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Universal Smart Cards offer an impressive amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to Student ID Cards, Admissions, Print Supplies, Card Issuance and Bureau Services.

Providing universities and colleges with staff, student and employee ID cards for over 14 years, we typically ship over 10,000,000 smart cards throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide on an annual basis.

We have found Universal Smart Cards to be totally dependable, very professional, willing to assist and help in every way required - David Lockey, University College Dublin


We can offer reduced lead-times, usually 2-3 weeks on printed cards and next day on stocked white cards, including all magnetic stripe, and contactless cards such as NXP MIFARE® Classic, MIFARE Plus®,  MIFARE® DESFire® and iClass and Proximity cards (125KHz).


EducationHaving worked with education establishments over the last decade, we appreciate that enrolment can be a very labour intensive, stressful time. Therefore, we offer a Bureau Service where you can outsource Student & Staff ID card production. Cards can be ordered and ready for student registration, alleviating any on-the–day issues which many establishments face when they print cards in-house. This also allows internal resources to work to their full potential, without the added worries and stress of the cards for enrolment. Find out more about our Bureau Service.


As long term members of Smartex and the Higher Education Smart Card Association (HESCA), we not only offer guidance on products, we also work closely with a select number of partners providing smart card solutions to the Education market.

With our expertise, we can help you with:

Identity | IT Security | Access Control | Cashless | Transport | Library | Car Parking | Laptop Hire | Lockers | Photocopying | Print | Point of Sale | Events | Gymnasium


We provide clients with advice and guidance on anything from card materials to technology and applications, card print methods and card printers, even guidance with artwork. Plus, our service does not stop there; we work with you as your requirements change.

Why not take a look at our online store where we have lots of items including PVC Cards, Smart Cards, Card Printers, Card Readers, Badge holders and Lanyards. We guarantee that you will have an easy purchase and our dedicated team can guide you on the best product for your needs.

If you need any advise our guidance, please do not hesitate to call us on +44(0)333 700 0078 or email us here, a member of our team will be happy to help you.