CardExchange Plastic Card Printing Software


CardExchange is a powerful yet cost effective plastic card printing solution compatible with all brands of card printer. CardExchange enables the user to quickly select a card layout, find the correct employee or student, type their details, take a photograph and print their identity card. It also includes its own card-layout designer to easily create card templates.


  • Editions to suit different requirements
  • Card design wizard & WYSIWYG editor
  • 1D & 2D barcode printing
  • Image capture support
  • MS Excel, Access, SQL, Oracle & ODBC database connectivity
  • Magnetic stripe & contactless smart card encoding support
  • Signature tablet support
  • Biometric scanner support
  • USB hardware dongle option
  • Supports all card printer brands
  • Free telephone support & lifetime software updates

Here are the main differences between the different software versions:

Go: 5 card templates, internal database limited to 200 records
Premium: Unlimited internal database & card templates, connect to CSV, Access, Excel
Professional: Connect to even more databases MS SQL, MYSQL, DB2, OCBC, Oracle, PostgresSQL
Business: All of above plus 1k and 4k MiFare Encoding

Click here to download a comparison table to help choose the best version for your business.

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If you have any questions or queries about any of our products or our service, please feel free to contact us. Additionally, if you cannot find what you are looking for we may be able to help. Get in touch and we will try our best!

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5.00pm. We always endeavour to answer any enquiries within 24 hours.

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Tel: 029 2070 8702 We answer the phone as The Edge - that's our company name!


When do I give you my logo?

When you checkout you will be given the option to upload your logo file. If you forget or don't have a usable logo then please give us a call

Do the prices shown include VAT & Delivery?

The prices shown here display both inclusive & exclusive of VAT. Delivery is not displayed here and is calculated in your shopping basket. If you are ordering multiple items we may be able to combine delivery charges, please call us to ask!

Will I get an artwork proof before you print my order?

We always email you a visual before we print the bulk order and we do not proceed until you are 100% happy with the proof. Proofs typically take 2-3 days but depends on the artwork you provide.

Can we see samples before we buy?

Please just ask us! Our policy is wherever possible to supply any product samples free of charge when we can. However some larger and more expensive lines, they may incur a charge or delivery cost.

Can we talk with someone if I don’t see all the information I need online?

Absolutely! Our team of friendly, experienced account managers are available to talk you through the process, just call us on 029 2070 8702

I can’t see what I am looking for on the website, can you help with this?

Of course! Please let us know what item you are looking for and we will do our best to source it for you.

Delivery Time

STOCK ITEMS: Order before 2pm for next working day delivery to anywhere in mainland UK (Excludes UK bank holidays).

NON-STOCK: Customised products such as branded lanyards, printed plastic cards, printed wristbands, branded visitor books. Delivery dates for these items can be found within their product description.

Delivery Location

Orders over £100 – FREE*
Orders under £100 - £7.50

All orders are posted using a secure trackable signed for courier service.

For Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scillies, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands and shipments to other countries please contact us for a quotation of delivery costs or complete your order and we will contact you with the delivery cost.


If you're not happy with the items purchased you have 14 days to return them to us for a full credit of the goods, provided they are in a resaleable condition. Please return to: The Edge Systems Limited, Windsor Place, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 1JL.

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