Naipe Victoria by Clemente Jacques
Naipes El León
Anonymous Mexican Playing Card Manufacturers
Naipes Gacela & Gacelita
Naipes 'Pierrot' 125 manufactured by Orpamex, S.A., Mexico
Productos Camacho, c.2003
Naipe Fino 'El Fenix' playing cards by Clemente Jacques y Cia, Mexico
Grupo Editorial RAF S.A. de C.V. (founded 1962) has branches throughout Mexico.
Naipes Nacionales designed by Manuel Bayardi and published by Clemente Jacques y Cia, Mexico c.1940
Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960
MEXICO shares a long tradition with Spain in the field of playing cards. The early Spanish colonists carried packs of playing cards with them, and when these wore out new ones would have been made from local materials, maybe drum skins or rawhide. The first printing press was established in Mexico in the 1539. Prohibitions were passed as early as 1539 and the Estanco de Naipes (playing-card monopoly) was established in 1576.