Where history
meets innovation

A company built on service

Service has and always will be at the heart of what we do at Precision Card Services (Formerly Plastic Card Services). We believe that every card that leaves our premises is an ambassador for our customers, and as such we strive to always provide first-class products that inspire them to enhance their own card schemes.

About us

Precision Card Services (PCS) based in Macclesfield, Cheshire is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of made from 100% recycled plastic and eco-degradable PVC and paper-board cards, all of which can be recycled at end of life. Since its establishment in 1993, PCS has been providing a full end-to-end service to its customers, earning an enviable reputation within the print and card industry. With a workforce of around 40 industry-leading professionals, PCS takes pride in producing cards that meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.

In 2018, Precision Card Services invested around £1 million to create a dedicated digital printing facility housed on its existing site to cater for customers requiring shorter-run orders. This was further enhanced with the launch of the Plastic Card Hub, a fully automated web-to-print ordering platform that allows customers to price, design, proof and pay for their bespoke card orders and have them dispatched within just a few days.

Precision Card Services is a highly commended company having won multiple awards for its exceptional products, services and practices, most recently being named SME of the Year at the Printweek Awards, the winner of the Workflow, including e-commerce category at the Digital Printer Awards, and being recognised as one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work in the UK.

In 2023, Precision Card Services was acquired by the Woodberry Packaging Group, a move that has helped the company expand its operations, workforce, and expertise within the printing industry.

A message from the MD

We are proud to have our own state-of-the-art lithographic and digital production facilities which makes Precision Card Services one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fully recyclable and eco-degradable plastic cards and associated services such as card personalisation, direct mailing and fulfilment as well as offering data management and artwork services.

UK manufacturing

UK manufacturing at its best

Our purpose-built UK-based digital and lithographic production facilities enable us to manufacture and process 160 million cards per year for some of the world’s most famous brands.

Modern technology & equipment

Card plant

  • KBA Genius 52 UV 5 colour waterless offset litho press with UV drying x 2.
  • Screen CTP.
  • Svecia screen press with air tunnel and IR drying, UV drying and autopile.
  • Oasys auto collation system.
  • Oasys twin stack lamination system.
  • Coltec fully automatic sheet-fed collator.
  • Malahide hot stamping press N5A6S4 x 2
  • SA-L 4300 MK2 screen autoloader machine
  • Oasys automatic card punch.
  • Oasys automatic progression punch (combined card and key-fob).
  • HP Indigo 5900 7 colour digital printing press.
  • Coltec fully automatic sheet-fed collator.
  • Buerkle Smartlam CHK 100/200 S laminator.
  • MicroPOISE MK2 foiling machine.
  • Minipack-torre Modular 50 s

Card personalisation bureau

  • Atlantic Zeiser DoD (with 720dpi black print head with plasma unit).
  • Smart 70 thermal printer with double sided dual print.
  • Smart 70 thermal printer with double sided flip unit and encoder x 6.
  • NBS S18 thermal card printer and encoder x 3.
  • Zebra ZXP Series 7 dual sided thermal printer and encoder x 2.
  • Magicard Rio Pro extended thermal printer and encoder x 1.
  • Datacard MX2000 twin drum embosser.
  • Konica Minolta Accuriopress 6136P x 2.
  • Kalmar Mail Pro (6 feeder inserter)
  • Bell + Howell C5 inserter with 6 additional stations
  • MBO folder (perf/score/cross fold etc).
  • Polar 78e Guillotine.
  • Kirk Rudy pick and place unit with hot glue, Lake camera matching system, plow fold.
  • Kirk Rudy, stream feed with hot glue, Kirk Rudy camera matching system.
  • Kirk Rudy, stream feed with hot glue and inline HP inkjet printing system, Kirk Rudy camera matching system.
  • Kalmar C5 inserter with 4 additional stations.
  • Rinas TTD Thermal Printer with CS-SRM-LWR universal encoder and scan function unit.