167 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / Printing & "Unprinting"
  
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Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to Tricks with Cards 225
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Séparation mystérieuse pips vanish from cards (leaving blank cards) and appear on glass sheet Der moderne Kartenkünstler 205
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Eine Spielkarte verwandelt sich in eine Blancokarte card to blank card Der moderne Kartenkünstler 164
Unknown Die Mohrenwäsche card placed in glass with plate on top and borrowed handkerchief, smoke blown towards glass, smoke appears in glass, card is now blank and its image on the borrowed handkerchief Der moderne Kartenkünstler 198
Unknown The Vanishing Pips nine changes into five, then three, then ace, then blank on both sides, Multi Pip Card New Era Card Tricks 260
U. F. Grant The Funny Deck card travels back from pocket, leaving behind a blank card, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 130
Anthony Ross Card Silk Routine corner torn off selection, becomes blank, white silk has card on it, printed corner still fits The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 216
Harry Blackstone Spirit Cartography selected card appears on initialed "photographic paper" Greater Magic 500
Unknown Reverse Blank Fan More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 31
Tom Sellers, Val Evans Forced Prognostico selection appears on blank card The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 517
Verne Chesbro The Magician and the Judge a card becomes blank, story presentation The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 651
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 752
Frank Stobbart Sympathetic Pips blank card with loose pips placed in envelope, pips arrange themselves onto card to match selection (which for no reason travels to pocket) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Magic Imprint card signed on back, card in glass covered with signed handkerchief, card becomes blank and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glassRelated to Prepared Cards and Accessories 11
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Three of Spades writing appears on face of selection Prepared Cards and Accessories 14
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card idea by Fred Braue on page 214, see referenceRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 196
Unknown Blank Deck to Regular Deck reverse fan Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 213
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 638
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 201) 803
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card printing of a business cardAlso published here Classic Secrets of Magic 50
Cy Endfield Sub Aqua image of card appears on little "photographic paper" Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 35
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine Pretty Sneaky 19
Bill Simon Minicam image of card appears on little "photographic paper"Also published here The Best in Magic 146
Bert Allerton The Aspirin Box photograph of selected card appears on miniature card, includes a neat way to write a nameRelated to The Close-Up Magician 62
Paul Morris The Camera Coin coin between 2 double blank cards vanishes and leaves behind print, print becomes silver confetti The New Modern Coin Magic 423
Harry Lorayne, Bob Hummer Mental Photography blank deck, spectator thinks of any card and goes through some dealing procedure, thought of card appears, all others blank, card index Deck-Sterity 105
Peter Kane The Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of oneVariations A Card Session with Peter Kane 1
Edward Marlo Wild Selections three blank cards change to three selections one by one Expert Card Conjuring 125
Edward Marlo Transmutation double blank card becomes selection, selection becomes double blank, 7 methods Expert Card Conjuring 134
Edward Marlo Marlo's Wild Card one red-backed AS, blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and blue aces), two methodsVariations Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Borrowed Transmutation double blank card becomes selection, selection becomes double blank Expert Card Conjuring 139
Alton Sharpe, Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection Expert Card Mysteries 141
Edward Marlo Blank Thought any named card appears in otherwise blank deck, with two variationsVariations Expert Card Mysteries 189
Karl Fulves Example 15 blank card is inserted in card packet, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes (more or less), gray code and faroRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 21
Karl Fulves In The Beginning blank card is inserted in deck, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes, gray code and faro, see also reference for further references, for set-up correction see page 56Related to Epilogue (Issue 6) 44
Bruce Cervon Printout three blank cards are printed to match selection, see also Peter Bailey's idea of combining it with Roy Walton's 3 Card Monte Routine (Devil's Playthings) on page 64Related to Epilogue (Issue 7) 54
Aldini ESP-GONE Selected ESP card in packet of five ESP cards turns blank Roughingly Yours 20
Aldini Aldini's Nature Deck Mental Photography Deck type of routine, blank deck prints and unprints Roughingly Yours 31
Aldini Super Nudist Deck Nudist Deck, but can show deck to have faces and backs without riffling, but by just spreadingInspired by
  • "Nudist Deck" (R. W. Hull)
Roughingly Yours 43
William Zavis Beginning Again odd-backed blank card is inserted in deck, it becomes a card according to spectator's wishes, gray code and faro, full-deck versionRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 62
