Printing Options

We utilize state of the art equipment such as the HP Indigo and the KBA Genius 52 UV to print a variety of options for every application.

UV Ink

UV Ink 300x300

Invisible until a UV light shines on it

Transparent and colorless to the naked eye under normal lighting conditions. Once placed under ultraviolet light, it becomes highly visible.  Available in blue or red.

  • Durable
  • Stock and custom images
  • Reduces counterfeiting
  • Low cost security option
  • Excellent covert security feature
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Border crossing cards
  • Government ID cards
  • Event badges
  • ID badges
  • Student ID cards

Metallic Ink

Metallic Ink 300x300

Creates a shiny/sparkly imprint

Contains powdered metal, or pigments that simulate metal, providing a shiny refractive appearance.

  • Supports high resolution graphics
  • Variety of colors
  • Reduces counterfeiting
  • Creates luster appearance
  • Excellent overt security
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Border crossing cards
  • Government ID cards
  • Event badges
  • ID badges
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Student ID cards

Spot Color

Spot Color 300x300

A way to measure color

A calibrated and specific color achieved through a measurement system such as Pantone Matching System (PMS).

  • Defines & standardizes color
  • Suitable for a wide variety of card products

Full Color

Full Color 300x300

Also referred to as CMYK print

Refers to a color process that is based on four colors; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, referred to as CMYK.  These colors are layered over one another which will re-produce 90% of the color spectrum.  This process is used when creating full-color or photographic images.

Bristol is uniquely positioned to offer this process with the shortest lead time in the industry.

  • Cost effective
  • Reduces lead time
  • Full range of colors
  • Suitable for a wide variety of card products

Color Shifting Ink -OVI

Color Shift OVI 300x300

Color changes (shifts) as the card is moved

Optical Variable Ink gives the appearance of two distinct colors depending on the angle from which it is viewed.

  • Stock and custom images available
  • Low cost security option
  • Excellent overt security feature - effect is lost when scanned or copied
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Border crossing cards
  • Government ID cards
  • Event badges
  • ID badges
  • Pre-paid cards
  • Student ID cards