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What is a transparent card? How is it made?
Mar 28, 2018

In today's card manufacturing industry, many merchants and customers are looking for personalized things. A transparent card is a card that can satisfy all customers' individual needs. So what is a transparent card? How is it made?

The transparent card is made of transparent PVC material to show transparent stereoscopic effect and improve the plasticity of the card design. Combine printing and other processes to create a translucent, fully transparent and partially transparent card. The transparent card shows a transparent stereoscopic effect, improves the card design plasticity, is more stylish and elegant, and can also add magnetic strips according to the card's use needs. Barcodes, chips, etc.


Transparent card size


Regular size transparent card size: 85.5mm*54mm*0.76mm


Shaped transparent card can be made according to the design manuscript


The transparent card is made of transparent PVC material to show transparent stereoscopic effect and improve the plasticity of the card design. Combine printing and other processes to create a translucent, fully transparent and partially transparent card. The transparent card shows a transparent stereoscopic effect, improves the card design plasticity, is more stylish and elegant, and can also add magnetic strips according to the card's use needs. Barcodes, chips, etc.


The transparent card is made of transparent material, and the transparent back surface of the card is partially transparent, which can mark the LOGO transparent, can be fully transparent or translucent, and looks very high-grade. The transparent card can simultaneously play the convex code (small convex code or large convex code) Make a convex code card, hot gold or hot silver and add signature strips. You can also add magnetic strips and barcodes according to the use of transparent cards.

Transparent card common production process:


01. The transparent card can be designed according to the material provided by the customer, or the design draft can be provided by the customer.

02. The thickness of the transparent card is 300g, 350g, 400g, and it can also be made into other thicknesses.


03. The standard size of the transparent card is 85.5mm X 54mm, rounded corners. Other sizes can also be made.


04. Transparent cards can be printed on one or both sides, using screen printing or offset printing (CMYK four-color printing).


05. Each transparent card can be sprayed with different numbers, PIN or text.


06. Transparent cards can be added with signature strips or tablets (areas that can be manually written).


07. The transparent card can be based on the customer's request plus a low density or high density magnetic stripe (triple magnetic stripe).


08. The transparent card can be used for playing the embossed code. The embossed code can be stamped or hot silver.


09. Round or strip holes can be made on the transparent card.


10. Squeegee strips (used for prepaid cards, telephone cards, lottery cards, etc.) can be placed on the transparent card.


11. Transparent cards can be marked with various types of barcodes.


12. The number of the transparent card can be arranged in order, or it can be personalized, irregular number.


13. Transparent cards can be made into square, round and any other irregular shapes.


14. The background color of the transparent card can be made of imitation gold or imitation silver.


15. The transparent card can be hot gold or silver.


16. The surface of the transparent card can be made of matte or glossy, sub-surface effects.


17. The transparent card can use white PVC material, frosted transparent material or completely clear transparent material.


18. The printing of colored clear ink has certain difficulties, common European and American countries' cards.