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From employee photo ID cards to visitor badges, access control cards for doors or computers, and payment cards for the cafeteria, keeping your cards easily accessible is important!

Guide to ID Badge Accessories

Lanyards – Lanyards are incredibly easy to use with any uniform or dress code because they are worn around your neck, not attacked to your clothing or pocket. Lanyards are vailable in safety breakaway styles (that open if the lanyard is caught or grabbed to avoid choking), a range of widths and materials, and a rainbow of colors.

Badge Reels – Almost as popular as lanyards, badge reels clip onto your clothing or pockets. The retractable cord ensures that your card snaps back into place after you’ve swiped it, so it’s never in your way. Badge reels are available in a range of colors and shapes, and heavy duty reels are designed to withstand active use.

Strap Clips – Commonly used with visitor ID badges and other temporary card programs, strap clips are small plastic strips that snap closed to secure your ID badge and then clip onto your clothing.

Pins & Magnets – Designed to attached directly to your card, most pins and magnets use an adhesive to securely attack to the back of an ID card. This makes them a great option for generic visitor badges that don’t have the visitor’s information and will be reused for future visitors, or for badges you don’t plan to replace often.

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Summer vacation is over and everyone is back from exciting travels, making fall the perfect time to review your ID card system and update as necessary. DiscountID has everything you need!

Prep Your Printer

If your printer sat unused for the summer, you’ll want to clean it before you print your next batch of ID cards – dust can build up and cause problems with the print quality and damage the internal parts of your printer.

Use the Supply Finder to find your printer’s specific cleaning kits.

Update Your Accessories

ID accessories can fade and get worn out after years of use – is it time to update your accessories? With a wide range of lanyards, badge reels, badge holders, clips, pins, and magnets, you can find the perfect accessory to update your program and keep your IDs easily at hand.

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Train New Staff

All DiscountID customers get free lifetime email support with your printer, software, or complete ID system. You can email our technical support experts at support@discountid.com.

If you need more support, or need to train new staff on how to use the printer software, we offer remote training sessions and assistance with card design, database setup, record management, and more.

Training sessions are available for $150 per hour, and phone support can be purchased by the hour at $150 as well. See more details about our support plans.

Schools are more often requiring their students and staff to wear their ID cards to increase security, and having an easy way to display those cards is essential to successfully rolling out a new program.

ID Accessories for Students

Whether your students wear uniforms or casual clothes, lanyards are the easiest way to wear ID cards with any style of clothing.

Lanyards are worn around the neck, with many styles that help improve safety and security including lanyards with wide plastic hooks that keep ID cards facing out and breakaway lanyards that will spring open if the lanyard is grabbed or caught on something to prevent injuries.

ID Accessories for Teachers & Staff

Along with lanyards, ID badge reels are popular with teachers and school staff. Badge reels are easy to use with any clothing from casual to a uniform, but allow teachers and staff to move them around to more convenient placement than a lanyard which always hangs in front.

Reels have several attachment options, most commonly a belt clip that easily slides onto pockets or a swivel clip that attaches to any clothing. No-twist badge reels keep ID cards facing forward because they only fit together one way.

ID Accessories for Volunteers

For visitors who need to display temporary IDs, the best accessories are clip-on ID badge holders or ID badge strap clips.

Reusable badge holders, like those with clips or those with magnetic attachments, are easy to take on and off when visitors arrive and leave, and allow the school to reuse the holders throughout the school year without relying on an adhesive name badge that can easily fall off.

School ID BadgeSchools are out for the summer, which means school districts across the country are getting ready for school to start in the fall. Do you have all the supplies and ID accessories you need to start the year?

Complete Photo ID Systems

If your school is looking to update or replace an old ID card system, DiscountID has many great options at low prices. Shop our selection of ID card systems and find the best systems from leading manufacturers including Magicard, Datacard, Fargo, IDP, Evolis, and Zebra.

Complete ID card systems are a great option because they contain everything you need to get started: a printer, software, blank cards, and ribbon.

Student & Staff Card Accessories

If your school requires teachers, staff, and students to display their ID cards, you’ll need an ID card accessory. Lanyards are always popular because they work with any style of clothing from casual to uniforms, and come in a wide range of colors, styles, and patterns.

If you want something that prevents the ID card from hanging down and potentially getting in your way, try a badge reel. These easily attach to your clothing using a traditional clip or pocket clip.

Visitor IDs

For security purposes, most schools now require all visitors to check in with the front office and get a visitor badge when they enter the building.

These expiring visitor management cards let you know instantly if the visitor is authorized or not – once the card has expired it will show the expiration pattern and students, staff, and security personnel can report the person with an expired pass.

 

UntitledHow you display, or wear, an ID card can make a huge difference in how easy or not it is access your card all day long – if you need to scan or show the card multiple times, you need it easily at hand.

But what are your options to keep it quickly accessible without letting it get in your way?

Lanyards

Lanyards are a popular choice because they are so easy to use – they can be worn with any uniform or outfit because it is work like a necklace, not clipped onto the cardholder’s clothing. Available in a wide range of materials and styles, lanyards are used by businesses in every industry.

One downside of lanyards, however, is that they may get in your way as you work. Lanyards can move around throughout the day, and will hang down if you lean forward (possible hitting a patient if you work in healthcare, for example).

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Badge Reels

Badge reels clip into your clothing either with a strap clip or belt clip. Also available in a wide range of colors and styles, reels are just as easy to use as a lanyard.

Their clip design holds the badge closer to your person during work, reducing the chances of it swinging in your way. But with especially delicate fabric the clips may pull or snag your clothing.

