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Optional extras available on our Plastic Cards

Below you will find information for the optional extras which are available for each of our plastic card type.

From the box below please select the type of plastic card to see the optional extras available.

  • Full Colour Plastic Cards
  • Membership Cards
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Translucent
  • Satin Black
  • Metallic
  • White
  • Key Cards

Full Colour Plastic Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Top tip: Place the strip on a white background to ensure it stays a crisp white and is not tinted by a colour behind it.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

Embossing

embossing

Use: We can emboss words and / or numbers (just like a credit card) for a professional image.

Positioning: Embossing is positioned on one side, in the bottom half. 

Size: Two sizes are available, 5mm and 3mm, this is the height of the characters

Maximum number of characters: For the 5mm this is 22 characters on one line & for the 3mm this is 27 characters on one line (including spaces)

Embossed numbering / variable data: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 5001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the information we are to emboss.

Colour: The colour of the embossing can be metallic silver or metallic gold.

Top tip: Be careful with regards to the positioning of the embossing as the printing on the back of the card will be distorted by the embossing.

Magnetic strips

magnetic strips

Use: Traditionally a magnetic strip will hold a unique number, which when swiped will trigger a back office system to bring forward the details of the member or customer.

Encoding: We can either encode (put data on the strips) or leave them blank so you can encode the data yourself using suitable equipment.

The magnetic strip has three sections within it, known as tracks. We can encode on to one track or multiple tracks. The different tracks can hold different information, this depends on your requirements but as a general rule: Track 1 can include letters & numbers up to a maximum of 78 characters Track 2 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 37 characters Track 3 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 103 characters

Positioning: Magnetic strips are positioned on the reverse, 3mm down from the top edge.

Size: The magnetic strips measure 13mm x 86 mm long

HICO or LOCO: There are two different types of magnetic strips, they are called High Coercivity (HICO) or Low Coercivity (LOCO). The Coercivity defines how strong the magnetic field is and how immune the data on the magnetic strip is to damage. We would recommend HICO as this is far more durable, however please check that HICO is compatible with your system.

Providing the encoding details: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the encoding details.

Colour: As a general rule HICO magnetic strips are black and LOCO are brown

Top Tip: Note sure if you need magnetic strips? To future proof your membership system why not consider them. Also a magnetic strip (even if it isn't used) looks more professional.

Gloss or matt finish

gloss or matt finish

Two wonderful finishes are available: Super shiny gloss or luxury sophisticated matt.

Top tip: A matt finish is always recommended if the background is black or very dark, as this helps to disguise surface scratches.

Barcodes

barcodes

Use: Barcodes are often used for membership and loyalty systems to help record important data. The barcode number can be linked to a customer which allows important information to be viewed by the operator or points added to the customers account.

Positioning: The barcode can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: There are a number of different barcodes in use, examples include code39, code128A and EAN5. We find that code39 is the most popular.

Barcode number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document. The barcode can contain letters as well as numbers.

Colour: Barcodes are made up of black parallel lines.

Top Tip: Place your barcode within a white box to ensure the scanner can read it.

Metallic gold or silver base

metallic base

Use: When a luxury finish to the cards is required or to differentiate between different membership levels.

Colour: We offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver base card. 

Positioning: The metallic base covers the whole surface, this can be applied to just one side or to both sides.

Printing: We can print any CMYK colour onto a metallic base card however no white text or images are possible.

Top Tip: The metallic silver base can be used as a platinum membership card.

Metallic gold or silver foiling

metallic foiling

Use: When an element of the design needs to stand out, for example a logo. 

Colour: We can offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver foil. 

Positioning: The foiling can be located anywhere, to one or both sides.

Size: We can offer the foil with simple line-art type artwork as in the pictures above. 

Top Tip: The foiling could be used to give the impression of a security mark help deter cards being replicated.

Hole or slot punching

hole or slot punching

Use: Hole or slots can be used for a variety of purposes, for example with a lanyard or to attach to a product / sales item.

