ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Plastic Printing Professionals (P3), a division of Bristol ID Technologies, has been manufacturing innovative plastic cards and products for businesses, worldwide, for over 40 years. Our vast experience and knowledge has made P3 a leader in the plastic card industry. Our state-of-the-art products are created through the combination of strict quality controlled offset printing methods and unique manufacturing techniques..
Caulastics began as a sole proprietorship in 1960 under the name of Caulley's Creative Litho Service. The company incorporated as a standard private corporation in California in 1987, named Caulastics. Due to reorganization, the company changed names to Plastic Printing Professionals, Inc (P3) in April 2002. In February 2006, P3 was purchased by Document Security Systems, Inc. In 2020, our division was acquired by Bristol ID. We now operate as a division of Bristol ID Technologies.
Our company stood out from other card plants due to our secure printing cababilities. From split-fountain printing to Polycarbonate card production, we continue to develop techniques and process that lead the industry.
From ETC development to embedded holograms to our patented Watermark security feature, our team continues to develop new products for the card market.
We pride ourselves in driving change and knowing the next wave for the industry. From Low Frequency to High Frequency and now to Ultra High Frequency, we'll be there when the next one hits as your source for trusted RFID products!
It's time to be in charge of your own business identity program! Moving to P3 allowed us to get out of propietary systems, lower cost, increase volume all while increasing card durability. We couldn't be happier!
HOW WE WORK
From quote to artwork, we'll go over the various steps in RFID card production..
We'll send you over new customer forms to fill out and then fire over an estimate. Upon approval on pricing, the next step is receiving a PO from your company. We have PO templates to use if neccessary.
You'll send over the vector files such as .eps or .ai files. We'll send a proof for approval and then move forward with the print layout. Once the layout is completed we'll burn plates and mix ink. Your brand will be printed onto various plastic materials, depending on durability concerns.
The printed plastic sheets are layered together with the RFID core to build a 30mil card sandwich. These layers are then put under platen lamination where they bond togethe to form one solid piece. The heat and pressure help to seal the materials together. Based on life expectancy and how the cards will be used/stored, we'll suggest a certain card material formula.
Prior to quality control, the laminated sheets must be die cut to credit card size (or other sizes). We use a matched die set to ensure perfect edges w/o debris. The cards are then sent to QC where our vision inspection machine looks for print errors, dust and debris. Once the cards pass our strict QC process, the RFID chips are checked to ensure you only receive working cards. In most cases, the cards are wrapped in 100's, boxed by 500 and shipped in 3,000 card cartons.
GET IN TOUCH
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us! We love the challenge of turning your ideas into reality and are always ready to talk through any concerns you may have.