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« on: January 03, 2014, 08:59:38 AM »
 

Lee Asher

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Today we live in a world where knowledge & information are at our finger tips like never before.  Technology has made it so that anybody with an interest and a connection can receive a world class playing card education.

Below you'll find an official list of the current face styles USPC uses. Look carefully, and you'll notice that each one is slightly different.

Standard Index


Standard Index Tech-Art (TA2)


Standard Index Tech-Art (RTW)


Jumbo Index


Enhanced Image (EIRB)


Enchanced Image Tech-Art (EITB)


Enchanced Image "No Peak 21" (EIDB)


Jumbo Index Tech-Art (PR0027)


For future reference, when discussing USPC faces (non-custom), try to use the proper termonology. As an example, I cringe when someone mentions over-sized indices. As you can see from the official list above, it's technically referred to as Jumbo Index or Enhanced Image.

Now you know... and knowing is half the battle. (I just showed my age!)

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Re: United States Playing Card Company Face Styles
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The codes in the brackets, what are they exactly? Abbreviations? Codes used when speaking to uspcc about face design?
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 09:56:34 AM »
 

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The codes in the brackets, what are they exactly? Abbreviations? Codes used when speaking to uspcc about face design?

Exactly. Those are the in-house abbreviations for each of the face types.
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Re: United States Playing Card Company Face Styles
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 10:22:06 AM »
 

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The codes in the brackets, what are they exactly? Abbreviations? Codes used when speaking to uspcc about face design?

Exactly. Those are the in-house abbreviations for each of the face types.

Makes it a lot easier for a casino to place an order, rather than some guy saying, "I want the ones with the black doohickeys."

Are these ALL the standard faces at present?  I'd love to expand this topic to cover their CLASSIC standard faces as well...
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Re: United States Playing Card Company Face Styles
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 05:05:37 PM »
 

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Are these ALL the standard faces at present?  I'd love to expand this topic to cover their CLASSIC standard faces as well...

In good time we'll catalogue them all for USPC, Dougherty, NYCC, etc. ;D
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Re: United States Playing Card Company Face Styles
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 09:01:51 PM »
 

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What advantage is there in having that larger border like in the "Tech-Art" decks?
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 11:30:48 PM »
 

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What advantage is there in having that larger border like in the "Tech-Art" decks?

TechArt faces are designed for casino use, specifically at blackjack.  A dealer, without peeking at his or her cards, can know whether or not they're holding a hand of blackjack.  A mirror is built into the table and the dealer's cards are placed over that mirror in a way that they can see just the tops of the faces.  The Aces have a mark on the top right, while all cards worth ten have a mark on the top left and all the remaining cards have no marks reaching the top of the card.  If the dealer spots a mark on the top of each card face in opposite corners, the hand is a blackjack.
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Re: United States Playing Card Company Face Styles
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 01:58:42 PM »
 

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TechArt faces are designed for casino use, specifically at blackjack.
Thanks for all the info, Don!