Each one of Rare Edition’s patent-pending cases starts with extra-clear polycarbonate. This polycarbonate is molded into the top and bottom portions of our case, with special details added to discourage counterfeiting. Decorative elements are then hot-stamped onto the slab or glass, including our logo as well as the black bordering around the case.
Our labels are printed on some of the highest quality printing machines available, giving us incredible precision and durability. Card details are applied through thermal transfer, allowing us to create a label that resists fading over time and is precisely made to display your card’s finest details and grade.
Once at our facility the two case pieces are taken to our encapsulation station, where the bottom is placed on an ultrasonic welder. The card is placed inside the case, and the card's label is printed. The label is placed inside of the case along with an NFC chip that allows any modern smartphone to view the grading report for the card. The rest of the case is placed over the card and label, and we use an ultrasonic welder to encapsulate the card to seal the case closed. Our Operations then applies precisely cut Corning™ Gorilla Glass™ to both the front and back of the case at our warehouse, ensuring that the polycarbonate cannot be scratched or altered. This creates a water-resistant, highly durable, and UV-protected case for your card.
You can read more about our case and protection in our article, The Rare Edition Case.