An actual plastic card can be posted to you for approval
When you have placed your order and approved the photo-realistic email proof and made payment, we recommend that you opt for an actual plastic card to be printed and posted to you for final approval before we proceed to print your full order.
It is an actual plastic card which is printed on the same machinery as your full order (it is not a laser or inkjet print out) and it will be 100% identical to how your cards will look in your final order.
Optional extras are included such as barcodes or magnetic strips if you have ordered these.
This allows you to test them with your machinery to ensure they are compatible.
We can post an actual plastic card to you in approximately 3 working days. Then, depending on your specification the full order then takes approximately 5 to 6 working days to dispatch. An express service is also available.
We want you to be 100% happy before we proceed to print your full order and opting for the postal proof ensures this. You are more than welcome to proceed without a postal proof however in these instances we have no way of knowing if the cards are 100% correct for you.
You may have had the exact same artwork printed before, with another company/printing process, on a different printing machine onto a different substrate. It needs to be understood that the printed colours WILL differ when printed onto different substrates with different machinery by a different company/printing process. Hence why a postal proof is so useful.
When you have approved the photo-realistic proof that we email to you and made payment, we can then produce an actual plastic card and post it to you for final approval within 3 working days.