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Packtiting tarot cards? Can I successfully?

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  1. AshamedandScratching

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    See above. Thank you!

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I can't see why you couldn't.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Unless they were made of some kind of sensitive material (eg antique tarot cards that could not stand being heated to 140 F or so). Most paper is just fine at that temperature.

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    Exactly.

    Fair warning: thermal paper (which is still widely used for receipts) does NOT do well in a Packtite if you want to read the receipt afterwards.

    Just FYI.

    I've never seen tarot cards printed on thermal paper, though. They'd be a pain to shuffle.

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    Could you not do a reading first to predict if it will work, LOL OK joking aside.

    As others have said as long as the materials are not sensitive to heat it should be no different to a book.

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    Thanks guys! Does anyone have a sense if the maximum load of paper it can handle?

    I've figured out the size piles I can do for garmets and hit 120 for two hours, but I'm wondering how many books could be done in that time?

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    I don't know the maximum load but I do routinely Packtite books. I buy a lot of used books - both current books (hardback and paperback) and antique collectibles. I put the end of the temperature sensor in the middle of the thickest book, in the center stack of books, and then hit the four hour button for the Packtite. Usually, around the two hour mark, the temperature reaches 120. I then keep it going for a full hour at 120 degrees before turning it off. I have had no problems so far

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    I would think that unless you had quite a lot of cards, or an intricate box, you could just inspect and debug cards by running your hand over the front and back surface and the edges. You could also probably apply pressure to a stack and smash anything living in it.

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    3 decks. ;-).

    Honestly, I'm moving into that paranoid stage where I don't trust my own eyes.

    I didn't see anything on my computer yesterday, but I keep wanting to pull it out of the bag to check it again.

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    The advice above is sound, , though i do like Mr. Cain's advice of having a reading first. Or perhaps you could give readings to those on the board, let them know how much longer they will have to deal with bed bugs. Oh No! the 9 of swords, your infestation will continue another month..........

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    Since the process used by the packtite is that of heat which occurs naturally as one of the elements there should be no distortion in future use I would imagine.

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    bed-bugscouk - 12 hours ago  » 
    Could you not do a reading first to predict if it will work, LOL OK joking aside.

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    Hit your decks with a hammer.. not so hard that you will ruin the cards but hard enough to kill anything in them. I've found that although BB seem to be immune to a lot of things... direct physical force is not one of them! Also seal them up in a zip-lock bag or 2 after, if you remove the air you will be able to tell if the seal has broken pretty quickly. (I have quite a few decks.. thanks to my gram, lol)

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    darkthorn - 7 hours ago  » 
    Hit your decks with a hammer.. not so hard that you will ruin the cards but hard enough to kill anything in them. I've found that although BB seem to be immune to a lot of things... direct physical force is not one of them! Also seal them up in a zip-lock bag or 2 after, if you remove the air you will be able to tell if the seal has broken pretty quickly. (I have quite a few decks.. thanks to my gram, lol)

    If you have access to a Packtite, I think this is far preferable to pounding on the items.

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    That would lead to a marked deck. And if you want to prevent re infestation, sure, bag them, but one bag should be fine.


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