Card Embossing

Introduction

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We can emboss and/or encode variable data such as names, numbers, expiry dates on all types of plastic cards.

The embossing is then tipped using a coloured foil. The most common colours for plastic card embossing are black, white, silver and gold. There are two standard types of card embossing:

  1. OCR – the larger size (5mm) and is used for embossing numbers only, up to a maximum of 19 characters across.
  2. Simplex – 3mm in height and is used for both lettering and numbering to a maximum of 27 characters across.

These are the standard fonts used on credit cards.

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