We have produced frosted plastic cards for many years and we have always called them frosted cards. However recently we have started to also call them clear cards, frosted clear cards and even translucent cards as this is what some our of competitors call them and customers often get confused thinking they are all different products. So don’t worry if you see description on name changes on our website, the cards are still the same but we are changing the name to help our customers.
Likewise, our satin black plastic cards are sometimes called matt black plastic cards, they are both the same think. Basically they are a black plastic card with a non-glossy finish. You could argue all day whether it is a matt or a satin finish we just choose to call them satin but we will also be referring to them as matt to help customers.
This is another nice looking clear plastic card design that we printed this week for a customer.
It is a clear plastic card printed with red and black ink.
Our design studio created the design for the customer based on their input and once approved we printed and delivered the cards within 10 working days.
We have recently added information to our artwork specifications page for our clear plastic cards to help people to design the cards. It lists the printing limitations for the clear plastic cards.
The page is only a couple of weeks old and we have already received lots of positive feedback.
All I can say is we are glad that the information we have provided is helping people to design their own cards.
Alternatively, we are able to crate a card design free of charge. All you need to do is email the wording/details you require on the card and pay a £50 deposit and our design studio will create your clear plastic card design and email a photo-realistic proof to you to check.
After a busy couple of weeks regarding order quantities for plastic cards and especially the full colour cards, things seem to have slowed down this week.
Perhaps the nice whether means a lot of people are taking holidays and long weekends, and who blames them! Think I may do this myself this weekend 🙂
We hope that any plastic cards order have helped to promote your business over this recession and difficult time. We are proud to offer professional cards and we hope you are as proud, if not more so to hand them out.
Good luck to everyone in these hard times.
It has been my colleagues jobs to look through the order history for our bureau personlisation jobs recently (this is where we print the base artwork onto a full colour solid plastic cards and hold them in stock for customer to call off when new members join).
It is amazing that we have quite a number of customers who have plastic cards in stock yet have not called them off from there stock for over 12 months,
We have decided to politely enquiry as to whether they still need them as unfortunately our storage space is not endless.
If the cards are no longer require we will securely destroy them.
Alternatively if they are still require we will hold them for a further 6 months. If they are not required within this time we will contact the customer again and ask if they requirement them destroying or posting to them.
I do not envy my colleague having this job as it is quite time consuming!
Hot foil printing has been around for a long long time however unfortunately the products we offer via this printing method (frosted plastic cards, satin black plastic cards and some metallic plastic cards) are just not selling as well at the moment as they have been in the past.
We have recently discovered that our frosted plastic cards are often referred to by customers as clear business cards or clear plastic cards so we are now calling them this instead.
We have tried different ways to promote these cards including re-designing the web pages, including artwork in the price and just generally promoting them as a professional yet contemporary plastic card. However this has surprisingly not really increased the sales in this area.
We will try our best to think of other ways to promote this excellent product however if anybody out there comes up with any ideas for us, please drop us a line.
Its not a product we are looking to stop selling as we appreciate that customers do want the choice.
Catch you soon
Since we have started calling our frosted plastic cards, clear plastic cards or clear business cards we have already started to receive more enquiries for them.
We offer free design service for our clear business cards, alternative the customer can supply the artwork if they prefer.
We have made a few tweaks to our website recently to make it easier to navigate and find the information.
One important change we have made to the clear plastic card page is adding the navigation buttons to the top of each page in addition to the bottom.
Business card printing is competitive
Although our main business is printing plastic cards, such as our clear plastic cards or full colour plastic cards which are mainly used as loyalty cards or membership cards we also do business card printing.
Almost every business uses business cards, many not in huge volume, for example maybe they order just 250 or 500 cards which will last them for several years.
Some companies however orders 1,000 or more business cards for each employee and as employees leave and new ones arrive, new business cards are required.
On our full colour matt laminated business cards, we offer a free design service.
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.
We received a nice email from a customer who ordered 1000 x 420 micron full colour plastic cards with a hole punched in the corner of them.
The customer provided us with a little bit of a tight deadline as the full order needed dispatching in 4 working days.
The cards were dispatched on time and we received the following email from the customer:
“Received cards yesterday.
Very happy with service and product!
Thank you very much.”
Its nice when our efforts are appreciated, so thank you to this customer for there email which was very much appreciated.
Catch you all soon.