to remove part of the face or back (from bicycle cards) then try a good quality soft rubber.
The problem with nail polish remover and wotnot is the smell will probably linger on the card :)
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Postby russpie » Feb 4th, '10, 19:09

Nail varnish remover on a cotton wool ball or for more intricated/delicate removing, an ear bud. Bud :-)

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Postby Lawrence » Feb 4th, '10, 21:15

I find a replacement card works best

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Postby jim ferguson » Feb 4th, '10, 22:19

It certainly would if it was a signature, but I think he means the actual printing on the card :)


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    Postby Thames Iron » Feb 5th, '10, 00:34

    Made up Monte Cristo deck using just an ink rubber (or "eraser", perhaps :oops: ). Bit stronger than an ordinary pencil rubber and takes less time. Think Andy Nyman suggests fine steel wool (?) in GET NYMAN DVD but I found that leaves "scarring" of sorts

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    Postby Killahbscs » Feb 5th, '10, 10:05

    yeah well its to make a gaff deck really, so i can scan cards in and re print them. i know your gona say buy double blanks lol but i have a few throw away cards i want to test it on first.

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    Postby Miniolo » Feb 5th, '10, 10:08

    well i once used my roughning fluid and if u wipe it when it aint dry yet:P it wipes of the ink:P?

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    Re: removing ink from a playing card?

    Postby Jeret » Feb 11th, '10, 03:12

    Killahbscs wrote:what works best to remove designs on cards,
    nail varnish? white spirit?



    Paint Thinner is a good spirit to remove the ink...

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    Postby Lee Smith » Feb 11th, '10, 11:50

    You could always buy a blank deck :lol:

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