An upgrade over basic prox cards, HID iCLASS cards use 13.56MHz high frequency technology and advanced card encoding to give you more flexibility and control over your data. iCLASS cards are designed for use in existing systems with iCLASS readers.
How are iCLASS cards used? With so many options for memory size and SIO programming, you have many options. The most common uses include cashless payment system for parking garages, vending machines, or cafeterias.
Important Information to Know When Ordering iCLASS Cards
Keep these things in mind when ordering HID iCLASS cards:
- Minimum order quantity: 100 cards
- Lead time for orders: 2-3 weeks
- Any customization you do to the cards may impact order processing time
- These cards are custom items & not eligible for returns
If you have a Corporate 1000, HID Elite ICE/MOB, or other registered card program, please contact AlphaCard sales for help placing your order.PVC vs. Composite
When you order iCLASS cards, you can choose between PVC and composite cards. Both styles of cards are designed to withstand daily wear and tear.
PVC is the standard material for ID cards, and they can be used in almost any application. Composite cards are made from a combination of PVC and polyester, making the cards more durable so they can withstand higher heat; if you need to laminate your cards or print on them with a reverse transfer printer, we recommend you choose composite.Slot Punching Cards
Displaying your ID cards with accessories including lanyards or badge reels improves building security and keeps them easily at hand for frequent use during the day. To use the cards with a lanyard or reel, you will need to slot punch the cards.
Please note that if you plan to print on the cards in-house with your ID card printer, you should not order pre-punched cards. The rough edges of the slot punches can tear the ribbon and damage your printhead.
If you choose to punch the cards yourself, order your cards with vertical or horizontal slot punch guides – it is incredibly important that you slot punch your cards in the correct spot. Slot punching cards in other spots can damage the internal parts and break your cards.Printing on Your Cards
If you want to print on your HID iCLASS smart card, it is recommended that you only use reverse transfer ID card printers. Technology cards like iCLASS smart cards can have uneven surfaces because of their embedded chips or antennas and using a reverse transfer printer will help prevent damage to the printhead.
If you do not want to print your cards in-house, contact us today to discuss your options for ordering pre-printed cards from the manufacturer. Pre-printed cards have an additional lead time, minimum order quantity, and additional fees.
HID iCLASS Card Warranty
These HID iCLASS smart cards comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. iCLASS cards are not eligible for returns – please contact AlphaCard sales with any questions.