Material/Construction Options

We specialize in working with some of the industry's best materials such as PVC & Teslin® to create a long-lasting durable card for every application.

PVC

PVC Cards 300x300

Think "Credit Card" material

Also known as polyvinyl chloride; it is a thermoplastic resin and is the most commonly used material in card manufacturing.

  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Receptive to most print methodologies
  • Suitable for a wide variety of card products

Poly/Composite

Poly Composite 300x300

PVC + Polyester

An optimized combination of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and PET(Polyethanol Tri-Chloride) to achieve superior durability.

Compared to PVC:

  • Greater durability & flexibility
  • Increased life expectancy
  • Able to withstand lower & higher temperatures
  • Recommended for use in lamination stations
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Border Crossing Cards
  • Government ID's
  • Student ID's
  • ID Badges

Teslin

Teslin 300x300

A synthetic paper

A polyolefin plastic film used as the printed core layer of a card.

  • Waterproof
  • Recommended material for custom shapes
  • Varaible information is printed sub-surface for maximum durability
  • Key tags
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Event Badges
  • Multi-Part Badges
  • ID Badges
  • Hangtags

Adhesive Backed

adhesivebacked

PVC + Adhesive

A PVC card with a layer of adhesive and a paper or mylar release liner.

  • Available in CR79 & CR80
  • Available in multiple thicknesses
  • Can be customized with printing & security features
  • Economical solution to customize high value, pre-existing, or non-graphics quality cards
  • ID Badges
  • Time & Attendance
  • Access Control

Holographic Overlay

Holographic Overlay 300x300

Clear Polyester + holographic image + adhesive

Hand applied pressure sensitive clear polyester film with an embedded holographic image.

  • Size: CR79
  • Low cost security option
  • Custom designs available
  • 3 mil stock designs available:
    • Eagle
    • Key hole
    • Secure world
    • Shield & key
  • 7 mil stock design available:
    • Shield & key
  • Suitable for a wide variety of card products

Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally Friendly 300x300

A recycled PVC that's easier on the environment

Created from recycled PVC, biopolymer (corn), or biodegradable plastics that have the same look and feel as standard PVC cards.

As durable as PVC

Cleaner, greener alternative

Receptive to most print methodologies

Suitable for a wide variety of card products