Tag Archives: Production Process

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 4: Card Fulfillment

By | March 17, 2017

This is the last part of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing:  Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 4 – Card Fulfillment Card fulfillment is the very last process of the card manufacturing and can be done with a single modular machine or with a mix of manual and automated steps. Pack into… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 3: Card Personalization

By | March 16, 2017

This is the Part three of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing:  Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 3 – Card Personalization The Card Personalization, also referred as “Card Issuance” is the sequence of steps that make every smart card unique. During this process individual card holder data are loaded into the chip… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 2: Card Body Production

By | March 15, 2017

This is the Part two of a four-parts essay on Smart Card Manufacturing: Smart Card Module Production Card Body Production Card Personalization Card Fulfillment 2 – Card Body Production Customer Artwork The customer provide the card artwork (or a draft of it) to the card producer. Pre Press The Pre Press department check the customer artwork and optimize it… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 1: Smart Card Module Production

By | March 14, 2017

This four-parts essay aims to provide students, people involved professionally in the Smart Card Industry, businesses interested to invest in a smart card production / personalization facility, startups and consumers, the basic information on the industrial smart card manufacturing process. There are many different processes and production technologies that are utilized to produce a smart card, here I am… Read More »