Positioning: Holes are 4mm in from the edge. Slots are usually positioned in the centre of one of the edges.

Size: Holes are 5mm in diameter. Slots are 15mm x 3mm.

Top Tip: Try incorporating the hole as part of the design to disguise it.

Personalisation / variable data

personalisation and variable data

Use: When a members name, expiry date or other important information is required. 

Positioning: The personalisation can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Providing the personalisation: Please provide the personalisation details for all the cards in an excel document. An example excel document can be found here.

Ensure that the details to be personalised are supplied exactly as you would like them printed. For example, if you supply a name as "fred smith" it will be printed as "fred smith" i.e. without capital letters for the start of the names. You must supply the details correctly, i.e. "Fred Smith" for it to be printed as "Fred Smith".

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: If you don't know all the personalisation details when the order is placed, our bureau service will suite you better, more details can be found here

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 15mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

We can print a different QR code on each card.

For example you may require a different number within each QR code (sequential or otherwise).

Or you may require a different website URL address within each QR code.

Just supply the relevant information within an excel document.

Top Tip: If you want the same QR code on each card, if you include this as part of your artwork there is no additional cost.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking and in addition the postal proof is fully tested.

RFID/Mifare

RFID

Use: For use with RFID Proximity readers.

Positioning: The RFID IC is integrated within the plastic card core.

Capacity: The Mifare RFID tags can have two sizes of memory, 1K or 4K.

Data: We can supply Mifare RFID plastic cards either encoded or unencoded depending on your requirements.

Top tip: To save cost, most of our customers encode the Mifare RFID cards themselves with their own hardware.

Photoseals

photoseals

Use: To attach a passport sized photo.

Size: Covers one side of the card.

Attachment: They are easy to attach, this video shows you how. However, we can attach them for you if required. 

Top tip: Why not partially attach the photoseal prior to a new member joining to ensure the joining process is as efficient as possible.

Scratch off panels

scratch off panels

Use: Used to conceal a number or code which is revealed when the scratch off panel is scratched off.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference a typical size is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: It is not possible to have wording printed on the scratch off panel, however any wording (usually from an excel file) can be printed underneath which is revealed when the panel is scratched off.

Number of scratch off panels: One or multiple scratch off panels are available.

Top tip: Scratch off panels are a great promotional gimmick which can be especially useful when handed out at exhibitions.

Membership Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Top tip: Place the strip on a white background to ensure it stays a crisp white and is not tinted by a colour behind it.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

Embossing

embossing

Use: We can emboss words and / or numbers (just like a credit card) for a professional image.

Positioning: Embossing is positioned on one side, in the bottom half. 

Size: Two sizes are available, 5mm and 3mm, this is the height of the characters

Maximum number of characters: For the 5mm this is 22 characters on one line & for the 3mm this is 27 characters on one line (including spaces)

Embossed numbering / variable data: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 5001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the information we are to emboss.

Colour: The colour of the embossing can be metallic silver or metallic gold.

Top tip: Be careful with regards to the positioning of the embossing as the printing on the back of the card will be distorted by the embossing.

Magnetic strips

magnetic strips

Use: Traditionally a magnetic strip will hold a unique number, which when swiped will trigger a back office system to bring forward the details of the member or customer.

Encoding: We can either encode (put data on the strips) or leave them blank so you can encode the data yourself using suitable equipment.

The magnetic strip has three sections within it, known as tracks. We can encode on to one track or multiple tracks. The different tracks can hold different information, this depends on your requirements but as a general rule: Track 1 can include letters & numbers up to a maximum of 78 characters Track 2 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 37 characters Track 3 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 103 characters

Positioning: Magnetic strips are positioned on the reverse, 3mm down from the top edge.

Size: The magnetic strips measure 13mm x 86 mm long

HICO or LOCO: There are two different types of magnetic strips, they are called High Coercivity (HICO) or Low Coercivity (LOCO). The Coercivity defines how strong the magnetic field is and how immune the data on the magnetic strip is to damage. We would recommend HICO as this is far more durable, however please check that HICO is compatible with your system.

