Plastic Card Articles

Card Punching System: “Getting Technical, Flirting With Printed Card Production”, One Stop Magazine, UK; 8/14/2008

Card Punching System: “Getting Technical, Flirting With Printed Card Production”, One Stop Magazine, UK; 8/14/2008

Printing Cards— Revisited Paul Dirienzo, Director of Engineering, Spartanics Perhaps you are like other commercial printers who one day considered expanding into printed card products but found the high cost of entry into this market prohibitive (e.g. £100,000). There’s reason to revisit the return-on-investment for equipment required to get into producing printed card products. One […]

Plastic Card Punching: “The Real Meaning of Card Volumes”; Card Technology Today; July/August 2008

Plastic Card Punching: “The Real Meaning of Card Volumes”; Card Technology Today; July/August 2008

The Real Meaning of Card Volumes For many years now many card manufacturers have proffered statistics on their yearly card volumes to their smart card issuer clientele, equating high production output with evidence of expertise. The larger the card volume, the louder the bragging rights. Bill Knotts, VP of Marketing for Spartanics (www.spartanics.com) tells CTT […]

Plastic Card Punching: “The European Gift Card Market . . . all wrapped up”; Global Identification; March 2008

Plastic Card Punching: “The European Gift Card Market . . . all wrapped up”; Global Identification; March 2008

Retailers in Europe, Asia, Latin America and other geographic regions outside North America are expected to soon see a duplication of the fast growing gift card market that took root in the United States approximately a decade ago. This gift card market has proven to be highly profitable for printers, plastics decorators and card manufacturers […]

Card Punching: “Minimizing Set-Up Times”; Card Manufacturing, February 2008

Card Punching: “Minimizing Set-Up Times”; Card Manufacturing, February 2008

Minimizing Set-Up Times By Bill Knotts, Spartanics As margins get thinner it’s more important to look at sources of excess downtime that are cutting into production output. A good place to begin is by revisiting set-up times and finding ways to streamline job changeovers. Consider that it only takes six minutes of changeover time to […]

Card Punching: “Lower Cost Smart ID Cards”; Card Technology Today

Card Punching: “Lower Cost Smart ID Cards”; Card Technology Today

Lower Cost Smart ID Cards By Tom Kleeman, CEO, Spartanics Smart ID card designers often lead the pack when it comes to incorporating state-of-art security features into card designs. Because the costs of compromised identities are high, there is a greater willingness to include tamper-proof laminates and other security add-ons to information-rich chips, even if […]

Plastic Card Inspection: “New Technology For Global Service Delivery”; Cards Now Asia; July/August 2006

Plastic Card Inspection: “New Technology For Global Service Delivery”; Cards Now Asia; July/August 2006

New Technology for Global Service Delivery By Tom Kleeman, CEO, Spartanics Asian card manufacturers probably know better than most that delays in getting service technicians from North America, Europe, or the other end of Asia available on-site are often untenable in today’s competitive business landscape. If a piece of card manufacturing equipment is a critical […]

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