FEBRUARY 2019 COVER STORY
Has the Sun Set on the RFID Card Market?

Given the recent introduction of various e-payment, e-ID and bio-recognition technologies, are there any opportunities left for RFID in the card industry? The answer is yes.

Featured Articles

2018 Card Industry Statistics, Trends Highlights
The global card industry manufactured 36.8 billion cards in 2018, which was 2 percent more than it manufactured in 2017.

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By Al Vrancart, ICMA, Founder Emeritus & Industry Advisor

Developments in Laser and Color Printing
Tightened security measures, lower costs and better quality have turned the focus toward next-generation color laser technologies.

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By Peter Bach, Mühlbauer GmbH & Co. KG, Senior Product Manager

Card Personalization Advances
Understanding marketing departments’ top-of-wallet quest for their product can increase card margins while improving cardholder satisfaction.

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By David Tushie, Magellen Consulting, ICMA Standards and Technical Representative

Exploring New Features in Modular Card Personalization Systems
As laser engraving and quality assurance modules start to enter the resale market, more service bureaus are adding them to their line-up.

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By Christy Viveros, Pittsburgh Embossing Services Inc., Business Developer

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