02.10.2009 Education

Give a more thoughtful gift card

PBM, as largest manufacturer of paper cards in North America, produces the Ecko Card™. Using engineered substrates, the Ecko Card is a first in market, paper-based gift card that provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional PLA and PVC gift cards and promotes a substantial and positive impact environmentally, socially, and financially.The criteria for alternative gift cards are clear: it needs to be green, but have plastic-like properties, it must have a high quality, refined feel, with thick stock and smooth, fine edges, and the material cannot curl or fray for magnetic stripes to swipe effectively. Additionally, decorative treatments like foil stamping, UV coatings, and embossing can be incorporated into card designs, increasing the overall brand presence.

PBM’s packaging capabilities have grown into a specialized segment where we work with our customers to determine the best form, fit and function for their card packaging project. Our team of packaging engineers can deliver packaging and gift card carriers concepts through retail prototypes and then final production.