Plastic Cards (CR-80, ID-1)
We’ve Got What You’re Looking For!
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.
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 sizes are available. Please call us at 866-344-2300 and we will be happy to give you pricing or more information on any custom card orders.
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
- Call 866-344-2300
- Civic Associations
- Clubs / Social Organizations
- Hotels / Resorts
- Medical Facilities
- Advertising / Marketing
- Sales / Promotions
How is it that your gift cards can work with so many POS systems?
Great question! CardPrinting.com prints the cards according to the specifications required by your point of sale provider. Some systems receive input from a swipe of a card that has a magnetic stripe, some can accept input from a barcode. Some POS providers require that the information - or "data" is located on a certain place on the magnetic stripe (called a "track"). We need those specifications from you, and then after your order is placed, we create encoded test cards. While your order is scheduled for print or is actually printing, the test cards are created and sent to you. You try them with your system when you receive them and let us know if they worked. If they did not work we will guide you in the steps to take to troubleshoot the issues.
PVC or Composite Laminated? 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.com 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.com representative.
Other materials available If you'd like to know about other materials we print on, see our Plastic Card Material Choices.
More answers to your Frequently Asked Questions may be found on our FAQ page.