Card Body & Finishing Options

Discover Gemalto's unbeatable range of card body technologies: graphic solutions to suit all your needs.

  • Transparent:
    send a clear message

    One of the most technically demanding cards to design but with our expert advice you can be sure that you are more than up to meeting the challenge.

  • Metallic foil:
    fantastic designs

    Flashy and fun or simple and elegant: whatever your choice, we have the answer.

  • Colored core:
    Your card is instantly recognized

    Get a slice of Colored Core, the cutting edge of card design technology. With a large choice of colors, this feature is the smart way of ensuring your card stands out from the crowd.

Special effects ...The Originals

Often copied but never matched – let alone bettered – our vast range of special printing and hot stamping effects will breathe life into your designs. Among the most spectacular are the following trio:

  • Embossing varnish:
    sealed and secured

    This unique varnish was developed by Gemalto to encapsulate a logo or text with stunning results

  • Tactile Varnish:
    the perfect touch

    A special varnish that brings your design to life. Perfect for highlighting a detail or a logo.

  • High-definition hot foil stamping: fine detailing

    A trade-off between customized holograms and hot foil stamping. Incredibly fine details can be obtained, enabling a fine segmentation of your card holders. It takes less than 3 weeks to create, leading to no expensive stock to manage and stunning results guaranteed.

  • Pure silver:
    slick and simple

    Perfect for highlighting logos and program names, an ideal alternative to silver hot foil.

  • Pearlescent varnish:
    bring colors to life

    A special varnish with a subtle metallic effect to make colors more vibrant.

  • Magstripe printing:
    don't waste space – communicate

    A smart way of using space to communicate, using black or silver text.

  • Standard hot-stamp foil:
    quick and simple

    Very simple to apply for the maximum effect.

  • Bio-sourced card:
    smart by nature

    Our new Eco Card has an innovative body made of bio materials to help you develop your green offering without compromising on quality.

  • Flip/flop:
    flips but guaranteed never to flop*

    A special varnish that changes the color of an image depending on the viewing angle. Use it on the whole card surface or – better still – in key areas to boost the effect.