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Product Spotlight: Secure Closure Wristbands

Posted by Dan Ryan on Feb 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Secure Closure Dye-Sublimated Wristbands
Product Category: Wristwear
SKU: Custom Product

Wristbands are a popular way to denote certain privileges at sporting events, concerts, nightclubs and conventions.

They can be used for a variety of reasons, from indicating that the wearer is of legal drinking age to granting access to certain "VIP" areas.

Many organizations are still issuing the same paper-like wristbands that have been used for years.

We've all seen them: they're frequently used to indicate that a bag has been searched by arena security or that a person at an 18+ concert is over the age of 21.

These wristbands work on a basic level, as they do a good job of identifying the wearer at a glance. However, these wristbands have what you could consider a fatal flaw: they're transferable.

While it's true that they're designed to be non-transferable, it's easy to peel apart the wristband without damaging it, if you're careful. This creates a serious security lapse, potentially allowing access to alcohol for underage youth or allowing an outsider into privileged areas.

On a visual level, our secure closure wristbands work a lot like the ones described above: they're printed with some kind of design to indicate the status of the wearer at a glance, making things easier on bartenders and security guards.

However, secure closure wristbands feature an added security benefit: once placed on the wearer's wrist, the only way it's coming off is with some kind of blade.

Same visual verification, but more security

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Topics: custom products, product spotlight

Product Spotlight: Locking Card Cases

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jan 26, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Locking card holders
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: 706-LN, 706-LT1, OP-706 (required accessory)

Quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "secure your ID card?"

Chances are it's one of two things:

  • Secure it to your person by using an accessory, like a badge reel or lanyard
  • Secure it to keep it safe from theft or tampering

Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, but for the most part, the one that springs to your mind first has a lot to do with your line of work and what you're using your ID card to do. 

If you're working in a small office where your employee badge is an afterthought or a mere formality, you're more likely to lean toward the first choice.

However, if you're working in a government office, a high-tech firm or in any position that requires security clearance, you're far more likely to gravitate toward the second option.

It's a fact that eludes many people who use "common" ID cards, but for certain segments of the population, an ID card falling into the wrong hands could have catastrophic consequences.

For that reason, there are people who require a "secure" ID card solution that goes beyond just securing the card to the wearer.

Instead, those people need a solution that keeps the card itself secure, safe from prying eyes or mischievous hackers. For people like that, a simple badge holder isn't going to be good enough.

Lock it up...

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Topics: ID cards, government ID cards, product spotlight, government badge holders, id card security

Product Spotlight: Badge Holders with a Slide Ejector

Posted by Dan Ryan on Dec 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Product Spotlight is a feature designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Badge Holders with a slide ejector
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: 736-N, 736-T1, 736-T2

It just sounds cool: a slide ejector!

When you hear it, you can't help but picture a heroic ID card ejecting from a badge holder like a fighter pilot, parachuting safely to the ground for a hero's welcome.

No? OK, maybe that's just us.

However, a slide ejector is a pretty cool, convenient feature to have on your badge holder.

It makes things easier on the wearer of the card and provides additional protection from damage, helping credentials last longer.

Only available on select rigid badge holders, a badge holder with a slide ejector should be considered by all who remove cards from badge holders frequently.

Why remove your card manually when you can eject it?

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Topics: product spotlight, badge holders, rigid badge holders

Product Spotlight: Adjustable Lanyards

Posted by Dan Ryan on Nov 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Adjustable Lanyards
Product Category: Lanyards
SKU: 2137-20332137-20342137-20352137-20362137-20372137-20382137-2039, 2137-2040, 2137-2041

In life, it's important to be flexible.

No one wants to be known as that stubborn guy, or as the woman who's set in her ways. Being flexible opens us up to new opportunities, new experiences, new people and new places.

Did you know lanyards can be stubborn too?

OK, so technically lanyards don't have actual personality traits (though we find our neon lanyards to be very hyper and energetic). But lanyards are stubborn in that they're usually a "one size fits all" solution.

Most lanyards are a standard cut length of 36". This means that the length of fabric used to create the lanyard measures 3 feet long before it's looped together with a finishing option.

In some ways, a standard length is a good thing: you always know what you're getting.

However, standard lengths can also present challenges. After all, a lanyard with a cut length of 36" is going to look a lot differently on a 6' 6" person than it will on a 5' 1" person.

Our line of adjustable lanyards solve this problem by...well, by being adjustable.

These lanyards offer the same card-carrying functionality as standard lanyards with the added bonus of adjustable sizing, making them a true "one size fits all" solution.

Don't settle for a stubborn lanyard

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Topics: lanyards, product spotlight, school ID tips, healthcare ID tips, adjustable lanyards

Product Spotlight: Lanyards with a Cause

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Themed/Support Lanyards
Product Category: Lanyards
SKU: 2138-5250, 2138-5081, 2138-5240, 2138-52812138-5282, AWR-34S

When thinking about lanyards, most people think custom: a nice unique logo, some text and maybe the company's colors, all mixed together and given away as a freebie at a promotional event.

Lanyards like these are usually used to promote a brand or to show support for an organization.

