A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, which shows certain data on products.
Black core layer is an extra sheet in the core of a paper scratch cards under the location of the personalization, making sure the information can’t shine through the back of the card.
Bleed is the area of artwork that is extended beyond the actual dimensions of the card which should always be included when supplying us with your artwork to avoid white bars around the edges of the cards.
A CD business card is a CR80 sized CD, which can be ued to put relevant data on. It’s a popular novelty in for example the advertising and promotion business.
Coercivity is the intensity of the applied magnetic field required to reduce the magnetization of that material to zero after the magnetization of the sample has been driven to saturation.
Contact smart cards have a contact area, comprising several gold-plated contact pads, that is about 1 cm square. When inserted into a reader, the chip makes contact with electrical connectors that can read information from the chip and write information back.
A second type of smart card is the contactless smart card, in which the chip communicates with the card reader through RFID induction technology. These cards require only close proximity to an antenna to complete transaction. They are often used when transactions must be processed quickly or hands-free, such as on mass transit systems, where smart cards can be used without even removing them from a wallet.
CR80 is the standard ‘creditcard’ size, basically the size of most of the plastic card you hold in your wallet. The cards are 85.60mm (3.4″) x 53.98mm (2.15″), and 0.76mm (30 mil) thick.
A DVD business card is a CR80 sized DVD, which can be ued to put relevant data on. It’s a popular novelty in for example the advertising and promotion business.
Embossing is the process of creating a three-dimensional image or design on plastic cards. For example the golden or silver text on your credit card.