The Complete ID
Printer Buyer's Guide

This guide walks you through all the important considerations you'll need to know when selecting an ID card printer.

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Badge Reels

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A popular alternative to lanyards, ID card badge reels attach to the cardholder’s clothing or bag to display their ID card.

Often used in the medical field and laboratories where you don’t want the card swinging down in the way of your work, reels keep cards close at hand to be swiped or scanned but retract out of the way when not in use.

Styles of ID Badge Reels

In addition to being functional, badge reels come in a wide range of styles so you can choose the one that best works for your cardholders. Badge reel options include:


  • Colors – choose from solids like black or green, metallic, neon, or patterns
  • Shape – choose from round, square, rectangle, and heart
  • Attachment type – choose from a belt clip, swivel clip, or lanyard loop
  • Strap type – choose from standard or reinforced

And much more!

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