A Brief History of Cartamundi:

Formerly known as Carta Mundi, Cartamundi is a European playing card manufacturer, based in Turnhout, Belgium. The name 'Carta Mundi' in Latin means 'cards for the world'.

The privately-held company, was founded in 1970 as a joint venture between 3 established printing companies; Brepols, Van Genechten and Biermans. From the early 19th century, Turnhout has been a centre of playing card making. Various graphics companies specialised in the production of playing cards. In 1970, the above mentioned companies all joined forces. Their experience and know how were combined in one joint-venture, with the name of 'Cartamundi'.

The company also maintains manufacturing facilities in Canvey Island (UK), Altenburg (Germany), Kraków (Poland) and Dallas (Texas, USA). In 2005 Cartamundi acquired COPAG and in 2006 acquired Robert Yaquinto printing company.

Interesting fact: Cartamundi produced the playing cards and chips used in the poker scenes in the James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006).