Blank Stock are product samples without any form of Personalisation; the application of personal/customer data to the stock material.
'Blank' credit cards / debit cards are non-embossed and have non-encoded Magnetic Stripe.
IDs, Drivers Licences and Passports have no added identification data. The application of this kind of data
to a product is known as 'Personalisation'.
A sample of Blank Stock is sent to CTI, directly
from your Manufacturer several weeks prior to being issued.
We perform the tests then provide you with a test report that includes all results, details about how the test
was performed, and whether the relevant Standards have been met. In addition, we also provide our expert opinion
if the results are likely to impact on the cards reliability and recommendations to remediate the failed results
for the next batch.
For continued monitoring of quality, we would suggest that card batches are periodically tested from time to
time, in order to ensure that the relevant quality is being met and maintained.
Our most common tests include, but are not limited to:
Peel Strength (Overlay Delamination), Flexure Durability, Card Dimensions, ESD Robustness, Resistance to Impact (for embossed cards), Magnetic Stripe
Performance (Dynamic Characteristics), Magnetic Stripe Surface Profile, Magnetic Stripe Roughness, Magnetic Stripe Abrasion, IC Contact Sizing,
IC Profile (height), IC Dynamic Bending Stress, IC Dynamic Torsional Stress, IC Mechanical Strength, 3 Wheel Test.
A Card Service Life Evaluation Regime can also be included as part of the
compliance testing to see if the cards are likely to go the distance.
If you require more in depth testing or a customised subset of tests, we can perform a large
range of ISO & ANSI Blank Card Stock tests on a test-by-test ad-hoc basis.
Below is a list of Card Products and Card Technologies that are involved with this Card Testing Service.
Credit Cards / Debit Cards, Loyalty Cards / Gift Cards, Transport Cards, ID Cards & Driver Licences, Access Cards, Passports / MRTD
Magnetic Stripe, Smart Card / Chip Card, RFID / NFC Contactless, Powered Card / Display Card, Biometric Card
Contact us for further information, and we
would also be happy to provide you with a Quotation.
Issuers / Manufacturers
Fast Batch Turnaround -
Test Reporting as early as 5 Days*
*Turnaround times subject to batch size and geographic proximity - Ask us about your projected