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Membership Card Printing


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Find our more about our membership cards

We offer the highest quality Member Card Printing combined with that are printed in England with outstanding customer service and great prices and we even offer free artwork for all orders.

Because we design and print your member cards right here in England, you can be assured of the highest quality and fastest turnaround times.

Printed Member Cards – The Exclusiveness Your Business Needs


Membership Card Printing

There are quite a few things that say VIP better than member cards. These are special cards issued by business owners for people that are either members of a club or for those that are receiving something special for their attendance to the venue. In any case, membership cards are something that every reputable enterprise should consider especially if they target selected clients and wish to make a stunning impression. Understanding all that, our company is here to provide you with the most exclusive printed membership cards which are individually tailored to cater to your every demand.

Customised Experience to satisfy all Needs

Understanding the importance of first impression, our company is offering top notch membership card printing. We take your requests under thorough consideration, and we aim to provide you with the exact embodiment of what you had in mind. If you are unsure about what you want your outcome to look like, we are also capable of providing you with professional design advice in order to give you a helping hand or that extra inspiration you need to come up with the best design. We make sure that our printed membership cards withstand the tests of our customers and are exactly what they wanted in the first hand.

A Wide Range of Member Card Services

Whether you are the owner of an exclusive night club, or you are the chief of an organisation and need to provide you members with membership cards, we are capable of tailoring the perfect solution. We can bring out the exclusiveness of our venue, or we can outline its importance and formality. Regardless of what you have in mind, our company is capable of catering to your personal preferences and demands.

Different Member Card Designs and Materials

A membership card is incredibly important as it’s the most exclusive tool in the arsenal of the business owner. This is the thing which is going to make the client one of yours, and it has to be perfect. Understanding this thoroughly, our company is capable of delivering the design that you had in mind without any issues. We also know that different materials make different impressions and serve different purposes. This is why we want to offer a wide array of materials capable of outlining the particular purpose of your intention behind the membership card.

We offer tailored and individualised membership card printing which is held to the highest standards. Allow us to envelop the experience of your enterprise in one convenient membership card which is going to make a stunning impression to every client.

Membership Cards with Signature Strips

Membership Cards with signature strips

Signature strips are a popular optional extra. They add security and individuality to each card. Security in the way that a signature can be verified against other documentation or a specimen signature held by the club and by the individual as once signed no other card will be the same and may provide a sense of belonging to the member.

Often multiple signature strips are used by organisations so they can enter other information on the card such as an expiry date or type of membership.

Membership Cards with Sequential Numbering

Membership Cards with sequential numbering

Sequential numbering is often used by a club as a membership number, for example when a new member wants to join, a card is taken from the storage box and whatever number is on the card is the membership number for the new member. This is a very simple and popular method.

Another use for the sequential numbering is for identification of the member, the identifiable feature will be the sequential number which is linked to the clubs own system, this may be a simple paper based system or a bespoke software package. The clubs system will record relevant information about the member such as name, date of birth, membership level etc.

Membership Cards with Barcodes

Membership Cards with barcodes

Barcodes along with using the relevant software are a handy way to provide security and data recoding for club members. Barcodes are quick to scan so rarely cause a backlog of members trying to enter the premises. Often clubs have the barcode linked to a software system which brings up a photo of the member, this allows quick identification and secure entry along with quickly recording the members visit.

Software systems can be programmed to identify peak and off peak members and can flag up when a member is trying to enter when they shouldn’t be.

Membership Cards with Embossing

Membership Cards with embossing

Often customers ask for membership cards with embossing as it looks very professional. The options for embossing are very flexible in that a number (sequential or random) can be added or member names.

Often clubs will not know all the member names at the point of order, in these cases we can emboss the known names along with the relevant membership number and add just membership numbers to the remaining cards, this makes for a affordable yet still professional solution and makes current members feel valued as its clear that they are continuing members just from looking at there membership card.

Membership Cards with Magnetic Strips

Membership Cards with magnetic strips

An alternative to barcodes are magnetic strips which are swiped instead of scanned. Magnetic strips are often ordered by companies who already have the relevant hardware in place to utilise them.

We offer two types of magnetic strip, Hico and Loco and we can encoded the information to the card in whichever way your system needs it.

Membership Cards with Metallic Foiling

Membership Cards with metallic silver and metallic gold foiling

Another way to add unique luxury to your plastic membership cards. Having a word such as VIP foiled really makes the importance of the member stand out. Printing metallic gold foil on a metallic gold base looks great but is reserved for those really looking to push the boat out for those very special members.

Sometimes we print in either black ink as part of the normal printing the word MEMBER, if the membership card is a normal membership tier and we can print in silver or gold foil the wording Silver Member or Gold Member, or any other wording you desire to distinguish between the level of membership at a glance.

