by Donna M. Airoldi | June 22, 2011
Fast production of small quantity plastic cards for loyalty, gift, and membership card programs is now available from Cards-In-A-Flash by CARDSource. Turnaround time is seven business days or fewer, at “an affordable cost,” with design services available as well. 

"For over 35 years, CARDSource has served larger volume card users with the production, personalization, packaging, and distribution of their plastic card products —- and that same quality and service is now available to small-volume users," says Gary Smythe, president of CARDSource, located in Eagan, MN. "With just-in-time printing, customers can order smaller quantities every time they change their message or on an as-needed basis, which eliminates purchasing higher quantities for price breaks and storing larger quantities."

Customers of Cards-In-A-Flash by CARDSource also receive strategic card consultations by phone to ensure the custom plastic card will meet business goals. Examples include:

• Plastic membership cards that feed data into a current or future point-of-sale (POS) system, such as a health club that tracks membership and gift card activations and redemptions

• Customer-created designs that generate more retail-store traffic by adding card elements, such as magnetic strips or bar codes

• Direct-mail packages with personalized cards and letters to drive customer sales

• Ideas for how a business card can make a bigger impression than a paper card, such as clear substrates or embossing

Card manufacturing options are white and clear PVC substrates, full-color and/or spot-color printing, and various card thicknesses. All products are laminated.

For more information and quotes, visit or contact Denise Fisher at (866) 357-0510 or [email protected]