Quick Guide to ID Card Accessories
ID cards and badges are important, they serve important
functions, and we depend on them to make our way through important parts of
each day. They do their job best when they’re used effectively.
An ID badge does what it does, but to work best, with
maximum utility and function, the right accessories are key. What’s a badge
without the accessories? Less than it is with its accessories.
ID cards and badges need to be easy to use, store, display,
and protect. They work best when be
reliably attached to their person and easy to present—and, of course, when
they’re not lost.
Accessories include things like:
- Badge Holders — Badge holders add convenience
and protection and are designed to display your badges easily
and securely while adding durability and protection for longer life. With
pre-punched slot and chain holes the right badge holder allows you to readily
attach clips and lanyards and reels, and you’ll never need to punch holes
or otherwise damage your ID card. Badge holders are available in many
different designs and styles (including vertical and horizontal to match
your card), each intended to work specifically with your ID card type and its
features. Options include color and
rigidity. You can choose what works for best for your team.
— Standard lanyards really make wearing an ID badge convenient. With a
clip on one end that attaches to your ID card, lanyards simply slip around
your neck, and the badge stays in place—no muss, no fuss. Lanyards can
be a simple strap or feature breakaway and retraction elements. Others
feature quick adjustability to ensure the ID card doesn’t get in the way
of user activity. They’re available
in many colors and models and can
be used to promote your company, event, or brand, or further identify
Reels — Retractable ID badge reels can clip to your pocket, scrubs, belt or
lanyard with ease. These handy, compact devices often feature rotating
clips, belt clips, and long cord lengths to really improve maneuvering and
flexibility (extend, retract, pull up, down, sideways to swipe with no
problem), and allow hassle-free presentation and swiping of your
badge in any direction with just a quick pull. Automatic and quick retraction and your
badge is right back in place. It’s a snap.
Badge reels are a great accessory choice for hospital and office personnel
who use their ID cards routinely throughout the day and the facility. They
free personnel of neck straps and chains but provide quick access to your
card. They’re also available in a variety of colors and styles, and can be
and Magnets — ID
cards and badges have to be displayed for the most part in plain view and
often on clothing (or other carry-alongs) to serve their mission. But who
wants to fumble with safety pins or small pin caps—which are easily
loosened, dropped and lost—or poke holes in their clothing? ID Badge
magnets are a great solution—they’re small but quite strong and allow
users to display their ID badge easily and securely in one place through
most any fabric, even multiple layers. Likewise, ID badge clips are
durable and feature durable poly straps that snap closed to securely hold a
prepunched badge or badge holder, and a strong spring for a tight grip and
reliable attachment to most any article of clothing. These are pretty tough little clips.
You never know what environment you’re going to face while wearing your ID
badge (a windy day perhaps), and you want to be sure your badge isn’t
going to slip away. That’s why durable ID badge clips or magnets are essential
ID accessories—they allow hands-free use, prevent lost badges, and works
with lanyards, grippers or ID badges themselves.
These ID Card accessories are essential
components of any ID Card program. They’re high-quality professional tools that
solve problems and ensure convenient and appropriate card ID use and display
while protecting cards from routine use-related hazards.
Help You Answer Any Question about ID Card Accessories
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about ID cards, printing, and accessories appearing in our Blog and elsewhere
on this website, which we offer novices and experts alike to inform their
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