Updated Oct. 20, 2020
For marked cards, you may not be able to clearly define it. However, you must seen marked deck before if you watched a magic card show ever. These cards are the known as so-called "miracle" in magic show which is with small but visible back markings allow to be indentified each card within a very short time.
For now, two major marked cards exist in the world:
One is with visible markings while the other one is with invisible markings.
However, magicians and cheaters are faced with various brands of products with different quality when they search in the cheating market. This means that the process of finding the most suitable marked playing cards for themselves really take their chunk of time. So if we function as professional provider of marked cards, we can give top priority to theses customers' real needs, helping them to get what they want in very short time.
For the sake of this, we select top 5 marked cards in 2020 to as following:
TOP 5: Bicycle Ultimate Marked Deck
Price: about 40 USD per deck at least 10 deck
* Affordable by any magicians and poker players;
* No need other additional tool to work with it;
* Engraved with small numbers and suits on the back of poker;
* Easy indentify each card even with a quick glance;
* Need to take some lower risks because of the small but visible markings.
TOP 4: Bicycle Invisible Ink Marked Cards
Price: 35 ~ 65 USD per deck
* Fair price also with superior quality;
* Perfect appearance, not arousing any suspicion by others;
* 100 percent Paper material but still very durable similar to plastic cards;
* Red cards would be much better than blue card considering markings effect;
* Can be used easily for all magicians and poker cheaters of any ages and any skills.
TOP 3: Bullet Invisible Ink Marked Poker Cards
Price: 70 ~ 85 USD per deck
* Keep un-faded marking as long as 8 month;
* Made of plastic and robust but still easy to handle;
* Ideal for Texas Hold'em, Omaha and other poker games;
* Have a smooth underside that allows them to slide perfectly;
* Read by infrared contact lenses or phone camera at perfect clarity.
TOP 2: Fournier 2818 Contact Lenses Marked Cards
Price: 40 ~ 75 USD per deck
* Full compatible with shuffling;
* Enable to be customized with different markings patterns;
* No difference between processed cards and unmarked one;
* Easy detected by infrared contact lenses and poker sunglasses;
* Available in red/blue, orange/green and purple / yellow with jumbo index.
TOP 1: Copag 1546 Best Marked Playing Cards
Price: 35 ~ 80 USD per deck
* Professional marked cards;
* Made 100 percent PVC material;
* Totally invisible to our human naked eyes;
* Marked with very durable invisible markings;
* Enable to processed into marked cards detected by three different systems;
* Available in different colors(red/blue, gold/black, purple/grey, orange/brown, green/burgundy);
* Available in jumbo index and standard index, also in poker size and bridge sizes.
Before I write this article, I also had done a market survey among our hundreds of clients. And according to statistics, we conduct the above top 5 marked cards in 2020. Of course, hundreds of clients not standard for what you think is the best marked playing card. This is a reference when you have no idea which kind of card to choose or you don't have use these device before.
If you want to choose Bicycle ultimate marked cards, your eyesight need to be good enough in order easily pick up the markings, and that the text isn't too small, so that will be a big consideration.
When you take Copag 1546 marked playing cards or Fournier 2818 contact lenses marked cards into consideration, please make sure size, index and also color are need if you have special requirement in theses aspects.
If you use Fournier 2818 contact lenses marked cards before, but you want to customize your own markings. Here our technicians can process the sample for you to check at first. We will make you 100% satisfied with your customized marked poker cards.
There is another situation: what if you want to use Bullet invisible ink marked cards for lenses and phone to read. Which one should you choose? No worries, we can mark two kinds of markings on the Bullet cards, so you can use your poker scanner or infrared contact lenses to play with these cards.
Of course, given that the game you play use some specific card, you also can send us and we can help you to do the most suitable cards to you.
If you're looking for cards that can be easily read, even from a significant distance away while at a lower budget, then Bicycle invisible ink marked deck of cards is a clear winner. Some reader deck may beyond your budget or can't been identify within second, but there is no issue at all with Bicycle marked poker cards.
Above are some situation you may confront with, you can pick up any brand of marked cards as suggested.