No matter which type of card you decide on you can decide between a matt or gloss finish, and if you choose one of our ‘Generic’ standard card products this will allow you to brand, upload and create your design so that every card is identical. You will also have the choice to include signature panels and magnetic stripes (not encoded).
Cards purchased through the Hub website are digitally printed on a HP Indigo 5900 press in our own purpose built manufacturing facility, and are made using standard PVC with a 760 micron thickness.
Our standard card is the size of a regular credit card. 85.6mm wide by 54mm high. This is quite a small canvas so please make sure all aspects of your design are visible and that you have allowed for a 1.1mm bleed on all edges.
Magnetic stripes can be added to your cards to allow subsequent unique encoding to each card. Magnetic stripes are read by swiping through a reading head (such as door access entry or till systems). Choose from Loco or Hico formats. The position of the stripe is fixed to ensure compatibility with encoding/reading systems.
Signature panels can be applied to your cards to enable the end user to handwrite personal information such as name, signature etc. They will be printed in white, any size or shape and you can add multiple panels to the card if required. Please allow a 3mm ‘clear zone’ around your signature panels to avoid over-writing important design features.
Choose your finish, matt (silk) or gloss (shiny) at no extra cost. N.B. we recommend a matt finish for black or dark designs as gloss tends to show scratches more on dark cards.