Custom plastic card printing
Plastic cards are more than just simple plastic print products in credit card format. When we print your plastic cards, they are transformed into chic membership cards, secure access cards or attractive customer cards. You are completely free to choose your motifs and imprints yourself. Whether in corporate design or with simple plain lettering, with print24.com you rely on one of the biggest online printers in Europe to realise the plastic cards professionally and in top-quality at low cost. It makes no difference whether you start with 25 or need 50,000 cards – thanks to our state-of-the-art printing technology, we can reliably and rapidly realise any order size.
We all know them, the moments just before a birthday, before Christmas or another holiday: we haven't got a present. Since gift vouchers have conquered the market, giving presents has become easier for many people. A specific amount of money is loaded on the high-quality designed plastic card for the recipient to redeem later on whatever he/she likes most in the relevant shop. With print24.com, you can have a gift or shopping vouchers printed for your business. You can choose between simple plastic cards or more elaborate print products with a magnetic strip or smart card, which can be loaded with credit over and over again.
Printed plastic card with extras: Punched hole slot/round top | Magnetic stripe | Writing field | Hologram (from left to right)
Secure membership cards or VIP cards
Whether in the fitness studio, the tennis club or going to a stadium, membership cards in practical credit card format have become indispensable in today's society. Every time we go to the doctor's and the health insurance card is read, it is a process involving a plastic card. Whether equipped with a hologram or a chip, print24.com also reliably and professionally print your membership cards. Our high-quality plastic cards are intensively used in the VIP sector as well for exclusive access to clubs or stadiums. If you also want to professionalise your member management, you can have your membership cards printed here in the form of practical and handy plastic cards. Our service team will be delighted to help you with choosing the best option for you, either by email or directly on the phone.
Customer cards in corporate design for optimal customer loyalty
Collecting points and later benefitting from bonuses is a passion of many consumers in the United Kingdom. With attractive customer cards for your customer loyalty programme, you too can benefit from your customers' point-collecting passion. Print your plastic cards with your slogan, your logo or a cheerful message – the professional way to count on long-term customer loyalty. We ensure a high-quality printing and rapid delivery of your plastic cards.
You need it – We supply it
At print24.com, you can choose from four different versions of plastic cards. The simple plastic card without any extra functions and the more advanced chip, swipe or RFID cards. All versions of the plastic cards are printed on both sides and have a laminated plastic gloss.
With the chips cards you have the choice between positioning the chip on the left or the right side. As an extra, you can add the following options: LoCo magnetic strip, signature field, round or slotted hole. If you need chip cards, we have two different versions available:
- The FM4442 chip card is a medium with an integrated storage capacity of 256 bytes. This form is perfect for identification purposes and suitable as a bonus card for marketing actions. For extra security, this card possesses PIN protection.
- The FM24C02 chip card also offers 256-byte storage capacity to be used for marketing or security purposes. The standard chip can be described or read on an open system. To read both chip card versions, both appropriate reading/writing devices and the right software are needed.
Swipe cards with HiCo magnetic strip
There are two versions of magnetic strips available at print24.com. Our swipe cards are equipped with a HiCo (high coercivity) magnetic strip by default, enabling your plastic card to store data for a longer time because the magnetic strip is more robust. Identity or security cards are often provided with this kind of magnetic strip. LoCo (low coercivity) magnetic strips, in contrast, posses a lower flux density and can be added to our chip, plastic and RFID cards as an extra. These LoCo magnetic strips are used for data that changes frequently, for example, for daily access changes to hotel rooms.
Tip: You can enhance the appearance of your cards by choosing one of various refinement options
Plastic cards at print24
The simplest version with no extra features are the plastic cards. They are available in varnished plastic and laminated plastic in glossy or matt. Depending on the material you can then choose one of the following extras: LoCo magnetic strip, signature field, round or slotted hole. The matt and glossy cards can additionally be applied with various refinements.
