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Photo ID badges:
The ultimate in today's custom badges

Photo ID badges are the number one choice for custom badges in our ever changing security-conscious world. These plastic ID cards are a great way to ensure that only the right people are allowed in the right places. Employee ID badges have really become the norm for any location where there is a need for security. Prior to September 11, identification cards were mainly used by companies in high security office buildings, airports and with law enforcement agencies, but mainly as a means of admittance to areas off-limits to the general public. Today even schools and some daycare centers require the use of picture ID cards for all employees.

Photos, holograms and magnetic stripes

The three major players in the identification card world today are photographs, holograms and mag stripes. When you combine all three of these security features it makes it pretty tough to duplicate an access card. Today's ID cards often include more high-tech features that are very difficult to counterfeit. One example is imbedded holograms, like the ones you see on some credit cards. Other common methods include holographic over-laminations that show up only if you tilt the card just so; shiny inks and foil stamps; micro-text printing; color coding; watermarking...the list goes on.

Custom picture ID badges

You certainly needn't surrender your personality at the security door. Even something as boring as an ID card can be jazzed up with an accessory or two! Most people hook their identification cards to leather or cloth lanyards or retractable plastic reels for ease of use, and there's no need for those to be plain. There are many types of affordable designer lanyards and retractable reels you can purchase to make your badge more of an accessory then a fashion eyes sore.


News n' Info

In our regimented world, ID badges are as common as leaves in a forest. Join us for a little ride, and we'll give you the 411 on all types of badges, from prehistory to far into the future.


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