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Printing procedures and inks

Offset printing

Offset printing is suitable for medium and high quantities of cards. Thanks to our special pool printing procedure, we are already able to offer quantities of 250 cards with high-quality 4c offset printing. We print in a UV-drying process with Komori Lithrone 528 or with KBA Genius 52 UV. These modern printing machines guarantee top printing quality with a 70 line/cm grid and thus also make the printing of security features possible.

The advantages of offset printing:

  • Very high printing resolution up to 2400 dpi
  • Even high quantities economically feasible
  • UV-offset and CTP technology for short delivery times from 10 working days
  • CMYK (Euroscale) and spot colours using HKS and Pantone possible
  • Printing of security features
Plastikkarten im Offset farbig bedruckt

OSP printing

OSP (offset-similar printing) is a digital printing procedure that was developed at Plasticard-ZFT. 8 instead of 4 print colours expand the printable colours by 33% in comparison to CMYK. Thus, the correct reproduction of almost all the spot colours of the Pantone and HKS range is possible. The approval for printing is given on the basis of an original sample, which you can receive 24 hours after submitting the data. With the additional express service, the printing of a run of plastic cards within 24 hours is possible. You can find more information under or here:
  Infoseet OSP (DE)

The advantages of OSP printing:

  • Proofs and express delivery within 24 hours
  • High resolution at 1440 dpi
  • 33% more colours than with CMYK due to 8-colour printing (OSP advanced)
  • Spot colours using pantone and HKS
  • Small quantities of 20 - 2000 cards
  • Inexpensive high-quality solution
Brillianter OSP Druck auf Plastikkarten

Silk-screen printing

The silk-screen printing allows a particularly rich and even application of ink due to high ink film thicknesses. We print on modern Thieme semi-automatic and automatic machines, optionally also with UV-drying. In screen printing, course particles can be printed, which are used in metallic or optically variable inks. Signal colours, spot colours or special effect or security inks are also put into practice. Silk-screen printing can be combined with offset printing or OSP without any problems.


The advantages of the silk-screen printing:

  • High ink film thickness for maximum brilliance
  • Metallic, glitter and other special effect inks
  • Security inks, such as OVI or UV-sensitive inks
  • Sport colours using RAL, pantone, HKS or a special mix
  • Signature panel and stamp panel ink
Siebdruck-Metallic Silber und Gold

Good to know

UV-relief varnish and hot foil stamping can also be put into practice on plastic cards. You can find more detailed information under "Finishing".


Do you need samples?  Complete the sample request form, and we will be happy to send you a selection of cards.