Providing the encoding details: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the encoding details.

Colour: As a general rule HICO magnetic strips are black and LOCO are brown

Top Tip: Note sure if you need magnetic strips? To future proof your membership system why not consider them. Also a magnetic strip (even if it isn't used) looks more professional.

Gloss or matt finish

gloss or matt finish

Two wonderful finishes are available: Super shiny gloss or luxury sophisticated matt.

Top tip: A matt finish is always recommended if the background is black or very dark, as this helps to disguise surface scratches.

Barcodes

barcodes

Use: Barcodes are often used for membership and loyalty systems to help record important data. The barcode number can be linked to a customer which allows important information to be viewed by the operator or points added to the customers account.

Positioning: The barcode can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: There are a number of different barcodes in use, examples include code39, code128A and EAN5. We find that code39 is the most popular.

Barcode number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document. The barcode can contain letters as well as numbers.

Colour: Barcodes are made up of black parallel lines.

Top Tip: Place your barcode within a white box to ensure the scanner can read it.

Metallic gold or silver base

metallic base

Use: When a luxury finish to the cards is required or to differentiate between different membership levels.

Colour: We offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver base card. 

Positioning: The metallic base covers the whole surface, this can be applied to just one side or to both sides.

Printing: We can print any CMYK colour onto a metallic base card however no white text or images are possible.

Top Tip: The metallic silver base can be used as a platinum membership card.

Metallic gold or silver foiling

metallic foiling

Use: When an element of the design needs to stand out, for example a logo. 

Colour: We can offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver foil. 

Positioning: The foiling can be located anywhere, to one or both sides.

Size: We can offer the foil with simple line-art type artwork as in the pictures above. 

Top Tip: The foiling could be used to give the impression of a security mark help deter cards being replicated.

Hole or slot punching

hole or slot punching

Use: Hole or slots can be used for a variety of purposes, for example with a lanyard or to attach to a product / sales item.

Positioning: Holes are 4mm in from the edge. Slots are usually positioned in the centre of one of the edges.

Size: Holes are 5mm in diameter. Slots are 15mm x 3mm.

Top Tip: Try incorporating the hole as part of the design to disguise it.

Personalisation / variable data

personalisation and variable data

Use: When a members name, expiry date or other important information is required. 

Positioning: The personalisation can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Providing the personalisation: Please provide the personalisation details for all the cards in an excel document. An example excel document can be found here.

Ensure that the details to be personalised are supplied exactly as you would like them printed. For example, if you supply a name as "fred smith" it will be printed as "fred smith" i.e. without capital letters for the start of the names. You must supply the details correctly, i.e. "Fred Smith" for it to be printed as "Fred Smith".

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: If you don't know all the personalisation details when the order is placed, our bureau service will suite you better, more details can be found here

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

We can print a different QR code on each card.

For example you may require a different number within each QR code (sequential or otherwise).

Or you may require a different website URL address within each QR code.

Just supply the relevant information within an excel document.

Top Tip: If you want the same QR code on each card, if you include this as part of your artwork there is no additional cost.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking and in addition the postal proof is fully tested.

RFID/Mifare

RFID

Use: For use with RFID Proximity readers.

Positioning: The RFID IC is integrated within the plastic card core.

Capacity: The Mifare RFID tags can have two sizes of memory, 1K or 4K.

Data: We can supply Mifare RFID plastic cards either encoded or unencoded depending on your requirements.

Top tip: To save cost, most of our customers encode the Mifare RFID cards themselves with their own hardware.

Photoseals

photoseals

Use: To attach a passport sized photo.

Size: Covers one side of the card.

Attachment: They are easy to attach, this video shows you how.. However, we can attach them for you if required. 

Top tip: Why not partially attach the photoseal prior to a new member joining to ensure the joining process is as efficient as possible.

