1. What are the plastic cards and what types will be available?
Plastic cards are frequently made of PVC; however, it is possible to make them with metal, wood or some other materials. The plastic cards are usually printed in digital printing and offset printing. Additionally, they are given with the proper protective lamination, so they are keeping their shape and brilliant colors. Depending on the proposed use, technologies such as chips, magnetic strips and RFIDs are incorporated into the plastic card and will make them the reliable data carrier. The plastic cards can be used as employee ID-card, warranty cards, tickets, gift cards, access cards, student ID-cards, business card and a lot more.
2. What do RGB, Pantone and CMYK mean?
The 4-color-prints CMYK denotes cyan, magenta, yellow, and carbon. These colors that may be produced by the 4-color print processes represent only one part of the entire color spectrum. Also, not all of the color will be rebuilt in RGB color space or red, green, and blue. The colors that which appear in the screens or the RGB color spaces had an equivalent in the 4 color print processes, but those varies from each other. Through the years, the industries of printing have tried to locate for the means to print the colors of the 4-color printing by using this RGB process, however, this hasn’t yet been attained. The RGB is a chemical color space that has been based on the three colors: the red, green and the blue. It restores the color perceptions of human by an additive blending of the 3 basic and main colors.
PANTONE is the word for the dye system which is being used mainly in the design and the graphic industry. It contains exclusive colors, which may only be copied by the normal 4-color print into some extent. In the Pantone system, each of the color is being matched with the number term. When you ask for that special color fidelity, it is recommended to use Pantone colors. Through this color scheme, you will not rely on the solo color perception and also you may exchange the colors through adapting the global accepted numbering. The colors will only be processed through the screen or the offset printing.
3. Which printing procedures can be used for a plastic card?
There are two primarily used printing processes: The offset printing with lamination and the offset printing only with varnish. With both these processes, you may choose to order the CMYK euro scales or the special colors such as Pantone. Generally the offset prints for plastic cards which are equipped with the proper protection lamination are being used and this is because they retain their shape and brilliant colors. The offset printing will mean high-resolution prints at the CMYK euro scale color process. But, the print on the surface goes up by the retransferring process or the thermal printing.
The card personalization takes place at the downstream procedure. For personalization, there are several printing processes such as thermal printing, retransfer printing, dye sublimation printing, laser personalization, inkjet, and the DoD. With the digital prints, the personalization will take place also during the prints and thus, it is also secluded by the laminate.