Discover Gemalto's unbeatable range of card body technologies: graphic solutions to suit all your needs.
Metal Core card:
Luxury at your fingertips!
Metal transaction cards have over the past years become synonymous with differentiating luxury brands and financial institutions for the High end cardholder.
…A striking and hypnotic effect
A specific printing process using metallic inks and magnets for an exclusive and holographic rendering.
Transparent Card: clarify your brand
One of the most technically demanding cards to design but with our experts' advices you can be sure that you are more than up to meeting the challenge.
F-square (foil) card … dress up your card
Flashy and fun or simple and elegant: whatever your choice, we have the answer.
…color your wallet
Get a slice of Colored Core, the cutting edge of card design technology. With a large choice of colors, this feature is the smart way of ensuring your card stands out from the crowd.
…take a step forward
Our new Bio Card has an innovative body made of bio materials to help you develop your green offering without compromising on quality.
…bring your card to life
Raise your logo, any text or image to create a subtle 3D perspective .
Special effects ...The Originals
Often copied but never matched – let alone bettered – our vast range of special printing and hot stamping effects will breathe life into your designs. Among the most spectacular are the following trio:
give depth to your card
This unique varnish was developed by Gemalto to encapsulate a logo or text with stunning results.
... feel the difference
A special varnish that brings your design to life. Perfect for highlighting a detail or a logo.
High-definition hot foil stamping: fine detailing
A trade-off between customized holograms and hot foil stamping. Incredibly fine details can be obtained, enabling a fine segmentation of your card holders. It takes less than 3 weeks to create, leading to no expensive stock to manage and stunning results guaranteed.
... make your wallet shine
Perfect for highlighting logos and program names, an ideal alternative to silver hot foil .
... sparkling new branding
A special varnish with a subtle metallic effect to make colors more vibrant.
watch this space
A smart way of using space to communicate, using black or silver text.
Hot Stamp foil:... stand out from the crowd
Very simple to apply for the maximum effect.
... show your true colors
A special varnish that changes the color of an image depending on the viewing angle. Use it on the whole card surface or – better still – in key areas to boost the effect.
Card personalization is a sophisticated process that involves careful handling of highly sensitive data printed on the card surface. A dedicated process is necessary to ensure success and includes a complete infrastructure, organization, equipment and trained staff.
Gemalto offers card issuers a range of graphical personalization techniques such as embossing/indent, thermal transfer and laser with options such as barcode, photo and label to be printed on the card.
Learn more about Graphical personalization