ID cards and government cards are growing in use and complexity for many applications. The life cycle of these cards is usually 10 years, thus having to resist alterations, like “bad handling” by some careless users. Card manufacturers need to offer the most secure, durable, and resistant cards, that's why ABACI CARD has chosen Long Life PVC.
Long Life PVC has many positive properties necessary for ID application. It has excellent durability, high thermal stability and excellent printability. These features allow Long Life PVC to far surpass standard PVC in the most needed qualities of an ID card: durability and resistance.
Long life PVC identity cards can incorporate all security features: micro texts, guilloches, wood inks, variable inks (OVIs), holograms, etc.
Personalization with the card holder’s information is commonly performed by laser engraving which results in a permanent mark, virtually impossible to counterfeit. Long life PVC cards can also include color photos, made by direct-to card printing or re-transfer printing.
In addition, this material also has a good value for the money, offering much lower production costs than other materials used for identification. The excellent strength and durability allow for longer re-issuance cycles that, together with the low price, positively influence the cost reductions.