Colour lithography was invented in 1798 by a Bavarian actor and playwright named Alois Senefelder (1771-1834). It is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.
Geschichte des Buchgewerbes illustrated by Ludwig Winkler, published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck.
Artist-designed playing cards produced to demonstrate the quality of a printing technique.
Large index broad size cards by AGMüller using a special red ink suitable for casinos.
Some notes on the manufacture of playing cards taken from Thomas De la Rue's patent, 1831.
Luxury packs of cards have been produced since the 15th century, a trend that is very popular among collectors today.
Traditionally cardmakers worked in guilds with long apprenticeships under master craftsmen.
Animal suited playing cards engraved by the Master of the Playing Cards, Germany, c.1455
Printing of Playing Cards :: Stencilling can usually be detected by observing the outlines of the coloured areas which are often irregular with brush strokes discernible in the coloured areas.