Card Production

credit card production

Tagnitecrest produce all types of EMV cards in our state-of-the-art, VISA and MasterCard accredited manufacturing facility in the UK.

Tagnitecrest produce financial and smart cards at high volumes for card issuing banks and financial services.

How a bank card is made

Cards are made of several layers of plastic laminated together.

The core is commonly made from a plastic resin known as polyvinyl chloride acetate (PVCA). This resin is mixed with opacifying materials, dyes, and plasticisers to give it the appropriate appearance and consistency. This core material is then laminated within layers of PVCA or clear plastic materials. These laminates adhere to the core when applied with pressure and heat.

A variety of inks or dyes are also used for printing smart cards. These are available in a variety of colours and are designed for use on plastic substrates. In some instances special magnetic inks are used to print the magnetic stripe on the back of the card.

The inks are made by dispersing metal oxide particles in the appropriate solvents. Additional special printing processes are involved for cards, like VISA and MasterCard, which feature holograms. The manufacturing process consists of multiple steps: first the plastic core and laminate materials are compounded and cast into sheet form; then the core is printed with the appropriate information; next the laminates are applied to the core; once the chip has been milled and implanted, the final assembled sheet is cut into individual cards.

If your next card project has a need to be on a material a little different then please contact us for one of our consultants to visit with you. We can use transparent, flocked and material affect substrates to give your card the edge in the market place.

  • PVC materials
  • Metal cards and laser engraving
  • ISO standard
  • Chip card – 820 micron
  • Mag card – 760 micron
  • Other specialist materials available
  • VISA and MasterCard accredited
EMV card manufacturing

Introducing Metal Cards

Metal Cards and Laser Engraving

The latest trend in payment card technology is undoubtedly metal cards. Providing the ultimate luxury, these cards stand out from the crowd.Nitecrest Group produce metal cards enhanced with laser engraved personalisation, allowing card issuing banks to offer customers a truly outstanding product.Group Chairman Ronnie Hart ‘It is an exciting time to be producing cards for the financial sector, we are seeing a huge range of elaborate designs and paytech features. TagNitecrest are delighted to be offering elegant metal cards in our card program portfolio’Crafted from sheets of metal, these exclusive cards are reassuringly weighty, durable and available with a polished sheen or brushed metal finish. Cards are embedded with the same chip technology as a standard payment card and personalised with the latest laser technology.

‘Our state-of the-art laser engraving technology has been designed to enhance the metal card product with precision personalisation. Cardholder details are engraved into the card, increasing both the durability and opulence of the finished card’ added Ronnie

Any card issuing banks interested in adding a metal card range contact TagNitecrest today for more information.

tagnitecrest metal cards