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ID Lanyards and Card Accessories
ID card accessories help display ID cards and badges in a variety of ways, with additional features for safety and added convenience for your cardholders. Choose from ID lanyards, reels, holders, clips, and more.
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ID Card Accessories
ID card accessories help display ID cards and badges in a variety of ways, with additional features for safety and added convenience for your cardholders. Choose from lanyards, reels, holders, clips and more.
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Wearing your ID cards is an easy way to increase security at a business or organization, because it allows you to quickly identify all staff and visitors. To learn more, contact an ID expert with your ID accessory questions.
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- 5 Ways to Wear Your ID Badge
- Top 10 ID Attachment Types
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Show off your company name, logo, or slogan with unique custom ID accessories – you can choose from a wide variety of lanyards, badge reels, and bade holders. It just takes a few easy steps to order your custom accessories today.
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Custom lanyards are a popular and eye-catching way to display ID cards or keep keys and other materials close at hand. Choose from many sizes and colors.
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Custom Badge Reels
With several shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to choose from, you can create custom badge reels that highlight your company's name and logo.
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Custom Badge Holders
Easily add durability to your ID card program by protecting your ID cards in custom badge holders that can be printed with your business name, logo, and more.
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5 Ways to Wear Your ID Badge
Keeping your ID cards visible and easily accessible is a crucial part of successful card programs. Not sure how to display your new cards? This guide will go over the benefits of each type of ID accessory so you can find the one that works best for your organization.
ID Badge Lanyards
Lanyards are the most popular ID accessory because they are easy to use and come in a wide variety of styles. Many lanyards can be customized with your company’s colors and logo, or you can select from dozens of standard colors and patterns. Most lanyards come with a built-in breakaway clasp for added safety for use at schools, in warehouses, and around machinery.
Benefits of ID badge lanyards:
- Wide variety of colors, styles, and attachments to choose from
- Can be used to hold additional ID cards or other items
- Anti-microbial, safety, and custom printed lanyards available
- Easy to use & wear
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ID Badge Reels
If you can’t wear a lanyard while working, badge reels are a great alternative that will still keep your ID card close at hand. Popular with hospitals and other industries, badge reels use a retractable cord to keep the cards in place when not in use. And with options for belt clips, clothing clips, lanyard attachments, and metal carabineers, a badge reel can be worn with any uniform.
Benefits of ID badge reels:
- Retractable design keeps cards out of the way while working
- Wide variety of colors, sizes, and attachments to choose from
- Most can be customized with your logo
- Some are specially designed to keep badges facing forward
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ID Badge Holders
Almost all ID accessories are designed to work with cards that have been slot punched or placed in an ID holder. Using an ID holder will give your cards more protection from wear and tear, and allow you to easily reuse holders and accessories for new cardholders.
Benefits of ID badge holders:
- Added card protection from scratches or other damage
- Some badge holders come with clips or other attachments built-in
- Rigid holders prevent cards from bending
- No need to slot punch cards
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Strap clips are a popular choice for ID programs in every industry because they are so easy to use. The strong vinyl straps are closed with a metal snap clip, so you can quickly open it to display a new ID card, and the clips will work with a variety of clothing.
Benefits of strap clips:
- Easy to use with slot punched cards or badge holders
- Wide style of clips available
- Comes in clear or colored vinyl
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Pins & Magnets
If you worry about ID badges getting caught on machinery, doors, or other objects while working, you may want to use an ID badge pin or magnet instead. Many pins and magnets will use an adhesive to attach to your ID card, which you can then clip on to your clothing. Please note, however, that you should not use magnetic attachments with magnetic stripe cards as this may damage the cards.
Benefits of pins & magnets:
- Easy to apply to temporary badges for visitors & convention attendees
- Magnetic attachments are strong & durable
- Work with a wide variety of clothing
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Top 10 ID Attachment Types
ID accessories come with a wide variety of attachments, which gives you the flexibility to choose the style that works best for your ID program. Many of these attachments are specific to lanyards, although some badge reels let you choose an attachment type.
Consider these questions while selecting your attachments: Do you need your ID cards to stay facing forward at all times for security purposes, or would you like them to easily swivel to reveal the backside? Do you need to easily add and take off cards, or do you need them to be secured? Will you need to hold more than one ID card or other item? How important is it that the cards hang level?
This clip is used with slot-punched cards or holders with a horizontal slot. Simply squeeze the clip in order to quickly attach or remove your badge. Bulldog clips hold your badge totally straight and level, and are available in both swivel and non-swivel versions.
Swivel hooks are small metal hooks that are easy to use and can hold more than one ID card or other items. A popular choice, swivel hooks allow your ID cards to easily flip around; however they may not keep cards level.
Trigger Snap Swivel Hook
Trigger hooks may also be called lobster claws, although they are different types of attachments. A trigger hook has a small lever that you use to easily open and close the clip. This attachment type will allow your ID card to easily flip around, however it may not keep the cards level.
Metal lobster claws are designed similar to the popular swivel hooks, with an easy-to-use design that opens when you push against the clip. A lobster claw can hold more than one ID card, and will allow cards to easily rotate, but the cards may not hang level.
Thin plastic hooks are easy to use; you open them by pressing in on the clip. A thin plastic hook can hold more than one ID card, and will keep them from flipping around. Because of the thin design, cards may not hang level.
Wide plastic hooks are similar in design to thin plastic hooks, but their wide size keeps badges facing forward and level. Wide plastic hooks can hold more than one ID card, will keep cards from flipping around, and will also ensure cards hang level.
Similar to thin or wide plastic hooks, metal J-hook attachments open when you push on the clip. The solid non- swivel design will keep your ID cards facing forward for security, but the thin design may not keep cards level.
A split ring, or key ring, attachment is the best option for holding multiple ID cards, keys, tools, or other items on a single lanyard or badge reel. If you attach multiple ID cards note that only the top card will be visible to security.
The only attachment option to work with cards that have not been slot punched or placed in a badge holder, a card clamp uses pressure to securely grab onto the card. Card clamps work with standard 30 mil ID cards.
Available on badge reels or on clothing clips, these clear straps go through the slot on a card or badge holder to attach the card. With an optional reinforced design, a vinyl strap keeps badges level.
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