Just received this and it is amazing. The quality of the marking is undetectable. It was hard to pick up at first but after a few passes, it is almost too easy. I highly recommend the companion book which has a lot of routines you can use. Also, I found the blue deck was easier to read than the red. From a distance, (like way across the table) and in limited light, this would be hard to see but a little squinting (as if I am reading your mind) and you should be fine. Close up is best.