Do you know the key to durable cards that can last years longer than a normal card? Lamination! This adds an extra durable protective film to your cards so they easily withstand swiping, scanning, and daily use.
How Does Laminating Help?
Lamination has two key benefits – it makes your cards more durable, and if you use holographic laminates it will also add visual security.
To laminate your cards you need a lamination film in addition to your normal ribbon. After the card is printed it is run through the lamination module, which applies the lamination film over the card.
This extra layer makes the cards much more durable. These longer-lasting cards can reduce your rate of replacements due to wear and tear, saving you time and money.
Specialty laminates can have holographic images in them to add a layer of visual security as well as durability. This makes it easier to spot fake or tampered with cards.
Shop Laminating ID Card Printers
AlphaCard carries a wide range of laminating ID card printers from the leading manufacturers. Options include:
- Datacard SD460
- Datacard CD805
- Evolis Primacy
- Fargo DTC1500
- Fargo DTC5500LMX
- Fargo HDP5600
- IDP Smart-51
- IDP Smart-70
- Zebra ZXP Series 7
- Zebra ZXP Series 9