Integrated Products

What can I use Integrated Products for?
Integrated cards are ideal for association membership cards, marketing vehicles, ID cards, business cards, gaming pieces, temporary cards, insurance cards, annual licenses, rewards programs, frequent buyer cards – the list is endless.

What Are Integrated Products?
A true integrated card is die cut from the same material as the card carrier. Both the card and the form are printed at one time – thereby guaranteeing color consistency. There is no need for separate card manufacturing.

There are many different kinds of specialty products available, from magnetic stripe cards to holographic laminates to laser compatible integrated magnets for metal surfaces such as a refrigerator (ideal for all sorts of marketing devices such as home delivery advertisements, sport schedules, or business cards).

Don’t forget to place instructions on how to remove and use the card on the carrier, preferably right next to the card. Different varieties of integrated cards require different handling – particularly a “self-laminating” card.

If the card is going to be variable imaged later, find out what kind of printer will be used to image the card. Be sure to get complete printer specifications to insure trouble free runability.

Is the card going to require a signature on the back? If so, be sure to specify a back laminate that is signature compatible.

You can combine many value added features in one document – like an integrated card and an integrated label. By combining various processes on one document, you can increase the positive impact a document will have on your customer’s efficiencies – which saves them money.

Laminating the card extends its life – make sure you know what the life expectancy of your card is. While integrated cards have many advantages over plastic affixed cards, they will not last as long as the plastic cards. For longer lasting cards and better image protection, go to a dual lam product.

Know the lingo and get samples – dual lam, butterfly cards – these terms will not mean a thing unless you can see them in action.

As with any product that adds functionality to a document, it also adds value. These added features can actually save the user money or capture more revenue through a greater response rate or better efficiencies.