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How do I design custom plastic gift cards?

Our goal is to make designing your gift card with Plastic Resource an easy and smooth process. Our user-friendly site allows you to select from three different designs solutions for your plastic cards with varying levels of customization. Our expert staff is always on hand to help you navigate all the important decisions.

A good place to start is our design options page. At Plastic Resource, we want to match your needs with the correct process. Below is an overview of our three card design options. Contact us with all questions; we are happy to guide you through every step.

Three Gift Card Design Options

Option #1: Pre-Designed Cards

Pre-designed gift cards are the easiest way to get custom gift cards. In our gallery, we carry 75+ options representing a variety of industries, including:

  • Gift and holiday
  • Beer and wine
  • Health and wellness
  • Restaurant
  • Spa and salon
  • Sports and recreation

Simply select one of the designs and receive a no-obligation quote on your custom gift cards. Once you select a design, we can add your logo or brand to the card design and provide you with a basic disclaimer and barcode or magnetic strip on the back.

Option #2: Custom Card Designs

Custom design services allow you to work with one of our graphic designers. They will guide you, step-by-step, to a fully unique design based on your specifications. We offer a wide range of options from a simple, no-charge design to a card that is fully customized on both sides.

With custom gift cards, you control every aspect of the design, including:

  • Background
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Image
  • Logo
  • Disclaimer
  • Contact information

Our custom design page will help get you started and we’re always a phone call away.

Option #3: Upload Your Own Image

Our card templates give you the option of uploading your own design. Visit our template page to find the template for the product you want in the format you’re using. Once you locate the correct template, download the file, add your image and send it back to us for a free quote on your cards. Common design file formats we support:

  • Illustrator (.ai)
  • Photoshop (.psd)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • InDesign (.indd)
  • JPEG (.jpeg)
  • Quark

Once we receive your design, we will contact you with feedback and any concerns. If you like, we can provide you with a basic disclaimer on the backside or help you write one that reflects your specific needs. Plastic Resource is diligent in all phases of production. We ensure your card stands out among the crowd.

Your Final Approval Is Our Guarantee

With all the above design processes, Plastic Resource guarantees your satisfaction. Once a design is agreed upon, we will send you a digital proof to examine. We require no commitment or payment until you have reviewed and approved the final design proof you will be ordering. We believe that, until you see the finished card, you shouldn’t have to make a final decision.

Optimize Your Card’s Success

An eye-catching, custom gift card from Plastic Resource is an effective way to promote your brand or business. They serve to recruit new customers and help retain or reward existing ones.

The gift card design you choose should stand out as a strong representation of your brand and the service you provide. If you don’t find the image for your design that you want in our gallery, a reliable image service like iStock or Adobe Stock can provide you with that perfect image.

Plastic Resource recommends having your logo prominent on the front of your card to promote brand awareness. The backside is the place for disclaimer, contact info, and barcode or magnetic strip.


  • Does the image you selected compliment your logo?
  • Are the colors compatible?
  • Does your composition flow?
  • Is the text crisp and readable?
  • Does your design create a dynamic impact that represents your brand?

Our graphic designers can help you answer these and all questions.

You Can Design a Great Gift Card!

Using the service and expert support staff at Plastic Resource is easy and painless. Start with any of the three processes outlined above and receive your product proof in as little as a week. We’re committed to getting you the best product in the shortest time with the least hassle. Call 833-290-5684 or contact Plastic Resource today.

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