Gift Card Statistics

  • 77% of Americans have given a gift card in the last year and more than two thirds of survey respondents plan to give a gift card in the next quarter of a year.
  • According to a survey conducted by CardCash, the average American has around $100 in unused gift cards.
  • Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of consumers used a gift card to buy something they wouldn’t have bought on their own.
  • 72% of customers will spend MORE than the value of their card.On average the recipient will spend 20% MORE than their gift card value.
  • According to Forbes, retail purchases made with prepaid cards will top U.S. $200 billion dollars in 2014. Around 25% of this is purchases made with gift cards.

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PVC vs. Teslin Sythetics

substrate looks like regular paper, but it’s actually a synthetic paper material made out of polyolefins and silica. PPG Industries, the manufacturer of Teslin substrate, describes it as “a single-layer, microporous material” that is lightweight and durable. This microporous construction allows for better absorption of ink and also allows Teslin substrate to be custom printed using a standard inkjet printer rather than a dedicated PVC card printer.

Advantages: safer for the environment, recyclable, most manufacturers are located within the United States.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a popular thermoplastic that contains high levels of chlorine which can reach up to 57%. Carbon, which is derived from oil or gas is also used in its fabrication. It is an odorless and solid plastic that is white, brittle and can also be found on the market in the form of pellets or white powder. PVC resin is often supplied in the powder forms and its high resistance to oxidation and degradation make it possible to store the material for long periods.

Cons: PVC isn’t the most environmentally friendly material, as it takes a lot of energy to produce and is rarely recycled. Teslin substrate, on the other hand, is very easy on the environment. According to PPG industries, the manufacturer of Teslin substrate, it is non-toxic and doesn’t contribute to deforestation. When incinerated, Teslin substrate produces only water, carbon dioxide and a clean ash, releasing no harmful chemicals. Teslin substrate can be recycled, with the recycled product often used for things like signs and park benches.

SPOT UV and Ink Upgrades

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