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Use of Plastic Cards

It is hard to imagine enjoying the conveniences of modern life without the availability of plastic cards. Most consumers pay for at least half of their purchases with a plastic card. Most large retailers, supermarkets and online retailers accept plastic.

Early plastic cards were very different and a lot less sophisticated than the popular and widely accepted cards that we have all become accustomed to today. These early-use cards paved the way, however, and evolved into highly functional plastic cards with embedded technology.

More recently, plastic cards have become a powerful marketing tool, widely used in a variety of applications. Some of the most popular uses of the common plastic card now include:

1. Business cards
2. Gift cards
3. Loyalty cards
4. Discount cards
5. Key access cards
6. ID badges
7. Prayer cards

Plastic Identification cards have also been an important means of identity verification is today's security-conscious world. Typically, these cards verify citizenship, location and job status. In addition, driving license, weapon permit, medical care and different benefit licenses can also be made as Identification plastic cards. These plastic cards usually feature a photo, full name, and the date of birth of the owner, as well as the date of issuance and expiration date. Special numbering and official marks are frequently included on the plastic card.