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I'm creating my own version of risk and I'm now on to printing the cards.

My printer can use up to 250gsm paper, but before I purchase some I want to know if it will be suitable.

What is the standard for cards and card games?

  • In case you don't already know, there are printers online that will print a custom deck of cards using your graphics. makeplayingcards.com is one such printer. It appears that a single deck would cost around $15 depending on the card size. Perhaps that service would give you a better quality result. [Note: I haven't yet used this service.] – James Aug 11 '16 at 14:49
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According to Wikipedia, a standard playing card has a size of B8 and a weight of 1.8g. So if I got the math right, it's 180gsm.

Here is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_52-card_deck

  • yeah that definitely sounds right to me. – Wolfkin Aug 25 '16 at 19:56

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