Card manufacturing is the first step of the two-fold process to create physical cards.
During this phase, the base cards are manufactured which consist of the plastic with the card design and the EMV chip. Therefore, a card design artwork and chip profile are required to start this step. When this step is finished, the card manufacturing will take place which will take approximately 8 to 10 weeks.
This card stock is maintained at the personalisation site. After this phase, the card personalisation process will start when a physical card is requested.