FAQs

PRELIMINARIES

What is a plastic card?

A plastic card is a card made from a plastic substrate that can be manufactured to serve many different purposes. Some of the most common uses for plastic card include, but is not limited to, business cards, gift cards, hotel key cards, photo ID cards, download cards and promotional cards.

What types of plastic card does CCG offer?

WMG offers several card types including gift cards, loyalty cards, ID cards, fundraising cards, plastic business cards, hotel key cards, phone and calling cards, membership cards, download cards, VIP and access cards and casino cards. These card types are made of PVC or Teslin.

What other products and services are usually associated with a plastic card order?

Many customers requesting plastic cards also require accessories and packaging. Accessories can range from lanyards, to card envelopes and special packaging.

Why would I pay more to purchase a product from WMG or any other American vendor when I can purchase cheaper product from China?

Selecting the right vendor for your media manufacturing and distribution needs is essential to supplying a quality product to the end user. Many times companies are hung up on pricing and consider purchasing media products manufactured overseas. Statistics show that media piracy is carried out on a much larger scale in foreign countries than in the US. When working with World Media Group, Inc. you can be assured that the company takes theft, piracy and copyright infringement seriously. Customer Service, Mastering and Quality departments perform a thorough check of the intellectual property rights and the company will not manufacture a product with media that does not pass these checks. Furthermore the physical product containing the media is kept safe though a series of the security procedures and policies. These policies include, but are not limited to, only clear purses allowed on the plant floor, no coats or jackets allowed on the plant floor, a right to search policy, a cell phone ban on the plant floor, detectors at employee exits and video surveillance throughout the facility.

World Media Group, Inc. pricing is just as competitive as overseas pricing in lower quantities and the cards produced are a much higher quality.

Using a media manufacturer in the United States makes sense for those companies that are involved in environmentally friendly programs. World Media Group, Inc. is centrally located for distribution within the US. World Media Group, Inc. has developed green procedures and policies that support using environmentally friendly materials in the manufactured product. World Media Group, Inc. has also implemented a recycling program throughout the plant. World Media Group, Inc. has been certified as a Sony Green Partner due to its environmentally conscious policies.

Can I have multiple designs for one order?

Yes, you can have multiple designs for your order. All you have to do is make sure that all the fronts of the cards are in one file and all the backs of the cards are in another file and just upload them where it says upload front and back.

PRODUCTS

Is WMG limited to only offering the card types listed above?

No. Custom orders are also accepted and will be priced out on an individual basis. If you do not see what you are looking for be sure to request a quote through our request a quote button.

What options are availalbe for product design?

There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.

1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.

2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.

3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.

Do plastic cards come off of the press ready for use?

No. Plastic cards are printed, and then laminated. Any data can be digitally printed on the press. The cards are then laminated, causing the data to be embedded under the laminate. There are also several finishing steps that must be completed such as die cutting.

PRINTING

What color formats are supported by your site?

Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.

Are there any print limitations?

PVC 30 mil product can only be simplexed. Teslin can be duplexed. Embedding is available on Teslin and PVC cards but embedded magnetic stripes or embedded variable data print with magnetic stripes is not available.

What printing method do you use?

We use digital printing, which provides the highest quality of print material for both text and images.

PRICING

What is the standard turnaround time for plastic card products?

The standard turnaround time is 3-5 business days, though orders can be processed in as little as 24 hours. Special rates may apply; refer to the sell sheets for pricing information. The 3-5 business days is how long it takes us to receive your order and get it printed and shipped out. This turn time does not include shipping time. Usually shipping is 2-3 business days if it is within the United States. Out of the country will take longer depending on what type of shipping you select.