Turnaround Times for Printed Plastic Cards
The following turnaround times apply to all custom printed plastic cards except printed Mifare and smart cards, and highly bespoke orders (for example where bespoke foiling or embossing is required). These take a little longer - please contact us for more information.
Our Standard Turnaround time is 10 working days from card proof approval.
Fast Track Turnaround
You can upgrade to our Fast Track Turnaround for an extra £30, which is 7 working days from card proof approval.
There are two stages of approval. The first is a PDF artwork proof that we’ll email you to sign-off, and we’ll then print an actual card sample and post it for you to approve.
When you’ve confirmed that you’re happy with the card sample, we’ll then print your cards to the turnaround time chosen.
If deadlines are tight, you can skip the card sample approval stage and go straight to print from Artwork approval. We do recommend getting a card sample though, as it’s the only way to be sure of exactly how the cards will look.
Please note that these turnaround times don't apply to orders that have special finishing requirements or a bespoke printing feature. These may take longer. We'll give more information on this with your custom quote.
How many days will it take to get to approval stage?
This depends on how quickly you can provide print ready artwork, or how quickly you can approve our artwork, and whether any changes are required. We will aim to get a PDF proof to you as soon as possible. To give you an idea, generating an actual card sample can take up to 5 working days.
Printed Mifare/Smart Cards
Printed Mifare or smart cards take a little longer to print than regular cards. Please contact us if you need more information and have a specific delivery date you're working to.