Membership Cards with Metallic Base Card

Membership Cards with metallic gold and metallic silver base

A great way to easily identify different levels of membership Especially for life or VIP members is to have metallic gold and a metallic silver base card along side the normal card base colour.

Clubs often have different levels of membership such as VIP, gold or life members, the metallic gold base offers a wonderful way to provide a very special plastic card to these members. Often the design of the card itself looks great when its very simple as the metallic gold offers the wow factor all by it self.

A metallic silver base can also be used, perhaps for platinum or important members. These look great in a matt finish as a luxury look is obtained.

Membership Cards with Personalisation / variable data

Membership Cards with personalisation

Using Personalisation / variable data on membership cards individualises one card from another. This is often used for a members name, their level of membership and when their membership expires.

Just be careful not to make the name and membership level too long as it need to physically fit when printed on the cards.

Email Proof

photo-realistic email proof

Once you have placed your membership card order with us, we will email a photo-realistic proof for approval.

This is great way to quickly see how the finished card will look and an opportunity for you to check that everything is present and correct for you !

Postal Proof


postal proof

For our full colour membership cards, one you have approved the wonderful photo-realistic proof that we email to you for approval, we will then proceed to print an actual plastic membership card complete with any optional extras that apply and then post it to you for final approval.

This gives you the opportunity to check that they have printed just right for you and that any barcodes, or encoded magnetic strips scan ok for you.

Should you require any changes as this point, pat yourself on the back for choosing us. As you now have the opportunity to make changes rather than have hundreds or thousands of membership cards printed that are not quite right or you as you would have if you had used another company. Our customers love our postal proofs !

Membership Cards with Photo Seals

Membership Cards with photo seals

Photoseals are used when it is important to visually identify a member quickly.

Customers who use photoseals often use the membership cards as an identification card, perhaps when more sophisticated software packages are not available.

Solid Plastic

solid plastic

Our full colour plastic membership cards are solid plastic so they will last many times longer than card membership cards or ‘encapsulated’ membership cards that re just laminated paper!

Our membership cards are waterproof and very durable as they will not be come ‘dog eared’ with day to day use.

Also, unlike surface printed cards, the printing is actually inside the plastic so it is protected from being worn off over time.

Thickness

3 thicknesses

We offer three thicknesses of plastic, ranging from 760 micron (0.76mm) down to 680 micron (0.68mm) and the thinnest 420 micron (0.42mm). The most popular is 760 micron which is the same thickness as a standard bank card.

Some customers choose thinner plastic as they can work out a bit cheaper, especially at higher volumes. However, if the cards have a magnetic strip on them then they must be 760 microns thick. Also it is not possible to emboss the thinnest 420 microns thick plastic cards.

Premium Quality

premium quality

As our membership cards are printed right here in the UK you can be assured that they are the highest quality rather than some cheap imports from China where quality control and working conditions are very low.

Made in UK

made in UK

We always have and we always will make our membership cards right here in the UK to ensure high quality and fast deliver to you.

Double Sided

printed in full colour CMYK on both sides

We can print our membership cards in full colour on either one side or both sides for the same price.

Sometimes customers have the signature strip, or membership number on the back along with any terms of membership to leave the front of the card uncluttered, so their logo and branding is the main focus.

Membership Cards with Scratch off panels

Membership Cards with scratch off panels

More widely used on gift cards but equally can be used on membership cards.

They can be used to instances where the cars needs to be invalidated but the club wishes the member to retain the card.

Gloss or matt finish

gloss or matt finish

The chosen finish of a membership cards helps to add individuality and can make the difference between a vibrant modern glossy plastic card or a contemporary luxury matt feel.

Either option is available for you and best of all there is no price difference, the hard thing is deciding which you prefer as both are gorgeous.

RFID/Mifare

RFID / MIFARE

Everyone has heard of oyster cards, well you too can have something similar; RFID cards can be used as an easy way for a member to gain entry to the club house.

The member simply holds the card up to the scanner and access is gained.

QR codes

Membership Cards with QR codes

An alternative to a barcode but it can, if required, hold a lot more data but please note they can equally hold just a membership number.

They can be scanned with a dedicated scanner or a smart phone. The flexibility of scanning options makes QR codes useful for membership clubs, especially if events are held away from a main premises or an event is held outside. They are definitely worth considering as an alternately to the traditional barcode.

Membership Cards with Hole or slot punching

Membership Cards with hole and slot punching

Holes or slots are handy when the membership cards are to be used for an event as the membership card can easily be attached to clothing, a lanyard or other item the member is comfortable with.

A lot of sports clubs opt for a hole or slot so that the player can easily locate there card.

Fast Turnaround

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If you need your membership cards fast, we can help you!

We offer a very fast turnaround of just 5 working days to dispatch your printed membership cards from when you have approved your proof, complete with any optional extras such as magnetic strips, embossing, signature strips etc.