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Badge Holders

A badge holder are used to protect your ID cards – by putting them in a plastic holder you can prevent damage to the cards and prolong their life. Most badge holders have a slot at the top to attach to another ID accessory like a lanyard, reel, or strap clip, but some have clips on the back.

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Strap Clips

Strap clips are small, flexible clips that slide through the slot of your card or badge holder and snap closed to secure your ID card. Then you simply clip it onto your clothing or bag. Strap clips are quick and easy to use, a popular choice for visitor badges and other temporary IDs.

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Clips, Pins, Magnets

In addition to the main accessories, you can use a variety of clips, pins, or magnets. Some clips have adhesive backs so you can stick it right to the ID card or badge holder.

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BlogImage_Standard-Badge-Lanyards-2137-50xxIf you require people to display their ID cards, ID accessories are a quick and easy way to keep the cards visible and easily accessible. These accessories are popular with employee ID programs, visitor management, schools, and more.

Why Display Cards

Keeping your ID cards visible goes a long way toward improving security at your business or organization – it helps security guards or doormen identify people as they entire the building, helps control access to secured or restricted areas, and identifies authorized visitors and guests.

If your cards are multifunctional and will be used to unlock doors, pay for parking or lunch, or check out materials, ID accessories will also keep the cards easily at hand.

Most Popular ID Accessories

There are many ID card accessories to choose from, but our most popular options are lanyards, badge reels, and strap clips.

Lanyards are worn around the neck, keeping the attached ID cards front and center. Available in a wide range of styles and materials, lanyards are extremely versatile. They can be used to hold multiple cards and other items including keys.

Badge Reels clip onto your cardholder’s clothing, so they can be worn in a variety of locations. The retractable cords allow users to pull the cards out to scan without taking off the reel. Badge reels typically only hold one ID card.

Strap Clips are clear plastic straps attached to a clip which also attaches to the cardholder’s clothing like a badge reel. Strap clips are often used for visitor and temporary programs.

did-58-preprinted-awareness-lanyardOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and DiscountID is proud to be part of this effort with our line of awareness lanyards featuring the distinctive pink ribbon.

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in the US with roughly 1 in 8 women developing cancer. Although cancer rates have gone down in recent years, it is still important to be aware of the risks. You can learn more from the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Resources online.

With so many women as survivors, and the many family members and friends impacted, these awareness lanyards are a great way to show your support. Lanyards are already a popular ID accessory, and the switch to awareness lanyards for the month of October allows your ID card program to be part of the awareness campaign.

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did-chevron-lanyardID card lanyards are a popular, useful tool for card programs – they make it easy to display employee or visitor badges for security, keep cards easily accessible for swiping at security points or access control systems, and can hold more than one badge or keys.

Standard Lanyards

If you need a solid, dependable lanyard that will display your ID cards, choose from these affordable standard lanyard options:
1/8” round braided lanyards
3/8” flat braided lanyards
3/8” flat ribbed lanyards
Lanyard/reel combos
Non-breakaway flat polyester lanyards
Non-breakaway 3/4” flat lanyards

Each of these lanyards comes in a wide variety of colors such as black, red, navy blue, or green.

Fashion Lanyards

If you want to use your lanyard to add some style and fun to the workday, choose an eye-catching fashion lanyards! Options include:
Chevron-print lanyards
Paint splatter print lanyards
Rhinestone lanyards
Neon lanyards

In addition to displaying your ID badge, these lanyards are a great update to a solid colored or black lanyard.

Specialized Lanyards

If you need a specific type of lanyard, there are many options for specialty lanyards including:
Sustainable bamboo lanyards
Printed “Safety First” lanyards
Awareness lanyards
Anti-microbial lanyards
100% recycled P.E.T. lanyards
Vinyl lanyards

And many, many more options. Lanyards are available in any style you could want, so shop all lanyards on DiscountID today!

School ID BadgeIt’s now August, which means teachers and school districts across the country are getting ready for the new school year. Do you have all the supplies and ID accessories you need to start the year?

Complete ID Systems

If your school is looking to update or replace an old ID card system, DiscountID has many great options at low prices. Shop our selection of ID card systems and find the best systems from leading manufacturers including Magicard, Datacard, Fargo, Evolis, and Zebra.

Complete ID card systems are a great option because they contain everything you need to get started: a printer, software, blank cards, and ribbon.

Visitor ID Badges

For security purposes, most schools now require all visitors to check in with the front office and get a visitor badge when they enter the building. These expiring visitor management cards let you know instantly if the visitor is authorized or not – once the card has expired it will show the expiration pattern and students, staff, and security personnel can report anyone in the building with an expired pass.

ID Card Accessories

If your school requires teachers to display ID cards while working, you’ll need an ID card accessory. Lanyards are always popular because the work with any style of clothing from casual to uniforms, and come in a wide range of colors, styles, and patterns.

If you want something that prevents the ID card from hanging down and potentially getting in your way while working, try a badge reel. These easily attach to your clothing using a traditional clip or pocket clip.

BlogImage_ID-AccessoryPack-100ID accessories help you wear your ID cards – an essential feature if your cards need to be visible or easily accessible while working. What’s the best way to stock up on accessories? An accessory pack!

ID accessory packs have everything you need in one convenient pack. These DiscountID.com packs come in two sizes – 100 and 500 packs – so you’ll always have accessories on hand for issuing new ID cards.

Each pack comes with breakaway lanyards in your choice of color, strap clips to attach to the ID cards, and a slot punch to punch the cards.

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