Adding value to your business

At Thames Technology our services are diverse. From defining and designing, to securely managing and preparing everything for the big launch, we can help guide you through to a successful outcome.

Card Construction

Card Construction

To illustrate our capability, we have created an interactive card for you to see the technology in our cards. Scroll down the page and click the crosses to get more information about the technology.

Chip / Magnetic Stripe / Contactless

Choose from a range of card interfaces to securely communicate your data.


When companies invest heavily in their brand, it’s essential that logos and artwork can be printed precisely.


Transparent overlays provide protection from alteration and wear and tear. They’re a great way of keeping your design and your customer information intact.


The core of cards can be made from traditional PVC and PETG, right through to innovations like Nu: eCard, Teslin and paper-based board. And don't think is has to be white, we can colour match with your brand.

Unique information

Most cards can be personalised with the key information embossed and printed on both sides. Payment cards also have a CVV and cardholder signature on the reverse.


To help prevent counterfeiting, some cards use holograms as a security feature.

Personalisation / Embossing text

Personalising cards using state-of-the-art equipment to ISO standards.

RFID - Radio-frequency identification

RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information encoded on technology within a card. A card can be contactless and does not need to be inserted in the reader to be read.

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Value Added Services

Consultancy Services – Support at Every Stage

Launching products and services can be complex – you need support at every stage. Thankfully, with close to 25 years’ experience, the Thames team can help at every turn. With us as your partner you can look forward to innovation and inspiration. Delivering opportunities, hitting project deadlines.

Impactful Card Designs

Our design team may be highly experienced, but they always listen to their creative director – you! We’ve found this close collaboration from an early stage of a project results in powerful and impactful card designs. The type to connect with your customers, raising both awareness and engagement. Read more

Carrier Design for Brand Recognition

Powerfully connecting with your customers is easier than you may think. Whether it’s a card wallet, personalised letter or secure card pack, our custom carriers ensure that your cards are presented with maximum effect. This is where we help you create a complete, compelling package.

Secure Data Services

Quite rightly, card issuers expect the highest levels of data security when it comes to their programmes. It’s one reason why many brands choose to work with Thames. Our PCI accredited facility is managed in-line with industry best practices, so the data is always accurate and secure.

Your Customer Journey

Ideas & Planning

Planning and collaboration is crucial in us understanding what you want to achieve. It’s how we ensure a project keeps in-line with your objectives.

Requirement & Functionality

Here we outline and refine the technical aspects that will deliver for you and your customers. Functionality is key.

Design & Artwork

Bring us an existing idea or let our team of designers craft something from scratch. Either way, we can develop inspiring artwork.


Our technology is diverse, covering data management and modern issuance. Naturally, we’ll walk you through the different ways you can benefit.

The Journey Of Your Cards

Raw Materials

Thames will help you select the best raw material for your project. We’ve a selection including PVC, PETG, Teslin®, chalk-based Nu:eCard and paper-based board.

Card Manufacture

Using the latest equipment means we can offer a refined process, delivering with speed with precision to meet deadlines. We turn plain card substrates into ambassadors for your brand.


Regardless of size or scale, your data is managed in the same way: in-line with industry best practices. It’s why banks trust us, and Mastercard and Visa accredit our facility.


Our equipment provides unrivalled capacity and efficiency to encode and print customer data. You take care of the personal relationship with your customers; Thames can take care of the rest.

Secure Fulfilment & Mailing

To truly push the boundaries in secure packaging alongside our tamper-evident sealed packs, we also have invested in the most efficient technology supported by highly-specialised fulfilment team. It’s our way of ensuring your card goes to the right person.

Security / Logistics

From the secure on site storage of your completed products to moving them safely around the world to their final destination, you can rest assured that they will be delivered on time and in full.

Here's what people say about us...

“We have worked with Thames Technology for over 13 years on our loyalty and gift card programmes. Over that period they managed the full rebrand and ongoing supply of our highly successful Beauty Club loyalty scheme and produced open loop MasterCard prepaid travel packs for us. Their ability to offer conceptual production sampling for our Christmas Gift Card made it so much easier for us to make the right decision on the final selection. Thames has consistently met our needs and helped us succeed with all these projects.” Sam Clements, Senior Print Project Manager, Debenhams.
“Tesco Clubcard is one of the most uniquely helpful things we do and it’s our way of saying thank you to our customers for shopping with us. We’ve listened to customers and we’re delighted to have made Clubcard even simpler and easier to use by working in partnership with Thames to introduce a brand new contactless card.” Simon Pepperdine, Tesco Clubcard Project Manager
“We gave Thames Technology a complex and challenging brief for a multi-currency card product, involving two EMV and magnetic stripe cards linked to the same account, separate PINs, and tamper evident packaging. Thames worked closely with us to refine our vision for a customer friendly product and delivered the whole solution, including production, packing and distribution, on time and on budget.” Miles Briggs, General Manager Financial Services, TUI UK & Ireland.
“It was of paramount importance that we found a partner with the ability to manage every stage of the card production process. Thames’ full service offering, technical expertise and international experience of taking customers through EMV migration made them the ideal partner.” Samuel Sarpong, CTO at Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd
“Our client base continues to demand new ways to improve card services for their customers, which is a key reason why we’ve enjoyed such a long-standing relationship with Thames Technology. Without question, they’re a global leader in the production of high quality card solutions, and continue to lead the way in technological innovation, whilst always adhering to strict standards and deadlines.” Zoran Zivkovic, Managing Director, SIS Software & Services Serbia
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