About Datum Design
was established in 1979 to provide design and development
services to companies requiring specialist manufacturing
solutions in the security document and ISO credit card
industry. The company continues to grow steadily and is
now recognised as being among the leading suppliers of
specialist equipment and services.
Datum manufactures and supplies
machinery into both the domestic and export markets with
the company continuing to earn a strong reputation for
innovative designs and robust construction throughout a
complete family of card finishing, test and handling
The range starts with the
compact, accurate but simple to operate desktop
equipment, through the medium duty and up to high
volume/speed automated production systems. The Datum
philosophy for uncomplicated design ensures user friendly
operation, ease of maintenance and customer confidence
throughout all the punch, hologram, signature patch and
magnetic stripe or smart card manufacturing processes.
Our equipment can be found operating successfully in many
countries around the world and has aided the production
of many hundreds of millions of credit, telephone,
loyalty and identity cards.
Datum has a bespoke
design service and is therefore able to offer solutions
to many problems that cannot be solved by the purchase of
standard equipment. This is a confidential and exclusive
service in the Security Document field.
Datum offer a training service to their customers
at our in-house training facility. We put great emphasis on not only a
thorough understanding of the operation and maintenance of our equipment
but also the teaching of many process skills and training with respect
to IS0 standards and associated test equipment. Datum also offers an
after sales support service to help customers with all aspects of the
processes and testing of new materials.