The key to making your ID cards last longer is to protect them from the sun damage, bending, or scratches that can break or damage a card – and badge holders are just the tools for the job.
Clear Flexible Holders
Clear flexible badge holders are the most common style, so you’ll have the most options with these holders. The clear material makes it easy to see the badge inside the holder. The flexible material won’t protect the card from bending, but will protect it from dirt and scratches.
Colored Flexible Holders
Colored badge holders still have the clear face you need to read a badge, but use colors to make the holders more eye-catching. Many organizations use the different colors to clearly identify different types of card holders to make it easier to spot employees, visitors, guests, etc.
Rigid holders are made from stiffer plastic than flexible holders, which allows them to prevent the card from bending and potentially snapping. Rigid holders are available in both clear and colored styles.
Other badge holders either have slots for attaching to lanyards and reels, or they have a built-in clothing clip. Magnetic holders instead of a magnetic attachment on the back so you can wear the holder like any other magnetic badge or pin.
If you need to remove cards from their holders for scanning or swiping, a card dispenser-style holder will make it quick and easy to get the card in and out. These rigid holders have specialized slots and sliders for removing the cards.