If you’ve finally decided to create some custom printed key tags and loyalty cards to get more customers, you’ve taken a great step towards growing your business. So what’s the next step? Designing those key tags and plastic cards and getting them printed! Sure, there are different companies that can print those cards for you, but you want to make sure you’re getting the best quality cards and tags for your business. The way to narrow down the list and choose the best plastic printer for your big marketing effort is to ask yourself these five questions:
1. Do they offer custom designs?
Your key tags and plastic cards should be designed in a way that positively and effectively represents your business. The way to do this is to find a printer with a talented graphic design team who can help you create a custom design. KeyTag1 has a team with over 30 combined years of graphic design experience and their free design services will give your cards the “wow” factor!
2. Do they offer different styles of key tags and plastic cards?
A good plastic card printer will offer different style cards for you to choose from. With KeyTag1 you can choose from standard key tags, s-style key tags, oval-style key tags, and they offer short packs and family packs. Short packs and family packs are combo packs that combine key tags and plastic cards on one sheet so your customers can share a key tag with the family.
3. How good is the quality of their plastic cards?
For a durable plastic card that is still bendable and flexible, the card should be printed on teslin, a thin plastic sheet with laminate on both sides for a total thickness that is equal to a credit card. This ensures that the card does not peel apart or have any color fading. All ink, barcodes, and variable print will stay protected against water, sun and normal usage over time.
4. Do they offer mailers?
You might find that you would like the option of mailing out your key tags to your customers when they sign up for a membership or loyalty program. This is convenient for the customer and plastic mailers will help you cut down on mailing and distribution costs. These can easily be removed or “punched out” of a postcard sized mailer by your customers. They can be personalized and numbered. This is the best way to create a single, easy to mail solution.
5. Do they offer free and same day proofs?
If you know exactly what you want printed on your card and have a logo and design ideas ready, you should be able to send them to the plastic printer’s design team and receive a sample proof the same day. Through their proofing process they will work on the design until the customer is completely satisfied and approves the design.