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Glossary

Digital Printing | Print Technology

Digital printing is a modern process where the Artwork is directly transferred from the computer onto the media (card), without any intermediate step i.e. creating films or printing plates. Digital…

 

Embossing | Personalization Methods

By embossing you basically emboss alphanumeric characters out of the card body and the characters stand out clearly from the card body (e.g. a credit card). The lifted characters are…

 

Inkjet | Personalization Methods

Inkjet printing is comparing to all other personalization technologies probably the one with the lowest density, but it is a very good alternative to personalize plastic cards very fast at…

 

Offset Printing | Print Technology

Probably the most widely used printing technology today is the 4-color (Pantone & HKS) offset printing. This printing method provides a very high resolution print quality. Offset printed plastic cards…

 

PC (Polycarbonate) | Card Materials

PC material is known for its high durability and long-life time which exceeds 10-Years. PC material is extreme robust versus high temperatures, bending and other mechanical wear and tear. PC…

 

PET/PETG (Polyethylenterephthalat) | Card Materials

PET is a plastic material based on Polyester and has similar advantages of a PC card. PET is however more environmental friendly compare to PVC and PC and flexible to…

 

Print Technology | Print Technology

Plastic cards can be designed as individual as you want them to be and there are almost no limits in making them special and unique. Whether you require a loyalty…

 

PVC (Polyvinylchlorid) | Card Materials

PVC is worldwide the cheapest available plastic material and therefore very popular for manufacturing of Credit cards, Loyalty cards and cards for Access control and Time attendance.

 

Re-Transfer | Personalization Methods

With this print process the artwork is transferred (in mirror printing) onto a carrier film and then laminated onto the card body. The advantage compare to thermal transfer-/sublimation printing is,…

 

Security Features | Security Features

Alle unsere Plastikarten können zusätzlich mit weiteren Merkmalen versehen werden, wie zum Beispiel: Unterschriftenfeld Barcode Hologramm UV-Druck Guillochen MLI/CLI Microtext OVI Thermochrome Schrift Kippbild u.s.w.

 

Silkscreen Printing | Print Technology

Silkscreen printing process is much different to offset printing and the ink is printed through a screen directly onto the surface of the foil or card. Silkscreen printing is mainly…

 

Thermal Transfer/ Dye-Sublimation (D2T2) | Personalization Methods

Depending on the print ribbon that is used, a dye sublimation thermal transfer printer can either transfer the ink pigments onto the card surface (thermal transfer) or diffuse the color…