Karl Fulves The Interrogation Technique packet of blank cards is faro shuffled, one printed card is then seen which matches what the spectator wanted (color, odd/even,...)Related to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 66
Allan Ackerman On Kane's Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of oneInspired by Magic Mafia Effects 1
Alan Shaxon Ultimate Nudist Deck Inspired by
  • Edward Victor's "The New Nudist Deck" in "My Best Card Trick" by Harry Baron
My Kind of Magic 19
Harry Lorayne The Magic Eraser deck in new pack order, card named, its face vanishes leaving a blank card, see also Ibidem No. 5, 1956 ("Negative Miracle") Reputation-Makers 42
Edward Marlo Those Wild, Wild Aces one red-backed AS, four blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and all four blue aces), two methodsInspired by Those Wild, Wild Aces 1
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank Those Wild, Wild Aces 5
David Bornstein El Blanco four blank cards get faces Epilogue (Issue 16) 143
Karl Fulves Instant Printing blank card between jokers transforms into named ace, several approaches, including ace with 3 different indices Mexican Monte 30
Brother John Hamman Out Of Print two selections on table turn blank on both sides as they are repeatably turn over and back to normal, same with full deckAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 7th Folio) 536
Earl Keyser Faro Again with rough-smoothInspired by Epilogue (Issue 17) 159
Karl Fulves Mark Of The Reader selection becomes blank, performer divines selectionRelated to Notes From Underground 31
Roy Walton Imprint blank cards become duplicates of selection Epilogue (Issue 21) 197
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #4 backs change from red to blue, cards become blank and back to normalAlso published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 789
Roy Walton Offset Aces four blank cards become aces when AS is introduced Card Cavalcade 3 56
Karl Fulves Blank to Blank card becomes blank Methods with Cards - Part 3 213
Ken Krenzel Incredible Card Tunnel double blank card New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 7) 1
Stewart Judah Jack's Gone fan of three cards shown, center card turns over, then changes to blank card, see also p. 856Inspired by
  • "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg)
Related to
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 851
Roger Smith The Chicago Opening Blank Chicago Opener type routine in which odd-backed card becomes blank as finale Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 3
Karl Fulves Jumping Spot Variation card becomes blank Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 300
Jon Racherbaumer Blankwave blank deck shown, spectator stabs blank card next to a card which changes into named card, then they all are printed Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 115
Karl Fulves Carte Blanche cards become blank Packet Switches (Part Five) 322
Jerry Mentzer, Bill Okal Variation on "All the Same" three blank cards transform to selections Card Cavalcade Four 10
Frank Garcia Factory Rejects blank cards are printed Wildcard Miracles 71
Frank Garcia, Fred Kaps Something Special wild card with signatures on blank cards Wildcard Miracles 87
Flip Hallema Transfo Transpo blank card turns into selected card Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 7&8) 377
Jean Faré New Blank Thought Handling Handling of "Blank Thought" by Ed Marlo - freely named card appears in blank deck, then disappearsInspired by Card Tricks, French Style 9
Karl Fulves Stop At Nothing selection shuffled back and number named, there appears a blank card and selection is gone Impromptu Holdouts 42
Philip T. Goldstein Prints Charming three cards, hand acts as a printing press Notions 6
Philip T. Goldstein Flushing five blank cards are printed on both sides, royal flush A Transatlantic Lecture 2
Philip T. Goldstein Flushing five blank cards are printed on both sides, royal flushRelated to The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 3
Richard Kaufman Snapshot photography presentation, using "negatives" (think Black Tiger) CardMagic 132
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 12) 768
Walt Lees Four Blank Cards four blank cards are printed on both sides, four KingsRelated to The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 13
Richard Kaufman The Ultimate Invisible Assembly using only the four Aces and a blank card, at the end all Aces turn blank, different handlings, see reference for credit informationRelated to New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 12) 1
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves camera card presentation, blank card or joker "develops" into selectionInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 28) 1343
David Lederman Holaroid packet trick Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 536
Jon Racherbaumer Drawing a Blank tips on the reverse fan Card Finesse 58
Philip T. Goldstein Prints Charming three cards, hand acts as a printing press shuffled lecture 5
Ken Beale The Ken Beale Display showing apparently all 4 sides of two blank cards while hiding one surface The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 16) 153
Edward Marlo All Blank Wild Card regular cards are made to change blank on both sides, examinable Marlo's Plus Package 1
Edward Marlo Second Routine regular cards change to blank and back to regular Marlo's Plus Package 14
Edward Marlo Simplex All Blanks several cards change to blank Marlo's Plus Package 19
Barry Stevenson The Leeds Miracle blank deck, one of the blank cards changes into named card Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 985
