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    CDN Print Plastic - Service Bureau - Card Fulfillment Capabilities

    • Complete printing of laminated plastic cards, letterhead, carrier inserts and #10 window envelopes.
    • Personalization of pre-printed cards, pre-printed letterhead or carrier.
    • Thermal Image card personalization, or embossed cards, bar coding, magnetic stripe encoding (Hico /Loco)
    • Match verification of personalized card to personalized carrier (magnetic stripe or bar code required).
    • Affixing of personalized card to personalized carrier.
    • Folding and insertion of all pieces into printed #10 windowed envelope.
    • Seal envelope, affix appropriate postage and mail directly to the end user.
    • No minimum or maximum card runs.
    • We will take care of your complete card program, from production, personalization to inhouse mailing.

    – Quick turnaround

    – Price Advantage

    – No investment in personalization equipment

    – No loss valuable office/storage

    – Inventory maintained in a safe, secure environment

    CDN will print your cards and maintain the inventory at our plant. When you need embossed cards, simply fax or email us your personalization list. We will use your cards from inventory, personalize them and immediately ship to you or to your customer. The CDN 24-48 Hour GUARANTEE!

    You have no time limit to use the inventory. There is no minimum or maximum number of cards that must be embossed at any one time. And since you have pre-paid in advance for this service, there is no on-going invoices. Pre-paid embossing customers are assured that shipments are delivered in a timely fashion. Orders will be mailed via First Class Mail (with a pre-paid postage amount charged), shipped on your courier account, or maybe picked up at our office.


    Embossing is the process of raising the surface of a plastic card to produce various characters which indicate the name, account number, expiration date, etc. Embossing is often a critical part of the plastic card system.

    Thermal Printing

    Thermal Printing (Flat Print) is the process in which you custom plastic card can be flat printed several ways.

    – Text: Upper and Lower cards and most special characters in a variety of sizes. Almost any font type can be matched.

    – Logos

    – Barcodes (UPC (A), CodaBar, Code 39, Code 128 & many others)

    – Consecutive Numbering, P.I.N. #’s, magnetic encoding

    Plastic card encoding

    Magnetic strip encoding is the oldest and most widely used method of storing information on a plastic card. Alphanumeric data can be encoded to include variable information such as unique card numbers, sequential numbers, account numbers, card holder’s names, contact details, expiry dates, passwords or codes required for secure entry. An appropriate ‘reader’ utilised by the card issuer decodes the stored information.

    There are two types of magnetic strips:

    HiCo (High Coercitivity) magnetic strips offer a higher level of security against potential damages from third-party magnetic fields, while LoCo strips (Low Coercitivity) tend to cost less but are more sensitive to third-party magnetic fields. CDN Print Plastic offers all magnetic encoding capabilities.

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