Security ID Cards And Identification Accessories

By: Sher Matsen


The use of security ID cards has grown significantly in the past decade. As technology has become more readily available, easier to use, and more affordable; security ID card production from within the office continues to grow. When you are printing security ID cards in-house, you will also need to ensure you have the right ID accessories.

The type of security ID cards your organization requires, will dictate the type of ID accessories that are necessary. There are many uses for security ID cards. The more functions your cards must perform, the more ID accessories you may require. With ID accessories as affordable as they are, there's no reason to not get exactly what you need.

Just a few years ago a traditional ID accessory order would have consisted of badge reels and lanyards. Although these items are still popular accessories, today there are also plenty of other ID accessories to choose from, allowing you to create the exact finished product you desire. Whether you need sophisticated holographic badges, or you just a nice simple ID badge all of the accessories you will require are readily available.

Lanyards

Today's lanyards can hold an ID and they can be used as marketing tools. You can easily have your company name or logo printed on the lanyards for just pennies. For doctor's offices and hospitals, there are convenient models that are anti-bacterial. There are lanyards that are suitable for every location such as schools, festivals, promotions, events, and for every business.

There are even very affordable contractor and visitor lanyards to choose from. Use them and then dispose of them. They are available in a wide range of sizes and colors, and there are styles that are heavy duty. You can choose from flat or round braided break away lanyards; micro-weave break away lanyards; and nickel plated lanyards with steel swivel hooks or snap swivel hooks, to name just a few of your options. Choose either single or multiple colors, and from a wide array of designs. Lanyards will add only pennies to the cost of each security ID card. Simply choose the style and type of lanyard that's right for your needs.

Badge Reels

Badge reels have been around from the earliest days of ID card printing, but today's badge reels are much stronger. In fact, they are strong enough to be used in rock climbing, skiing, or even extreme sports. These heavier versions are also a good choice for security staff and for key holders. Retractable badge reels are a great way to display your ID cards. You can choose from solid or translucent colors. Badge reels have the advantage of easily displaying a phone number, web address, logo, or even a promotional message. They are by far one of the most versatile ID accessories available, and they are certainly worth having a look at.

ID Card Badge Holders

There are thousands of reasons why you might require id cards. There are just as many reasons why you would want to use id card badge holders. These holders are an excellent way to conveniently show your ID cards at conferences and other events. They are available in a variety of formats, which makes finding the right one for your needs relatively easy. They also integrate nicely with other ID accessories such as the lanyards. Different situations have different needs, and with so many ID card badge holder options, you'll be able to make the right match.

Identity Card Clips

Whether you'd just like to clip on a basic name tag, or you'd like to clip on a more sophisticated ID card, there's a solution for you. From high quality long lasting materials, to thin disposable products, you can choose what's right for your company's situation. While flip top or strap ID clips are still the most popular, there are certainly many other types to choose from.

Beadchains

Beadchains have become quite popular in recent years, partly because they are very convenient, and partly because of the wide selection that's available to choose from. There are a variety of sizes, and you can also choose from metal or plastic beadchains. There are even nickel free metal options for anyone that has sensitive skin.

Plastic Card Slot Punches

There are several different types of plastic card slot punches to choose from, including stapler styles, desk top styles, and heavy duty styles. You can set the guides to position the slot to the required position on the card. This gives you a great deal of control over your positioning. You'll find these a very handy tool. Prices range from under $50 to over $200, so there is a slot punch for every budget.

There are many different ID accessories. There are just too many to list in one article. What's important is knowing what you need for your security ID cards and then choosing accordingly. Today it's very affordable to print security ID cards in-house, and choosing your accessories wisely, helps to keep costs in check, and leaves you with the finished product you desire.

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