Metal Cards

Unique QR Codes Per Card Variable Printed

Can we print a unique QR code on each metal card? Yes we can! For this type of project, it's a bit more setup than our standard "variable printing" so the cost for this is $1/pc per side. How to setup for variable QR code print production: When you're ready to order variably printed QR codes with your project, reach out to our support team for a custom quote (https://metalkards.com/quote/) so we can assist with pricing your order. We will need the QR codes generated in 100% vector format...

Cards with NFC (near-field communication) capability

Do you make cards with NFC (near-field communication) capability? Unfortunately at this time we do not make cards with NFC. Why Not? With any of today's credit cards, as far as we've seen, they're not completely made of metal. In order to insert EMV and NFC chips, they are made with a sandwich process of a sheet of metal, and plastic, with the chips embedded between the two. We only make cards out of stainless steel, and do not do plastic or sandwich processes. An NFC chip would have to ...

Can I get a custom Quote?

We provide an extremely easy order process online, but realize that for more custom jobs, you may need a custom quote – which we're happy to provide free of charge! Simply enter your project details on our easy RFQ here: https://metalkards.com/quote/

Do you have templates?

If you'd like to design your own metal card, we have a free design template for you available through our cart here: https://metalkards.com/order/metal-card-templates/ Please ensure spot color (silkscreen) artwork is all 100% vector format. Only "full color printing" jobs can be with bitmap (.jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp). Download .Ai template (https://metalkards.com/files/templates/MetalKard-Template-pdf.zip) Download .EPS template (https://metalkards.com/files/templates/MetalKard-Template-eps.zi...

How can I get samples?

Our metal card sample kit includes 4 sample cards of your choosing from our selection of finishes, etching, color and thickness options. To order your sample kit, please order in our online store here: https://metalkards.com/order/free-metal-card-sample-kit/ Looking for more? We also offer a deluxe sample kit, to show every finish option we make – including 12 samples sent USPS Priority Mail 1-3 day. To order our deluxe sample kit, please order in our online store here: https://metalkards.com/o...

Can you produce membership cards individually as needed?

We call this individual fulfillment. Many times, a business will want to run a membership program that they add members daily or weekly, and customize the cards with the name, number, date, etc, as needed as they gain members. We however, focus on mass production at a great price – while our minimum is 50qty, this is a start to finish run created from scratch, with standard turn time. We can absolutely customize cards with our variable laser etching or printing, so adding names from a spreads...

How to Print with Color Matching (PMS) on Metal Cards

If you're looking to do color matching, we can match within closely with a Pantone Matching System. When you use a printed book that has the exact colors printed, we can both reference them. You can call a number like PMS 185 a nice Red. (https://amzn.to/2Lhyeh5) PMS colors are found by looking in a Pantone® Formula Guide. You can buy the Formula Guide Here (https://amzn.to/2Lhyeh5). (https://amzn.to/2Lhyeh5) The Pantone Formula Guide is a worthy investment if you work in graphic...

Can you print PMS 871 Gold and PMS 877 Silver

We can Silkcreen Print PMS 871 Gold Metal Cards and PMS 877 Silver on Metal Cards Yes! Why would you want to do this? We can print PMS 871 and PMS 877 – which you could use to do gold on gold or silver on silver business cards. Want to print PMS 871 Gold on Gold Metal Cards? We can do that. We actually recommend PMS 873 Gold as it has a better "gold" finish on metal cards. Want to print PMS 877 Silver on Black Metal Cards? We can do that. Want to print PMS 871 Gold on ...

What is Deep Etching

Deep Etching on Metal Cards is a special technique we do to create more depth and impact on our metal card artwork. Metal Kards Deep Etching is done by doing multiple passes of our standard etching, to create etching that is approximately 50% depth of the card thickness. By deep etching certain portions of artwork, you can create a unique design that delivers extra impact and creative thought. Our standard etching removes ~10% surface material, while our deep etching is ~50%. Because it does g...

Can you print on both sides?

Yes! We include backside silkcreen printing for FREE. If you select 1, 2, 3, or more silkscreen printing, it's included on both sides! We can also etch on both sides! Standard Etching, Frosted Etching, Prism Etching. Deep Etching is single sided because it's cut 50% into the card surface!

Gunmetal Black vs Brushed Black

Brushed Black vs. Gunmetal Black Which is darker? How do they compare? Between "Brushed Black" and "Gunmetal Black" the finish options can get confusing, but it doesn't have to be! You may see on our site, both references, or even competitors talking about one being superior. In the Gunmetal Black Metal Card (https://metalkards.com/order/black-metal-cards/) World, you simply have terms for the same finish! We don't have a unique chemical composition, it's just two terms for the...

What is your standard Turn Around Time?

Metal Cards take time in Manufacturing – Which is very different than paper production time. Our general production is 12-17 business days, which takes between two and three weeks after artwork approval. At most we can rush around 12 business days, but we do not offer a more expedited production at this time. Please call or email us for expedited delivery options – We can ship expedited shipping for an additional fee, and may be able to meet your deadline. Let us know when your event or deadli...

Can you make just One Metal Card?

Our manufacturing process requires screens and plates setup on a running production line. When it comes to production samples or making just a couple cards, this is a difficult process due to the costs and setup involved in our manufacturing process. While we don't charge extra any setup costs, we do require a minimum order quantity to cover these costs. With our production, unfortunately it’s not possible for us to make one metal card – the process is not digital – We have to make plates and ...

Magnetic Strip Encoding

We can encode Magnetic Strip Metal Cards With HICO or LOCO Mag Strips We encode on Track 1 in the following format: %CARDNUMBER? for a 16 digit card it would look like as follows: %1111222233334444? How to provide custom magnetic strip programming You can provide us with an XLS with the card numbers, or we can generate them for you. This is a great combination with our Variable Printing and Variable Etching options, so we can have a card number printed on the card as well as encod...