Expanding capacity and capabilities by adding a new 7 color press. This press allowing us to make smaller runs more efficiently
Increased Overall Capacity of Card Personalization and added EMV Personalization, Laser Engraving, and PIN Generation
PPP celebrates 50 years. When Perfect Plastic Printing opened in 1965, it occupied a single “bay” of an industrial park in Addison, Illinois. Equipment included one Miehle 29-inch sheet fed offset press and a single laminator. There were four full-time and two part-time employees.
PPP renews strategic collaboration with Safran Morpho to meet increased demand for EMV Smartcards in the US market
Perfect Element – Winner PII Premier Print Awards Visa Heavy Card. Crystal Mosaic – Winner Pewter Award – Printing Impressions Gold Ink Award Citi Prepaid Visa
Perfect Textile – Winner Specialty Ink / Coatings PII Pinnacle Print Awards. Crystal Mosaic – Winner Best Card Design – Paybefore Awards Prepaid Solutions Capcom prepaid Visa
Introduces Contactless Foil Visa card
PPP offers secure card personalization.
Perfect Plastic Printing increases production capacity by expanding the PPP campus.
PPP wins international recognition at the ICMA Expo in Greece with the Discover Fabric Card, the Best Buy Colorshift Snowman and the Nordstrom Full Face Foil Holographic cards.
100% Smart Card capability is achieved at PPP through a strategic collaboration with Orga
PPP is at the forefront of card technology with the first fully functional clear secure card, full-face hologram card, and the use of bar code technology in the manufacturing process.
PPP installs the first Digital UV press in the industry.
PPP meets the increased demand for four-color printing by acquiring its first multi-color press.
Citibank makes a deal with American Airlines to give consumers reward points, starting a new era for the industry.
New state-of-the-art facility is completed in St. Charles, IL.
BankAmericard officially becomes known as Visa
The first clear bank card is produced by PPP.
PPP begins mag stripe card manufacturing.
Full bleed printing is perfected by PPP for plastic cards.
PPP stamps its first signature panel.
A group of bankers creates a member-owned association that later became MasterCard.
Perfect Plastic Printing becomes incorporated.
Nasa is formed
Visa gets its start as a bank-issued card, although it is called BankAmericard, named after Bank of America.
American Express issues its first charge card. Within five years, more than 1 million cards are in use at approximately 85,000 establishments within and outside the United States.
John Biggins Invents the first credit card for the Flatbush National Bank of Brooklyn in New York. His “Charge- It” program worked between bank customers and local merchants.