To answer some questions, it will hopefully be "soon." We are proofing things now, and I hope for a release in the near future, as opposed to months from now. These will be on encarded.com exclusively.
I will release more images, the story, the design motivations, etc as we move along.
Being able to print only 1,000 decks is only possible with EPCC, but as with any kind of printing anywhere, lower volume = higher costs. EPCC still would prefer you do 5,000+ decks of course, they just don't put you through the ringer as much if you want less. Printing with EPCC makes the costs manageable, but don't expect a limited run of only 1,000 decks with metallic inks, embossing, holographic foils and custom seals to be $5.
I think this will be a very exciting release, bringing EPCC into the light a little more. And as with everything I do, it's quite a bit different from my previous decks. I was looking at the face proof yesterday and the art is just so tight on those edges. Lovely. (I already have signature series #2 in the design pipeline and those 3mm perfect borders let you do some wild things...)