Printing and personalization of cards
Usually smart cards are made of white PVC, PET, ABS. However, white cards, without overprints do not pay the significant marketing and information role. The additional problem is to differentiate particular cards. That is why the cards undergo printing and personalization.
Printing of cards (offset and thermo transfer methods).
Printing of the same graphic layout, including any logo, picture or text on cards is already possible in the production process by means of offset method. An offset overprint is very esthetic and durable, however, for technological reasons it is more beneficial to apply offset printing for a portion of at least 1000 cards.
If it is necessary to print less than 1000 cards with the same graphic layout, such a print may be made by means of thermo transfer method (monochrome or color print).
PROCARD offers its services for the both types of printing, as regards preparation of a graphic layout, taking into consideration the characteristics of electronic system of particular cards, and delivery of smart cards with an offset or thermo transfer overprint carried out.
Personalization of cards.
Cards from a given portion, printed by means of offset method or thermo transfer method, have the same graphic layout. These cards may be used by individual users after personalization process, i.e. the cards are given the features which enable their graphical (graphical personalization) or automatic (electronic system personalization) differentiation.
Usually, smart cards require both kinds of personalization.
If it is necessary to personalize a large number of cards, we suggest creation of your own personalization center, allowing fast and efficient production of cards. Details may be found under machines for printing, personalization and mailing.
PROCARD offers its services in case printing and personalization of a small portion of smart cards are needed.