We provide membership card printing for a wide range of clubs and organisations such as football clubs, cricket clubs, rugby clubs, tennis clubs, fishing clubs, car clubs, social clubs, night clubs etc. ranging from small one man bands to large national or multi-national companies.
Membership Card Printing
Our vast range of optional extras combined with our competitive prices and fast, friendly service makes us a market leader and keeps our customers retuning to us as well as recommending us.
Our cards are printed on each side and the print is actually underneath the plastic surface it cannot wear off.
Not everyone is able to create professional looking artwork themselves as the correct software, skill and experience is required plus lots of time.
We can help you by providing a free design service.
Plus, if you are supplying your own artwork, we will check it for technical issues & fix the issues (if possible) free of charge
When our design team have created your design, they will email a realistic proof to you for approval.
Also, when you come to re-order more membership cards, if you want any alterations we can do that for you with ease. We will email a new realistic proof to you to check and once approved we will then post an actual plastic membership card to you for final approval. We do this do ensure everything is 100% perfect for you - every time!
Our standard turnaround is 5 working days.
However, if you need your cards quicker then you can select our express service, please ask for details.
We are able to offer incredibly fast turnaround times as we proudly manufacture in England unlike some of our competitors who get the cards printed in China, with typical turnaround time being 12 working days (or longer!)
Every day we are busy printing rush orders which must be dispatched on time. If you have a tight deadline please get in touch and see if we can help you. We will give you an honest answer, if we are unable to meet your deadline we will say so, we won't lie to you just to win your order! Also, if possible email your artwork to us so we can see exactly whats required.
The card that we post to you will be identical to how your cards will look when we print your full order so you are able to ensure that everything is perfect for you.
You would be amazed at how many customers order membership cards from us and give us the specification for the magnetic strip and encoding that they were given by their supplier for the hardware only to find that the cards don't scan because they were given the wrong information! It's great that this is picked up at the postal proof stage rather than the customer having hundreds or thousands of membership cards that they cannot use. It is always best to check and double check to ensure it is 100% perfect.
Printed on each side in full colour (CMYK).
With a CMYK printing process, we are able to print almost any colour imaginable, which includes the printing of photographs with amazing clarity due to the resolution printing machinery.
We find that a high gloss finish keeps the colours as vibrant as possible. The luxury matt finish is perfect to give a more sophisticated look. A luxury matt finish is advised if the design has a very dark or black background as the luxury matt finish helps to mask light surface scratches better than high gloss finish.
Our cards are solid plastic, they are not cheap imitations which have a card or paper core.
We print your design onto sheet of plastic which is then bonded inbetween two crystal clear sheets of PVC plastic to protect your printing, making the print inside the plastic card so it cannot wear off.
If your card has optional extras like barcodes, sequential number or personalisation then we also print these inside the plastic to protect them from wearing off - unlike cheaper, low quality surface printed cards.
We have a wide range of optional extras like as embossing, write on panels / signature strips, barcodes and encoded or blank magnetic strips, details can be found here.
Our wide range of optional extras enable us to cater for virtually any requirement.
If you would like a personalised quotation with or without any optional extras, please pop your details on the quotation form here.
We will reply very quickly - typically within a few minutes!
Our cards are the same size and thickness as a credit card (measuring 86 x 54mm and are 760 microns thick).
We also offer thinner cards at 680 or 420 microns thick. You can request a quotation here and a member of our sales team will email a quote to you very quickly.
Details regarding artwork specifications can be found here along with downloadable templates plus example files for use in Photoshop or Illustrator.
The majority that we print include a barcode or magnetic strip or sometimes both. Below you will find some information about why barcodes and magnetic strips are scanned by organisations.
They do this mainly to accurately count and analyse the visiting habits of their members. It also enables them to track and prevent any fraudulent use, for example charities heavily rely on membership fees and admission fees to provide their vital income stream that without, they will cease to exist.
Many organisations will be able to analyse and count their members visits more accurately than before because the card is being used to gain entry. They will also be able to match the data back to their records to track any fraudulent use. This helps them to protect the members subscription and admission fees to keep them as low as possible in the future.
There are some small costs incurred for starting up the scanning such as the initial investment for the hardware involved in scanning and database system. However, the costs are very small and when you compare it to the long term gain, it is well worth the investment.
Organisations implement cards in order to offer their members a more personalised experience plus more customised communications. It also makes them much more efficient, so even more of your money will go towards them providing a better service for their valued members. Also because an organisation can keep a very precise track their members activity, for example a gym club, they are able to see trends in when they are likely to be busiest and can plan accordingly i.e. by having more staff working at peak times to ensure their members receive better service.
They don't need to do anything other than bring their card along with them. Many organisations use it so members can gain entry via a secure door or barrier system, so without their card they will be unable to gain entrance.
When cards are issued to members, it will actually reduce the queueing and waiting times to gain entry as the member can scan the barcode or magnetic strip themselves which greatly reduces any administration processes that may have been involved previously. It may take a member a moment or to to familiarise themselves with the process of gaining entry but when they have done it once it will become clear to them how it is done.
This depends on the type of card and how the organisation has chosen to scan it. Your card may have a barcode or a magnetic strip. Either will work with the appropriate scanner. If it is a barcode, then a barcode scanner, either a swipe card system or a hand held scanner, or even a scanner similar to those on a supermarket checkout can be used. If it is a magnetic strip, then this will be scanned with a magnetic stripe readers. Magnetic strips are available as LOCO and HICO. HICO provide more resilience to the data being erased or corrupted by strong magnetic fields, i.e. speakers, or security tags on clothing in clothes stores. We always recommend HICO magnetic strips rather than LOCO however, you do need the correct hardware to scan a HICO magnetic strip. If you have hardware that can scan HICO magnetic strips then it will also scan LOCO magnetic strips.
Typically the barcode or magnetic strip simply contains your membership number. None of your personal information is held within the barcode or magnetic strip, this would be stored on the organisations computer system which is linked to your membership number stored on the barcode or magnetic strip. So if you lose your card then you do not need to worry that any personal details such as your address or bank details have fallen into the wrong hands.
No, this is impossible as all our printing for our full colour cards is under the card surface. Some companies may provide surface printing of the whole design or sometimes just the barcode or sequential numbering but we print it all under the card surface which makes it impossible to rub or wear off over time.
Yes, this is a very popular option. For example, many organisations offer gold, silver, premium or VIP levels as well as their normal membership.
For example, a sports club could offer a range of cards depending on the role of the member, for example, the member could be a coach, an umpire, a volunteer, a general club member, or supporter.