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Blank Cards

Blank plastic cards, white, colored, with magnetic stripe, smart card, contact and contactless

General

BLANK CARDS

Publicenter offers blank card products of different types, thicknesses and materials for any application. Cards can be made with magnetic stripe, chip, signature panel and completed with different finishes.

MATERIALS
PVC – as a PVC card suppliers we offer recyclable plastic material recommended for all common card applications. PVC is also available in various colors for full colored cards in blue, green, red, orange, yellow, black, silver and gold.
PVC/ABS – A heat resistant PVC composed material and thus more durable.
PET-G – Has the same characteristics as PVC, but is considered to have a “lower environmental impact”.
POLYSTYRENE – Is a recyclable plastic similar to PVC, but considered to be a more economical option and therefore suitable for cards with a short life cycle.
POLYPROPYLENE – A "Low environmental impact" and recyclable material. Polypropylene is extremely durable and strong, and is a low-cost alternative to PVC.
PVC/PET-G/PVC - The core is made of PET-G and the outer layers are made of PVC. This combination allows for greater heat resistance, durability and optimal personalization characteristics.

DIMENSIONS
ISO/IEC international standards define the format of the card:
CR80 – 3.375" x 2.125" (85.6 mm x 54 mm).
CR90 – 3.62" x 2.36" (92 mm x 60 mm).
CR100 – 3.88" x 2.64" (98.5 mm x 67 mm).
Other form factors are available on request.

CONSTRUCTION
LAMINATED CARDS – The card body is made of several layers of laminated plastic sheets. From 0.0118" to 0.0322" (form 0.30 mm to 0.82 mm).
MONOLAYER CARDS – The card body is constructed using a single piece of plastic sheet (monolayer) - From 0.0118" to 0.0322" (form 0.30 mm to 0.82 mm)
MONOLAYER LAMINATED WITHOUT OVERLAY (PRESS POLISH) – The card body is constructed using a single piece of plastic sheet with lamination and without overlay.
From 0.0118" to 0.0322" (form 0.30 mm to 0.82 mm).

MAGNETIC STRIPES
Three main types of mag stripe blank card is available:
LOW-COERCIVITY (LoCo) 300 Oe
HIGH-COERCITIVITY (HiCo) 2750 Oe
HIGH-COERCITIVITY (HiCo) 4000 Oe
The information encoded on a HiCo mag stripe card is more difficult to erase and therefore more suitable for cards that are used frequently and encoded with sensitive information such as a credit or debit card.

SMART CARDS
Smart cards can store 100 times more data than a magnetic stripe card and they can be programmed to add, delete or rewrite information. There are a wide variety of smart cards currently in use, however all smart cards contain a microchip and can be categorized into contact and contactless cards.

CONTACT CHIP
PM 256 (256 Bytes)
PM 256 Compatible (256 Bytes)

CONTACTLESS CHIP
Low Frequency (125 KHz.)
C 125RO (8 Bytes - 64 Bits)
Temik5567RW (41 Bytes - 330 Bits)
High Frequency (13.56 MHz.)
Mifare Ultralight (64 Bytes)
Mifare 1k (1.024 Bytes)
Mifare 1k compatible (1.024 Bytes)
Mifare 4k (4.096 Bytes)
I CODE C 13 SLI (128 Bytes)
Legic Prime MIM 256 (256 Bytes)
Legic Advant 1k (1.024 Bytes)
Legic Advant 2k (2.048 Bytes)

FINISHING OPTIONS
A GLOSS FINISH is ultra-shiny whereas a MATTE FINISH has only a slight sheen, creating a slight dulling etc.
SIGNATURE CARDS – Where a signature is required.
SELF-ADHESIVE CARDS – To be attached on standard size cards or other surfaces.
SLOT CUT-OUT CARDS – Standard CR80 cards with a slot cut-out for attachments or hanging.
KEYTAG CARDS – Standard CR80 cards with three scores and a hole punched in each tag. Other CR80 cards with different form factors are available upon request.

PACKAGING
Cards are available shrink wrapped in packs of 100s or 500s in coated sleeves with or without top cover. Each sleeve is labeled with card type, quantity and lot number.