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Payment card bodies and finishing options (2019 portfolio)

​​​​​​​​​Discover Gemalto's unbeatable range of card body technologies and deliver the coolest looking credit cards to your clients.

Metal Core card  

Metal Core card:
Luxury at your fingertips!

Metal cards have over the past years become synonymous with differentiating luxury brands and financial institutions for the High end cardholder.

coolest looking credit card  

Vivid card:
…A striking and hypnotic effect

A specific printing process using metallic inks and magnets for an exclusive and holographic rendering.

Transparent Card  

Transp​arent 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

F-square (foil) card … dress up your card

Flashy and fun or simple and elegant: whatever your choice, we have the answer.

Colored core 

Colored core:
…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​.

Bio-sourced card 

Bio-sourced card
…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.

3D credit card  

…bring your card to life

Raise your logo, any text or image to create a subtle 3D perspective .

Special ef​fects ...The Originals

Often copied but never matched – let alone bettered – our vast range of special card printing and hot stamping effects will breathe life into your designs. 

Among the most spectacular are the following trio:

Embossing varnish  

Emb​ossing varnish:
give depth to your card

This unique varnish was developed by Gemalto to encapsulate a logo or text with stunning results​.

Tactile Varnish  

Tactile Varnish:
... 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

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​.

Pure silver

Pure silver:
... 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​.​

Magstripe printing  

Magstripe printing:
watch this space

A smart way of using space to communicate, using black or silver text.

Hot Stamp foil  

Hot Stamp foil:... stand out from the crowd​​

Very simple to apply for the maximum effect.​​

Flip Flop card 

Flip Flop:
... 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.​

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Graphical Personalization

Graphical Personalization

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​​​​​​