Bristol ID Technologies wins 2018 Élan Award from International Card Manufacturers Association

LIMA, NY – The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) selected Bristol ID Technologies, a leading card manufacturer, as a First Finalist in the Best Personalization & Fulfillment (P&F) Product, Service or Project category of the 2018 Élan Awards of Excellence.

The ICMA Élan Awards of Excellence honor card manufacturers and vendors for their world-class achievements in card design and technological innovation. The Élan Awards are the only awards in the world- wide card manufacturing industry to recognize and celebrate design innovation and technical achievement in card design.

Bristol ID won this esteemed industry award for its Wild Waves Theme & Water Park Season Pass card entry. Wanting to create a splash with their season pass, a west coast theme park sought to provide customers with a pass that included a wearable option without upgrading to RFID technology. Their pass concept soared in creating a card matrix that incorporated variable information and a QR code wristband punch out. This design allowed for adventures run wild, there was no longer the need to carry a card as guests could wear it on their wrist. Performing as needed, this durable duo achieved versatility as it joined season pass holders on their theme park adventures.

“We are very honored to receive this award from the International Card Manufacturers Association,” said Diane Morsch, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bristol ID. “We are dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality cards to deliver products our customers are proud to showcase”.

The award was presented to Bristol ID at the ICMA Élan Awards Reception and Dinner in Orlando, Florida on March 28, 2018. Keith Yeates, CEO of Bristol ID Technologies was on hand to receive the award.

About Bristol ID
Bristol ID is a manufacturer of custom plastic cards used in the ID & Security, Gift & Loyalty, Promotional Products and Print industries. Learn more about Bristol ID Technologies at

Mari Foley, Marketing Manager Bristol ID Technologies
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