Scratch off panels

scratch off panels

Use: Used to conceal a number or code which is revealed when the scratch off panel is scratched off.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference a typical size is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: It is not possible to have wording printed on the scratch off panel, however any wording (usually from an excel file) can be printed underneath which is revealed when the panel is scratched off.

Number of scratch off panels: One or multiple scratch off panels are available.

Top tip: Scratch off panels are a great promotional gimmick which can be especially useful when handed out at exhibitions.

Loyalty Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Top tip: Place the strip on a white background to ensure it stays a crisp white and is not tinted by a colour behind it.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

Embossing

embossing

Use: We can emboss words and / or numbers (just like a credit card) for a professional image.

Positioning: Embossing is positioned on one side, in the bottom half. 

Size: Two sizes are available, 5mm and 3mm, this is the height of the characters

Maximum number of characters: For the 5mm this is 22 characters on one line & for the 3mm this is 27 characters on one line (including spaces)

Embossed numbering / variable data: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 5001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the information we are to emboss.

Colour: The colour of the embossing can be metallic silver or metallic gold.

Top tip: Be careful with regards to the positioning of the embossing as the printing on the back of the card will be distorted by the embossing.

Magnetic strips

magnetic strips

Use: Traditionally a magnetic strip will hold a unique number, which when swiped will trigger a back office system to bring forward the details of the member or customer.

Encoding: We can either encode (put data on the strips) or leave them blank so you can encode the data yourself using suitable equipment.

The magnetic strip has three sections within it, known as tracks. We can encode on to one track or multiple tracks. The different tracks can hold different information, this depends on your requirements but as a general rule: Track 1 can include letters & numbers up to a maximum of 78 characters Track 2 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 37 characters Track 3 can include numbers  up to a maximum of 103 characters

Positioning: Magnetic strips are positioned on the reverse, 3mm down from the top edge.

Size: The magnetic strips measure 13mm x 86 mm long

HICO or LOCO: There are two different types of magnetic strips, they are called High Coercivity (HICO) or Low Coercivity (LOCO). The Coercivity defines how strong the magnetic field is and how immune the data on the magnetic strip is to damage. We would recommend HICO as this is far more durable, however please check that HICO is compatible with your system.

Providing the encoding details: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the encoding details.

Colour: As a general rule HICO magnetic strips are black and LOCO are brown

Top Tip: Note sure if you need magnetic strips? To future proof your membership system why not consider them. Also a magnetic strip (even if it isn't used) looks more professional.

Gloss or matt finish

gloss or matt finish

Two wonderful finishes are available: Super shiny gloss or luxury sophisticated matt.

Top tip: A matt finish is always recommended if the background is black or very dark, as this helps to disguise surface scratches.

Barcodes

barcodes

Use: Barcodes are often used for membership and loyalty systems to help record important data. The barcode number can be linked to a customer which allows important information to be viewed by the operator or points added to the customers account.

Positioning: The barcode can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: There are a number of different barcodes in use, examples include code39, code128A and EAN5. We find that code39 is the most popular.

Barcode number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document. The barcode can contain letters as well as numbers.

Colour: Barcodes are made up of black parallel lines.

Top Tip: Place your barcode within a white box to ensure the scanner can read it.

Metallic gold or silver base

metallic base

Use: When a luxury finish to the cards is required or to differentiate between different membership levels.

Colour: We offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver base card. 

Positioning: The metallic base covers the whole surface, this can be applied to just one side or to both sides.

Printing: We can print any CMYK colour onto a metallic base card however no white text or images are possible.

Top Tip: The metallic silver base can be used as a platinum membership card.

Metallic gold or silver foiling

metallic foiling

Use: When an element of the design needs to stand out, for example a logo. 

Colour: We can offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver foil. 

Positioning: The foiling can be located anywhere, to one or both sides.

Size: We can offer the foil with simple line-art type artwork as in the pictures above. 

