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Why laminate cards? The security and design benefits…

By combining clear lamination with a UV blocker, we provide a high-performance adhesion and UV light protection, which also builds into the card an exceptionally long-lasting shelf-life and markedly vibrant colors. This layer prevents fading caused by heavy exposure to sunlight. Matica’s laminated cards are crisp and sharp, and guarantee professional-looking cards that won’t compromise your brand guidelines. There is something for every sector: laminates are available in clear, holographic and customized holographic for even stronger security. And should you want to create a stylish access card to improve the work environment, Matica’s portfolio of products would arguably deliver the card that would win the beauty pageant (but not at the expense of a rugged issuance performance).

Low volume to high volume

Matica’s lamination technology delivers to every client’s needs, whether that is printing heavy-duty cycles for organizations that need sturdy printing and laminated business cards every day such as government, education and the business sector or low volumes for organizations such as healthcare facilities or financial organizations managing loyalty and gift cards.

Durable cards without risking print quality

Laminating cards allows all investors in the technology to issue secure, robust cards in large volumes without risking the quality of the look, feel and security. Importantly, all the design and engineering, including all of its color ribbon and laminate consumables minimize costs, maximize output and security levels.

Affordable costs per laminated card

The clear and hologram laminate increases the cards’ ability to deal with water damage and tampering making each card much more durable than most other laminated cards on the market. Economically, this offers clients the opportunity to save on unnecessary costs since the need to reissue replacement cards is significantly minimized. It doesn’t matter which market you’re working in: Matica’s lamination options offer affordable costs per laminated card in sensitive, highly secure government credentials, multi-functional smartcards (such as corporate ID cards or hotel keycards), or loyalty cards and gift tokens.

Choose from a full range of laminated ID card materials

Matica’s lamination technology works with all manner of materials. The most frequently used material looks after the most straight forward classification: clear lamination. On the other hand, materials that look after holographic lamination requirements go that extra mile in forgery protection. These surfaces are available in various forms and thicknesses. The most frequently used is called a ‘continuous film’ (or ‘overlay’) and ‘patches’, while the lamination patch provides an extra protection against abrasion and UV thanks to its thickness, (typically between 0.6mm and 1.0mm).

Laminated cards = long-life cards

By combining card printing with lamination technology, the durability of a card is significantly strengthened. During the process of lamination, the laminate is thermally bound to a card’s surface, protecting the layout of the card and increasing its lifespan. Holographic laminate goes one step further by generating a customized, or generic off-the-shelf design, which adds enhanced protection against illicit counterfeit activities. It creates the illusion of a two-dimensional image within the laminate, but can be switched to a three-dimensional image depending on how the light falls onto it. Matica laminators use laminate films, which have pre-printed standard holograms, found in Matica’s chromXpert consumables portfolio. Custom holograms are also available, and can be made exclusively to match security specifications. Crucially, holograms make the illicit reproduction of these documents much more difficult and the holographic laminate brings an aesthetic value to a card, which elevates its perceived value, enhancing the customer journey and customer loyalty.

Who uses laminated ID cards and business cards?

Custom holograms are increasingly deployed by those industry sectors or government organizations that require enhanced protection against the counterfeit culture. You will find laminated cards and laminated business cards used for secure ID cards and sensitive documents, including, driving licenses, passports, national ID cards and employee ID cards (including student campus cards) or corporate security badges.    


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