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Card Personalisation

Plastic Card Personalisation

Thermal Printing

Advanced Card Bureau Ltd uses thermal printing techniques (flat printing to the card) which is a process that enables us to print anything you can imagine onto the surface of a plastic card (front or back).

You can personalise the cards using variable data such as:

  • Names
  • Numbers (Account, Membership, Sequential, etc)
  • Photographs
  • Barcodes
  • Magnetic Encode Data
Text can be applied using standard fonts in any size keeping in mind that the larger the font, the less you can fit on the card. (If you have a particular font in mind you may have to provide it).
We can print a card in any colour using the CMYK process, or if needed just in a single colour:
  • Black
  • White
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Red
  • Blue
Our thermal printing capacity enables us to complete you job quickly. (single colour print).


Advanced Card Bureau Ltd offers a card embossing service. 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.