Membership Card Examples

membership card examples

We have lost count of the number of membership cards that we have printed over the years. We have printed cards for a huge range of clubs, groups, organisations and activities. Most of our work is repeat work for the same clubs and organisations year in year out, usually with a slight change to the design each year. The change to the design is sometimes a simple as a colour change to the background. For some of our customers they have a photograph printed faintly in the background that is changed each year along with the date on the card.

Why Membership Cards?

Everybody wants to feel like they belong and that they are part of a club. A high quality, durable plastic membership card will give your members a sense of exclusivity and belonging, while offering special benefits associated with your card can help you attract and retain customers.

Gift Cards

As well as controlling access they can assist you in finding out more about your customers and members, so you are able to target your marketing more efficiently with personalised offers and messages, for example:

– Free gifts or passes for continued use.
– Discounted food & drink or other sales.

Our cards can also help you to track how popular different activities within your club are so you can identify your member interests and increase cross selling.

High Quality – Made in England

When sourcing cards it is important to look for quality and choose highly durable plastic rather than cardboard or even cardboard thats been laminated!

All our cards have the printing inside the plastic so it cannot wear off over time.

How Plastic Membership Cards Can Increase Membership Numbers

Do you have a club or association? Would you like to increase the number of your members? Then you should know that people like to feel that they belong to somewhere and that they can be proud of their ideas, values and lifestyle.

The reason people choose to join a club and organisation being the fact that they can find all these over there. So the way to turn the odds in the favour of your organisation is to do something that will make people proud of belonging to it, something that will help to prove their belonging. A plastic membership card is the best solution, as you can offer such a membership card, designed to incorporate your club’s or organisation’s distinct signs, to every member that will choose to adhere to the actions and activities you unroll.

The plastic membership card is a discreet sign, something that will be held only by a member of an organisation, as an appreciation for his or her interest and efforts towards that organisation. We have a low minimum order quantity of just 100 cards. You can choose to make the cards general or personalised, for some of the most trustworthy members of your club. A personalised card will always have a bigger impact because people enjoy being noticed and appreciated within a community, even with the help of simple gestures like offering them a membership card. If you want, you can make cards for different levels of involvement or based on the experience of a member of the organisation. You can have cards for newcomers, for the most active, and so on, as you are the one to determine the levels of evolution within your group.

Another reason that makes investing in plastic membership cards an excellent choice is the fact that the members that have such cards can promote your club or group. They may talk to other people, tell them about the group their joined and what it is happening during meeting and activities, also showing them the membership card. Of course, this is not something you can ask from your members, but it will happen involuntarily as they will want to share their experience with the people around them. So soon, you may see new people interested in joining your club and organisation as well, as they have seen the elegant card and have listened to the enthusiastic story presented by the ones that are members already.

So if you were looking to become a more presentable entity and help members, and future members, feel like they belong to certain social movements, the plastic membership card will help you achieve such a status. Many clubs and organisations already opted for this feature, choosing to create personalised cards for each member, as they are much more appreciated than the general membership cards.

Membership Cards For Your Business


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Importance Of Membership Cards

Membership cards are extremely important especially in places like gyms and clubs. The major benefit with these cards is that it prevents people from using your services without actually paying for it. Also most of these cards are designed to offer discounts on purchases made.

This can definitely increase the member’s loyalty towards the store. When customers use these cards with discounts, they are left with more money to spend on other things. This will in turn prompt them to make more purchases. Also these cards can be used as a way to track customers shopping habits. This data collected can be used to direct specific advertising campaigns towards the customers that are most likely to be receptive.

Membership cards also allow the merchant to know various details about the customer such as name, address and other contact information. This makes it possible for merchants to send marketing materials to various customers. Thus these cards act as important marketing tools. Also discounts on these cards can encourage members to refer friends and colleagues.

Get Membership Cards From CP Cards

If you are on the lookout for membership cards for your business, then look no further than CP Cards. We use high quality plastic card printing techniques and materials, which means you will get cards that will last long. The cards can be printed according to your requirements and they can be personalised as well.

We offer a fast turn around time of just five working days. We can also print membership cards with a barcode or magnetic strip. We also offer budget cards for organisations looking for lower cost cards.

To discuss your membership card requirements contact CP Cards.

Professional Membership Cards


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Many start-up businesses originate with the idea to provide a service to either the general public or a niche market. For niche markets, normally there needs to be a way to clearly identify clientele as the services are exclusive to them alone. Therefore membership cards are a primary order when stocking up on essential items for the opening of your new business.

Elite Membership Cards

Exclusive nightclubs, premium priced services and recreation clubs are all common businesses that utilise membership cards. They not only enable you to clearly identify who your customers are when they enter but they also give the owners of the card a sense of importance and value. That they are part of an exclusive and sometimes elite club if they are paying a substantial amount for your services.

