Card production

Eco-friendly cards

Our dedicated digital and lithographic production 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.

Litho print

Utilising the KBA GENIUS 52UV waterless sheet fed offset press with UV curing technology, complements our passion to ensure all materials and processes are as environmentally sound as possible, whilst guaranteeing exceptional printing performance every time.  Minimal dot gain produces extremely fine detailed print (micro print), whilst the 5 colour units provide flexibility to print CMYK, Pantones and specialist ‘invisible’ UV security inks.

Litho

Digital

Our dedicated digital printing and production facility houses the very best equipment in the industry, with the HP Indigo 5900 at the heart of it all. The HP Indigo technology opens up the options for mass personalisation, thicker substrates, special inks and most importantly high-quality print with a quick turnaround.

Screen print

Our Svecia silk screen press with air tunnel and IR drying, UV drying and autopile is compatible with a huge choice of inks including metallic, glitter, fluorescent, signature panels, specialist surface finishes such as spot UV gloss on matt. A range of different meshes are available allowing the flow of ink to be regulated for fine detail.

Hot foil printing & edge wrapping

With a vast choice of foil types including metallic, matt, gloss, holographic types, and the huge array of colours available for hot foil printing the final effect can be striking, and multiple blocks can be used to create patterns and to craft layered designs. If you are looking to give your cards a premium feel then the patented card edging process adds a touch of class and perceived value to your cards.

Hot Foil

Finishing

Widely regarded as ‘industry leading’ and built to meet the needs of modern plastic card production, our range of Oasys finishing equipment includes an auto collator system, twin stack laminator, automatic card punch and progression punch for key fobs and non-standard sizes.

Finishing

Artwork

The Plastic Card Services® design studio covers all your artwork requirements.  From original artwork creation using a client brief, to accepting press-ready files or dealing directly with your appointed agency, our highly experienced and dedicated artwork team is permanently on hand to provide expert advice for even the most complicated of jobs.

We use up-to-the minute equipment and operating systems supported by the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Artwork

Let us know what you need

Looking for someone to help you with your card scheme then get in touch with one of our card specialists who can guide you through the card production process.