Walt Maddison Twist and Show five double backed cards get faces and then become blank Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 990
Philip T. Goldstein Short Circuit four blank cards transform into selectionRelated to Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 4) 1201
Mike Bornstein The Photostatic Dollar Bill copying a part of a bill on a blank card More Money Magic of Mike Bornstein 15
Paul Harris Blue Tattoo changing back color of deck one by oneVariations Close-up Seductions 87
Paul Harris Bleached Blonde a queen is "bleached" blank and changed back to a queen, no gaffsVariations Close-up Seductions 117
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle moveInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Dick Christian Transequential printing and pip moving Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 11) 1137
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal againVariations The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 104
Louis Falanga The Tahoe Deck printing blank faces Lake Tahoe Card Magic 22
Martin Lewis Specdeck Markings on back of card appear when special spectacles are worn Martin's Miracles 71
Martin Lewis Rabbit Test Rabbits appear on blank cards Martin's Miracles 90
Martin Lewis Snowbird Three blank cards print to match randomly chosen card, then all change into a four of a kind Martin's Miracles 49
Edward Marlo Not So Obvious three blank cards change into Kings, then Aces Thirty Five Years Later 51
Bert Allerton, Eugene Burger The Bert Allerton Aspirin Tin Routine photograph of selected card appears on miniature cardRelated to The Performance of Close-Up Magic 23
John C. Wagner, Peter Kane Factory Misprints four blank cards are printed, based on Peter Kane's "Blank Amazement" The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 113
Bruce Cervon Print Out three blank cards are printed to match selection The Cervon File 215
Darwin Ortiz The Lucky Deck blank Deck gets Faces Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 120
Jose Carroll Red and Black full act, cards turn blank, red and black golves change to white 52 Lovers 89
Brother John Hamman Out of Print two cards become blank, then whole deck, then normal againAlso published here The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 208
Karl Fulves Stamp Collector the same stamp stamps different cards on blank cards, posed as problem Prototype 48
Sam Schwartz Torn Up card torn in quarters vanishes, on a blank card in packet of blanks the card reappears a quarter at a timeInspired by
  • "New Submarine Card" (1983)
And a Packet of Cards 51
Bruce Cervon Take Me to Your Printer two selections, four blank cards, they change into duplicates of one selection when it is added to packet, then selection changes to second selection
- Variation
The Black & White Trick 143
Jay Sankey Wild Thing selection turns over in deck, between two cards and inside out when folded, Jumping Gems with a folded playing card 100% Sankey 13
Alex Elmsley The Four Blanks blank cards get faces The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 242
Sveroni Der radfahrende Joker und die Münze joker on card vanishes, then complete card, then a card shrinks and a coin transforms into a jumbo coin Sveroni Original 37
Jonathan Townsend Transferink actually ink transfers from normal to blank card Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 1) 2027
Justin Higham Blankjack Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 4) 2060
William A. Morales Spot Remover using blank cards with spots which travel around Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 7) 2089
Jack Carpenter Jack's Backs four double backed cards are printed, ungaffed Modus Operandi 45
Philip T. Goldstein Prints RE: Gent packet printing, four kings The Minotaur (Vol. 4, No. 1) 6
Gene Maze Wild Card Nos. 1 & 2 No. 1: front and backs change
No. 2: routine with three selections
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 158
Alexander de Cova Blank Thought Surprise blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card and it becomes named card in mirrorInspired by Secrets No. 1 26
Paul Gertner The Peter Pan Trick "(The Shadow Cards)"
packet trick in which three cards turn blank and back
Steel and Silver 110
Joel Givens Super Duper instant camera, with case, blank card gets face of chosen card, both are signed The Minotaur (Vol. 6, No. 2) 10
Darwin Ortiz Museum Piece Cardshark 103
Unknown The Reverse One-handed Fan with blank application Card College - Volume 1 182
Van McGee Sticking Together pictures of four coins on four cards travel on one card à la matrixInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1018
Tom Craven Joking Queens four blank cards, some change into a queen, then all change into jokers The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 4) 4
Paul Harris Blue Tattoo (revised) changing back color of deck one by oneInspired by The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 173
Paul Harris Bleached Blackjack (revised from Bleached Blond) to create blackjack a six is "bleached" blank and an ace printed instead, no gaffsInspired byRelated to The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 197
Bill Kalush Bill Kalush's Open Setup for Paul Harris' "Bleached Blackjack"Related to The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 200
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine Classic Sampler 31
Michael Kaminskas Fully Developed camera card, two stages of developmement Miracle Material 39
Dominique Duvivier Chameleon Chameleon cards, cards transform as per Universal Card plot, but start printing magician's fingers on it Magie Duvivier 117
Dominique Duvivier The Duvivier Deck Freely named card is only card printed in blank deck (along with another card that the magician previously took out) Magie Duvivier 128
