Brad Bishop wrote:To me, while I'm quite used to having the embossed numbers on my cards my entire life, it does make more sense to just print them on there. By comparison, the embossed way seems old-fashioned to me, the more I think about it. The printed way just seems a lot cleaner.
With regards to pictures/designs on the cards themselves - I don't really care what they look like as long as their functional and it's not something stupid obvious that would draw attention like a hot-pink card. My only real beef is when two cards look nearly the same to where I have to look at the card to see if it's the one I really want to use.
While the unembossed cards look a little cleaner, they feel cheaper. My old Chase United card was embossed with the numbers on the front and felt less cheap than the one I have now.
All of my experiences with unembossed cards feel cheap. It might be because of those of those fake credit cards you would get in the mail, showing you what your card would look like if you applied. Except if you applied, you would get a card with raised numbers