Our original idea was to create a luxury line of credit cards for status minded people- gold, platinum and diamond encrusted cards for the rich and famous. Then we decided that we wanted to rock these cards too, but we were neither rich nor famous. That's when we decided to create an affordable line of luxury credit cards- made mostly of metals.
All of our materials are sourced locally here in Seattle. We cut the cards in-house, laser engrave the name/#'s/images on the front and back of the cards, apply Hi-Coercivity magnetic stripes to the backs and then lock them down with a unique process we created utilizing a hardened clearcoat.
The two of us have depleted what limited resources we have, but would kill for the following: an upgraded laser engraver that can produce cards at an acceptable output; R&D that includes process of incorporating EMV chip and streamlining magstripe application at more of a mass production level; a beefed up website that wasn't created by one of our little sisters; a professional product photographer.
Our #1 goal is to complete our Visa/MC certifications, which would enable us to provide our cards to Financial Institutions. However, there are many other opportunities: rewards cards, loyalty cards (casinos, Starbucks), private club cards, medical cards, sports season ticket cards, fine dining and other high end gift cards.
A donation would be most helpful, but merely spreading the word of our adventure would be equally important. We appreciate you taking the time to view our project. You can always visit us @ www.archoncard.com or email @ email@example.com. Thanks much!