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Video: 3 Ways to Carry an ID Card Without Using a Slot

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Putting a slot in an ID card is a pretty common practice, whether it's a student ID card or an employee badge.

The process is pretty simple: a slot punch is used to put a small hole in a card. This small hole allows a strap to slide through, making it easy to wear the card with a variety of card accessories, like lanyards, badge reels or strap clips.

Slotting ID cards isn't exactly a hot-button issue, but there are some people who are anti-slot. These people are averse to slots for a number of reasons:

  • They like the professional design of their cards and don't want to "ruin" them by punching a hole
  • The cards will be used for swiping or scanning and slots breaking is a real concern

Some organizations get around the slot by simply putting their un-slotted cards in some kind of badge holder, as holders normally have a slot or chain holes that makes them easy to carry.

However, this approach doesn't work for cards with a magnetic stripe: the wearer would be required to remove the card from the holder every time he or she needed it, which is pretty inconvenient.

So...what do you do?

For some, slot-free is the way to be...

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Topics: badge holders, gripper, card clamp, half-card badge holder, videos, card accessories

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