Since 1986 Deluxe plastic cards has been producing quality plastic cards; gift cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, healthcare cards, and industry tool cards. Since that time we have also produced key chain loyalty cards (keytags), Roloview rotary flip file cards, and imprinting and mass duplicating CDR optical disks at our plant at 202 s 22nd Street, Tampa FL. Complete service bureau operations began in 1987 with traditional embossing, tipping and encoding operations similar to bankcards. While we don’t produce official bankcards due to the excessive security expenses, we use many of the same procedures for quality control and accounting purposes. We also can thermal imprint names, numbers and even pictures for personalization one at a time or in bulk.
Gift Cards, Loyalty Cards, Membership Cards, ID Cards, Access Control Cards, Healthcare Cards, Industry Tool Cards cover just some of the uses of plastic cards. Our catalog and our blog offer several new ideas about uses for plastic cards.
Various types of printing are used depending on the nature of the art and the needs of the client. Silk-screening is used when we have large dark product to cover. White ink on black cards can be done. Signature panels with writeable surfaces needs the silk-screen method. Thermal imaging is used for much variable data such as bar codes with individual names. Digital printing is used for very short runs and delivery emergencies. Offset 4-color process is used for the medium runs in a hurry. Litho-Laminate comes to play for longer runs that require effective cost control when we have some more time.
Our niche is the short run high quality segment of the market. Those companies that have needs for less than 10,000 cards on the shelf and a need for names on but a few each request. We laminate, square cut, round corner and Mag strip cards ahead of need. All we have to do is print the front or back and ship. Personalization takes 3 days. 5-7 day delivery is standard for spot color jobs. 10-12 days for four color jobs.
Printing plastic can be a nasty business. It includes cleaners and solvents. Our process is a polymerization process catalyzed by high frequency light. There is no emission, no waste and almost no scrap (except when the customer is through with it). The amount of scrap is small when compared to the millions of tons of plastic scrap that is thrown away in the form of milk bottles and excess packaging. We use ozone free UV light bulbs and clean up is handled with an orange peel extract. In addition, the negligible amount of waste pigment is stored and disposed of as hazardous waste and burned properly according to the EPA requirements.
Made in America!
We are proud of the fact that we produce a product that is 100% made in America.
Deluxe Plastic Card has been supporting the historic heritage of Tampa by renovating an 1895 Ybor City Cigar factory over the last 28 years. We are currently on the list of historic structures in Tampa. Embossing, encoding, digital and conventional printing all take place on premise.