Just a quick message about deadlines, we appreciate that sometimes cards are needed quickly, sometimes very quickly!
We had an enquiry today asking for both frosted plastic cards and satin black plastic cards for Wednesday this week. We said unfortunately this does not give us enough time as we would need to dispatch tomorrow. They came straight back saying Thursday at the very latest, our reply was yes this is achievable.
We experience this situation each and every week, where someone does have a genuine deadline but they take a day off just in case. Which sometimes means we can not meet the deadline we have been presented with!
Anyhow, I will get to the point…..if you have a deadline for an order, please can you provide the actual latest you can receive the cards, we do where ever possible dispatch the order sooner. You could even say, for example, absolute deadline to receive the cards is Friday however Thursday would be preferred (we would also prefer to get them to you sooner if we can).
Am I making sense!?!
I am glad to say that the adverse weather conditions over the weekend have not affected us and production times for all products (full colour plastic cards, frosted cards, satin black cards all remain the same as usual.
On a separate note, to any of our readers who have been affected by flooding etc, we hope that everything is back to normal for you as soon as possible.
If anyone has any particular queries in relation to time frames e.g. a tight deadline, please email letting us know your full requirements e.g. product, quantity, any optional extras and latest date you can receive them and we will get back to you asap.
Bye for now
Just a quick message to let you know that if you require a QR code on your full colour solid plastic cards this does not cost extra. Some companies have been charging more for this but assuming you are supplying print ready artwork with the QR code as part of the artwork there is no extra cost to you.
People often use QR codes to give easy access to a website and are often used on business cards and membership cards.
You can see a little more information on QR codes on our optional extras list here
Any questions just pop us a line.
It has been brought to my attention that one of our competitors is still offering “plastic cards” with cardboard in the middle known as card core and the advertising is not 100% clear that this product is produced this way.
Just to clarify, we do not produce card core cards, ours are plastic all the way through.
I have attached a photo of a card core card which shows you the poor quality after a relatively short period of time.
Ask yourself this question, would you want to give this card and bad impression out to a customer?
Please let us know if you have any experience of card core cards and what you thought of them and please be careful if you find some apparently low cost plastic cards and double check exactly what you are getting or better still order from us and have peace of mind.
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Had a phone call just now which confused me a little – easily done!
A lady phoned asking if we do metallic plastic cards, yes we do I reply, is there anything particular are you looking for I ask, she replies saying metal cards. Oh there is a bit difference between metal and metallic cards so I double check which is required metallic or metal but I receive a reply however I am still a little unsure which is required! Other questions followed such as turn around time, what metallic cards do we offer etc
Just to clarify for everyone in case any one else is confused, there is a difference between metal and metallic cards and we specalise in plastic cards (not metal) but yes indeed we can offer plastic metallic cards.
If you would like metallic cards there are two different printing processes we can use, I wold suggest the best thing to do is email your artwork over so that we can assess the most appropriate product for you.
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We received an unusual email today:
Hello CPcards team,
I’ve on idea about business card but cant find any information if it possible to produce it technically.
The idea is to have plastic card with frozen finish and to have nothing on it , but details of the company appears only after you put the card under water or any other liquid.
Would love to hear from you asap.
We replied straight away, saying that unfortunately this is not something we can help with. Obviously we produce the frosted plastic cards but nothing like the above request.
I was just wondering if anyone else has heard of any unusual requests for business cards / plastic cards?
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Recently we have noticed a credit card in the use called cp cards which has had bad reviews.
Unfortunately for us it is the same as our website www.cpcards.co.uk – however that is where the similarities end – it is nothing to do with our company.
We have emailed the editor of the website regarding the review (see below) outlining our concerns.
It has been brought to my attention that if you search for our company name within google and the word review that results 2,3 & 4 say:
Ripoff Repost | Consumer Preferred Aka Cpcard | Complaint Review
It is regarding a rip off credit card in Tampa Florida.
However, to the casual user in Google it appears to be related to our company.
Are you able to modify the listing on your website so it doesn’t appear to be our company?
Colour Plastic Cards Ltd.
This is a polite request to all Universities, colleges and schools who need plastic cards for the start of term, please please please order asap. The full colour solid plastic cards are very popular at this time of year and I imagine that we may well reach capacity for production in the next week or so.
Each and every year in September we have people coming to us who have been let down by another company, forgot all about ordering them, just decided it would be a good idea etc – does this apply to you?! If so order asap!
Thanks and bye for now
Oh dear a day of sorting out delivery problems down to various reasons. One customers comments, quite rightly are below for you to have a look at (this was for an order of the 760 micron full colour solid plastic cards) where the courier said that the property was closed and due to this they cold not deliver:
I am fine about the time it may take now for you to arrange the re-delivery, do not worry about that, I understand that the cards are not in your possession at the moment.
I am most grateful for you looking into this matter for me.
I am looking forward to hearing from you once you have heard from the
I have no complaints about your service, but believe that the courier company acted unprofessionally and negligently on this occasion.
It’s nice of the customer to understand that the courier company is a third party company.
Bye for now – let see what tomorrow brings! As a final note, we have very very few problems with the courier company but when the occasional problem happens it seems to be very time consuming to get to the bottom of things!
We have recently started a new range of white plastic cards, they are printed the same way as the frosted and satin black cards. We have printed quite a few test designs on the white plastic cards and personally I think they look really good, sometimes I would go as far as saying better than the frosted!
We have put together a whole new webpage for the white plastic cards
This webpage shows examples, artwork specifications, prices. Please note for a limited time we are offering free design on this product, you can order online and list your requirements.
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