RFID-cards including MIFARE® chip
A special variant of the plastic cards printable here are RFID cards. The use of "radio frequency identification" allows, say, the users of these cards to provide contactless identification. The data on the NXP MIFARE® Classic 1K chip can actually be read by means of radio waves at a frequency of 13.56 MHz up to a distance of 10 cm. This form of plastic cards is in common use today for student identity cards, library passes, time recording systems and access controls. The RFID-cards are made from glossy laminated plastic by default and you can add the LoCo magnetic strip or a signature field as an extra.
Robust card case or soft PVC cover with hole for attaching it to lanyards
Robust material and perfect processing – ready for daily use
All plastic cards, whether equipped with chip, magnetic strip or RFID technology, are made at print24.com from top-quality plastic. This is then varnished or laminated to give the cards the sturdiness they need for daily use.
We print all plastic card on both sides in landscape format using the 4/4 CMYK printing process. The format of the cards is always 85.6 x 54 mm. This way, these cards can be comfortably kept in credit card cases and provided with standard covers.
Extras for the plastic cards
On request, we can also equip your plastic cards with other functions. We can equip the chip, plastic and RFID cards with a magnetic strip. A field for the user's signature can be added to any version of cards. Additionally, we can include a round or slotted hole with any card, except the RFID-card, for attaching the card to a key ring. The most features are available when printing simple plastic cards.
Hologram security feature and other refinements
If you want magnetic or plastic cards for your membership cards or other products printed at print24.com, you can choose between various refinement and security options. This makes them better protected against forgery. We use laser technology to insert the hologram into the card. You have two designs to choose from (VIP and a globe). Other available refinement options are hot embossing, embossing on the left/right side as well as a thermal transfer print on the left/right side. Here is an overview of the available refinement options:
- Hot embossing - Gold or Silver
- Hologram - Rainbow foil (left/right)
- Hologram - Globe or VIP (left/right)
- Embossing - Gold or Silver (left/right)
- Thermal transfer print - Consecutive numbering (left/right) or barcode EAN128 with consecutive numbering
Consecutive numbers: Thermal transfer printing (left, right or barcode EAN 128) and embossing (left or right)
Customer cards numbered consecutively
If every single card has to be individualised, e.g. as membership card, credit card or limited voucher card, you have the possibility to have the laminated plastic and magnetic cards provided with a 3 to 6 digit consecutive number.
Choose from two different methods: In thermal transfer printing, a flatbed printing process, the number is printed on the left, right or with a barcode according to EAN 128 in black on the lower part of the front of the card. Printing is possible in Arial bold, OCR-B and Humanist 521 bold.fonts.
If you select the Embossing option, the numbering is embossed on the bottom left or right of the card, depending on the selection. The embossed numbers are coloured in gold or silver. You can use the OCR-B font for this purpose.
You determine the desired font, the number of digits of the numbers and the starting point in the first order step. The end point is automatically calculated from the selected number of cards. Information on the correct creation of the data can be found in the data sheet or in the Helpcenter.
Practical accessories for plastic cards
We can recommend a yo-yo in a small version or oval in black or white-transparent as a practical accessory. As protection for the cards, you can also order a high-quality identity-card holder in portrait format or a soft PVC cover in portrait or landscape format. If your plastic cards are to be used at trade fairs or in companies for employee identification, then we offer practical metal clips with a plastic or textile buckle, which you can choose in the configuration menu.
Accessories for plastic cards: metal clip with plastic or cloth strap | Yo-yo in black with plastic strap
View beforehand what the plastic card looks like: screenproof
On request and for a small extra charge, we create a digital preview of your print configuration in a 150 dpi resolution. We then save this file in your customer account. We notify you on this and you can immediately view the image on your computer. If you are satisfied with it, you can then conveniently start the print order via the customer account or re-upload a modified version. For practical reasons, a screenproof can only be created once per order. Please also note when assessing the preview that subsequent differences to the original print product may occur.
Having 50,000 plastic cards printed at once
With print24.com, you can rely on the expertise and the capacities of one of the biggest online printing houses in Europe. This means that we can print an order of up to 50,000 plastic cards for you at once with no problems. Irrespective, however, of this special simple service for major companies, we also offer this print product for small companies – our minimum printing quantity starts at only 25 pieces. Printing plastic cards – top quality, fair prices and a fast delivery – naturally with print24.com.