Smart Cards

Flash, swipe and tap: a unique identity.

Introduction To Smart Cards

  • A smart card, chip card, or ICC (Integrated Circuit Card) is a physical card containing a smart chip programmed for different uses.
  • Smart cards are generally the size of credit card & made of plastic. However, they can be made in metal as well.
  • They can send & receive signals by direct physical contact (also known as chip and dip) or a short-range wireless connectivity standard like radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near-field communication.
  • A microcontroller or an integrated memory chip is sealed between 2 layers of a smart card or embedded on its surface.
  • Smart cards are used for identification, authentication, data storage, payments, public security, schools, healthcare, loyalty programs and more.
  • Protolab can manufacture all types of smart cards at the most competitive prices at our manufacturing facility in India.

Types Of Smart Cards We Manufacture

UID Cards

  • These are Unique Identification Cards with photographs & personal demographics.
  • They can have bar codes, QR codes & intelligence like a chip (RFID/magnetic) for Aadhar or PAN information.
  • We are highly skilled at printing these cards with the highest quality, designs, and finishing.
  • We are also one of the major manufacturing partners for Indian PAN cards.
  • Our team is well equipped with the skills & knowledge required to develop such solutions.
  • And we have the manufacturing prowess to make such UID cards for all applications.

SIM Bodies

  • We manufacture bodies for SIM cards ranging in size from micro to nano. 
  • This body provides secure packaging for the SIM card, prevents tampering & allows for a visually attractive extension of the brand identity.
  • We can manufacture these SIM bodies in all shapes, sizes and designs.
  • We are one of the leading suppliers to telecom companies for SIM bodies.

Magnetic Cards

  • Magnetic cards use similar technology as the credit cards used in our day-to-day lives.
  • However, this technology is slowly becoming obsolete due to the advent of other more robust technologies.
  • The magnetic stripe on the card is coded with identification data & secure null characterizations algorithms. 
  • The magnetic stripe, sometimes called swipe card or magstripe, is read by swiping past a magnetic reading head. 
  • We can say that magnetic cards can be customized to suit individual applications.

RFID Cards

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, ensures secure identification.
  • They have also proved to be a successful storage medium for value units, with up to 64 kb of memory and more.
  • Furthermore, they are implanted with crypto-processors to create the ideal security pass, compact, portable & practical.
  • RFID ID cards can be programmed for different applications. They work in tandem with RFID antennas to read or send instructions to the card.
  • At Protolab, we manufacture the highest quality RFID cards at the most competitive prices.

Gift Cards

  • Gift cards are physical cards that contain specific amounts of encoded & encashable values. 
  • These can be used by retailers & other commercial institutions to allow customers to gift credit to people.
  • They are also used to create cross-brand loyalty. 
  • We design these attractive plastic gift cards to extend the institution’s branding.
  • We have manufactured such gift cards for over 40 retail brands in India and abroad.
  • Talk to us today to find out how we can offer this solution to you.

Loyalty Cards

  • Loyalty cards are issued to a customer by a business to reward them for buying goods or services.
  • They also help in recording information about what the customers are buying. 
  • Loyalty cards made from plastic are long-lasting & may be reloaded if the point of sale system supports that feature. 
  • In addition, this type of smart card can be personalized with membership numbers or names.
  • They may also include other variable data like a barcode or magnetic stripe.
  • We can manufacture them with RFID technology as well.
  • We consult our clients about developing a loyalty card that will suit their requirements the best.
  • Talk to us today to find out how we can engineer a loyalty card solution for your company too.

Bureau Services

Photo embedding / digitizing & lamination Non erasable printing
Lamination with holograms and holographic films Signature and scratch panels
Automatic serial and random number printing CMYK & Guilloche printing
Creative screen printing | digital | offset printing Matte and gloss finishes
200 – 800 micron thickness confirming to ISO standards & more Database management
Card personalization Embossing and tipping
Hot foil stamping Magnetic stripe and chip secure encoding


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Confirming to ISO 27001 standards.
We can manufacture cards from 200 to 1500 micron thicknesses.
Option of non-erasable variable printing.
A wide array of selective textures.
End-to-end personalization and fulfillment services.