However, there are also standard lanyards that are designed to show support for a particular cause or organization. We call those "lanyards with a cause."

With these lanyards, you get the benefits of attention-getting customization at a standard lanyard price, all while showing support for a good cause.

Wear your favorite cause around your neck

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Topics: lanyards, card accessories, product spotlight, lanyards with a cause

Product Spotlight: Magnetic Badge Holders

Posted by Dan Ryan on Sep 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Magnetic Badge Holders
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: Multiple SKUs (view full list here)

When it comes to ID badge holders, there are hundreds of different options to choose from.

You can choose hard plastic or flexible vinyl, colored or clear, credential wallet or single-card holder, clip attachment, pin attachment...the list goes on and on.

The goal of all of these holders, of course, is the same: to carry and display an ID badge. The way that goal is met depends on your own unique needs. 

Most people are familiar with clips, slots or chain holes for badge holder attachment. However, there's another way, one that requires no additional accessories and won't tear or crimp clothing:

Magnets!

Learn about our most "attractive" badge holders

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Topics: card accessories, product spotlight, badge holders, magnetic badge holders

Product Spotlight: Custom Badge Reels with Variable Text

Posted by Dan Ryan on Sep 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Custom Badge Reels with Variable Text
Product Category: Badge Reels
SKU: Multiple SKUs (view full list here)

Custom retractable badge reels are a popular ID card accessory. They're easy to use, feature custom graphics for brand enhancement and are able to carry multiple cards or keys at a time.

Plus, if we're being honest, they're kind of cool. Who hasn't had a badge reel and spent some time pulling the cord all the way out to watch it flail around? 

No? Just us? OK, moving on...

Custom badge reels are used in a variety of circumstances, like holding employee badges at offices or as giveaway items at marketing or promotional events.

On the surface, custom badge reels are pretty straightforward: take a badge reel, add your logo and POW! Custom badge reel.

However, we found a way to make custom badge reels even more "custom": by allowing the addition of different lines of text on each reel!

With variable text, it's OK to be different

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Topics: custom products, custom badge reels, product spotlight, badge reels, id accessories

Product Spotlight: Vinyl Badge Holders with Color Bar & Neck Cord

Posted by Dan Ryan on Sep 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Vinyl Vertical/Horizontal Holders with Color Bar and Neck Cord
Product Category: Lanyards
SKU: 1860-2701, 1860-2702, 1860-2704, 1860-2705, 1860-2706, 1860-2709, 1860-2801, 1860-2802, 1860-2804, 1860-2805, 1860-2806, 1860-2808, 1860-2809

Your convention is in a couple of weeks, and you're running through your final checklist:

  • Gift bags? Check
  • Attendee badge printer? Check
  • Attendee badges? Check
  • A way for the attendees to carry those badges? Uh oh...

Not to worry!

Whether your convention or large meeting is expecting hundreds of guests or thousands, our vinyl badge holders with a color bar and neck cord are the perfect badge holders for conventions.

With several colors available, an adjustable neck cord for easy wear and a familiar size, these badge holders will take the stress out of the hunt for that perfect card accessory.

Color, convenience and role recognition

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Topics: card accessories, product spotlight, badge holders, color bar badge holders

Product Spotlight: Polka Dot Lanyards

Posted by Dan Ryan on Sep 7, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Polka Dot Lanyards
Product Category: Lanyards
SKU: 2138-7283, 2138-7284, 2138-7288, 2138-7289

Think about a standard lanyard. What words come to mind?

Reliable. Dependable. Plain. Simple.

These are all great words, sure. But they don't exactly set the world aflame with excitement

Custom lanyards, obviously, are a much different story.

With detailed graphics, bold text and a variety of colors, custom lanyards are designed to stand out and grab attention.

But custom lanyards come with a custom price, and some organizations simply don't need the branding that comes with a custom solution.

Does that mean you have to settle for plain lanyards?

Nope! 

Our latest lanyard offering brings you the colors and boldness of a custom lanyard at the price of a standard lanyard.

Your life could use more polka dots

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Topics: lanyards, product spotlight, polka dot lanyards

Product Spotlight: Vinyl Multi-Directional Badge Holder

Posted by Dan Ryan on Aug 4, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Vinyl Multi-Directional Badge Holder
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: 1815-1600

No two ID badging programs are exactly alike. For example, a college is going to do things a little differently than a nursing home. 

However, in some cases, the badging needs within a single facility can vary, creating what could be viewed as mini badging programs within one larger program.

Think about a place like a large industrial company: employees working in the office upstairs doing finance and marketing aren't going to need the same kind of ID credential as a worker down on the factory floor. 

 In a case like that, the upstairs employees may have standard employee badges with a name and photo, while the factory workers have smart cards that can be used to open loading bay doors or to access inventory supply rooms.

In these cases, getting the right card-carrying accessories can be tricky. You want something that meets the needs of both groups, but don't want to break the bank ordering multiple supplies at lower quantities. 

We've got a solution for those multiple-card programs: badge holders that can be used how you want!

With these holders, it's OK to flip-flop

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Topics: card accessories, product spotlight, badge holders

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