While most ID card systems come with standard PVC cards, it’s important to realize that there are times when composite cards are the preferred choice. There’s a reason composite cards cost more than regular PVC cards. Composite cards are stronger and more resistant to heat. So while ordinary PVC cards work great for most applications, if you’re laminating your IDs you’ll want to use composite cards because they can withstand the heat and pressure involved in the lamination process.

Most composite cards are made from a blend of PVC and polyester, usually 60% PVC and 40% polyester. This increases their durability and makes them ideal for high-use applications and extreme temperatures. To shop for composite cards, head on over to the AlphaCard online store.