Our high quality
smart cards

These cards have the ability to easily manage, store,
protect and provide access to highly secure data.

Smart Cards

Smart cards and the corresponding technology are rising in popularity due to their versatility and robustness, and the global smart card market has witnessed continuous growth during the past few years. These cards have the ability to easily manage, store, protect and provide access to highly secure data, while readers are maintenance-free and work in difficult environments, remaining unaffected by humidity or adverse conditions.

Our sectors

Our plastic smart cards are used in a number of applications across a range of sectors including hotels, catering, travel, healthcare, and the public sector to name a few.  At Plastic Card Services® we manufacture two main categories of smart cards: “contactless” (RFID) chip cards and “contact” chip cards.

Types of card

There is a wide array of chips now available on the market and Plastic Card Services can provide a
comprehensive range including the full Mifare suite of products:

Contact cards

Contact cards

Contact cards need to be inserted into a reader to active the transmission of date, and have a contact area of approximately 1cm2 comprising several gold-plated contact pads which are surface mounted to the card.

Contactless cards

Contactless cards

Contactless cards communicate with readers using radio frequency technology with the circuits integrated into the card, and unlike a chip card they only need to be within close proximity of the read to transmit the date.

Card shielding

Following extensive research and development, Plastic Card Services® have launched patented contactless shielding technology which can be used to protect the smart cards in your possession from unsolicited scanning as well as preventing card clash and accidental payments.

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What makes our cards great

High level of finish

High level of finish

High quaility print including special UV inks where required.

Precision thickness

Precision thickness

Available in 300, 480, 500, 760, 810 and 920 micron versions.

Designed for you

Designed for you

Featuring your artwork to reflect your brand. Our in-house design team can help if needed.

UK manufacture

UK manufacture

Manufactured at our plant in the North-West to rigid ISO standards.

Quality plastic

Quality plastic

Made using the best quality plastic to prevent breakage.

Ecological

Ecological

Available in either standard or Eco degradable PVC.

Free sample pack

Free sample pack

Experience the quality

Why not request a sample pack so you can feel the quality for yourself.

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Inspiration

Inspiration Gallery

Need great ideas?

Not sure how your card could look, then take a look at our gallery for some inspiration.

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Help and support

Help and Support

Experience the quality

Why not request a sample pack so you can feel the quality for yourself.

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Proven track record of happy clients

Ricky Moxon
Showcase Cinemas

“Plastic Card Services® have been producing our cards for nine years and we have always found them to be very professional and easy to work with.”

Birgit Schwarz Poulsen
Coop Denmark

“Plastic Card Services® manufacture and export all our loyalty cards to Denmark and never let us down”

Kevin Dean
npower

“Plastic Card Services® have been reliably managing the daily personalisation and mailing fulfilment of our payment card scheme for the past 6 years.”

Add value with these services:

Card Personalisation

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.

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Mailing and Fulfilment

Mailing and Fulfilment

We offer a holistic service for your card scheme - match mounting, inserting into liveried envelopes and mailing completed packs directly to customers.

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Artwork

Artwork

Whether you require original artwork creation, or for us to deal directly with your appointed agency, our highly experienced team is on hand for even the most complicated of jobs.

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Data Processing

Data Processing

Our data processing service is extensive, from formatting, collating and cleansing, to creating barcodes and magnetic stripes, as well as secure file transfer facilities.

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