How Invisible Ink changed my life
True Story by the creator of www.howtomarkcards.com
The year was 2009. I was in the middle of my sophomore year in college. Strapped for cash and working part time as a delivery driver. I just had a new born baby and needed some sort of way to make money. I was successful as a poker player making a few hundred a week (averaging in the days where I would come home empty handed due to a bad beat or "river rat") at the near by casino. I started looking up marked cards due to curiosity on how some people won so much at the few underground home games that I went to. I found luminous ink. I found a recipe. With this simple nudge in the right direction I formed my own recipe, I called it The Green Solution. It was a luminous green ink substance that was pretty successful. Starting off with a deck of marked cards and a rigged pair of sunglasses I was able to see the markings on the back of cards. At this point I did not use them in games. Instead I searched for a case study.
I found an individual who had the guts to try this new invention I created. He played in an underground poker game and introduced a few decks of cards by luck... at this underground poker game the dealer asked everyone to bring a few decks of cards. After an 8 hour session they incorporated the decks of cards he brought in and through playing very conservative until his deck was dealt, he ended up making 500% of his initial buy in. It worked. The product was then tested!
At this point my initial plan was to use this at underground poker games. That's it. The product worked. It took hours to mark one deck of cards at the time, but wow... it worked! A few years later and after really tweeking the ink, I decided to start selling my luminous ink as a product with sunglasses that had sticker filters in the lenses (still very unprofessional, but did the trick). The website www.howtomarkcards.com was created in 2011 with just a few products. It was wasn't until 2015 when I found my supplier in China. After creating a Facebook page for the website (www.facebook.com/howtomarkcards) The supplier found me and we started talking about business deals and bulk pricing. He was also an entrepreneur and needed USA based businesses that sold magician supplies/poker supplies. We established a bulk sale rate for various infrared devices as well as professionally marked plastic cards. So after opening up these new products the business really took off.
Now after a few years, www.howtomarkcards.com dominates the market for magician supplies and poker supplies. We sell the most durable products and the most professional products for the cheapest rates. How? Because my connection was established early and the rates will never change for my bulk amounts. I get shipments of these supplies weekly and 19/20 customers with feedback report positive feedback! There is always 1 in a bunch that says they weren't able to mark cards, but would still come back and buy the professional marked cards. We get a lot of scrutiny on Youtube for our products such as "If you get caught you would be dead if you were playing at my table". The truth is these products are almost impossible to catch. The marked cards do not show up under black light, nor do they give off any glimmer or marking in any lighting situation! The markings will only be revealed with the right color spectrum. The color spectrum can be seen through a filter which we incorporate in our sunglasses and contact lenses.
I am happy to report that my products work and they work well. These products are not just for poker cheaters, but are also benefiting magicians and illusionist's. Card tricks are huge in the entertainment industry. Check out our website and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!