Spectrum Innovations are based in Stockport, Greater Manchester, started out as a printing firm in 1922 and has been run by its present management since 1988.

Spectrum Innovations are the UKs largest library card supplier, using a variety of materials including biodegradable card, key fobs, and bookmarks. The cards can be personalised with numbers, barcodes, magnetic stripe, or text. As well as cards we also specialise in print and finishing, with lithographic, digital, and screen-printing capabilities. The finishing service includes, encapsulation lamination, wire/spiral binding, barcoding, folding and die-cutting.

As an innovative business there’s an offering of bespoke products ranging from promotional products to compliance visuals, and everything in between.

Spectrum Innovations are ISO 9001 certified, as testament to our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Spectrum Innovations has been certified to ISO9001 for the following scope: The production and supply of lithographically and flexographically printed plastic cards and key fobs at the Stockport site. Certification is subject to periodic surveillance and re-assessment. For further information regarding the validity of the certification please contact Assured Origin LTD t/a Print and Media Certification on info@printcertification.co.uk.

Spectrum are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier
of plastic cards as well as providing over 80% of Libraries
with membership cards

Screen Printing

We have a dedicated screen printing
production unit, with experienced and
knowledgeable staff on hand to produce
high quality screen printed items.



Encapsulation seals printed material
between two layers of polyester, producing
an extremely durable and waterproof
plastic product.


Litho Printing

With a running speed of 13,000 sheets per
hour our machine allows speedy
turnaround times.


Die Cutting

With our unique, custom-made, fully
automated die cutter we have a capacity of
75K cards per hour – and that’s fast!



Give your books a professional look with
Wiro or Spiral binding. You may also wish
to expand your stationery products such as
diaries and other items.


Digital Printing

Speedy Canon Image press producing
precision printing with consistent results .


Our Products


JP, Carlow Central Library

I just wanted to say a big Thank You to you for all your help over the past few months. We now have the cards and have started distributing them today (so far so good!). Please pass my thanks along to all who helped in the process.

James Willdig, Spiral Colour

Absolute fantastic turn around, brilliant service. Thank you very much!!

Latest News

24 April 2024

Carbon Capture

Spectrum have signed up to the carbon capture programme, in partnership with the Woodland Trust. Contributing to the UK’s ‘net zero’ by 2050’ target.
24 April 2024

IPIA Recognising Excellence Awards 2023

Spectrum picked up two awards at the recent IPIA Gala awards, Innovation Masterclass for our biodegradable product solutions and Kath was highly commended as an IPIA […]