Top Tip: The foiling could be used to give the impression of a security mark help deter cards being replicated.

Hole or slot punching

hole or slot punching

Use: Hole or slots can be used for a variety of purposes, for example with a lanyard or to attach to a product / sales item.

Positioning: Holes are 4mm in from the edge. Slots are usually positioned in the centre of one of the edges.

Size: Holes are 5mm in diameter. Slots are 15mm x 3mm.

Top Tip: Try incorporating the hole as part of the design to disguise it.

Personalisation / variable data

personalisation and variable data

Use: When a members name, expiry date or other important information is required. 

Positioning: The personalisation can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Providing the personalisation: Please provide the personalisation details for all the cards in an excel document. An example excel document can be found here.

Ensure that the details to be personalised are supplied exactly as you would like them printed. For example, if you supply a name as "fred smith" it will be printed as "fred smith" i.e. without capital letters for the start of the names. You must supply the details correctly, i.e. "Fred Smith" for it to be printed as "Fred Smith".

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: If you don't know all the personalisation details when the order is placed, our bureau service will suite you better, more details can be found here

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

We can print a different QR code on each card.

For example you may require a different number within each QR code (sequential or otherwise).

Or you may require a different website URL address within each QR code.

Just supply the relevant information within an excel document.

Top Tip: If you want the same QR code on each card, if you include this as part of your artwork there is no additional cost.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking and in addition the postal proof is fully tested.

RFID/Mifare

RFID

Use: For use with RFID Proximity readers.

Positioning: The RFID IC is integrated within the plastic card core.

Capacity: The Mifare RFID tags can have two sizes of memory, 1K or 4K.

Data: We can supply Mifare RFID plastic cards either encoded or unencoded depending on your requirements.

Top tip: To save cost, most of our customers encode the Mifare RFID cards themselves with their own hardware.

Photoseals

photoseals

Use: To attach a passport sized photo.

Size: Covers one side of the card.

Attachment: They are easy to attach, this video shows you how.. However, we can attach them for you if required. 

Top tip: Why not partially attach the photoseal prior to a new member joining to ensure the joining process is as efficient as possible.

Scratch off panels

scratch off panels

Use: Used to conceal a number or code which is revealed when the scratch off panel is scratched off.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference a typical size is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: It is not possible to have wording printed on the scratch off panel, however any wording (usually from an excel file) can be printed underneath which is revealed when the panel is scratched off.

Number of scratch off panels: One or multiple scratch off panels are available.

Top tip: Scratch off panels are a great promotional gimmick which can be especially useful when handed out at exhibitions.

Translucent Plastic Cards - Optional Extras


Tinted Frosted Translucent Plastic Cards

tinted translucent plastic cards

Our frosted plastic cards are available in a range of tinted colours

Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

Top Tip: To make the QR code scan as easily as possible we recommend a white box is printed behind the qr code and the qr code is in black ink.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking.

Satin Black Plastic Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: The colours available for the sequential numbering are white, black, gold and silver. 

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

Top Tip: To make the QR code scan as easily as possible we recommend a white box is printed behind the qr code and the qr code is in black ink.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking.

Metallic Plastic Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: The colours available for the sequential numbering are white, black, gold and silver.

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

Top Tip: To make the QR code scan as easily as possible we recommend a white box is printed behind the qr code and the qr code is in black ink.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking.

White Plastic Cards - Optional Extras


Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Can be anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. For reference the typical size for a signature strip is 8mm by 75mm

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: The colours available for the sequential numbering are white, black, gold and silver.

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

Top Tip: To make the QR code scan as easily as possible we recommend a it is printed in black ink to give maximum contrast against the white background.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking.

Key Cards - Optional Extras


Sequential numbering

sequential numbering

Use: For use when the card needs to be tracked, a number is required or just to give a more professional image to a membership club.

Positioning: The sequential numbering can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Start number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document containing the numbers.

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: For a small organisation wanting to appear larger,  start the numbering from 10001 or alternatively hold on to card number 0001 for an important member.

