Plastic Card Services at the forefront of card manufacturing in the UK

PCS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of recyclable and eco-degradable plastic cards and associated services.

We offer a full end-to-end service, supporting customers throughout the entire card journey from printing, manufacturing, and card personalisation right through to the production of branded carriers and mailing packs with a variety of delivery options available.

Cards produced to the highest standards

No matter the type of card, we approach every project with the same philosophy, combining outstanding customer service with the highest technical expertise gained over decades.

PCS manages the entire process in-house from its purpose-built manufacturing facility in the UK, and operates to ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 standards.

A broad range of plastic cards & stationery

We offer a range of card formats and print on a variety of materials, all using the latest print techniques to meet our customers’ expectations of quality.

Enviro cards

All products in our Enviro card range perform to the same exacting standards as standard PVC but offer a greener alternative.

Credit card style cards

Providing the same dependability as any important card you own, our credit card style cards can be used for a number of applications.

Packaging & stationery

From simple card carriers and letters to more detailed and bespoke packaging and mailing packs to match your brand.

Quality, flexibility & speed of service

With full in-house printing, card production and bureau facilities, we offer everything from digital and lithographic print, to card manufacturing and  mailing and fulfilment.

Card production

Our dedicated digital and lithographic manufacturing facilities each house state-of-the-art card production and finishing equipment giving us the ability to add magnetic stripes and signature panels as well as enhanced finishes such as metallic and special inks, matt/gloss lamination and surface finishes including spot UV, foil print and edging.

Card personalisation

We appreciate that card scheme requirements vary enormously, which is why we offer an extensive choice of card personalisation options including embossing, encoding, barcoding, 2D codes, thermal printing, “Drop on Demand” printing, inkjet printing and thermal re-transfer.

Mailing & fulfilment

Plastic Card Services® offers a holistic service for your card scheme – match mounting, inserting into liveried envelopes, and mailing completed packs directly to customers. You can leave all the hard work to us!

A history of success internationally

PCS works with clients across multiple markets in the UK, Europe and Worldwide across a variety of sectors including retail, finance, hotels, travel and leisure, and the public sector. Operating from a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Cheshire, we produce over 160 million plastic cards each year for FTSE 100 companies and household names including Coop Denmark, Booths and Showcase Cinemas.

PCS news & insights

13/08/2021

Finish your cards with foil

Enhance your brand and make you cards stand out from the crowd by choosing hot foiling, a ‘post-production’ process that allows additional embellishments such as hot foil images and holograms to be added to your cards. This process typically takes place once the cards have been punched to the finished size and with full manufacturing […]

13/08/2021

Q&A with Andy Philbin

How long have you worked at PCS? Nearly 5 years. What do you do day to day at work? Sell plastic cards! Which famous person do you most look like? I used to get Adam Sandler quite a lot, but I have less hair now! Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? David […]

10/05/2021

MBO Completion for PCS

Highly regarded UK card manufacturer Plastic Card Services (PCS) Limited has announced exciting changes ahead following the completion of a management buyout in April 2021. After initially starting PCS back in 1993, Tim Holt has become the sole owner of the business on completion of the buyout from original co-owner Rob Nicholls. Rob and Tim […]

22/03/2021

Q&A with Tony Pratt

How long have you worked at PCS? 11 years. What do you do day to day at work? I am the Supervisor in our card manufacturing plant. Which famous person do you most look like? Chris Pratt. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? My wife. What would be the soundtrack to your […]