Magstripes to microns: Just what do they mean anyway?

  Know your onions when it comes to plastic cards There’s a fair bit of jargon when it comes to printed plastic cards. Here’s how to know your LoCo from your HiCo (and whether you need them at all). Microns You’ll notice that plastic cards are measured in microns rather than mm’s. This refers to the … Continue reading Magstripes to microns: Just what do they mean anyway?

TLC for your plastic card printer

Show your printer some love regularly and it will reward you with years of service We all need a little bit of care and affection every now and again. And your plastic card printer is no different. If you’ve bought a printer to print your own cards in-house when you need to, you’ll want to … Continue reading TLC for your plastic card printer

Printed plastic cards: check your proof!

If you’re about to order hundreds or even thousands of printed plastic cards, like membership cards or promotional cards, it always pays to see an actual example of the card first, before you hit ‘print’. Except that you shouldn’t … pay any extra to see one, that is. Peace of mind that you’re getting what … Continue reading Printed plastic cards: check your proof!

Need more club cards during the year? Don’t pay twice

Most clubs and sports establishments have a membership programme these days, which can range from tens of members to thousands. With every new club year comes the need to print new club cards for members. A relatively easy and cost-effective task when you’re working from a database of names: simply send off the details to … Continue reading Need more club cards during the year? Don’t pay twice

Printed plastic cards: jargon explained

The world of printed plastic cards is full of terminology. How many microns? Magentic stripe (uncoded or encoded)? Hi-Co or Lo-Co? We do our best not to talk in jargon, preferring instead to ask our customers what they want their cards to do. But sometimes it’s unavoidable. Here’s a guide to the terminology you’ll come … Continue reading Printed plastic cards: jargon explained

Will player ID cards end ‘playing down’?

If you have children playing in competitive youth sports teams, whether rugby, football or other ‘contact’ sports, you’ll want to know that everyone is playing by the same rules. Whether they’re playing in under 11, under 14 or under 17 teams, you’ll assume that your kids are playing others of the same age. This isn’t … Continue reading Will player ID cards end ‘playing down’?

Now in stock! Fluorescent plastic cards

We’ve just added a new range of fluorescent plastic cards onto our shelves (and we certainly can’t miss them…) made by Fotodek, known for the quality and durability of their plastic cards. Time to brighten up your next promotion? If you print your own plastic cards and really want your next promotion to stand out, … Continue reading Now in stock! Fluorescent plastic cards

Old/used plastic cards? Turn them into jewellery

We were having a discussion in the office the other day about ways to re-use or recycle old plastic cards. What do you do with your gift card for example, when you’ve redeemed it? Or your old loyalty card when you get a new one? Some plastic cards are made from environmentally friendly plastic, so … Continue reading Old/used plastic cards? Turn them into jewellery

Are you prepared for hotel conference season?

If you’ve got a large conference or exclusive event coming up, you’ll be immersed in planning. Branding, access and security are likely to be just some of your priorities. It might help to ask yourself the following: –    Have you made the most of the branding opportunities? –    How are you going to badge attendees … Continue reading Are you prepared for hotel conference season?

Is your wallet getting bigger?

How many printed plastic cards do you carry around with you?  There was a time (not that long ago either) when you had one bank card and one credit card in your wallet, and that was about it. Now, your purse is likely to be full of  branded printed plastic cards. Have a look – … Continue reading Is your wallet getting bigger?