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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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did-autism-awareness-lanyard_1_1April is Autism Awareness Month – show your support for those with autism, their families, and the continued research into autism with these eye-catching awareness lanyards.

Lanyards are an easy way for your cardholders to wear their ID cards while at work, making these lanyards popular in schools, hospitals and healthcare clinics, non-profit and patient advocacy organizations, volunteer events, and more.

This lanyard is available in two colorful puzzle patterns; choose from pink/blue/navy, or red/yellow/blue/navy. Each lanyard features a safety breakaway clip, and a durable metal swivel hook attachment.

Made from a polyester material, each lanyard is 36” long and 3/4” wide. Sold in packs of 100.

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UntitledLanyards are a popular ID accessory because they are easy to use, but you still have many other choices when it comes to displaying your ID cards that won’t damage the cardholder’s clothing.

Clips

Strap clips are made from vinyl strips with a clip on one end – you run the vinyl through a card’s slot punch, clip the strap closed, and clip it to your jacket, shirt, or bag. Most clips are metal, but if you’re worried about tearing delicate fabrics, look for strap clips with rubber tips.

You’ll also find these clips attached to badge holders, and on badge reels.

Magnets

Magnetic attachments are another option that won’t punch a hole in your clothing. You attach the magnet to the card or badge holder with the tape on the back side.

Magnets do add a lot of weight to ID cards, so they can cause some pulling on thin fabrics and work well on jackets are more structured fabric.

Belt Clips

A common option for badge reels, belt clips slide onto your clothing without pinning through the fabric. They are most commonly worn on pockets. This also makes them quick and easy to remove, a great choice for visitor programs where the badge will be worn for a short time.

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did_reels100_tub-o-reels_large_1Having a convenient way to display your cards is an essential part of ID card programs. To help you keep lanyards and reels on hand for visitors and employees, try Tub-O-Lanyards or Tub-O-Reels!

These variety packs come with lanyards or reels in a variety of colors, so your cardholders can choose the one they like best. Both lanyards and reels are easy to use, quick to put on, and won’t damage clothing. If your office has visitors coming and going throughout the day, or requires employees to display ID cards while working, having extra supplies on hand can help ensure your ID card program is always ready to go.

The Tub-O-Lanyards comes with 50 lanyards in four colors (black, royal blue, navy blue, and red) and two attachment types (bulldog clip or swivel hook). Each lanyard is made from round braided polyester.

If your cardholders prefer badge reels, try the Tub-O-Reels instead. This pack comes with 100 badge reels in a wide range of colors including solid (black, royal blue, red, yellow, green) and translucent (black, royal blue, red, orange, purple) options. Each reel has a clear vinyl strap to attach to the ID cards, and belt clip to attach to clothing.