Are ID cards made of PVC?

Identity cards are not made of a single piece of plastic, but rather they are comprised of numerous thin layers of plastic. These layers are often made of PVC, but more durable and secure cards can be made combining different materials to create a composite card.

What size is a PVC ID?

Classic PVC cards for a simple ID solution

Card Dimensions 2.13″ x 3.38″ (54mm x 86mm)
Card Material PVC
Common Card Size Credit Card
Card Thickness 30 mils
Magnetic Stripe No

What material is used for ID cards?

ID Card Materials PVC is the most common material used to make ID cards. PVC is durable, strong, and can remain structurally-intact for a very long time. Composite cards, typically made of 60% PVC and 40% PET, offer added durability and warp resistance, and are perfect for lamination applications.

Whats the difference between PET and PVC?

PET is the most common plastic for thermoforming packaging designs. PET plastic is highly suitable for food packaging as well as retail, electronic and other products. PVC plastic, or polyvinyl chloride, is a rigid plastic designed to withstand harsh impacts and extreme temperatures.

What is better PVC or PET?

Safer for storing materials, especially food—PET plastic is highly suitable for packaging food items, as well as retail, electronic and other products. Increased durability —PVC is a rigid plastic that has some durability.

Can my printer print on PVC cards?

Once you have an Inkjet PVC Card Tray you can print on Inkjet PVC Cards. Inkjet PVC cards have a special coating applied to them that allow them to absorb the ink from your inkjet printer.

How do I get a PVC card?

It can be ordered online through or using Aadhaar number, Virtual ID or Enrolment ID and paying a nominal charge of Rs. 50/-. Aadhaar PVC Card is delivered to the resident’s address by speed post.