Monthly Archives: March 2014

newspaper_BLOG_DIDActive Minds, a student organization at the University of Oregon focused on awareness for mental health, is petitioning the school to update their student ID cards to include important student service phone numbers printed on the back.

Most student ID cards on college campuses include a photo and class year along with the university logo, but the back of the cards is often left blank or has a location to drop off lost and found cards. Active Minds believes this space can be better used by ensuring any student in need has the resources he or she needs to get help.

Printing student ID cards is a large task, so for now the petition is only asking that all new cards be printed with the information. If your school or organization is interested in including vital information like support line phone numbers in your card designs, contact one of our ID card experts today!

BlogImage_Standard-Badge-Lanyards-2137-50xxLanyards make it easy for cardholders to keep their ID card handy all day long, and are commonly used for employee ID cards, payment cards, and building access cards. But when shopping for lanyards, do you know which lanyard clip type you want?

Swivel hook attachments are a popular choice because it’s easy to get cards or other items on and off. If you’re going to hold several cards, keys, or other items on your lanyard however, a split ring may work better for your cardholders.

If your badges get taken on and off the lanyards during the day, a bulldog clip may work best–you just need to squeeze it to open and close. Wide plastic hooks work well with cards that have a horizontal slop punch, and a badge reel makes it easy to swipe your cards for payment or building access without taking the lanyard off.