Question about different Mirage printings

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Question about different Mirage printings

Post by berkumps » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:20 pm

Is it possible to tell the difference from the boosters/starters whether you will open the dark print (rough) or light print (smooth) print variations? Are the two print variations a result of printings in Belgium & US?

I believe these different styles of printing were also found for Visions & Urza's Saga? I know there was an old topic about this, but could not find it (I will admit, I didn't look too hard).

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Post by magic-belgium » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:43 pm

This is a question for Keith. He knows quite much about this. He explained me once about it.

If we go far about this, we'll end up collecting alternate Mirage, or Carta Mundi Mirage set...

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dark mirage

Post by Mirror_Lich » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:54 am

Im 5 cards away from my set, still looking for help... also need several basic lands.

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Post by Grapes17 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:08 pm

Any one got some scans of examples of the differences? What are the telling signs?

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Post by berkumps » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:11 pm

I think this shows it. One on the left is darker (obviously) and rougher texture, one on right is light and smooth texture.

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Post by Mister Foilcard » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:34 pm

Are the two print variations a result of printings in Belgium & US?
The dark Mirage is printed in US, the light one in Belgium at Carta Mundi. The german Mirage is a light one too.

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Post by magic-belgium » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:59 pm

So, in other words, we need to buy one US English Mirage and one European English Mirage.

Will have to check mine. Thanks Mr Foilcard !

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Re: Question about different Mirage printings

Post by l0qii » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:26 am

berkumps wrote:I believe these different styles of printing were also found for Visions & Urza's Saga?
I just found a whole pile of these in a box of Visions if you're interested.

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Post by magic-belgium » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:00 am

To be confirmed : a seller in France is selling Mirage boxes printed in Canada, but they are terribly expensive, so I will wait.

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Post by berkumps » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:09 pm

You can tell which printing it is for starters by looking at the gold foil. All of the made in Belgium starters I own have the gold foil closer to the middle of the deck.

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Post by magic-belgium » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:56 pm

And this was your Tip of the Day, brought to you by Mr Sharp Eye ! (applause)

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Post by fvzappa » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:52 am

But now I guess the question is...

Which batch/ printing of these cards is the prining that is EXTREMELY dark? Several Mirage & Visions cards are so dark that you can't even read them.

And, this light/ dark issue also exists in Urza's Saga. You can't help but notice it in the green & blue cards.

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Post by equi-nox76 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:31 pm

fvzappa wrote:And, this light/ dark issue also exists in Urza's Saga. You can't help but notice it in the green & blue cards.
Yes, only the green and blue cards show it very well. I have also some white Tempest cards that have this dark/light differences.
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Post by pp » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:15 pm

I can differ them by looking at the egde cut, posted a pic some time ago.

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Post by magic-belgium » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:46 pm

That is very interesting Patrick ! Thanks !

Chris : Can you scan 2 cards please ? One light, one dark ? Thanks !

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