Plastic cards are popular in many areas of life. Electronic methods of information exchange makes them indispensable in the home as the carriers of important information – this discount card and access card, and many others. At the same time, these cards guarantee a long storage of printed information. They are often used as badges and passes. Today, manufacturers of plastic cards circulate cards using its own printing equipment. Maps produced, depending on in what area you want to use it. There are several types of printing. In the manufacture of plastic cards is mainly used so-called sublimation printing.
This method can be compared with the classical offset. This method and made badges and certificates. Created with the help of computer design layout printed on the blanks. Production of these plastic cards similar to the printer print. This method is inexpensive, but nevertheless has a definite negative – low resolution (300dpi). The background map is bright, it applied a color image or inscription.
As a rule, the term intensive use of this card – 1-2 years. If you do not need multi-color cards, you can opt for the sublimation printing technique. Offset printing today is the most popular method of printing. It too is often used in the manufacture of plastic cards. In this case, the print quality is very high. In addition, the offset is very economical when it comes to large print runs. The price of plastic cards in such a case would be low. When The production will take a little time. Protective layer can act as varnish or lamination. Much safer and stronger in this case is lamination, since this coating is very resistant to damage, while the lacquer coating is easy to wear. Lamination – a perfect solution applying a protective layer to such cards. Screen printing can help you not only print but also to convey the most vivid colors desired Fig. If your idea of great importance has a colorful plastic cards, you prefer this method of printing. But in this case may be problems with the application of small graphic images of the fact that Silk-screen printing has a very high resolution. Production rate with this method is very high, and the cost – is acceptable. When printing maps through digital printing, you can order plastic cards quantity from one piece. This also allows print graphics card personalization. Even very small figures on a map printed similar method that may look nice and bright. K drawback is attributed the high cost of plastic cards. With this method of printing it all depends on the type of equipment used and the quality of the paint. The picture quality is entirely dependent on these characteristics. Personalization cards takes place through such means as photography, caused the code, digital or alpha, magnetic strip, and others. To encode plastic cards – mostly – applied magnetic strip. Banking Cards typically encode it in such a method. It gives a very high degree of protection. Access cards and discount cards are often encoded with a magnetic stripe.