Therefore your membership card design needs to match the quality of the services you provide. Basic paper cards will not do, you need plastic card printing services.

Club penguin membership cards


plastic cards special offer

We are amazed at how many people per day come to our website looking for club penguin cards.

Is it because club penguin cards when shortened becomes cpcards?

Who knows!

What is club penguin – is it a kids thing, is it kids that are coming to our website looking for a penguin?

All we know is we have nothing to do with it – we just print plastic cards and business cards.

Business Cards and Membership Cards


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We find most of our plastic cards orders are for membership cards or loyalty cards rather than normal business cards.

We can produce business cards / business card printing by offering any of our plastic cards products or our matt laminated business cards (card rather than plastic)

If you are interested in having business cards printed, please get in touch with us.

Membership cards, people are looking


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Recently the technical guys here noticed a lot of potential customers were coming to our website home page from Google using keywords such as membership cards or membership card printing but the ‘bounce rate’ was quite high.

This means that potential customers come to our website via the home page but they do not proceed any further to have a look around the website.

So today, our home page has been slightly revamped to be easier on the eye and more to the point about the types of plastic cards that we produce.

Only time will tell how successful this improvement will be.

Help with membership cards


plastic cards special offer


selection of clear plastic business cards

A potential customer contacted us yesterday (Tuesday) as they had been let down by another printing company for their membership cards. I don’t want to mention the other companies name as it seems a little unfair however they are a large plastic card company. They desperately needed some cards for Saturday. Looking at the artwork the plastic cards are to be used at a motor show on the 5th March. The motor show is overseas so obviously some time needs to be built into the production to enable transportation by the customer to the overseas show.

I spoke to our production manager and she agreed that we would be ok to despatch the order of 1000 x plastic cards (760 microns thick with no optional extras) on Friday for delivery on Saturday. The Saturday delivery incurred an extra charge from our courier company but the customer was happy to pay this.

The order does have a very tight deadline of 3 working days however we felt that this is manageable. We would not accept an order if we felt we could not achieve the deadline.

The customer was genuinely appreciative of our help which is nice as our efforts often go with out any thanks.

If you are reading this Donna, thank you for your appreciation, it does mean a lot to us.

I will have my fingers crossed that everything runs smoothly with your order & that the motor show is a success for your company. Thank you again.

Bureau personalisation service


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Hello all,

Today has been a quiet day for business cards enquiries however the number of enquiries for membership cards and loyalty cards has been overwhelming. Most interest has been shown in relation to our bureau personalisation service (this is where cards are held in stock for the customer and an excel file is submitted with new members included). In order to provide quote for this service we generally ask customer to clarify the following:

1) How many plastic cards they expect to use over a 12 month period

2) How often they will submit an excel file (weekly, fortnightly or monthly)

3) How many new members details will be within the excel file/how many cards they will call off from their stock each time

I think that because our service is so professional and easy to come to grips with that customers you love the idea of it. Most customer re-new there stock when it is depleted which proves in itself what a good service this is for membership and loyally card schemes.

Our bureau personlisation service is available with the full colour solid plastic cards (760 and 680 microns in thickness). We can offer other optional extras with the cards, such as signature panels. Should you need a price for this product/service, please email us at sales@cpcards.co.uk

Membership cards – a growing demand


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Robust, professional-looking membership cards.

Whether it’s a gym, a private club, a beauty salon or a sports club, many organisations make use of membership cards.

These could be printed on card, but really you and your members need a card to be more robust and long lasting.
We produce professional plastic membership cards which are full colour plastic cards that are the same thickness and quality as your credit card.

As well as ensuring that your members’ cards don’t get damaged, this will also reflect well on you as a company. But there are more specific benefits as well. You can keep a better track of your members by having the cards numbered or personalised in some way.

Membership cards can have sequential numbering to make each unique, or you can go further than that. Information about each specific member can be printed onto the card and you can even get cards produced with an image of the person on them. If they are for regular use getting in and out of a building, they can be made with a slot or hole so that you can attach a lanyard so that people can have them round their necks or attached to their clothing.

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Membership and Loyalty Card Systems


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We are looking to increase our range of products to assist customers who are looking for loyalty cards. This will include barcode systems, specifically ones which will help people with members to keep a track of activity. This includes payment history, renewals and identification by swiping the loyalty card

We are in the very early stages of looking in to the options available. Additional to this different equipment will be needed. As we would like the software and hardware to be as easy as possible to use and set up.

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The advantage of a implementing a barcode system include:

Keeping track of customer activity.

Ensuring all of the customer’s data is located in one central location.

Exporting the information which may help with mailings.

Payment information – who has paid there subscription and who hasn’t paid.

Ex-members database to allow special offer targeting for customers.

Identification of different membership categories and types.

Watch this space for more information!

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