Plastic cards are performing well in various industries as a technology-leading and comprehensive solution. Not only that, but in the case of carrying chips, there will be a wider range of use space. These days, many people combine plastic cards with chips to achieve “smarter” results. This article focuses on the benefits of plastic chip cards and its application in various industries, and how to make plastic cards that meet your own needs. Let’s take a look!

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The Technical Advantages of Chip Cards

When Plastic Cards are equipped with chips, they have the following technical advantages:

Security: chip technology provides a higher level of security measures, such as encryption and double verification, etc., to protect the user’s identity and payment information. This security makes Plastic Cards more reliable for payments and data transfers.

Storage capacity: The chip can store a large amount of data, such as user personal information, transaction history and coupons, etc., providing more innovative solutions for various industries, such as personalized services and customized marketing.

storage capacity
storage capacity

This also enables chip technology to realize the integration of multiple application functions, such as payment, access control, identification and so on. This versatility makes Plastic Cards a comprehensive solution for different industries and user needs.

Application of Plastic Card in Multiple Industries:

Financial Industry: Plastic Cards are the most common payment tool used by banks, credit card companies and financial institutions. They offer advantages such as safety, durability and ease of use, providing convenience and protection to consumers. In addition to credit and debit cards, there are also prepaid cards, gift cards and coupons, providing a variety of flexible solutions for the financial industry.

financial plastic card
financial plastic card

At the same time, studies have shown. When people use card products to make large payments or recharge, they have a better consumption experience. The texture of the plastic card gives people more sense of security and consumption desire. At the same time, merchants will make good-looking stickers or illustrations on it, so that it has better collection value.

Especially in the security protection system of large banks, the magnetic stripe card has been gradually replaced to the chip card. Chip cards are considered by the industry to be the future development trend. In the past, due to the low cost of magnetic stripe cards, low security performance, and easy degaussing. Therefore, it is often used by criminals; criminals read the surface information on the magnetic stripe card through the monitoring camera installed on the ATM to steal the content and copy the card, so the incident of fraudulent brushing is not uncommon.

The appearance of the chip adopts personal passwords, two-way authentication between the card and the reader in terms of use protection, and the difficulty of copying is extremely high, so it has strong anti-attack capabilities and is gradually accepted by people.

Retail industry: Plastic Cards can be applied to membership cards, shopping cards and electronic wallets in the retail industry. These cards are not only convenient for customers to pay and shop, but also provide companies with insights into customer behavior through data analysis, help optimize marketing strategies, and increase customer loyalty.

The retail industry is an industry that uses plastic cards more often, and it brings unimaginable convenience to people. Many people who came to the new environment from other countries would use shopping cards for consumption in the early stage of development, and shopping card raw materials are also plastic.

Moreover, plastic gift cards can be recycled. Although gift cards are convenient to use as gifts or consumption, how to make the most of them at the end of their service life is also a problem. Cards made of environmentally friendly materials greatly reduce the difficulty of recycling. Newbega is good at making cards based on environmentally friendly materials. You can click on the envelope icon on the right to inquire about related matters.

Enterprise management: In enterprise management, the application scenarios of plastic cards are also diverse. In terms of personnel management, plastic cards can be used to create employee information and task assignment sheets. Each card can represent an employee and record its basic information, work content, work progress, etc. The chip-embedded card can be used for daily check-in.

Nowadays, many companies have their own customized set of management rules, and cards play an important part in it. Having a set of ID cards with chips will greatly improve management efficiency, and managers will also have control over the number of times employees enter and exit the company. If there is a dedicated printer, the enterprise can directly add information on the white card with a card printer. Maybe you will be very curious about the printing process of plastic cards after seeing this. You can scroll to the last paragraph of the article. Learn How to Print on Plastic Cards.

Health care industry: Plastic Cards are widely used in the health care industry, such as medical insurance cards, medical treatment cards, and drug delivery cards; in addition, they can also be used for identity verification and medical record management. These cards can provide precise identity verification and accurate patient data, improving the efficiency and quality of medical services.

In 2022, global smart card shipments have reached 38.5 billion, among which the health care industry ranks the top four.

Transportation industry: The application of Plastic Cards in the transportation industry includes bus cards, subway cards and parking cards. These cards use contact or contactless chip technology to enable fast and easy payment and movement, improving the efficiency of transportation systems.

plastic cards
transportation card

And smart cards in the transportation industry are also constantly being upgraded and innovated. The new application launched by the Delhi Metro supports the use of metro cards for diversified consumption within the subway, including but not limited to electronic shopping, automatic withdrawals, and even unlocking the function of digital lockers .

Hotel business industry: In the hotel management business, plastic cards also play a very important role. Usually we will make a protective plastic card holder outside the hotel card to protect its information from being read by criminals. If you want to know about the plastic card holder, you can also communicate with us.

plastic card holder
plastic card holder


In the future, plastic chip cards will also be combined with more new technologies. So far, many laboratories have been innovating on the content of cards, such as biometrics (combining cards with fingerprint recognition and facial recognition), Internet of Things connectivity (chip cards and room equipment are linked to each other to provide personalized services), multimedia technology (use electronic ink screens to provide users with dynamic information display).

Through this article, you can quickly understand the advantages that plastic cards can bring to your industry, and you also master the basic principles of how to print plastic cards, which will help you understand the entire card production process. Plastic Cards, as a technology-leading solution, still have the potential to be widely used in multiple industries.

Postscript:How to Print on Plastic Cards?

Before you are ready to print plastic cards, you need to prepare a suitable printer. If you have prepared for this, the following process is what you need to know.

Select the appropriate printing method: There are several printing methods suitable for plastic card printing, including thermal transfer printing, dye-sublimation printing, and direct-to-card printing. Choose the method that best suits your requirements and equipment availability.

Prepare the design: Create or customize the design you want to print on the plastic card using graphic design software. Ensure that the design is formatted correctly and consider the card’s dimensions and layout. If you encounter difficulties in this step, you can also click on the envelope on the right to communicate with us, and we have professional designers who can handle this problem.

Set up the printer: Install the printer drivers and necessary software on your computer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to set up the printer correctly and adjust the print settings accordingly, such as card size, print quality, and color settings.

Load plastic cards into the printer: Open the card feeder or tray according to the printer’s instructions and insert the plastic cards. Make sure they are properly aligned and tightly stacked to avoid misprints or jams.

Print a test card: Before printing in large quantities, it is essential to print a test card to verify the design, colors, and alignment. Make any necessary adjustments to the print settings or design if required.

Start printing: Once you are satisfied with the test print, proceed to print the desired quantity of plastic cards. Ensure that the printer is properly maintained, including regular cleaning and replacing ink or ribbon cartridges if necessary.

Allow the cards to dry: Depending on the printing method used, allow the printed cards to dry completely before handling or stacking them. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended drying time.

Optional post-printing steps: After printing, you may consider post-printing techniques such as lamination or applying protective films to enhance durability, security features, and longevity of the printed cards.

However, it is worth noting that if large-scale printing is to be performed, keeping the card surface flat is conducive to maintaining printing efficiency. Chips of low-frequency plastic cards like T5577 and EM4100 are thicker than high-frequency chips. During the card production process, if you do not pay attention, the card surface of the white card will have chip marks, which will cause the card surface to be uneven and affect the printing effect. If the card surface is uneven, the avatar will not be printed completely.

Of course, the best way is to directly customize a series of finished sample cards, so that all troubles can be solved. Therefore, if you face complex issues, you can click the envelope button on the right for consultation.

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