May 25, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions About Paper Cards • Is a paper card with a magstripe recyclable? There are many unfounded objections around what a magnetic stripe added to either a paper or plastic card does to the ability to recycle. For plastic, the magstripe is almost always either buried under … Read more
March 30, 2021
One of the hottest design trends for gift cards is the use of shapes to accent your design and stand out against other gift cards. Optimum Card’s disruptive patented print technology offers card shapes at a price of just $500 over the standard card cost. This technology makes any size … Read more
March 5, 2021
Optimum Card Solutions, LLC (OCS) is pleased to announce that long-time paper gift card specialist Jim Moriarty has joined the company and will serve as its President. Optimum Card Solutions Press Release – New Team Member Jim Moriarty 03-04-21
December 4, 2020
Optimum Card Solutions is proud to have the gift card printing industry’s LOWEST carbon footprint.
July 7, 2020
PBS Frontline documentary Plastic Wars reviews the myth of PVC recycling, how oil companies perpetuated the myth of recycling to sell more PVC, and how PVC waste has become a global epidemic. How can you help solve this PVC crisis… transition your gift cards to PAPER GIFT CARDS which appear, … Read more
December 11, 2017
Apple has added a feature to new and existing iPhones (with the update to iOS 11) allowing the camera to read QR codes without the need for a 3rd-party app. Just open the camera and point! The QR can finally live up to its name: Quick Response Code. What … Read more
August 16, 2017
Make your holiday season brighter with better control of your gift card fulfillment. Whether done in-house or outsourced, an effective program should consider: Historical Data Tracking – Every quantity, serial number, date, version, and tracking number reported for each recipient, so no orders are lost, and fraud cases are easier … Read more
December 15, 2016
When it comes to paper gift card production, most companies are still using the same equipment originally designed for plastic cards. Optimum Card Solutions has taken an innovative approach to the entire process from start to finish. Read on to see how our process compares to the competition.
November 21, 2016
There’s a lot of talk about sustainability and gift cards, and it all begins with the material chosen to make the cards. This infographic highlights some environmental differences between PVC and FSC® certified paper for you to consider.