Signature strips

signature strips

Use: For use with a normal pen when a signature or other information is required to be written.

Positioning: Anywhere, however they must stop at least 4mm from the edge.

Size: Most sizes available. They cannot be too large as the keycards are quite small but a typical size is around 6mm high and 48mm wide

Wording: For example the word signature, can be printed above, below or at the side. We can not print on the strip. 

Number of strips: One or multiple strips are available.

Top tip: Place the strip on a white background to ensure it stays a crisp white and is not tinted by a colour behind it.

Gloss or matt finish

gloss or matt finish

Two wonderful finishes are available: Super shiny gloss or luxury sophisticated matt.

Top tip: A matt finish is always recommended if the background is black or very dark, as this helps to disguise surface scratches.

Barcodes

barcodes

Use: Barcodes are often used for membership and loyalty systems to help record important data. The barcode number can be linked to a customer which allows important information to be viewed by the operator or points added to the customers account.

Positioning: The barcode can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: There are a number of different barcodes in use, examples include code39, code128A and EAN5. We find that code39 is the most popular.

Barcode number: You can either specify a start number, for example: sequential numbering from 0001 onwards or you can supply an excel document. The barcode can contain letters as well as numbers.

Colour: Barcodes are made up of black parallel lines.

Top Tip: Place your barcode within a white box to ensure the scanner can read it.

Metallic gold or silver base

metallic base

Use: When a luxury finish to the cards is required or to differentiate between different membership levels.

Colour: We offer a luxury metallic gold or classic metallic silver base card. 

Positioning: The metallic base covers the whole surface, this can be applied to just one side or to both sides.

Printing: We can print any CMYK colour onto a metallic base card however no white text or images are possible.

Top Tip: The metallic silver base can be used as a platinum membership card.

Personalisation / variable data

personalisation and variable data

Use: When a members name, expiry date or other important information is required. 

Positioning: The personalisation can be located anywhere.

Size: We can print any size you require.

Font: We normally use either Times new roman or Arial.

Providing the personalisation: Please provide the personalisation details for all the cards in an excel document. An example excel document can be found here.

Ensure that the details to be personalised are supplied exactly as you would like them printed. For example, if you supply a name as "fred smith" it will be printed as "fred smith" i.e. without capital letters for the start of the names. You must supply the details correctly, i.e. "Fred Smith" for it to be printed as "Fred Smith".

Colour: Any CMYK colour can be used. We can even match the colour of the sequential numbering to a colour in your logo for consistency. 

Top Tip: If you don't know all the personalisation details when the order is placed, our bureau service will suite you better, more details can be found here

QR codes

qr codes

Use: Most people include a website within the QR code so that when scanned the user is taken to the required website. Alternatively it can include, for example, an email address or telephone number. 

Positioning: The QR code can be positioned anywhere.

Size: The QR code has to be Square. We recommend a minimum size of 10mm.

Content: You can have number and / or letters.

We can print a different QR code on each card.

For example you may require a different number within each QR code (sequential or otherwise).

Or you may require a different website URL address within each QR code.

Just supply the relevant information within an excel document.

Top Tip: If you want the same QR code on each card, if you include this as part of your artwork there is no additional cost.

Note:
Some customers experience difficulty in scanning QR codes with their smart phones, possibly due to some smart phones having low quality cameras which may also have a fixed focus lens (this means the phones camera is unable to focus on images very close to the lens).
Unfortunately, due to the different capabilities of mobile phones we are unable to check that the QR code scans and suggest that email proofs are printed actual size for checking and in addition the postal proof is fully tested.

Split rings

we can supply split rings with our key cards

Use: Makes it easy to attach the key card to a key ring. 

Positioning: The metal split ring is inserted through the hole in the key card.

Size: The split rings are 24 mm in diameter.

Note:
We can supply the split rings either pre-attached to the keycards or loose so you or your customer can attach them as and when required.

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