Counterfeit Tarot Decks !!!
Watch out for counterfeit products that have appeared on the market.
- This is not only illegal and unethical, but also counterfeit tarot decks have nothing to do with the quality and workmanship of our genuine products.
Fakes are very easy to recognize:
- first of all, the lower price than in our store gives you confidence that the goods are counterfeit
How to visually recognize fakes?
- the cards are of a different size (they are smaller than 12cm)
- have a terrible quality of paper and print (see comparison in the photos)
- the box is completely different, it's just a thin layer of cardboard, it resembles a thicker piece of paper, not a box.
The original boxes are made of thick caton, have gilding, and open to the side.
- counterfeit products have no black or gold edges, they are printed on plain paper
- if the cards have inscriptions in a language other than English, they are 100% counterfeit
The pictures present a comparison with the fake The Dark Mansion deck,
but the fake The Elemental Wisdom deck looks exactly the same.
Thank you for purchasing original products in our store.
- It is because of you that we can continue to create more beautiful tarot decks.
This is what the counterfeit box looks like (small box) - and next to it is original (Standard 12cm version)
* The counterfeit deck with the box weighs 126g - the original deck with the box weigh 299g !!!
*This is a real photo, both boxes are in one photo, side by side.
Counterfeit card next to the original one (fake vs Original 12cm version)
An incredible difference in the quality of paper, printing and lamination.
*This is a real photo, both cards are in one photo, side by side
with the same light falling at the same angle on both cards.
Also note that counterfeit products have different proportions (the graphics are unnaturally stretched vertically)
*ONLY WE HAVE ACCESS TO ORIGINAL HIGH QUALITY GRAPHIC FILES,
FAKE CARDS ARE A SCAN FROM OUR CARDS, IT ALREADY CAUSES A HUGE LOSS OF QUALITY!
See another the comparison of the boxes:
The counterfeit box resembles a cigarette packet, it is made of a stiff sheet of paper,
and the original one is made of thick cardboard.
The original box also has a graphic inside the box and opens to the side.
Our original cards have gold or black edges (they are sold in two versions),
counterfeit cards are a plain sheet of paper.
Counterfeit products are also much smaller and are printed on thin, low-quality paper.
Fakes size is about 10,3x6,1cm (although sellers sometimes write a little differently)
One more box comparison:
Fakes have a low-quality glossy print, in place of gilding they have black elements.
The original box has perfect printing as well as gilding.
Remember - if you find an offer of new decks by Taroteca-Studio cheaper than in our store,
you are basically 100% sure that these are fakes !!!
*If you find suspicious fake offers please let us know.