Hello my lovely backers!

To those of you who are just joining us, welcome to the party! We have 16 days to go and are fast approaching the $5,000 mark! It is really exciting to share with you this process and I am currently working on some stretch goals should we get 100% funded. So stay tuned for that in the coming days/after the New Year. In the meantime, I hope you will join me in continuing to spread the word about Modern Hanafuda.

Today I would also like to share with you some test prints for the posters and the framed art prints (hot off the press and straight out of the shipping tube).

The first thing to note is that the posters come in three different finishes. Those finishes, from left to right, are lustre, glossy, and matte. Personally, I enjoy the lustre and matte finishes more so than the glossy as you receive minimum glare when viewing the posters from any angle.

I also think the quality of the paper should be noted here. For the lustre prints, Kodak Professional Endura paper will be used while the matte and glossy finishes use Kodak’s generic photo paper. Both methods are superb and will employ traditional silver processing rated at a 200 year archival quality. The sizes for the pictures shown are 11″ x 14″ (28cm x 36cm). Here’s a close up showing the fine lines:

For those backers at the $100 level, your prints will be produced on 12″ x 18″ (30cm x 46cm) giclée art paper and will be framed either in black or espresso (dark brown). Out of all the posters, I’m super stoked for this product and will be ordering a framed version very shortly.

Overall, I’m really happy with the quality of each printing method and think that you will enjoy the final product. I think the final poster layout will be more akin to my November card design with a few tweaks here and there. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment for me below or send a message through Kickstarter.

(Note: for those of you wondering, your posters will arrive in tubes that looks very similar to the one pictured below. The photos are taken using my iPhone and are hung using blue painters tape. After you receive your print, I would highly recommend you lay them flat under some heavy books so that the edges do not curl).