One of the most effective ways to increase ID card security and durability is lamination. DiscountID.com offers solutions that allow any organization to produce laminated IDs, regardless of your budget. We carry a full lineup of laminating ID card printers, but also offer cost-friendly options such as self-adhesive hologram stickers and overlaminates.
The benefits of lamination are hard to ignore. The process provides a strong layer of protection from tampering, illegal duplication, and the rigors of everyday use. It's virtually impossible to tamper with a laminated ID, as any attempt would result in the card being destroyed as the layers are peeled apart. The added layer of protection also guards against wear and tear, helping to extend card life.
For added visual security you can choose to use holographic overlaminates which cover the card's surface with a secure holographic pattern that can be seen when the card is held at an angle. Holographic overlaminates increase visual authentication, and eliminate the risk of fraudulent replication. The process can be performed using a laminating ID card printer, or by applying self-adhesive holographic overlays to your cards after printing.
If you're unsure whether or not your ID program will require lamination, keep in mind some ID card printers can be upgraded in-field, allowing you to add a lamination module down the road. Examples include the Fargo HDP5000 and the Fargo DTC550.