The only way I can see this working is if Monzo charge for it - But it’ll almost certainly be seen as “petty”, despite a few people on the forum (me included), willing to pay something towards the card.
The Monzo embossing is terrible - The white paint comes off at the mere thought of using the card.
Un-embossed cards have a tendency to look like they’ve been designed and printed using Windows 95.
The first Starling card wasn’t great (the teal with white writing on the back), but it was better than the newest iteration with the black writing on the back!
Monzo “seem” (based on my opinion), to hold little value in the card/packaging/design - Outside of the Hot Coral colour.
I don’t think they dismiss it, but out of the million and one priorities they have - It just doesn’t feel high on the list of things to spend money on.
That’s based on the fact that the white numbering has been an issue from day one, and the packaging you receive is all about cost saving (and one could argue it’s more environmental friendly) - But there is defiantly no “premium” unboxing compared with all the other FinTechs (some of which are so over the top it’s madness… I’m looking at you, Curve).
The best “embossing” I’ve seen is the laser etched numbers on the N26 Metal Card.
It gets rid of the embossed, always going to fade numbers on the front, and doesn’t succumb to the cheapness that most un-embossed cards suffer from.
So yeah, if Monzo can increase their card production cost by 4,000 percent, that would be just toasty!