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Why Short Run Plastic Cards Make Sense

HP5600 Short Run Printer

In the printing world, the term “short run” means printing smaller quantities using a digital press. While price per unit can be higher, the overall cost on a short run print job is lower because the cost of plate manufacturing associated with traditional offset printing is excluded. There are other benefits to short run plastic […]

Top 5 Best Gift Card Packaging Designs

Target Gift Card Package Design

When you don’t know what to buy someone, there’s always the trusted gift card. Gift card purchasing has exploded in recent years, and retailers are more competitive than ever in their efforts to capture a larger piece of the pie. One way to attract gift card buyers is through creative package design, which enhances brand […]

Ordering Custom Plastic Cards Online Has Never Been Easier!

When we launched the new Plastek Cards website, it was the culmination of months of custom programming and design with one objective: making it possible to order highly customized plastic cards online. While it was possible to order plastic cards from a few online retailers around the web, our goal with PlastekCards.com was to offer […]

Table Tents to Parking Permits: 5 Common Paper Products that Should be Plastic

Plastic fundraising card

For hundreds of years, wood- and plant-based products have been used to create everything from signs to book covers to calling cards.  Only since World War II have modern plastics begun to replace paper.  However, there are still many paper products in existence today that would be better made with plastic. Here’s a few: Table Tents – Table tents, or tent […]

10 Promo Card Marketing Ideas for Businesses

Promotional Card Verizon

Promotional cards, sometimes referred to as discount cards, offer an excellent opportunity for businesses to expand their customer base and encourage repeat visits, boosting customer lifetime value. Here are some promo card ideas for new and existing businesses to help them increase traffic and transaction volume. Before the Grand Opening – There is a lot you can do […]

Die Cut Plastic Business Cards

Square Plastic Die Cut Business Card

Printing on plastic offers a number advantages, including durability, translucency, and the ability to create crisp die cut shapes. If you’re new to print lingo, die cuts are custom shapes and cutouts that deviate from the standard business card form factor. Well-integrated die cuts can add dimension to your design, strengthening brand identity. Here’s a few […]

Gift & Loyalty Cards are Not Just for the “Big Boys”

Athos gift and loyalty POS system

If you’re an independent retail business or a local or regional chain, you might be surprised to find out that you have the ability to accept gift cards and implement loyalty programs, just like national chains do. National chains integrate custom gift card and loyalty program components into their POS systems. However, this can be cost-prohibitive […]

Top 9 Most Creative Hotel Do Not Disturb Signs

Hotel Do Not Disturb Door Hanger - Westwood

In the early twentieth century, hotel do not disturb signs were available in only the finest luxury establishments. Today, they’re ubiquitous. Modern hotel door hangers can be as much about form as they are about function. Here are nine hotel do not disturb signs that get high marks for originality and creativity.   The Hotel Helix is a boutique […]

Gift Card Display Ideas

Rotating gift card display tower

When it comes to displaying gift cards, there are a lot of options. However, the best option is the one that gets them noticed. Every retail environment is different, and even the position of the lighting over your point of sale can play a role in determining gift card display placement. You’re not just limited to the cash […]

Why Plastic Fundraising Cards Beat Other Fundraising Ideas

Overlay Finish, Fundraising Card

According to fundraising forecaster The Atlas of Giving, charitable donations from the US reached a record $416.5 billion in 2013, a 13 percent jump over the previous year. That’s a lot of giving! In fact, the United States has been ranked the most generous nation on earth, according to the 2013 World Giving Index. If you’re […]

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