CardLogix ReadyStart® Secure Cards

Pre-Built High Security Graphics Background Cards

CardLogix ReadyStart® Secure Cards

Pre-printed Security Base Card

Pack of 100 Cards with Your Choice of Design

Multiple layers of physical security on one card:

  • Microtext
  • Guilloche
  • Intentional errors
  • Hidden images
  • Laser engraving
  • UV printing


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ReadyStart Secure Cards are a family of pre-printed ultra-high resolution security background plastic cards that enable a rapid start in the physical security, personalization and issuance of smart card and eID Credentials. ReadyStart Cards reduce the time and expense of card graphics design and printing, and provide an automatic, high resolution graphic background on the card. ReadyStart Secure Cards include a growing selection of professionally designed, 2400 dpi security graphic backgrounds. The cards are available in a variety of impressive, generic and market-specific designs most commonly used for Identity Credentials with a combination of unique security graphic elements, such as Microtext, Guilloche, hidden Card Validator® text laser engraving and UV printing. These security graphics automatically add multiple layers of protection against card duplication and fraud.

Physical Security Enhanced eID Cards

Improving your card’s physical security is a crucial factor while designing a trusted eID card program. A card that includes high security graphic printing significantly reduces the risk of fraudulent card duplication, preventing criminal attempts to pass as the authorized card holder. ReadyStart Secure Cards combine a mixture of Microtext, Guilloche, Intentional Error, Hidden Validator®, UV printing and laser engravings onto one ReadyStart Secure Card, creating the ultimate barrier to fraudulent card duplication.

Here are just some of the security graphics used in a ReadyStart Secure Card:

Microprinting, also known as nanoprinting, is a printing technique that creates a faint line, composed of very fine text. This text is only clearly legible through a magnifying glass or microscope. It is impossible to reproduce using conventional scanners and desktop card printers.
Guilloches are complex geometric patterns that consist of numerous interwoven fine lines. Because each pattern is uniquely generated, exact reproduction is nearly impossible.
Hidden Images
Hidden Images are mathematically buried in the printed card and can be viewed with CardLogix’s Card Validator® lens. Because of the fine detail used to generate the hidden images, they cannot be scanned, copied, or reproduced.

For an additional layer of physical card security, combine your ReadyStart Secure Card with one of CardLogix’ Holofoil Card designs. Holofoil Cards use pre-stamped, professionally designed hologram images.

Save Time, Save Money — Protect Personnel and Assets Sooner

Designing custom security graphics can be costly and time consuming. ReadyStart Secure Cards allow you to choose from an extensive list of pre-designed ultra-high resolution graphic backgrounds so that you can benefit from the added security of security graphic printed cards sooner and more cost-effectively. ReadyStart Secure Cards meet government and industry standards for card graphic layout and card substrates.

Matching ReadyStart Templates on The Card Encoding Engine™

ReadyStart Secure Cards provide a secure foundation for eID card and smart card personalization. Upon receiving your pre-printed ReadyStart Secure Cards with embedded smart card chips and/or magnetic stripes (magstripe), use the Card Encoding Engine to personalize your cards over the security graphic background. The Card Encoding Engine allows you to select your pre-printed ReadyStart design and layout under the graphic template options so that you can visualize your card’s layout and graphically personalize it the way you want.

Read the Card Encoding Engine brochure to learn more about Card Encoding Engine, the first card personalization software tool that provides smart card encoding without requiring API programming.


CardLogix ReadyStart Secure Cards Product Informantion Sheet


Corporate Profile

CardLogix is an ISO-certified smart card manufacturer, software developer, and the premier provider of smart card technology with a comprehensive line of SDKs and tools that enable easy and rapid development of high quality smart cards. Since 1998, CardLogix has supplied millions of cards and card components to over 42 countries around the world. As an expert in smart card and chip technology, card operating systemscard software, development tools, and middleware, CardLogix has continuously been at the forefront of smart card technology.

CardLogix Mission

CardLogix’ mission is to make highly secure, high quality smart card systems more widely available to customers in need. CardLogix strives to make data transactions more secure, personnel and assets more protected, and to turn otherwise complex and expensive smart card systems into simpler, more cost-effective, and easier-to-develop solutions for everyone.

CardLogix Values

Trust is the primary commodity that CardLogix trades in every day. CardLogix builds and maintains customers’ confidence their products and processes, so that they can trust our cards to reliably protect personnel, sensitive data, and their most valuable assets. Starting with development software that’s flexible and easy to use to uncompromising customer support, CardLogix delivers on the promise of trust that our service inspires and our cards guarantee. Our company culture breeds initiative, commitment, and follow-through. As a global supplier and active industry participant, CardLogix understands the importance of being a responsible global business. With recycling, energy conservation, and full RoHS compliance, the company meets its goals with the environment in mind.

CardLogix Advantage

  • Experts in smart card technology with an understanding of what it takes to get a card project from A to Z
  • Commitment to ISO, ICAO, and industry conformance to ensure performance and interoperability
  • Extensive partnerships with companies that offer complementary smart card infrastructure components
  • Innovative products and solutions that simplify smart card development
  • Cutting edge technology, sophistication and differentiated quality at a fraction of competitors’ costs
  • Continuous customer support and involvement with evolving card projects

CardLogix Solutions

CardLogix manufactures high security and multi-functional ISO compliant smart cards, powered by CardLogix’ own operating systems. CardLogix offers easy-to-use SDKs for programmers, powerful middleware and APIs, a variety of applications software, and innovative solutions that empower end-users to develop and personalize smart cards without requiring any user-programming. The company partners with key suppliers in software, biometric capture, readers, and printers to deliver complete, leading-edge solutions. CardLogix smart card platforms provide solutions for multiple applications to markets globally, such as national, civil, voter and enterprise identity; physical and logical access cards; stored value; loyalty and rewards programs; e-purse; gaming, healthcare and other solutions that use a combination of multiple applications onto one card.

Learn more by reading CardLogix case studies.