Payment Brand Testing Services

Q-Card is accredited to perform testing on behalf of Visa and American Express. We also perform third party testing per the Mastercard CQM and CSI standards.

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Visa

  • Contactless Card Level 1, Mobile Contactless Level 1 and HCE Level 1
  • Physical Testing
    • IC Card Test
    • ID-1 Card Flexure
    • Delamination Test - 90°
    • Delamination Test - Cross Hatch Tape
    • Elevated Temperature and Humidity Exposure
    • Embossed Character Retention - Heat
    • Embossed Character Retention - Pressure
    • Micromodule Adhesion Test
    • Laundry Test
    • Surface Abrasion Test
    • Ultraviolet (UV) Light Exposure
    • Wet Abraison
    • Adhesion or Blocking
    • Bending Stiffness Test
    • Resistance to Chemicals
    • Dimensions of Cards
    • Dynamic Bending Stress
    • Resistance to Heat
    • Opacity
    • Peel Strength
    • Card Dimensional Stability and Warpage Related to Temperature and Humidity
    • Card Warpage
    • Magnetic Stripe Adhesion
    • Magnetic Stripe Location
    • Wear Test for Magnetic Stripe
    • Signal Amplitude and Jitter Test
    • Surface Profile of the Magnetic Stripe   

Mastercard

Q-Card performs the most current tests related to Mastercard CQM and CSI standards.

  • Card Structural and Integrity (CSI)
  • Card Quality Management (CQM)
    • 3 Wheel Test Robustness
    • Adhesion and Blocking
    • Signature Panel & Hologram
    • ATS and Reading Distance
    • Bending Stiffness
    • Card Edges/Edge Burrs
    • Card Service
    • Solidity: Adhesion of ICM to Card
    • Overall Card Warpage
    • Card Assembly Defects
    • Resistance to Chemicals
    • Corner Impact
    • Corners
    • Location of Contacts
    • Dimensions of Embossed Character
    • Card Dimensions
    • Durability with Temperature and Humidity
    • Humidity Exposure for PICC Cards
    • Durability of Thermal Transfer
    • Dynamic Bending Stress
    • Dynamic Characteristics of a High Coercivity Magnetic Stripe Dynamic Torsional Stress
    • Embossed Character Relief Height Retention under Pressure
    • Embossed Character Relief Height Retention under Heat
    • Embossing- Durability of Tipping
    • ESD Conductivity of Card
    • Resistance to Heat
    • Height and Surface Profile of the Magnetic Stripe
    • Resistance to Impact
    • Durability of Indent Printing
    • Integrity of Character
    • Reproduction
    • And Many More...
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American Express Card Durability

  • Card Durability
    • Card warpage
    • Card Dimensions
    • Peel strength
    • Resistance to chemicals
    • Dimensional stability and warpage
    • Adhesion or blocking
    • Bending stiffness
    • Dynamic bending stress
    • Dynamic torsional stress
    • Opacity
    • UV light
    • X-rays
    • Embossing relief height of characters
    • Resistance to heat
    • Surface distortions and raised areas
    • Dimension and location of contacts
    • Electrical surface resistance of contacts
    • Surface profile of contacts
    • 3 wheel test
    • Flammability
    • Operating temperature
    • Static electricity