Card Testing Services

CTI's Card Testing Services are applied to all Product Testing and Technology Testing. We offer worldwide ISO/IEC 17025 accredited quality assurance testing to certify and also to prevent re-issuance of financial / transport / ID cards.

The services are separated by the different stages of the card manufacturing and card processing equipment, all with the common goal to ensure your cards work worldwide, first time, every time.

If you wish to enquire about our services or for further information, please contact us via our
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Design Reviews

Card Testing International can help you, even in the early stages of a card project, by means of our 'Chromalin' (Design) Reviews. With our expertise we can offer you a critique on the intended features of a card, to steer your Marketing Department away from potential 'traps' they could fall into - often the more fashionable a card looks, the more likely it is to not comply with the ISO Standards for cards!

Issuing cards that do not comply to ISO Standards may mean that there is the possibility that read reliability problems could occur on some field readers and also some aspects of durability may be compromised.

To perform a Card Design Review, we require a standard image file (BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF or PDF) of the back and the front of the card design, or alternatively paper mock-ups sent to us would serve equally well. We naturally treat all of our client's card products with the utmost of confidentiality.

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, Passports / MRTD

Magnetic Stripe, Smart Card / Chip Card, RFID / NFC Contactless, EMV Certification, Powered Card / Display Card, Biometric Card, Embossing & Printing

Contact us for further information, and we would also be happy to provide you with a Quotation.


Prevent faults before they are manufactured.
Ask us about our design reviews!

CTI can guide on the best design choices for your product.