Plastic Resource has over 100 years of combined UV printing experience; as a result, we have technical expertise in all aspects of UVprinting including graphic design, printing, laminating, die cutting, data application and fulfillment.

We realize that not everyone has that same level of expertise we do so we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions (and answers) that may be helpful for those of you just getting started. To make things easier; we have broken this section out into several common categories:

Gift and Loyalty Cards

I've never sold gift cards before but want to start; what do I need to do next?

The first step in selling gift cards is having a system to manage them. If you have an existing POS System; you will need to find out whether or not you can accept gift cards.

If you can; simply contact our sales department and they will be happy to help you get started. Or, if you prefer, you can also review our step-by-step guide.

If you don't have an existing POS System, contact us at (855) 505-8251 and we would be happy to refer one.

I don't have any artwork; can you design one for me?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your gift card. If you currently have a logo, just send it to sales@plasticresource.com and we will create a design, send you a proof, and make any modest changes free of charge!

Do you have pre-designed cards I can choose from?

Yes. Plastic Resource offers a number of pre-design gift and loyalty cards for you to choose from. Once you've chosen a design, send us your logo if you have one and we'll add it to the final design.

What are the minimum order requirements?

The minimum order required for custom cards (you design) is 250. The minimum order for pre-designed gift and loyalty cards is 100.

I have my own artwork but I need a template; do you have one I can use?

Yes. For your convenience, several of our standard templates are available for download.

I have more questions; who should I call?

Our sales department is happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Call us at (855)505-8251 or email us anytime.

Card Carriers/Sleeves

Do you have pre-printed (generic) carriers I can buy?

Yes. We have three options to choose from: two standard folding carrier designs and one card sleeve.

Do you produce custom carriers?

Yes. We have several templates to choose from. You can preview or download them from here.

I don't have any artwork; can you design one for me?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your gift card carrier. If you currently have a logo, just send it to sales@plasticresource.com and we will create a design that matches your card, send you a proof, and make any modest changes free of charge.

I have my own artwork but I need a template; do you have one I can use?

Yes. For your convenience, several of our standard carrier templates are available for download.

Can you attach my gift cards to the carrier?

Yes; we have two custom carrier templates available specifically designed for adhering your card directly to the carrier.

I have more questions; who should I call?

Our sales department is happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Call us at (855)505-8251 or email us anytime.

Plastic Business Cards

Can you produce a standard business card size (2 x 3.5) on plastic?

Yes. We have a custom die for square or rounded corners using the same dimensions (2 x 3.5) as your standard business cards. Custom dies(unique shapes and sizes) are also available for an additional charge.

Do you print clear or frosted business cards?

Yes. In fact, clear and frosted plastic business cards are becoming increasingly popular for companies wanting to stand out from the competition. Consult with our sales department to maximize the effect when printing on clear and frosted stock materials.

I have multiple employees; what is the minimum amount I can order for each employee?

Each version requires a minimum of 250 cards. Standard pricing is based on total number of cards ordered.

I don't have any artwork; can you design one for me?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your business cards. If you currently have a logo, just send it to sales@plasticresource.com and we will create a design, send you a proof, and make any modest changes free of charge.

I have my own artwork but I need a template; do you have one I can use?

Yes. For your convenience, several of our standard templates are available for download.

Key Tags and Combo Cards

What types of key tags do you offer and what size are they?

We offer both standard and custom sized key tags. Please contact our sales department for more information or view samples online.

Do you have keys tags with a magnetic stripe or barcodes?

Yes. Standard key tags and combo cards come with a magnetic stripe or barcode for tracking customer data.

How do I track my cards and/or customer data?

The first step in selling gift and loyalty key tags or combo cards is having a system to manage them. If you have an existing POS System;you will need to find out whether or not you can accept gift cards.

If you can; simply contact our sales department and they will be happy to help you get started. Or, if you prefer, you can also review our step-by-step guide.

If you don't have an existing POS System, contact us at (855) 505-8251 and we would be happy to recommend one.

I don't have any artwork; can you design one for me?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your key tags and combo cards. If you currently have a logo, just send it to sales@plasticresource.com and we will create a design, send you a proof, and make any modest changes free of charge.

I have my own artwork but I need a template; do you have one I can use?

Yes. For your convenience, several of our standard templates are available for download.

Artwork

I don't have any artwork; can you design one for me?

Yes. We have full in-house capabilities to assist you in designing your cards and/or carriers. If you currently have a logo, just send it to sales@plasticresource.com and we will create a design, send you a proof, and make any modest changes free of charge.

I have my own artwork but I need a template; do you have one I can use?

Yes. For your convenience, several of our standard templates are available for download along with artwork specifications/guidelines to follow.

How should artwork be submitted?

For your convenience, artwork can be uploaded to our server or emailed as an attachment to our sales department. Read more about Design File Preparation.

Data Encoding

I've never sold gift cards before but want to start; what do I need to do next?

The first step in selling gift cards is having a system to manage them. If you have an existing POS System; you will need to find out whether or not you can accept gift cards.

If you can; simply contact our sales department and they will be happy to help you get started. Or, if you prefer, you can also review ourstep-by-step guide.

If you don't have an existing POS System, contact us at (855) 505-8251 and we would be happy to refer one.

I want a magnetic stripe on my card; what more do I need?

If you don't already know; you will need to ask your POS Company the following questions:

  • Which track do we need to encode on, track 1, track 2, or both?
  • Is there a specific numbering sequence that we need use for encoding the mag stripe or can we choose our own numbering sequence (some companies have a certain number of digits required in order for the pos system to recognize the data)?
I want a barcode on my card; what more do I need?

If you don't already know; you will need to ask your POS Company the following questions:

  • What type of barcode do I need (most common are 3 of 9, 128, and UPCA)?
  • How many digits (numbering sequence) are required for the barcode?
Who provides the data?

Often times; your POS Company will provide the data for you or explain which numbering sequence should be used for your POS System.

I have data; which format should I supply it in?

We can use text files (.txt), data files (.dat), Excel File (.xls or .xlsx) or Comma Separated Values (.csv)

How should data be submitted?

For your convenience, data files can be uploaded to our server or emailed as an attachment to our sales department.

I'm still confused; is there someone I can talk to?

Of course! Feel free to call us at 855-505-8251 or contact our sales department anytime.

Dealer Programs

Why partner with Plastic Resource?

For starters, it's simple, flexible, and profitable! In addition to that, partnering with Plastic Resource has its privileges:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Dedicated Account Sales Rep
  • Volume Discounts
  • Priority Turn-Times
  • Sales and Marketing Support
  • Custom Referral Programs
  • Mobile App for Live Production Status Updates - Coming Soon!
How do I get started?

Getting started is EASY! Just give us a call at 855-505-8251 or email us at sales@plasticresource.com.

Pricing

Plastic Resource is a full-service printing partner for the gift and loyalty card market offering consistent high-quality printing, data encoding, card personalization, and packaging services for the value-added card market. Plastic Resource continues to thrive in the marketplace as a leader in producing high quality products, unequivocal customer service, competitive pricing and swift turn-times.