How to Mark Cards Without Using Ink
Written by Andrew for howtomarkcards.com
One would say that marking cards without ink is a great skill to learn. Professional magicians do it all the time. Marking cards with ink is much more expensive than the typical common way of marking cards. The most common way of marking cards (and the most popular brand) is Marking the Bicycle brand deck of cards. There are multiple ways of doing this, but the one true fact is that the best way stands out more than any other technique. The best way being a way that is consistent and reveals not only the card number/letter but also the suite of the card!
Marking the card can be as simple as using a sharpie to mark a small change on the back of the card. The marking must be consistent with all of the suites and numbers/letters so that it is universal and easy to point out the card. Markings should be very small and not obvious. Using a red sharpie to fill in the white of the card is a great method of marking a red backed deck of cards.
In conclusion, marking cards the traditional way is much cheaper than the luminous ink way of marking, however, on the flip side it is much easier to get caught by a professional with this technique due to physical markings. The choice is yours. If you prefer to be sneaky and have the dough to spend, by all means buy luminous ink before this technique, but if you do not have a lot of money to invest in marking cards this traditional method is much cheaper and only requires a simple red sharpie and a deck of cards.
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