SMART CARDS

A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card is any pocket-sized card that has embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards are made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride (PVC), but sometimes polyethylene terephthalate based polyesters (PET), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or polycarbonate is used.

The first main advantage of smart cards is their flexibility. There is no need to carry several cards: one card can simultaneously be an ID card, credit card, stored-value cash card and a repository of personal information.

The second main advantage is security. Smart cards can be electronic key rings, giving the bearer ability to access information and physical places without need for online connections.

General benefits of Smart Cards are:
• Portability – Can easily be integrated into almost any system.
• Increasing data storage capacity – Can carry much more data than magnetic strip or barcode encoding.
• Reliability – Virtually unaffected by electrical and magnetic fields.
• High Security – Can only be read and written to if access is granted (PIN or Biometric).

KEY FEATURES AND SPECS

Material
076 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Card Size
85.6 mm x 54 mm
Printing Process
Digital Offset
6 Colour Process (CMYK)
Thickness
760 micron (std ISO credit card thickness)
460 micron
Lamination
Glossy / Matte

GUIDELINES

We understand that supplying artwork for proffessional printers can be a bit intimidating (there’s way too much jargon and technical terminology!) So we’ve tried to keep things as simple as possible.

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