New premier quality cards prove just the ticket for famous football club

Company Cards works along side a Premier League Football Club to produce first rate Season Ticket passes.

In 2010 we were delighted to be approached by a world famous Premier League football team, for whom quality on the pitch has to be matched by everything they do off it.

As they were unhappy with the standard of their existing plain white, overprinted season tickets, thousands of which are issued to fans every year, they were looking for something more robust and with greater impact – and our RFID cards were the perfect match.

These RFID cards have been created by Company Cards and are digitally printed directly on the plastic core of the card, which is then pressure laminated with PVC, protecting the print from scratching or wearing away over time. This production method ensures a high quality, full colour printed card that can also, if required, incorporate additional features such as photo identification or magnetic stripe.

The club was so delighted with the quality of the plastic cards and level of service provided that, along with production of the RFID season tickets and personalised plastic membership cards, they also asked us to assist in the accompanying fulfilment process. Because every season ticket pack sent out includes several personalised items it is absolutely essential that the correct items are sent to the correct person, and so to guarantee this we printed a unique 2D barcode on the covering letters. Positioned to be visible through the window of the envelope, the barcode was then scanned prior to the mail out in order to confirm the details of the RFID card inside. The specialist software we had written for this project enabled us to feed back daily reports to the client about the number of cards that had been encoded and verified, as well as whether any cards were missing or duplicated.

The client has been extremely impressed with the products, level of service and turnaround provided, resulting in us providing the same service for the past three years. Plans are now well underway for the 2013/14 season cards, which will begin production later the summer.

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