The Plastic Card: a Product That Your Business Should Look Into

At Formplus, we are proud to offer a wide variety of print products in the field of administration and graphic communications for businesses for over 40 years. One of these stands out for its versatility and quality: the plastic card. In this article we will discuss this product in detail.


The Plastic Card is an Increasingly Popular Product

These cards, which their strength and durability level are much higher than the cardboard ones, are chosen by more and more companies to meet their needs. It is also a prestigious looking and very versatile product used in many industries.


Markets Likely to be Interested in the Plastic Card

Since the plastic card is a very flexible product, it may be suitable for several different markets. Here are some types of businesses that can benefit from such cards:

  • Professional orders and associations
  • Insurance companies
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Libraries and schools
  • Hotels, motels and resorts
  • Medical clinics
  • Government offices
  • Office buildings
  • Public parking
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Sales and promotions
  • Gift cards
  • Restaurants
  • Tanning salons
  • Gyms


What are the Usage Possibilities of a Plastic Card?

Usage possibilities for this product are as varied as the markets for which it can be useful. Here are the most common uses of the plastic card:

Customer Card

  • Card that identifies a customer or has a predetermined money value.
  • Card for a person who subscribes to a service.
  • It can be equipped with a magnetic strip or bar code to record the transactions or identify the customer’s account.
  • Ability to add money to an account to use a photocopier or the Internet.

Loyalty Card

  • Issued by a group of merchants for the common benefit.
  • It includes a magnetic stripe and a bar code that records information from the card holder to give him reward points. Once accumulated, these points can be redeemed by the customer.
  • It can also have an area with boxes to scratch when a privilege is used.

Hospitality or Access Card

  • This type of card is used by hotels and office buildings.
  • It acts as a key.
  • This is a security measure to restrict access to a place and to provide access to those who need to access it.

Identity Card

  • Issued by service providers or employers.
  • It contains the holder's photograph.
  • It can also serve as an access card.

Membership Card

  • Often issued by professional orders and associations.
  • It serves as proof of membership and payment of dues.
  • A good example of its use is to identify a paying customer of a paying clinic.

Business Card

  • A plastic card is able to replace a carboard card very well.
  • It allows to make a great first impression.

Promotional Card

  • Ideal for long-term sales promotions, as it is very durable.
  • For example, it can be sold for a fundraising and offer discounts at select partners.

Parking Card

  • Since such cards must be durable, plastic cards are ideal to create them.
  • It can be numbered to facilitate its recovery.


The Plastic Card is Also Versatile in its Options

There are many options available for this type of card. However, it is important to note that certain combinations of features and options are not possible. Here are the options we offer:

  • 4 color or flat printing
  • Opaque or transparent card
  • Embossing
  • Customization by thermal imagery
  • Photo
  • Hot Stamping
  • Magnetic tape
  • Signature panel
  • Bar code or QR code
  • Scratch zone


Formplus Also Offers Several Additional Services to the Creation of Plastic Cards

Indeed, we do much more than simply manufacturing the cards. Here are the other services we offer in relation with this product:

Graphic Design

  • We can assist you in designing your cards according to your corporate graphic identity. Our knowledge of the individual product specifications and requested characteristics will be greatly beneficial to you.

Mass Mailing

  • Affixing: The card can be affixed to a substrate, such as a letter.
  • Insertion: The product can be inserted in an envelope and prepared for mailing.


  • We have developed over the years a very good business relationship with several mail processing workshops. We will coordinate with them the addressing and mailing of your cards.

Forms and Custom Envelopes

  • We offer a full range of printed products that will satisfy all your needs.


This concludes this article on the plastic card and the different ways it can be useful to your business. If you have any questions about this product, please contact us. It is with pleasure that we will answer your questions.

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