Producers of the very first plastic cards trying to make an impression on the consumer not only functional features of their products, but also its original appearance. However, ATMs, terminals and other readers demanded to bring the entire card products to the general standards.
Modern cards are no longer showing downright jumble, but very significantly vary in their thickness. Despite the fact that the margin of variations in thickness of a plastic card received in the 0.25-1.5 mm, fall under the definition of a standard plastic card thickness 0,76 ± 0,08 mm. The other plastic products are non-standard.
Thin plastic cards
Plastic thickness of less than 0.76 mm is used for cheaper cost cards as well as in cases where the need is a small thickness of the product. It can be business cards, calendars, advertising cards, badges, cards, invitations, gift certificates.
Thick plastic cards
Products with a thickness of 0.76 to 1.5 mm, usually needs a large margin of safety. Such a need may arise in the production of certificates, certificates of education (in this case stands out beyond the standard and size of products). High margin thickened and actual harvesting and the manufacture of number plates, key fobs. These products are popular in retail chains, as a plastic numbered tag does not lose its neat appearance in the most merciless use.
The easiest way is the process of manufacturing of plastic cards from a standard preparation, thickness 0.76 mm. It is printed, "wrapped" in the laminate, is equipped with all necessary elements of personalization and protection against fraud - and is ready to issue to the owner of the hand.
Laminated plastic cards
Over a long way waiting for a custom sample cards made from thin sheets of plastic, which is implanted in a complex electronic "stuffing", and for the manufacture of which, a simple procedure, print plastic card is not enough.
In the manufacture of multilayer plastic cards used two layers of thin plastic, inlei with microchips, a laminate. The manufacturing process card looks like:
- Apply print on the front side and back of one another sheet of plastic
- Blanks are placed in a strict sequence: laminate ? front side of the plastic ? plate with a microchip ? plastic flip side ? laminate
- The prepared multilayer plate is sent to the press laminator, then cutting
The complexity of the process much easier to modern consumables: inlei with chips of any format, suitable for use in even the large offset presses, laminate and plastic coated with an adhesive, by which the workpiece is firmly fixed any area, and other materials and supplies.
Custom cards are uniquely attract attention to themselves. If such a result and you will need, then order the production of this non-standard cards.