This is a project from a few years ago that I had done with the US Playing Card Company. At the time, no one in their right mind would laser cut a design into a playing card box, but I figured it would be fun. Only recently, about 3 years after this project, have a couple other people started experimenting with similar techniques.
This deck still holds the record at USPCC for the most expensive deck ever made (my cost, due to the low run and laser cutting was nearly $30/each). Not too many people are serious enough to pay nearly $200 for a deck of cards, but amazingly it does happen.