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

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Manual Adhesive Options

Manual Adhesive Options

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Card security is an important feature to consider – being able to recognize valid ID cards at a glance can help prevent unauthorized visitors from gaining access to schools, businesses, and restricted buildings. But what can you do if you’ve already printed all your cards, or your ID card system isn’t designed to add the security elements you want?

Manual adhesive hologram stickers are an affordable and easy solution for adding visual security to any card that has already been printed. These holographic stickers mimic the look of a watermark or security seal, without requiring you to modify your card design or upgrade your printer.

Manual Adhesives Are Best For:

  • Securing Cards You Already Printed
  • Programs with a Printer That Cannot do Watermarks
  • Programs Without a Laminating Printer
  • Programs on a Budget

When it comes to the stickers, you have two choices: full card size, or smaller patches. The full size overlay will cover the entire surface of a standard CR80 ID card, and is available in several different patterns. This allows you to secure every aspect of the card’s design, making it harder to tamper with a field like the date to make an old card look current.

Smaller stickers are easier to apply, and can be applied anywhere on the card surface. There are several more design choices in the small stickers, so you can choose the design that works best with your cards.

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