Question about printing Swiss Half Fare Card

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Jun 30, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Does the print at home option print a card that is wallet size or is it larger? Can I print on card stock &/or laminate it so it is sturdier or is that not allowed? Thanks for your helpfulness!

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Jun 30, 2017 - 2:57 AM in reply to gbtklt

Hi gbtklt, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

There are very specific printing requirements for print-at-home SBB tickets and passes, which will be stated on the ticket/pass itself.

On the Swiss Travel Pass, it says:

Printout: full size (not scaled), on white previously unprinted A4 paper, portrait, with a resolution of at least 600 dpi.

I expect it says the same thing on the Half Fare Card.

If you are concerned about the durability of the card, print 2 or 3 copies to take with you.


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Jun 30, 2017 - 3:40 AM in reply to Removed user

Thanks for your quick reply. I looked up A4 paper & it is 8.3 x 11.7 inches. Our standard paper is 8.5 x 11.inches. Will this work? And if it prints that large, do we have to fold it to carry in a pocket or bag rather than a wallet?

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Jun 30, 2017 - 4:51 AM in reply to gbtklt

Hi gbtklt,

The Letter size paper is indeed slightly wider and shorter but that's no problem. Just make sure you produce a clear printout. Folding it is no problem, but try not to fold the small part with the QR code on it.

The actual card on the printout is the same size as a physical card (which is also just a piece of paper), which can also be folded as it's just too big to fit into a wallet otherwise. The rest of the printout consists of conditions and an ad.

You'll find websites that sell the Swiss Half Fare Card here.

Enjoy your trip!

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