ABS Chips



Palm Imports has several different abs chip designs available for custom printing.

We use large format printers and a hi quality vinyl substrate for imagery. Printed images are laminated using a high pressure/heat laminator which applies rigid polycarbonate lamination OVER the printed image. Digital die cutters cut each image to precisely fit the required chip diameter. Each poker chip is finished BY HAND to ensure accuracy of image placement.

Unlike others- notably those who print paper labels on laserjet printers and feel this qualifies as a custom poker chip- we use only the best materials on our chips. Our chips are manufactured to OUR specifications- notably a deeper recessed area to allow for the increased thickness of our high quality inlays. In addition, most of our chips are manufactured using RAW abs materials. This is alot more expensive then using recycled plastics- but ensures a high degree of vividness in chip colors in addition to a much better finished product.

Inlay Features

- cast vinyl- the BEST vinyl for accurate color reproduction

- polycarbonate 5 mil textured lamination- expensive- but worth the price

- digital die cut inlays– accuracy to within .001 inch!

-permanent UV curable adhesives-100 per cent waterproof

- state-of-the-art 1440 dpi wide format printing

– inlays are guaranteed not to wear- for the life of the chip


Chip Terminology

Casino Clay( Compression molded clay)- made using compression molding- different then injection molding. Inlays are pressed into chip when chip material is hot resulting in a bonded inlay/chip. Standard weigths are between 10- 10.5 grams

Injection molded clay- clay like material- usually a clay composite material- made using injection molding equipment

Most feature a metal insert which adds weight to the chip. Standard weights are between 11.5 gms and 14 grams

Injection molded abs- abs/plastic chip made using injection molding equipment.

Standard weights are between 11.5 and 14 grams

Ceramic chips: a polymer blend whereby images are imbedded INTO the chip material- including the edge.

Standard weights are between 10- 10.5 grams