Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an open loop card?
An open loop card is a general-purpose charge card that can be used anywhere that brand of card is accepted. These cards can be credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, or prepaid cards. The partnerships involved with the issuance of open loop cards can be structured in various ways. For more information reach out to one of the team.
What is a closed loop card?
Closed loop is a payments industry term for a gift or credit card that can be used only in a single store or group of stores. These cards rarely have purchase fees, dormancy fees or other fees associated with the general purpose.
What is NFC?
Near-field communication (NFC) is a high frequency (13.56 Mhz), wireless communication technology that makes your smartphone, tablet, wearables, payment cards, and other devices even smarter. With NFC, you can transfer information between devices quickly and easily with a single touch—whether paying bills or downloading coupons/vouchers.
What is contactless?
Contactless payment systems are credit cards, debit cards, key fobs, smart cards, or other devices, including smartphones, that use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Near Field Communication for making secure payments. The embedded chip and antenna enable consumers to hold their card, fob, or handheld device over a reader at the point of sale terminal. These contactless payments are made in close physical proximity, in comparison to mobile payments that use broad-area mobile or WiFi networks.
Can I personalise in white ink?
Yes, our drop on demand machines have the capability to print in both black and white ink.
Can I recycle a board card with a magnetic stripe on?
Yes, this can be recycled through your standard household waste stream.
Is Thames FSC accredited?
Yes, Thames Technology is committed to upholding the values of FSC.
Can I apply a magnetic stripe onto board?
Yes, we have the machinery available to apply both to a coated and uncoated board card.