Ellusionist was founded on January 1st, 2001 by Brad Christian. They specialize in magic tricks and training DVDs, and have become known to produce many different custom playing cards that are suitable for both magicians and cardist. Most of Ellusionists' playing card decks were first printed on a "UV 500" stock which made the cards sensitive to black light (ultraviolet). Around the time that USPCC
relocated their headquarters, they had to change to Bee
Casino grade stock, which all Bicycle
and Tally Ho
branded Ellusionist decks were printed on. Now Ellusionist is using Cartamundi as their goto printer.