Direct Mail

Spectrum are well-know for supplying plastic cards, key fobs and encapsulated products. In recent years Direct Mail houses have been turning to us to supply durable loyalty & promotional cards and keyfobs to satisfy the high quality and quick-turnarounds set by the major players.

Our tear-proof cards are 100% plastic and are exceptionally durable, due to our exclusive manufacturing process and can be cut to any size or shape. We use a unique synthetic polyester substrate that, when heated during production, forms a permanent bond with the encapsulate, giving it added strength and flexibility. The finished product is a highly durable waterproof card that can be custom-designed, printed, sealed, cut and personalised to your exact requirements.

With a wealth of knowledge accumulated from years of working with Direct Mail companies our experienced team understand what works for DM and how to avoid problems. For example in numbered or personalised jobs which are match mounted, we understand that it is vital that all components are supplied in the same order, if cards are missing or in the wrong order this creates havoc on ‘match-mounting’ machinery when the incorrect cards or keyfobs end up on the wrong letter. We can help to reduce down time to a minimum by supplying cards exactly as required.

As suppliers to Direct Mail houses we always take all aspects into consideration when planning the job and discuss options with customers so that the best solution is provided to meet their specific needs.  Another benefit of using Spectrum for the whole job - print, personalisation and finishing – is that they are able to replace all spoilage before the job is despatched. Alternatively if the print/personalised items are supplied to us we have the systems in place to keep spoilage to a minimum, and are able to advise where cards are missing within the job.

As well as great people and huge technical experience we have the tools to turn around large or small runs within short timeframes:

  • 5 unit Heidleberg Speedmaster press
  • Myriad of encapsulation machinery
  • Fully automated die-cutting line

Available in a wide range of gauges, and finished in gloss or matt and individually personalised we are one of the largest plastic card manufacturers in the UK.


  • Membership cards
  • Promotional and loyalty cards
  • Identification cards
  • Security cards
  • Key fobs

Extra options:

  • Gloss or Matt finish
  • Print protection
  • Single or multicoloured print
  • Barcode and numbering
  • Personalisation
  • Signature panels

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