We wouldn’t be in a position to offer our unique proposition without the extremely strong relationships and agreements that have been forged with our trusted and valued partners. Each of them listed below follow our own ethos and determination to make positive changes in the way we produce all types of cards – replacing plastic with an environmentally friendly alternative.
Livewire, the owner of the Green Gift Card brand, consider the relationship with Iggesund to be very special. Their support with R&D and the production of unique versions of the Invercote paperboard have helped us achieve our market leading position and continued innovation.
Iggesund Paperboard strive to inspire next-century print and packaging with sustainable paperboard products, services and advice that enhance the value of world-class brands. Their market-leading Invercote® and Incada® brands are used by some of the world’s most demanding luxury brand owners. Outstanding characteristics include superior durability, excellent colour reproduction, whiteness that does not fade, taint and odour neutrality and design versatility. Established in 1685 and part of the Holmen forest industry group, the company relies on its own sustainably managed forests to ensure a renewable material for centuries to come
The teams at HP, both in the UK and in Israel, have provided an enormous amount of support and belief in our Green Gift Cards initiative including the modification of a press to help us transform the way cards are printed everywhere. Their own commitment to reducing the impact on the environment fits perfectly with our own.
HP Indigo digital presses are designed with the environment in mind, taking into account the full product lifecycle, supply chain and end of life. That’s why HP Indigo presses are the right solution for print companies committed to maximizing the benefits of digital print for the environment, including reducing waste and power consumption per printed page.
Specialist environmentally friendly packaging experts Transcend are leaders in the fight again plastic straws, unrecyclable coffee cups and sustainable packaging. Like us they work with innovators, product developers and materials experts to manufacture tomorrow’s technologically advanced sustainable packaging.
They believe that for too long we have embraced the single-use-plastic culture and we are overdue for change. Transcend is the home of the only digital press in the world that we have worked with HP to develop specifically for the production of our cards.
Magicard is a pioneer of ID card printing technologies with a full range of desktop devices to meet any local, on-demand, secure ID card issuance requirement. Magicard’s reputation for innovation and differentiated products is underpinned by its experienced team of UK-based expert engineers. Design, new product development and all manufacturing are located centrally at its headquarters in Weymouth, UK.
Magicard printers are trusted to print millions of secure ID cards annually for corporates, schools, governments and infrastructure facilities throughout the world. Applications range from membership, physical and logical access control cards right through to secure IDs such as Drivers Licences and National ID cards. In addition to ID card printers, Magicard’s other product offers include TrustID desktop ID card issuance software and Securicards smart cards.
We are working closely with the teams at Magicard to develop the first 100% paperboard-based alternative to plastic cards.
To offer a diverse range of creative embellishments to our cards we have partnered with the inspirational and environmentally conscious team at FoilCo. Again, like all our partners what drew us to FoilCo was their unique approach to reducing their impact on the environment through their Zero2landfill scheme.
One common question we get asked is ‘Is the foil recyclable?’ The answer is yes - foil is so thin that it dissipates within the re-pulping process on our paperboard.
Foilco are leaders their industry and are changing misconceptions about foil as well as trying to change the way that companies handle their foil waste. Together we can now support our customers through the Zero2Landfill initiative by collecting their foil waste and placing it through our own specialist waste management systems.
Celanese is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of cellulose diacetate films and they utilise specialised casting technology in their production processes. Celanese was the first company in the world to commercialise diacetate films and have pioneered and refined this material for more than half a century.
We use their Clarifoil® cellulose based film to add protection, strength and water resistance to our cards and have the choice of high gloss, matt or satine. Clarifoil® film is made from a renewable source: PEFC certified wood pulp and is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable to EN13432, ASTMD6400 and Vincotte OK Compost Home, so it is the perfect product for our cards.
As one of our key print and secure personalisation partners, Thames Technology is one of Europe’s largest and most trusted card issuing partners; a market leader in the design, manufacture, personalisation and distribution of payment and retail cards.
They produce more than 250 million cards a year for customers in over 60 countries. An ever growing volume of those cards are now produced on our Invercote boards for both us and their own direct customers.
To enhance the experience of receiving a gift card, Green Gift cards has partnered with leading card packaging specialist Burgopak. The Burgopak Optimised range offers all a number of uniquely designed packaging mechanisms specifically for cards that we feel are a perfect fit for our Green Gift Cards.
We’re Proud to be members of the GCVA
The Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA) is a very active trade body and membership organisation that provides a platform and infrastructure to raise the profile of gift cards within the UK, positively positioning the sector to consumers, businesses, government and interested parties. We’re delighted to be a member and to have the opportunity to work closely with them on their green initiative.