Simply put, a fan deck is a collection of color, pattern, or material samples on cardstock. These samples are arranged one on top of the other and are secured in a way that allows the different strips to “fan” out, hence the name. This “fanning” feature allows for multiple samples of a product to be seen at once and compared to one another without taking up a large amount of space.
Color card fan decks that include a variety of paint colors are one of the most popular kinds of fan decks because they allow people to see how a color may look under certain lighting and in contrast to other colors without having to visit a paint store. Color card fan decks are essentially an entire palette in the palm of your hand that can be used for more than showcasing color options. Fan decks are also a unique and convenient way to display different fabric materials and patterns, allowing you to always carry samples of these different products with you. Fan decks can be used for textiles, upholstery, drapery, wall coverings, vinyl, and much more.
Many people have looked through color card fan decks when considering repainting a room in their home, flipped through one when considering the different fabric/upholstery options for a new piece of furniture, and so on. If you’re a manufacturer, there are a number of reasons why you should offer fan decks to both customers and clients. They provide a polished, personalized, and organized way to display samples that can be taken anywhere. Obviously, nothing compares to seeing a color or fabric in person and feeling a material yourself. This more convenient method of reviewing products and experiencing them firsthand means more sales for your business and an improved customer experience.
VIP Samples can help you create a high-quality custom fan deck to meet your needs. We always pay extra attention to detail and really listen to your preferences to ensure the finished product doesn’t just meet but exceeds your expectations. And with several decades of experience as a manufacturer, you can trust our expertise. Contact us today, and let us put our 70+ years of manufacturing experience to work for you!