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CPI Card Group Receives Ãâ€Â°lan Award

Monday 15 December 2003 13:53 CET | News

CPI Card Group is pleased to announce receipt of a prestigious International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Ãâ€Â°lan Award in the Best Non-Financial Card Design for Card Manufacturing Excellence category.

The winning card, a stored value gift card manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Company, pictures whimsically animated artwork of a Vespa scooter and patrons enjoying coffee outside an Italian style bistro. The card was manufactured at CPIs California plant using a unique process on clear PVC. The card is complicated to manufacture, requiring several additional printing steps, more than is usually needed for a typical four-color card. Another CPI Card Group entry, a pink glitter gift card manufactured for Aeropostale, was one of two finalists selected for the Peoples Choice Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. This award is open to every card entry in the contest, regardless of category. The card is made from unique particulate PVC, produced exclusively by CPIs sister company, Reno Plastics, Inc. in Reno, Nevada. A record number of entries were received this year - over eighty, representing more than eleven countries. Each entry was selected by a panel of judges, in a blind competition, unidentified by company. Delegates attending the Expo selected the Peoples Choice Award winners. One winner and two finalists were chosen in each of the five award categories, Financial, Non-financial, Phone Card, Technical Achievement, and Peoples Choice. CPI Card Group entered cards in the Financial and Non-financial categories.


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