If you are looking for plastic cards for your ID card program, ID Card Group carries a wide variety of every style of card at affordable prices. What types of cardstock do we have? PVC in white and color, composite, magnetic stripe, prox cards, and much more!

PVC & Composite Cards

PVC cards are the standard card type used in most ID card programs. This means you’ll have the widest variety of choices and price points when selecting your cards. Options include standard CR80 30 mil cards, earth-friendly cards, and even cards with signature panels.

Composite cards are made from 40% PVC and 60% polyester, making them more durable than straight PVC cards. This makes them ideal for laminating and reverse transfer printers, which use higher temperatures during printing.

Data Cards

If you need to encode your cards to store data, your options will depend on the data you want to store and how you want to read it.

Magnetic stripe cards have long been used for student ID cards, library cards, retail rewards cards, gym membership cards, and much more. These cards hold small amounts of data, and can either be temporary (LoCo cards) or long-term (HiCo cards) cards.

If you want more flexibility in your cards, proximity cards are quickly growing in popularity (and even have options for magnetic stripe encoding as well). Used to unlock doors, prox cards can be printed on to also act as photo ID for employees and students.

Color PVC Cards

Shop Color PVC Cards at ID Card GroupUsed less often than blank white cards, PVC cards do come in a wide variety of colors – ID Card Group offers over 20 colors including metallic and fluorescent! Choose from options including:

  • Black, purple, red, or yellow
  • Blue, dark blue, or light blue
  • Green or dark green
  • Fluorescent blue, pink, green, yellow, orange, or red
  • Metallic green gold, red gold, silver, or copper

Colored PVC cards are made from the same material is PVC cards, just colored instead of white. They are the same CR80 30 mil card size that fits in all printers and badge holders.


If you need help choosing the best generic or brand name PVC card stock for your needs, call our ID experts at 877-868-0012 or sales@idcardgroup.com. We’ll make it easy for you!

ID Card Group offers a price match guarantee, provides free shipping on orders over $100, and accepts purchase orders.