Faded embossing on debit cards

(Sam Wade) #1

Just a quick one here for @Monzo. I’ve found the white print on top of the debit card embossing is coming off really quickly. I’ve only had my card for about a week but the numbers and letters are already about half as prominent as they were when the card first arrived. Thought you might like to know this for when you’re considering card suppliers in future :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

(Jack) #2

Mine has been doing this and I’ve had it nearly a year, I was considering requesting a replacement.

(Herp Derp) #3

This has been mentioned loads before, all cards do it even the ones with the coral core.

(Stephen Spencer) #4

The Card-Refreshing Tippex Bath 5000 … coming soon to the Monzo Store!
Dunk your card in it once a week to keep the numbers looking new and fresh!

(Sam Wade) #5

Mine is a coral core one. Thought it was worth getting my bit in too :innocent:

And obvs, Monzo doesn’t want to be like all other cards/banks.


Please don’t request a new card just cause the numbers are fading… :man_facepalming:

(Sam Wade) #7

Of course not, that would be stupid.

(Hugh Wells) #8

We have been looking into this :ok_hand:

It affects the hot coral core cards - the coral core is a bit less elastic than a standard core which causes extra stress on the white tipping so it cracks and comes off :frowning:

I think a new, better, material has been sourced and should be in the next batch of blanks we order :pray:

(Bruce) #9

I quite like he vintage look it provides :stuck_out_tongue:

(Jack) #10

I haven’t got a choice if I can’t see any of the numbers, the entire white coating has come off.


It’s embossed, so can still be read easily…

(Jack) #12

You may be able to but that doesn’t mean everyone can

(Sam Wade) #13

It might be possible to still read (or feel) the numbers, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look naff.

(Herp Derp) #14

Mine numbers have well faded

Can you read them? :upside_down_face:

(Alex Sherwood) #15

yes :eyes:


Now let’s see if the numbers on the other side faded too

(Herp Derp) #17

I scratched it off so yes lol

(Jorge) #18


(#savetheseabass) #19

Solution https://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Leaf-Rubbing

(Talon Fast) #20

Are these cards with the new material being issued now? Want to wait for the more durable material before I replace my faded card