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Affordable plastic card printing

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Hello All,

Its true our prices are truly great!

Already today we have received three phone calls asking if our prices for the frosted translucent plastic cards are correct!

I would like to confirm, that yes indeed they are correct.

We are able to offer truly wonderful prices for the frosted translucent plastic cards which are personalised and created just for you.

Each plastic card is hand printed for you.

Plastic card printing on a snowy day

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Well today has started well, we came into work before the worst of the snow hit us to find over night we had received around twice the amount of plastic card orders than normal

Luckily, we all got in early so managed to catch up quickly, which was a good job as a whole stack of orders later followed, along with a lot of snow.

The snow here is pretty bad but after speaking to some of our customers, it is far worst in other areas of the country.

Let’s all hope that we can all get home safely later – and avoid the motorways at all costs as you don’t want to be stuck on them all evening if they grind to a halt.

I sometimes pop into work over the weekend, which I intend to do this weekend unless the snow is too bad, if so I will have to ty my best to be in work very early on Monday morning to catch up.

Old customer enquiry for plastic cards

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We had a customer email us today with the following request for plastic cards.

I have a customer waiting for plastic full colour double sided business cards. The ones he has had done before is encapsulated with plastic with round corners. do you do trade prices? if so can you send me some prices for different qualities etc. they need them quite urgent

The customer just wants prices for now. Can I have a price for 250, 500 and 1000. We normally only do litho printing. Its an old customer from 5 years ago coming back to us with all there printing so I’m hoping to get the right prices for them. They own 3 restaurants so its quite a lot of work for us.

We are busy discussing options with the customer to find the best solution at the best price.

Design only for plastic cards

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Today we receive an unusual request. It was for just doing a plastic business cards design, and the request was from China.


We are interested in using your company to design our business cards. We would like frosted/semi transparent plastic card and using a gold stamp technique for the logo and maybe other parts. I have already got a printers ready to do this work. I live in China, so much easier for me to do it here. Please take a look at our website to get an idea of what we are about.

How long would the design take? When can you do? And how much please?


We replied with


Thanks you for your enquiry however we do not ship out of the UK.

Kind regards


Their reply was.


Please I am only looking for design work. No shipping required, only email adobe files.



Sorry we are a printing company, we offer basic design only to go with the cards we produce.

It sounds like you need a graphic design company not a printing company.

Kind regards


Rush plastic card order with issues

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We received a rush order late yesterday for some plastic cards. The customer emailed the artwork over and said a usual it is a rush order.

We are very cautious with rush orders because if issues arise there is precious little (if any) time to fix them but we, as always do our best

The customers artwork was not sent to the correct specification. Our studio advised him of this and then proceeded to fix the issues as quickly as possible (exactly what we do not need with a rush order)

We then emailed a photo-realistic proof to the customer for approval.

He received it and approved it.

Today we received the following email – he approved the email proof on his mobile phone!




Back home and on proper computer now.

I expect it’s too late in the day to do anything about it, but I just noticed on the proof mock-ups you sent over that the black boarder surrounding the front image and the back images appears larger than on the examples I sent through.

I sent through an example multi-image which showed how the cards should look when cut-out, and then individual “master” images where I had cleaned up the boarder and left a touch more bleed.

I just want to check that you are using the master images, and scaling them down in size to match the example cut-out images.

If it’s too late in the day, then don’t worry and I’ll go with what looks like the slightly wider boarder shown in your mock-ups. BUT, if we do have time then may be you could check this for me. (but if you need to fix slightly, please res-down from master files rather than expand the smaller files you may have created in order to preserve the crispness and clarity of the text and images.)

I hope the above makes sense !

Best wishes,

We are now trying to decide what to do with the order as we don’t want to print it and dispatch it to the customer if they won’t be happy with it.

He doesn’t have time for a postal proof due to his deadline which would ensure all is ok with his cards.

Do we proceed with the order or cancel it and refund the customers money in full?

Do research before buying plastic cards

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Before you decide which company to order your plastic cards from with your hard earned money, try searching for them on Google by doing the following:

Type into Google:

their company name review

e.g. cpcards review


their website address review

e.g. www.cpcards.co.uk review


their website address problem

This way you can see what other people say about the company.

Also try emailing the company with a question and see how quickly they reply.

We at colour plastic cards (cpcards.co.uk) pride ourselves with offering a high quality service combined with high quality plastic cards and cringe when we see other companies ripping off customers.

Please be wary especially if the price is very low – it will be for a reason – no matter what the website ‘promises’

ID cards

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I have been passed your details by one of my colleagues.

I have a request from one of my clients for the following:

· Plastic ID card (driving licence size)

· Between 10 and 20 cards

· Photographic image

· Name

· Position

· Company Logo

Could you kindly let me know if this small quantity is something you can handle, and if you can supply on off id cards on for new staff members, please supply a cost for 10, 20 and one off cards.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards

Graham Clarke

Unfortunately we were unable to help this customer as we do not produce ID cards as our machinery is for printed the same image multiple times, i.e. minimum of 100.

We could have quoted for 10 or 20 individual cards but the customer would have taken the quote as an insult, especially when they see we can offer 250 full colour plastic cards for just £995 +vat

There is so much work involved to setup and then print just one card then to do the same again with another ID card that we just hold our hands up and admit we cannot offer it.

Plastic cards deadlines

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Hello all,

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!?!

Flooding & plastic cards orders

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Hello all,

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

Plastic Cards with QR Codes

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Hello all,

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.