OK, printing was pretty high tech a hundred years ago! And way back then, Nintendo started by printing sets for a popular game of cards called Hanafuda.
Polygon.com has a cool report on the whole story:
Nearly a century before Nintendo became synonymous with video games, the company operated as a producer of Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” in a modest building in Kyoto, Japan. A rediscovered photo provides a clear look at this moment in the company’s history.