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About Us

Fast Facts:

  1. South Africa’s leading manufacturing and solutions-based plastic card provider Started in 2007
  2. 40 employees
  3. First plastic card provider to introduce the game-changing 24-hour Express Service
  4. Member of the International Card Manufacturing Association since 2010
  5. Customised Biometric Integrated Solutions catering for specific applications such as civil registry, voters roll and ID projects.


Our History

Cards Plus started as a 3-person family business in 2007. Because of our clients’ need for quick turnaround times and custom solutions, we realised we would have to become more than just a card manufacturer. We’d have to become a full-service solutions partner, fully vested in our clients’ success if we wanted to realise our mission:

‘To provide card-based solutions, local manufacturing and leading-edge technology together with exceptional customer service for the quality conscious client.’

“We’re convinced that it’s this ‘solutions partner’ philosophy, our dedication to quality and our quick turnaround times that has made all the difference to our clients in an industry that is known for its indifference.” Trevor James, Managing Director, Cards Plus.

In the short span of eight years, Cards Plus has grown from a three-person operation to more than 40 people. In this time we have grown our client base to more than 12 000 and have manufactured in excess of 55 million cards to date.

In 2010 Cards Plus was the first plastic card provider to bring in the game changing 24-hour turnaround Express Service (now called Nippy Service) for our time-strapped and deadline-conscious clients.


Our Values

  1. Be colourful and fun to be around
  2. Be attentive and show compassion for others
  3. Love and value our customers
  4. Be wholehearted


Why more than 12 000 clients turn to Cards Plus

  1. Flexible printing options. Because of our digital solutions there are no minimum print quantities and turnaround time is fast through out Nifty 24-hour printing solution.
  2. No set-up costs and hidden fees
  3. Affordable packages to assist our clients in meeting their marketing objectives

Check out how Cards Plus’s cutting-edge technology and partner focus can make your ideas a reality:

  1. Product range
  2. 24-hour turnaround Nippy Service
  3. Support and technical services
  4. Customised-solutions and project-based Biometric services
  5. Research and development
  6. Client testimonials


10 Days

It is the perfect solution for short runs (that means less than 35 000 cards per order) of custom plastic cards – and there is no minimum quantity. Cards are printed using an eye-popping digital process, that transforms colours from ho-hum to remarkable.
10 days have a variety of special add-ons to help you make your design shine. We have a full selection of features to add to your cards. Our most popular features include:

5 Days

This plastic card printing service is specifically designed for single step plastic cards- that is, any card with standard CYMK printing with or without variable data printing- including ID cards, information cards, membership cards, barcoded cards, technology cards and more. We can even add a magnetic stripe for self encoding. 
Hit your deadlines with ease with this print service!

Nippy Cards

We understand that sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned. Maybe someone forgets to place the card order- or maybe the artwork took too long to get to you- or maybe your product launch is tomorrow and promotional cards will be just the detail that will skyrocket sales. No matter the delay, Cards Plus is here to help!

Your Express Cards can feature:

Vivid Full colour printing on one or both sides of the card


Photos and text inserts

Serialised numbering

A HiCo or LoCo stripe for self encoding