VISA, MasterCard, American Express...
Credit and gift cards are typical applications for hotstamping technologies.
You may ask yourself what is being stamped...
The magnetic stripe, the signature panel, the logo of the credit institution, and of course the most important: the security hologram.
With credit cards, the hologram is being transferred onto the credit card by special stamping foils (hologram foils).
With gift cards, a copy protection is normally achieved by using special stamping dies.
Of course this spectrum offers much more. Further typical applications are:
and much much more.