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I Want to Order Custom Cards... How Do I Get Started?

Custom plastic cards come in many forms: Event Badges, Gift Cards, Loyalty Cards, Membership Cards, Hotel Key Cards, Access Cards, Photo ID Cards, Luggage Tags, and even Key Fobs.Custom Plastic Cards

Whatever your needs are, ID Superstore can help. With nearly four decades of knowledge and experience, you can be sure you’re relying on the best when it comes to your custom plastic card needs.

Custom pre-printed plastic cards combine the best features of large run lithography-pressed cards and the technology of dye-sublimation printers to provide a cost-effective option for gift cards, ID cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, event badges and other card products that need to be further personalized with names or photos. They provide significant time and cost savings to banks, businesses, gyms, hotels, hospitals, retail stores, spas, supermarkets, and organizations with high volume card customization needs.

Custom Plastic Card Ordering Process

Step 1. Call our plastic card experts at 1-800-667-1772 to discuss your requirements. Based on your conversation with our custom card specialist, you will be given recommendations along with a quote for your custom cards order.

Step 2. Decide on the following:

  • Card stock
  • Artwork
  • Encoding options
  • Security features

Step 3. If you have a card artwork ready, send it to our printing specialist for evaluation. To ensure faithful reproduction of the submitted artwork, designs must meet the following specifications:

Artwork Specifications (See: Complete Artwork Submission Guidelines)

  • Color mode: RGB
  • Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
  • File format: .ai .eps .psd .jpeg .tif .pdf
  • Font: True-type (.ttf)

Alternatively, you also have the option of having your card artwork done by our in-house designers.

Step 4. A proof will be sent to you for final approval.

Step 5. Production of custom plastic cards will begin after receipt of signed approval of card proof.

Custom Pre-Printed Plastic Cards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What kind of custom cards can you make?

ID Superstore is able to produce nearly all kinds of custom plastic cards. Some examples include:

  • Full color cards
  • 2-Color Cards
  • Black and White Cards
  • Spot color cards
  • Full bleed cards
  • Edge to edge cards

Do you offer data encoding options as well?

custom gift cards

Yes, we are able to encode data to your custom cards order.

Can you add barcodes and QR codes to my custom cards order?

Yes, we have the capability to generate and incorporate barcodes and QR codes to your custom cards.

What security features are available for my custom cards?

There are several overt and covert security features that we can add to your card. Some of the options include holographic overlays, hot stamps, serial numbers, and signature panels, among others.

Can I make changes to my custom card order after I have signed the proof?

Note that once you submit your signed approval for the proof, production of the custom cards will commence immediately. Any alteration, correction, or cancelation will no longer be entertained so be sure to triple-check everything.

How soon do I receive my custom cards?

Turn around times for custom cards vary depending on the order. Your account representative will provide a time frame specific to your order.


Are you looking for ways to reduce your card printing and issuance costs? Custom cards are the answer. Call our card specialists at 1-800-667-1772 to get started.

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