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CardLogix works with customers around the world every day and personalizes millions of smart cards every year. Over the past ten years of production and personalization experience with cards, we have developed an extensive portfolio of services and solutions for issuers. CardLogix is unique in the way we help align the individual needs of each customer to the requirements of accurate and timely matching of data and printing.

We realize that many projects are required to be in-country or in—field for immediate card issuance. We supply many of the infrastructure components (printers, couplers and software) from inventory in our webstore to speed your time to market. For complex projects, CardLogix offers consulting services to companies that are interested in bringing in-house, all of the functions of smart card personalization. We can help you in this transition with a managed handover of skills through training.

As part of our smart card mass customization services, we routinely personalize most cards. Our mass smart card customization capability is backed by years of experience. We have developed powerful databases that track all information on card data profiles, collateral matching, Chip IDs, generated card images and the complete card life-cycle history of each personalized card. Our disaster recovery program ensures continuity of service in any circumstance. Our personalization software manages the data and imaging across an array of machine types such as Datacard, Matica, M&Z, Evolis, and Mühlbauer to insure a continuity of service.

Chip & Magnetic Stripe Encoding

Magnetic Stripe

Encoding is available for either high or low coercivity cards. Our magnetic stripe cards can be encoded to the specifications set by leading manufacturers of automated banking and hotel equipment for tracks 1,2,3, and 5.

Data Loading

Formats the card to accept data, such as the manufacturer ID and date code. We can load all types of digital data (identification records, health histories, etc.).

Key Loading

We can program the card with either customer supplied keys or CardLogix encrypted keys for security applications.

Value Loading

We can load any form of value onto a card, including tokens.

Secondary Card Printing (Variable Imaging)

Barcode Printing

We support the 2/5, 3/9, 128-A,B,C, telepen, EAN 8, UPC-A, E, EAN 128, MSI, and ITF barcode formats. Please consult your sales representative for additional details.

Dye Sublimation Printing

A logo and/or user name and address on a pre-printed card can be added (up to 300 DPI resolution). The following colors can be applied (one per pass): black, white, teal, burgundy, purple, gold, royal blue, process blue, silver, green, warm red, dark red.

Color Photo ID Printing

For mandatory photo applications, such as ID badging, a minimum run of 10,000 cards is necessary. Setup charges are waived on orders of 25,000 or more.

Inkjet Printing

Provides a low resolution and low cost option for serialization and is available on larger production runs.

Card Shaping and Punching

Key tags, GSM punching, and tether/badge holes are standard options. Almost any custom shape is possible. Please contact your sales representative for further details.

Keychain smart card GSM

Security Personalization Options


CardLogix provides simple and effective file-level security with a double-blind Key Escrow methodology that protects sensitive everyday data.

Holograms and Overlays

Offered in either metallic foil or polyester overlays to increase security. Special tooling charges apply.

Signature Panels

Some applications require additional external methods to verify personal identification. A writeable panel accommodates a user signature and can also be used for entering hand written authorization codes or other dynamic user data.

Scratch-Off Panels

Are especially effective in protecting preloaded PINs and or other customer specific data. A scratch-off panel can be applied to dye-sublimation printing and accommodate up to 10 digits.

Tipping and Embossing

Card embossing is provided in the standard banking point sizes and font. Tipping is offered in silver or gold and is applied to the embossed characters to make them more readable.

Security Printing Options

Laser Engraving/Indenting

Smartcard laser engraving

Laser Engraving is the burning or removing of material (known as ablation) from plastic in order to create images, text, or machine-readable barcodes. These techniques produce a physical characteristic that cannot be recreated or removed.

Optically Variable Devices (OVDs)

Optically Variable Devices (OVDs)

Optically Variable Devices (OVDs) consist of a holographic film or layers applied to a card's construction. Holograms may have 3-dimensional effects, color changing properties, etc.

Holograms and Holomags

Holograms Holomags card printing

Holograms and Holomags display images that shift when the viewing angle is changed. They can be embedded or laminated onto the card after printing. CardLogix works with a variety of suppliers to offer numerous designs and options.

Tamper Evident Signature Panels

Signature Panel smart card

Tamper-Evident Signature Panels are writable labels for a user's signature or other written data using non-eraseable, custom-printed materials. (Not shown on card.)

Please refer to our Security Design Options product information sheet for more information.