At present, there are several types of plastic cards, the most widely used: offset printing with a special card printers and ink-jet printing method. The existence of each substantiated its advantages. For example, printing on special printer is very expensive, and the equipment itself is often also is not cheap, but the use of such technologies is justified by the need to quickly print directly to the customer, and low requirements for staff training: the badges at trade shows, reader's identity in the libraries and stuff. Offset technology has established itself as one of the cheapest in particularly true of large print runs. Although in recent years have tried to offset the possibility to expand at the expense of miniofsetov, however technology has its drawbacks: the coating produced using the card varnish, which wear out faster than pvc foil (used in ink-jet method), it is impossible to print individual data for each card.

Inkjet printing of plastic cards has evolved relatively recently, but with the advent namely that technology cards have gained versatility of application. This technology has allowed for a low cost of printing even a slight circulation cards, and the use of print personalization each card (this allows you to print individual bar code, photographs of individual staff members, etc., which will not be able to print offset). The manufacturing process is divided into the following stages: 1.Pechat, performed on a standard inkjet printer ink, water-based. For this phase requires the purchase of a computer, even the cheapest suit, a second-hand, its main objective the preparation of circulation in print any graphics program.