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Printed Plastic Cards

Printed Plastic Cards

Printed Plastic Cards

If you can think of it then we can most probably print it! As well as ID cards, loyalty cards and event bagdes we've printed all sorts of things on plastic cards - from wedding guest place names to calendars and even 'If found please return to...' badges for a Hen Do!

  • High quality Fotodek cards ensure your cards have a superior print finish and are extremely durable
  • Choose from a wide selection of cards colours and types
  • Any design you choose - the only limit is your imagination!
  • We offer a range of print processes to suit your budget and time scales
  • Our express service means your cards can be with you in as little as 2-3 working days
  • Bulk discounts - the more you order the cheaper they are
  • Upgrade to smart cards for compatibility with a range of technology systems
  • Optional security features prevent fraud and copying


Printed Plastic Card Options

Service speed

Choose from 2 days, 5 days or 14-21 days

Card thickness & size

CR80 - 86mm x 54mm (standard credit card) in either 0.76mm thickness (credit card) or 0.48mm

3-Up - Key fob style tags. CR80 card snaps into 3 identical sized tags

2-Up - Larger key fob style tags. CR80 card snaps into 2 identical sized tags

Print processes

Dye sublimation, retransfer, digital and litho printing


Matt or gloss (standard)

Encoding options

Smart Cards, contactless, chip, magnetic stripes

Optional security features

Personalisation, photos, barcodes, QR codes, sequential numbering, embossing, standard HoloKote ®, magnetic stripe, encoding, guilloche, micro text, UV overlay, holofoil, hologram

Optional extras

Slot punch, hole punch, signature panel, scratch off panel, hot foil, laminating,

EcoCard - biodegradable, environmentally friendly card (minimum order quantity)


How do I order Printed Plastic Cards?

1. Contact us with your requirements by using the form below. So that we can provide you with the best quote we ideally need to know:

  • Quantity of cards required
  • How quickly you need the cards
  • What they will be used for
  • If you want colour or monochrome
  • Printing to one or both sides
  • Details of what you'd like to be printed on the card - photo, personalisation, etc,
  • Any other extras or security features

2. We'll come back to you within 24 hours with a quote. We have a price match guarantee so if you have a cheaper identical quote from elsewhere we can match it or beat it.

3. As soon as you accept the quotation we'll create your design and send a proof for your sign off. If you'd like to provide us with the card design, please follow these guidelines.

4. Once we receive your approval of the artwork and layout we'll send your cards to print, proof them, pack them and get them shipped to you via our secure tracked service.


About Printed Plastic Cards

Our high quality cards are premium white PVC Fotodek cards to ensure a superior print finish and longer lasting cards. All of our cards have a lifespan of at least 3 years, but typically last longer than this. If you require a much longer lasting card let us know so we can recommend suitable print and lamination options.

Your cards can feature any design and data that you wish. You may choose to design the cards yourself (in which case please read our guidelines) or alternatively our bureau team can design them for you and will work closely with you to achieve the perfect layout.

We offer a range of print processes and depending on the quantity of cards required, what you want printing on them, your budget and how quickly you need the cards will depend on which process is most suitable for you.

If you're looking for something a little different, we have a range of coloured card options however these are not always suitable for printing photos and certain logos on to so if you're hoping for a vibrant, full colour card we can talk you through various options and solutions.

If you need your cards to be smart cards we can provide contactless, chip and magnetic stripe cards that are compatible with most systems, in particular MIFARE®, Paxton, HID, Cotag, Indala, Keri, ACT, PAC, TDSi and Guardall.

We can incorporate security features into your card design including guilloche, UV, micro text, holofoil or hologram, embossing and tipping as well as signature panels (with additional anti forgery techniques built into that if required). Finally, if you need braille embossed into your cards we can offer this as well!

Finally, we can do as much or as little of the printing as you want. We can print and encode everything for you, including MIFARE® chip serial number (CSN) capture and sector encoding/encryption and can supply this information back to you for integration in to your own systems. Alternatively you may wish for us to just print part of the card for you so that you can personalise it in house as and when needed.

As our name would suggest, at ID Card Centre we are experts in plastic cards so rest assured that we will quote you for the best products to suit your requirements and budget, now and in the future.


Please note that there is a one off charge of £30 plus VAT for artwork and set up, including database import and configuration. If required we can hold your design on file for any future orders, meaning you won't need to pay this fee again.


Uses for Printed Plastic Cards

Believe it or not this is not an exhaustive list of all the uses we've ver some across for plastic cards - these are just the more common ones!

  • Staff ID Cards
  • Photo ID Cards
  • Visitor Cards
  • Student ID Cards
  • Police ID Warrant Cards
  • Military ID Cards
  • Emergency Services ID Cards
  • Construction ID Cards
  • NHS and Healthcare Cards
  • Fire Service ID Cards
  • Government ID
  • Bus Passes
  • Library Cards
  • Access Control Cards
  • Smart Cards
  • MIFARE® Cards
  • HID Cards
  • Paxton Cards
  • PAC Cards
  • TDSi Cards
  • Cotag Cards
  • Security Access Cards
  • Proximity Cards
  • Door Entry Cards
  • Print & Copy Release Cards
  • Membership Card
  • Season Tickets
  • Gym & Health Club Cards
  • Training & Qualification Cards Club
  • Membership Cards
  • Casino Cards
  • Ski Resort Passes
  • Cruise passes
  • Event Passes
  • Name Badges
  • VIP Passes
  • Retail Cards
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Reward Cards
  • Discount Cards
  • Pricing & Labelling Cards
  • Advertising & Promotional Cards
  • Charity Cards
  • Business Cards
  • Calendars
  • Competition Cards
  • Cloakroom Tickets
  • ICEtags - In Case of Emergency Cards
  • Key Fobs
  • MOT Reminder tags
  • Service reminder tags
  • ‘If lost please return’ tags


Why Choose ID Card Centre?

At ID Card Centre, we genuinely care about our customers. Whether you're purchasing for the first time or one of our many long-standing clients. When purchasing with us, our guarantees to you are:

•    All in-stock orders when placed before 2:30pm will be shipped the same day.

•    We guarantee 100% satisfaction or your money back.

•    Price match guarantee on all our products.


Still unsure? Contact us today through our live chat or call us on 01604 422 422.


Please note that stock levels cannot be guaranteed, and you will be notified as soon as possible if your order contains any out-of-stock items. If your order is urgent, please call us to check stock levels before placing your order. 

If you need same day or weekend delivery we may be able to arrange this so please contact us before placing your order.


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