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Card Punching

cardsssWhen it comes to card punching, Universal Smart Cards offer a wide range of services to help you provide your card users easier ways to use and display their cards or add them to different devices. Check out our range of card punching options below.

Notch Punching

Notch punching is an accessibility option for card users with visual impairments. This is where we punch a small notch in the card that helps the user identify which way up the card should be used. This is commonly used in chip cards that require insertion into a reader and helps distinguish which way round the card should be inserted. Chat to us today about how we can add this feature to your cards.

SIM Punching

This is where we punch the card to make the chip and contact plate SIM sized. This can be used for a range of applications and allows the SIM to be fitted to devices, from mobile phones to watches. This is commonly used for applications such as payment devise that require a SIM for activation or mobile connectivity. We are able to work on a wide range of projects so if you have the need for a SIM punched chip, then contact or sales team and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Slot Punching

Slot punching is commonly used by organisations that require that their users display their cards on a lanyard. It’s a great alternative to putting your cards in badge holders as lanyards, chains and reels can be easily attached directly to your cards. A slot punch, as pictured, is a small oblong shape with rounded corners that is punched in the outer edge of the card to allow items to be attached. This form of punching is ideal for lanyards with wider clips as its longer format allows them to be attached easily. It’s worth mentioning that not all cards can be slot punched, as it some cases the punch can interfere with the antenna below, so speak to one of our experts today who will be happy to advise on whether your cards can be slot punched.

Hole Punching

This form of punching has similar benefits to slot punching, but the hole is punched in a round shape – much like that produced by a hole punch. This allows for a smaller hole in the card, so is ideal where space is limited by design, but punching for an attachment is a requirement. This form of punching does limit the accessories that can be attached, as with a smaller whole only smaller sized attachments on lanyards, reels and chains. As with slot punching, not all cards are suitable for hole punching as this can interfere with the antenna embedded in the card. If you’d like to find out more about hole punching contact us today and a member of the team will be happy to help you.

If you are looking to have your cards punched in any way, contact us today and one of our experts will be on hand to assist you in choosing the right punching method for your cards.