PVC Card Features
The barcodes on PVC cards are mainly used for POS / computer systems. You can decide whether to use code 39 or 128 on your card. This is due to your receiving system. All barcodes are either black on a white background or white on a black background for reasons of visibility. The size is dependent on the digits you decide and the type.
The magnetic strips on PVC cards will be dependent on your card reader, because there are two different types of reader available: high or low coercivity.
High coercivity is most suitable for frequent use, as these are harder to erase. The low coercivity is better suited to the small business. Magnetic strips are usually produced on cards which are 0.76mm, however there are exceptions like for parking tickets where they can be 0.5mm.
There are the standard three tracks available.
Variable data allows you to preprint information on your PVC cards. Eg, you may have a list of membership names, numbers or pin numbers which need adding to the card. We can print this data in black, gold or silver. Smallest text size is 7pt and its maximum is only limited by the style of text and the card size itself.
Additionally, you could emboss numbers or letters onto your card, similarly a credit card in appearance. We have two sizes available for embossing, 13pt & 18pt. The fonts are generic for embossing. Embossing is available in gold or silver, and an un-coloured emboss is available for transparent frosted cards. Please note that the embossed effect will affect the back of the card.