Duvivier’s “Printing” offers a variation on classic “Wild Card” where a series of playing cards take on the image of other cards and even various objects. The trick is entertaining, plays well and is easy to learn and perform.
The magician shows a packet of eight cards: four normal tens and four blank-face cards, which are laid out on the table. The blank cards are picked-up and rubbed onto the faces of the normal cards and then display the image of the tens. A blank card is rubbed on the back of a normal card, which causes the back to go blank. At the end, the magician rubs the backs of the final two normal cards against the close-up pad and the card box, and the backs take on those images.
The entertaining effect builds and spectators are increasingly amazed with each subsequent transformation. At the end you’re completely clean-everything may be examined by spectators. And as you gather the cards and place them into your pocket, you can reset the packet for your next performance.
This effect is very similar to Daryl’s
” (click here
to read our review). Between the two effects, I prefer “Printo Presto” because its transformations are more creative and varied with “smudged,” “spun” and warped images. Daryl also offers stronger
instruction with both printed directions and a DVD. It’s only downside is that “Printo Presto” is more expensive, about ten dollars more. “Printing” is a great effect that will work anywhere that you have a table and can lay down cards. And it’s great for beginners who would enjoy learning a visual trick.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $17
Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.