Playing cards packed by speedy Chinese workers: You wish you were this fast

September 13th, 2010 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

Fair warning: We know this blog is read by lovers of playing cards. You may wince after seeing this video. You may cringe at how the cards are handled before going into the hand-folded, non-glued box. You may thank the maker that U.S. Playing Card Co. doesn’t use a similar method (it doesn’t, does it?). But you have to admit these guys have skills. Tip o’ the hat to Webmaster David Mitchell for this find:


  1. Has a video ever made you wince with pain, yet impressed you at the same time? That's how we felt after watching this:

  2. Playing cards packed by speedy Chinese workers: Fair warning: We know this blog is read by lovers of playing cards…

  3. man that’s cool, but i wouldn’t like that job 😛

  4. Hey, for first, I am big fan of ellusionist, but… you may choose the words and video. For you americans this guys have skylls, but for the rest of the world this is a social problem. Workers like that chineses work 12×7 aweek amybe 14×7 dayws aweek just to fold and pack playing cards. You may protest it, by disgusting… You may show this video with the message: “We don´t agree this kind of working system”, because many people would think this situation is a ordinary one.

    Hope you understand and think about the china problems, and how to help by ideology. Think that this high skill workers can earn maybe a quarter for each 10 packs. And finally think about us, fans from far away with this kind of example for skills. If I was you, I would never… never write a post like this.

  5. now this is impressive.

  6. to Luiz Amorim: these guys do have skills. Not posting the video wouldn’t change their working conditions. You don’t know how many hours these guys work, you don’t know how much they’re paid. Working in factory is hard, in China and anywhere else in the world. At least, they got a job and they can feed their family.

    From all we can see on this vid, they don’t seem to be exploited or abused. They are not 10 years old. They are just speedy workers.

  7. to Sinaman:

    Oh, yes, I forgot… CHina don´t have any problems like this. At least, this is all just on my head. Sorry this mistake.

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