- Oberthur Technologies, a
leading innovator in the fields of payment cards, SIM cards and
related services, now offers issuers a range of design services.
The Smart Design suite of services provides card issuers with a
quick and easy way to achieve unique card designs that are guaranteed
to work well within the production process. With more than 30 years'
collective experience of designing and producing cards for the
financial services and telecoms sector, Oberthur Technologies has
created a dedicated Smart Design team to help issuers create
eye-catching front-of-wallet card designs using the latest card
Smart Design initially offers three options:
- Smart Design: Consult - consultation with fully trained
design experts to ensure design agencies utilise the best manufacturing
- Smart Design: Refresh - using design expertise in
combination with advanced Smart Plastics technologies, the Refresh
option allows existing card designs to be updated for a fresh new look.
- Smart Design: Create - in close co-operation with issuer
marketing teams, new card and fulfilment material designs are created
to meet issuers' needs, whilst ensuring the design will work
effectively within the production process.
The company also offers design services for other printing media,
including card carriers, envelopes and inserts, as well as payment
and SIM card packaging solutions, allowing financial card issuers and
telecoms operators to further enhance their brand image.
Oberthur's Smart Design team offers solid experience working for
international companies in the creative advertising, online media,
magazine and publication as well as the card industry to guarantee a
solid creative approach for the issuer's projects. Issuers will
benefit from this highly skilled staff to create state-of-the-art
cards from a wide range of plastic technologies including clear and
coloured core cards, different shapes, as well as environmentally
friendly options. The Smart Design team can ensure the card design
process is not only efficient and fast, but also that banks and
operators will have full compliance with the relevant standards from
"Card issuers often spend large sums of money on creating the
perfect design, only to find the design is not 100% suitable for
manufacturing," comments Stuart Yaxley, Head of Card Services Product
Line at Oberthur Technologies. "Our Smart Design services allow
issuers to get it right the first time for those critical card
Smart Design is now available and further strengthens the
complete end-to-end service that Oberthur Technologies offers its
customers, from initial concept to distribution of the finished card.
About Oberthur Technologies
With sales of 905 million Euros in 2009, Oberthur Technologies is
a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and
excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its
main target markets:
- Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security
and identification based solutions and services based on smart card
technology for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence
- Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic
- and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.
- Security printing: A key player in the secure printing industry
specialized in the production of banknotes, checks and other security
documents in more than fifty countries.
- Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of
intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.
Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an
industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.
Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company
(societe anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at
50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur
Technologies S.A.'s corporate registration number is 340 709 534
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