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The Edikio alternative range is part of a corporate initiative in response to the growing need from companies to reduce the environmental impact of their business activities. Tested and validated by Edikio's R&D and Quality departments, this alternative range is

  • suitable for numerous uses 
  • and offers a high-quality, professional-looking finish.


paper-pla-edikio-card-2s.pngAlternatives to PVC for your labels and personalized cards


The Edikio range of consumables offers two alternatives to PVC: 

  • PLA/WOOD cards
  • paper cards

These alternative cards for reduced environmental impact have many benefits and a wide range of personalization options in black monochrome with our Edikio Guest and Edikio Price Tag software. They are suitable for the hospitality sector and other businesses, including wine merchants and delicatessens.


PLA/WOOD cards: the sustainable alternative to PVC

test-edikiot-pla.pngWith their natural wood look, PLA/WOOD cards offer similar benefits to conventional PVC cards. 

They are:

  • Durable 
  • Easy to clean

With their attractive, professional-looking black monochrome finish, they are ideal for:

  • top-of-the-range buffet counters, product displays, and other services in the hospitality sector
  • attractive displays in specialty stores and for other commercial products.



When you choose PLA/WOOD cards you are choosing a card that has a 42% lower environmental impact than a PVC card*. They are made of biosourced materials, partly recycled: 

  • Polylactic acid (PLA) is a sustainable plastic substitute made from renewable biosourced resources such as corn or sugarcane; it is not derived from petroleum and is non-toxic.
  • Wood fiber is a coproduct of the industrial processing of PEFC certified wood from sustainably managed forests.



* Data from a life cycle analysis performed on several types of cards with the support of the CODDE department of LCIE Bureau Veritas and in accordance with ISO standards 14040 and 14044.


PLA/WOOD cards with standard CR80 dimensions (0.76mm thick) are compatible with: Edikio Guest and Price Tag, Access and Flex

They can be printed with the BLACK RMS black monochrome ribbon and are also compatible with Edikio accessories.


Download the data sheet




Paper cards: an alternative for short-term use

papercards-insitu.pngPaper cards are ideal for short-term use—from a few hours to a few days—or where there is minimum handling.

They are:

  • Thick
  • Wrinkle-free 
  • High quality with premium feel and dazzling whiteness
  • Hand writable

They offer black monochrome quality printing at a reduced cost for the following applications:

  • Price tags for packaged products
  • Luggage labels
  • Event cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Gift cards



Paper cards are made from 100% natural and renewable materials, without added plastic. The paper is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) and comes from sustainably managed forests. The printed paper cards are biodegradable, compostable, and easily recyclable (they can be sorted with paper).

Paper cards with standard CR80 dimensions (0.76mm thick) are compatible with:

  • Edikio Guest Access and Flex
  • Edikio Price Tag Access, Flex and Duplex

They can be printed with the BLACKFLEX black monochrome ribbon and are also compatible with Edikio accessories.

Download the data sheet