As "Impression, Sunrise" is a famous painting of the impressionism master, Monet, the Pearl Deck reminds us of the same style. That's why these decks are named Pearl Playing Cards: SUNRISE, and Pearl Playing Cards: SUNSET. These cards show a vivid color combination of Mother Nature with the impressionism theme. It's a varied version of SUNRISE.
It took more than one year to prepare this Pearl project, to perfect the final result. We repeatedly tested various aspects of Pearl, such as paper stocks for the tuck box, color rendering of designs, metallic inks, and finish of the cards. All these make Pearl one of a kind. The tuck box is made of specially imported paper stock, which shines like a real pearl! For Sunrise, the tuck box is gold foiled. Gold and bright-red metallic inks are applied on the face of the cards. On the other hand, for Sunset, the tuck box is bronze foiled, and bronze and dark-red metallic inks are applied.
Besides the difference of color rendering, the touches of the cards are different, too. Sunrise is made with Magic Finish, which makes the cards more slippery and shining, and easy to fan. Sunset is made with Royal Finish, which is less slippery and more suitable to apply fan powder. Each has its merit, so it depends on what sleight or flourish you wish to use.
Artwork is by Toomas Pintson, an Estonian card flourisher, and multimedia designer. He has designed several custom decks like Gemini Casino, Big Boy No.1, Mondrian, and Mako. All of them are so hot that they are out of stock now. Printed in Taiwan by Hanson Chien Production Company. Limited to 5000 decks.
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