Card materials

At Colourfast, we know that the material used for a card plays a crucial role in the overall quality and functionality of the product. This is why we offer a variety of card materials, PVC being our standard one which is manufactured primarily of recycled PVC material, a selection of both paper and plastic cards to cater to the diverse needs of our customers. Whether producing gift cards, coupon cards, business cards, loyalty cards or membership cards, you have the choice of picking the material that will best fit your needs. Let's explore these two primary materials to understand their unique characteristics, benefits, and applications.


In a time of climate change, abundant waste and the world being in a constant state of trying to reduce, reuse and recycle, we at Colourfast do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We feel that we have the integrity and duty as a company to reduce pollution, save materials and ultimately save our customers money.
Eco-friendly Card Materials

Paper Cards

Paper cards have a timeless appeal. They are traditional, familiar, and offer a tactile warmth that is not replicated by any other material.


  • Paper cards are lightweight, yet robust and durable.
  • They are available in a variety of weights, textures, and finishes.
  • These cards are eco-friendly and easily recyclable.


  • Versatile: Paper cards are an excellent choice for business cards, invitations, postcards, and more.
  • Customizable: With a variety of printing techniques available, including offset, digital, and letterpress, paper cards can be uniquely personalized to reflect your brand or message.
  • Cost-Effective: Paper cards are generally more affordable than their plastic counterparts, making them a popular choice for large-volume orders.


  • Business Cards
  • Gift Cards
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Event Tickets
  • Invitations
Paper Card Materials

Plastic Cards

Plastic cards provide a modern, durable alternative to traditional paper. They offer enhanced durability, versatility, and a high-quality look and feel.


  • Plastic cards are typically thicker and more rigid than paper cards.
  • They are resistant to wear and tear, water, and environmental factors, making them longer-lasting.
  • Plastic cards have a glossy, sleek appearance that lends a professional look.


  • Durable: Plastic cards are built to last. They resist damage from water, sunlight, and everyday use, making them ideal for cards that need to withstand time and regular handling.
  • High-quality: The sheen and finish of plastic cards give them a premium feel, making them perfect for high-end branding applications.
  • Versatile: Plastic cards can incorporate various technologies like magnetic stripes, barcodes, or RFID chips, making them perfect for a range of uses.


  • ID Cards
  • Membership Cards
  • Key Cards
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Access Cards

At Colourfast, we're dedicated to providing the highest quality card solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you opt for the traditional appeal of paper or the modern durability of plastic, we have the expertise and technology to deliver top-notch products that will exceed your expectations.

Plastic Card Materials

Eco-Friendly options

Let us know what kind of Card materials you need

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