Dominique Duvivier Print a Bit Three blank cards print to match selections, then whole deck turns blank Magie Duvivier 166
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck Miracles with Cards 60
Jon Racherbaumer Wishes, Kickers, And The Real Work cards become blank as kickerInspired by Facsimile (Issue 4) 27
Philip T. Goldstein Depositive five cards four with a printed quarter and one blank, quarters vanish and as a surprise a dollar bill appears on fifth card The Minotaur (Vol. 8, No. 2) 7
David Regal Mystic Poker spectator draws card on blank card Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 5) 2785
Nick Trost Generic Deck Version Variation on "The Five-Ace Poker Hand" with blank cardsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 27
Nick Trost, Al Thatcher Flim-Flam Blank cards print, to three Tens, then change to three Aces to match previously tabled AceInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 213
Peter Duffie, Alan Alan We Can Work It Out Two cards selected and lost. 13 cards of the suit matching the first spectator's card is placed in pocket. Card is extracted from pocket, but revealed to be second spectator's card. Deck then turns blank except first spectator's card.Inspired by
  • "Paleface Cards" (Horace Bennett, marketed by REPRO Magic, 1970s)
Effortless Card Magic 35
Peter Duffie Weird Image Name of card freely cut to appears on the back of another card that previously had no markingsInspired by Effortless Card Magic 76
Christian Scherer Spektraldruck blank deck turns into normal deck Karten à la carte 140
Thomas Fraps, Helge Thun Instant Camera Card deck is used as an instant camera card, blank card (picture) turns into selected card The Book 48
Joshua Jay, Chad Long Written Favorite Two card transposition between magician and spectator's favorite card, and "Your Favorite Card" magically appears on the back of spectator's card (initial sequence inspired by Chad Long)Also published here A Teen's Routines 28
Guy Hollingworth Blank Indicator three Kings turn blank, fourth one into selected card Quartet 17
Guy Hollingworth Reset Blanks all cards turn blank Quartet 31
David Regal The Deja Vu Deck Card chosen from blank deck transforms into freely named card Close-Up & Personal 233
David Regal Photo Finish Handling of Mental Photography Deck Close-Up & Personal 239
David Regal The Half Deal Doing a half deal - only deal off the face layer of a card as a transparent card, leaving a blank card, then print it back Close-Up & Personal 97
David Regal Mystic Poker Spectator draws any royal flush card on a blank card, four other blank cards print to complete the royal flush Close-Up & Personal 105
David Regal Pipped Off Knock off the pips of the Ten of Diamonds to get a blank card Close-Up & Personal 126
Oliver Erens Pressing On four blanks change to four aces one by one, only front Concertos for Pasteboard 35
Carlhorst Meier, Stephan Kirschbaum Thumb Print invisible ink thumb print on three cards, name of selection appears on the blank cards Concertos for Pasteboard 119
Karl Fulves Over Exposed four queens in envelope, 2 card selected, those turn over and become blank Lost Vampire Secrets 212
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
- Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
- Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
Constant Fooling 2 12
John Carney Mercurial Cards face card changes a few times, deck becomes all backs, blank and normal again The Book of Secrets 180
Peter Kougasian A Backward Card Trick named card is only face in blank deck Best of Friends - Volume III 436
Homer Liwag All Fogged Up card appears on blank card in stages, multiple color changes The Rice Papers 15
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices (or "The trick I would perform to José Quesoyyo, Miguel Ajo and Woody Aragon")
3 cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
Inspired by Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 23
Oliver Meech Cardboard Birthday Cake Candle flame drawn on back of playing card disappears after blowing on card The Plot Thickens 14
Oliver Meech Unwritten Spectator signs on business card with pen, but signature disappears and pen cap becomes stuck on pen The Plot Thickens 60
Roberto Giobbi Card Change in Wallet blank card in wallet changes into selection Secret Agenda (Issue Sep 5) 267
John Guastaferro Truth in Advertising spectator selects only printed card in blank deck, then back of selection changes and blank-printed-situation reverses One Degree 3
Oliver Meech Cartoon Camera Business card acts as camera, takes picture to reveal spectator's card Plot Twists 14
Tom Stone White Lies classic one-ahead trick with blank cards on which writing appears with ashes rubbed on Maelstrom 39
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices three cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end Reflections 83
Woody Aragon The Transparent Travelling Spots pips on selected card move to transparent card A Book in English 213
Patrick Lehnen InkOgnito signature is taken off the card and replaced finally the card and the deck turn into blank cards and back to a normal deck again, blank card Lecture Notes 19
Ryan Plunkett Pac-Man Sam Pacman drawn on card jumps from card to card, swallowing pellets. Ghost appears, then selection travels to card box.Inspired by
  • "Stickman Sam" (Mark Mason, released with JB Magic, 2006)
Variations
Some Assembly Required 33
Justin Purcell Ms. Pac-Man Card to wallet ending for Pac-Man Sam with streamlined handlingInspired by Some Assembly Required 42
Roberto Giobbi Carte Blanche Prediction blank paper as prediction, deck blank as well, prediction appears, selection is only proper cardInspired by Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 10) 291