Plastic Cards (CR-80, ID-1)
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Plastic cards have many uses. Gift cards are probably the most popular type of plastic card printing for your business. Other popular plastic card uses are membership cards, loyalty cards, hotel key cards and other ID or event access cards. We also print custom printable cards for in-house printing and personalization.
You're in luck! This product is available for RUSH PRINTING services when you select the Material "Composite/Laminated Plastic" in the Price Quote and Order form. When you select this option, your order is expedited in production and ships in anywhere between 2 to 6 business days instead of the standard 9 to 10 business days.
We know there are other choices "out there" from which to choose. We appreciate that you're considering us. So, why CardPrinting.com? The answer to that is "because we know what we’re doing." That's why so many businesses have trusted us with their card printing since 1996.
We want to build a business relationship. Your account is assigned to one of our experienced Card Specialists. They can be a resource and advisor for you, besides someone who can take your order.
Custom shapes and sizes are possible. We also manufacture 40 mil, 50 mil and 60 mil thick cards. Please call us at 866-344-2300 for pricing or more information.
In order for your cards to successfully interact with your POS system, we will need some information that you get from your Point-of-Sale (POS) provider. We make sure our cards will work with your system by sending test cards during the printing process.
- Product Number:
- Finished Size (CR80):
- 3.375” X 2.125”
- Rounded corners:
- 0.125 radius
- Full color printing on
one or both sides
- Rush turnaround
- Custom shapes and sizes
- Press production proof
- Activation label available
- Call 866-344-2300
- Utility Companies
- Hotels / Resorts
- Medical Facilities
- Entertainment Venues
What is a custom printed plastic card?
Custom printed plastic cards tend to have practical uses and technological features, such as a gift card that may have a magnetic stripe or a barcode, or an access card that has an RFID chip embedded in it. These features contain information and can interact with a device.
Can you print on plastic cards?
Yes, Cardprinting.com specializes in custom printing on plastic cards.
What are the dimensions of a CR80 plastic card?
The trim size for a CR80 plastic card is 3.375 x 2.125”. If you need to set up your artwork for bleeds, make your canvas 3.625 x 2.375”. Within the trim, set up for an interior safety area .125” in from the trim line.
What are common applications for a custom printed plastic card?
Custom gift cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, hotel key cards and ID or event access cards are the most common uses of a custom printed plastic card.
PVC or Composite? Which should I order?
There are several factors that will drive your choice of plastic card printing material:
Card design features: Some of our great printing features, such as foil stamping, can only be accomplished on the PVC base material. If you have questions about the features we offer, please contact a Cardprinting.us representative via chat or phone and allow them to guide you in your available choices.
Aesthetics: The PVC card looks like your credit card … the same thickness, the same material. Our Composite card has the same thickness as the standard PVC credit card, the same functionality, but because it has a thinner core and a thicker laminate, there are slight differences in the way it looks in comparison.
Cost: Our Composite card tends to be slightly more economical than the PVC card.
Turnaround time: Our Composite card turnaround time is generally 9-11 business days compared to 12-14 business days for the PVC card.
Rush services: As quickly as a two-day turnaround may be available for Composite orders, and expedited orders for PVC may be also available. Please check with a Cardprinting.us representative.
What should be printed on my custom printed plastic card?
Most custom printed plastic cards have the business branding, contact information, data such as numbering, among other things.
Can custom printed plastic cards be made in custom shapes?
Yes we can make a plastic card to be any custom size or shape. An additional custom die creation fee would apply.
How to customize plastic cards?
You can customize plastic cards with the design, color, shape, finish (matte or gloss, for instance). You may want to customize using a person's image or name, like an ID card. There are many ways to customize your plastic cards with your branding and design.
Can a barcode be added to custom printed plastic card?
What is the minimum order quantity for custom printed plastic cards?
Our minimum quantity is 250.
Will I see a proof of my plastic cards before they are printed?
Absolutely. CardPrinting.com will email you a link to a digital proof for your review and approval before the production of your plastic card order before we begin printing.
How do you write on plastic cards?
You can write on a standard plastic card with a permanent marker. If you intend to reuse the card, a dry erase marker might meet your needs. If you want to use a ball point pen, then consider having your card manufactured with a matte laminate or a signature panel.
More answers to your Frequently Asked Questions may be found on our FAQ page.