Economy Close-Up Pad

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Economy Close-Up Pad

6.95 usd

Accessory by Murphy's Magic Supplies (From $6.95)

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Murphy's Economy Line of Close-Up Pads contain a non-slip back, a high-quality fabric top and a high-quality inner-cushion. Murphy's Economy Pad is extremely affordable and will last you years. Available in two sizes and multiple colors.

  • Acid-dyed fabric top
  • Non-slip back
  • Dense inner cushion
  • Brilliant colors will not run or fade
  • Easy to clean
  • Won't crease or tear
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Customer reviews for Economy Close-Up Pad



If you're worried about the quality of this close-up pad compared to the (thicker) standard and deluxe versions don't be. The eonomy pad is a first-rate product that provides a perfect surface for cards, coins or other props, like cups and balls. I purchased the largest size in green and I love it. Like the other pads on offer, it also rolls up easily for transport from one location to another. Every close-up worker needs a good close-up pad and I am delighted to recommend this product without reservation. Vanishing Inc. does it again!

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I am really impressed by the quality of this pad. It is simple, but it does the job. I even thought I had purchased the standard version when I recommended to a friend, and later I got surprised when I checked that I actually had the economy version. The price difference to the standard version is very small, so with either option you should be fine.



I bought the 16x23 size pad, it can be rolled, loosely, when not in use, the surface is soft and will not damage the cards or wear on them compared to practicing on the desk which would, especially when cards are dropped. The surface is not overly soft and does not give due to the weight, it is ideal for the task.



Excellent! Just the right amount of “give” for matrix routines. Coins slide nicely on this surface. Don’t let the description “Economy” fool you. The quality of the working surface is great!



I’m very pleased with this mat. There are a lot of close-up mats out there and typically the ones that are not hard back can be a crap shoot in terms of the quality. This mat, for the price point is really good. It has a good plushness to it and it isn’t feeling too cheap or thinned out. Despite being called an “economy” close up pad, I would still give it a go for everyday performances and practice.



This pad is an amazing product. It has all you need for your close up pad. It is soft and is the perfect thickness. I bought the economy and the smallest. I don't see why you would want anything but the economy, but I could see you getting a bigger one. I am very happy with my purchase.



The best close up ever! I love it very much!)



This is my close up pad and it is awesome!
I got the cheapest and smallest one and I love it! The thickness and the surface is great, and you can easily pack it into your backpack if you need.
The only thing that you need to be aware is that the 16x11 pad is not wide enough for table spread.



These are great pads--I have a couple of them, in two different thicknesses. Colors are nice, they don't wrinkle, and they don't seem to crease. The surface is closer to that of a mousepad than the traditional velvety close-up pad, but I kind of like that.



Good quality close up mat, at a low price, what more could you want?
I cut some board and glued the mat to it, and use it for my street magic set, perfect!



First purchase from Vanishing Inc. but long time amateur magician, Ring #92, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Met Joshua when he was in his teens (?) at a PCAM conference up here, back in the early 2000's (?) ... he was the hit of the entire event.

Been limping along with several close-up pads for way too long. Covid-19 ... was a good time to sort through the magic boxes ... dust off, keep, pitch, upgrade. Just for comparison I ordered the "Economy" and the "Deluxe" (will review separately). WOW. These are both amazing. The Economy is easily a $50 pad up here, but the finish, thickness and weight are even better. I know Vanishing Inc. won't be able retire on selling on a few pads here & there, but if this is any indication of their corporate values to carry the best products, then they will get & retain customers, and I will easily come back and make this my go-to #1 source. They check all the boxes ... value, quality, selection, customer support, and shipping. Thanks.


Matthew B

I think I might actually like these eco pads more than I like the deluxe version. The colors seem a little deeper, too. If you have any doubt about the value of this close up pad, I can assure you it's far better than the price suggests.



very pleased with this close up pad.



Very impressed with the quality, doen't retain crimps and is easy cleaned



I am a bit of a close-up pad junkie. I have six Murphy's Magic Close up pads in a variety of thicknesses, sizes and colors, I have three TCC Hard-backed pads, one small Pattrick's Mat that folds in half, a "Vanishing Inc Giant Close-up Pad," another small roll-up pad that Ive had for years and a couple of large hard-backed padded table tops that I made for a busking table. I enjoy all the pads and surfaces and use them for different scenarios. While the Murphy's Magic Economy Close-up Pad is certainly not my favorite pad, I like it for what it is. If you don't currently have a close-up pad and are looking for something economical that is easy to transport for your first pad, Any of the Murphy's Magic Close-up Pads would be a good place to start. However I would recommend either the Standard or the Deluxe over the Economy version. The Economy Version has the neoprene backing and a thin fabric top layer, but lacks the center foam layer that the other two versions have. These other two versions provide more cushion and work better for false table shuffles and so forth. But if you only need a surface to keep your cards clean that works for simple ribbon spreads etc. this is great for that. And it will likely hold up for a long time because there is no center foam layer to break down or become wrinkled.


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  • David asks: What’s the size of the economy close up pad

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: You can click to: "Select option & add to cart" to choose the size
    • 2. Sarjan answers: 11.4 inches
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  • Tim asks: What measurements are the sizes? Inches or CM

    • 1. Jim answers: Inches.
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  • Matt asks: Are these machine washable? If not, how would you clean it? Thanks.

    • 1. Jim answers: No on using a machine. I would suggest using a cloth with warm water on it. Do not ring out the pad while wet. It would need to lay flat on a dry towel during the drying process.
    • 2. Matt answers: Thank you, that’s a god idea!
    • 3. Matt answers: Not god good*
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