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When I was doing online research for my self-published stuff some years back, I came across listings for "card varnish" being sold wholesale locally. Haven't tried them myself - but I did have a self-published deck printed locally which the printers had varnished as well (el Tarot de Marcelino). I was actually surprised we have printers that do that locally (then again, we still have lots of letterpress printers here!).

Anyway, I think that will help a lot in protecting the metallic ink. I tried using fixative in my earlier experiments years ago - they're not that tough especially considering how much wear and tear the cards will be exposed to and if you don't use the cards for a while, they end up sticking to each other. :-/ (although, I solved this problem by rubbing the cards with powder).

-Ly
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