Plastic cards

Today plastic cards have become almost an integral part of our daily life. Plastic cards are used everywhere, in personal, business, trade and promotional purposes.

Plastic cards are used in banking, security, trade and other areas.

Plastic card allows you to quickly and conveniently conduct financial transactions. With their help is conducted registration and kotrol of visitors in various organizations and institutions.

Plastic card is used for passage in public transport. Plastic card is a powerful tool for attracting and retaining customers in the sphere of trade and service, due to the offer of discounts, bonuses and other favorable terms offered to the owner of a plastic card.

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Types of plastic cards

Discount cards

Discount card is a very common type of card that allows you to attract new customers and encourage permanent by providing them with benefits and discounts when purchasing goods or services. In the form of discount cards are often used cards with magnetic strip or marked with a bar code.

Advertising cards

Plastic cards as a means of advertising is widespread. On a plastic card with the logo can be made business cards, corporate calendars that can serve as an unusual souvenir, for example at the presentations or exhibitions.

Club cards

Club cards allow you to identify the members of various clubs, restaurants, bars, discos, recreation, etc. and also allow to their holders to receive the benefits or discounts for service in the issuing company.

Bonus cards

Bonus cards are usually used in trade and services. Owners of these cards are awarded certain points (bonuses) when buying goods or services that can be exchanged for various goods or be used as discounts when paying for goods or services. These cards usually have a magnetic tape or bar code.

Identification cards

Identification cards is the kind of plastic cards, performing the functions of a document identifying a person as a member of club, employee, etc. In the form of an identification card can also be manufactured certificates for the right of getting various kinds of benefits or medical care, etc.

Prepaid card

Prepaid payment cards are cards issued by commercial companies for settlements in trade and service network of the company and implies advance payment by the customers of goods or services when buying this type of card. These cards are widely used when paying for mobile phones, Internet access, pay phones, etc. As a rule, these cards have a code that necessary to open by erasing the Scratch-off-strip.

 

Types of personalization of plastic cards

Embossing

Embossing is a drawing of alphanumeric information on the surface of a plastic card by pressing-out with the possibility of subsequent paint of the embossed information (usually in gold or silver color). This method of personalization is widely used in the manufacture of various types of plastic cards.

The signature stripe

The signature stripe is a special layer that is applied to the surface of the card, on which is able to make inscriptions. As a rule, is located on the back of the card in the form of a rectangular stripe (the position and shape may vary). The main purpose is the application of the signature and other additional information. Signature panels, as a rule, are applied with a special white paint.

Barcode

The barcode is encoded information that is applied on the plastic card in the form of strokes, which can be red by means of special devices. As a rule the barcode is used for the ID and discount cards.

Scratch-off-strip

Scratch-off-strip is non-transparent protective layer that is applied to the surface of a plastic card on top of protected information (for example, PIN code). To gain access to hidden information scratch-off-strip is erased by any object. This method of personalization is widely used in the production of prepaid cards and lottery cards.

Magnetic strip

The magnetic strip is an information carrier that is applied on the card. The recording and reading of information from the magnetic strip is performed by means of special devices. The magnetic strip has three tracks for recording information. On each track can be applied sequence of numbers and letters (the cardholder's name, card number, expiration date, etc). Magnetic strip can be lowcoercive (LoCo) or hicoercive (HiCo).

The hicoercive magnetic strip has higher resistance of recorded information to the effects of external magnetic fields than the lowcoercive magnetic strip.

Cards with magnetic strip is widely used in the discount, banking and identification systems.

Sublimation print

Sublimation printing is a process of plotting of the text or graphic information on the surface of a plastic card carried out by sublimation printer. The printing process consist in thermal transfering of the image from dyeing band on the surface of the card.