hist-games: Card History Question

Craig Polson cpolson at verio.com
Thu Mar 11 13:11:45 PST 1999

>How are the number cards printed in a French suited playing card pack in the
>time of 1500-1700?  

>4) Still used wood/copper printing techniques, but it was much more simple
>to produce the printing plates.

I vote for this one. Unless I'm mistaken, I've seen images on the net that
show the cards were printed in large sheets and then cut apart, indicating
a large-sized press with plates.
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