Smart Travel

Contactless freedom for over 300,000 people a day

The Project

Get tram, bus and train passengers in Greater Manchester moving with a uniquely designed, printed and finished NXP Mifare DESFire RFID smart card. The card had to work, all the more it had to eclipse the TfL Oyster card.

This plastic card project was jam-packed with creative card-smithery, requiring a whole new level of plastic card printing and finishing. Coupled with RFID card technology we pushed smart ticketing to a whole new level.

What we did

Prototyping. Ink and finish development. Testing and Certification. We handled it all.

Ink and finish R&D

Our new matt+ card finish really set off the vibrant Pantone ink colours and served as a perfect base for the spot gloss effect.

Smart card certification tests

Once scrutinised by ITSO to ensure they were fit for purpose, Manchester’s unique smart card was cleared for travel.

“Probably the best looking and most tactile smart ticket in the world”

Matt, Made by Oomph

Oomph Customer Champions pride themselves on

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Managing your project and providing regular milestone updates.

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Providing deft advice and timely support you can rely on.

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Simplifying our plastic card range; helping you make the correct choice, every time.

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Taking you through the Oomph experience, identifying pitfalls to deliver your perfect solution.

Your cards, your way

We’ve developed an extensive range of card shapes, sizes, finishes and features. Opt for 60% recycled plastic cards or ultra-natural Pulper cards made from wood fibre. Giving you the freedom to create your perfect card.

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Our goal is your success

We make a difference by focusing on inspiration, advice, support and hands-on project management.

Free sample pack

Our Wow Pack is a showcase of our dedication to creating unique plastic card solutions tailored to our client’s needs. Be inspired.

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We’re trusted by our clients for our no-nonsense approach to plastic cards printing

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Technically advanced

Innovation is in our DNA. We’re always ready to jump at the chance to try something new.

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Choice of finish

Super glossy, smooth matt or our new tactile matt+ finish, we’ve got you covered.

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Quality components

Our cards are made using brilliantly-crisp white plastic from Italy and vivid ink from Japan.