Name badges & ID Card Holders Buying Guide
Finding the right name badge and the right ID card holder is not always an easy task. This guide will help you to choose the right product for every occasion. Be it a professional appearance and serious charisma with individually designed name badges for various occasions or a robust and protective ID card holder for safe storage of your access cards in your daily business. We will explain the differences between name badges and ID card holders, show you how to label them effortlessly with an online software, and how to combine them with various accessories such as textile ribbons or other fastening devices.
The following questions will help you choose the right product for your needs:
› Name badge or (safety) ID card holder – which one do I need, and when?
› How can I find the right name badge or the right ID card holder?
› How can name badges be printed? Which insert label matches which name badge?
› How can I print my own plastic/PVC cards with the DURACARD printer?
Name badge or (safety) ID card holder – which one do I need, and when?
• Name badges come with a paper insert label that makes a person’s name easy to read
• They can be personalised with printable paper insert labels (Badgemaker) in various sizes
• Thanks to micro perforation, insert labels are easy to detach from A4 printouts
• Name badges are available with a wide range of fastening options, such as magnets, combi-clips, clips, pins, etc.
(Safety) ID card holders
• (Safety) ID card holders protect all plastic/PVC cards such as employee ID cards, business ID cards and access cards
• ID card holders are suitable for all cards in EC/credit cards in ID-1 format: 85.60 mm x 53.98 mm (l x h)
• ID card holders can be combined with various fastening devices such as clips, textile ribbons or yoyos
How can I find the right name badge or the right ID card holder?
It is quite easy to find the suitable name badge that fits to your needs! We categorize name badges according to areas of application, quality segments (Prestige, Executive and Standard) and fastening devices. This will help you to find exactly the right solution for your specific event.
Selection of name badges according to areas of application:
Consultants and account managers
Premium-quality name badges that boost the wearer’s personal image and appearance. These name badges make an impact with their modern design and high quality.
Hospitals, medical practices and pharmacies
Name badges must be easy to read, highlight the wearers’ field of expertise and not get in the way of their work.
Both design-oriented and restrained traditional badge solutions, each with easy-to-exchange inserts, are ideal for regular and temporary staff. They facilitate communication and are indicators of good service.
Sales and service staff
Name badges that combine optimal readability and ease of use with a prestigious image. This is how to signal responsiveness in customer contact and create trust. Ideal also for trade fair exhibitors.
One-off (major) events, conferences & seminars
Low-cost, easy-to-handle name badges with various fastening options.
Production and storage areas
Sturdy, protective ID card holders for safe storage of your access cards and employee ID cards in daily business. Simple ID card pockets for visitors to these areas.
Selection of name badges according to quality:
Premium-quality name badges not only highlight your professional image, but also radiate an aura of integrity and create trust in the mind of your conversation partner. Name badges of this category excel by their top-class design and long service life.
Some suitable application areas are: Banks & insurance companies, medical practices & pharmacies, hotels & tourism, sales & services and trade fairs (exhibitors).
Name badges of this category feature timeless design and high functionality.
Suitable areas of application are meetings, trade fairs or public buildings – where name badges facilitate communication with strangers.
Thanks to their high stability and quick and easy handling, our standard name badges are suitable not only for one-time use, but also for regular re-use.
They are ideal especially for conventions, conferences and seminars as well as major events and visitors to trade fairs.
Selection of name badges according to fastening options:
We offer a range of different fastening options for name badges. There is a matching fastening device for every application. When badges are to be fastened to clothing, variants that protect the material should be given preference.
The following fastening options are available:
Clips: Practical name badges with a clip for quick and easy exchange of inserts. Name badges with clips can be fastened in a jiffy. The rotatable clip fastening device allows you to easily adjust the position of the badge on the clothing as needed. View products ›
Combi-clip: The right solution for every type of clothing: The various name badge models with a pin and a clip are all convenient and multi-functional. Clip them on or pin them on as desired – that’s all! View products ›
Crocodile clip: Name badges for trade fairs, conferences and more. Flexible use: Rotatable and thus also suitable for sideways fastening on lapels – name badges with a crocodile clip make it possible. View products ›
Magnet: Name badges with magnets for clothing come with a strong adhesive force and are specially recommended for fastening onto sensitive materials. The name badges can be placed in any desired position and are easy to fasten to most garments. View products ›
Needle / pin: Quick and easy fastening: The name badges with a pin and covered needle tip stay in place on virtually any type of garment – safely and without risk of injury. Pin-on name badges are available in different sizes and are made of highly transparent plastic or high-grade acrylic. They also come with a practical thumb slot at the rear to facilitate insert exchange. View products ›
How can name badges be printed? Which insert label matches which name badge?
Micro-perforated insert labels make labelling of name badges as easy as child’s play. With the free DURAPRINT® printing software, individual designs can be created, printed out and/or saved for later use in next to no time. For major events, names, photos, etc. can be transferred via the database function with only a few clicks to design templates and can subsequently be processed further.
You can find the matching insert labels for every name badge model on our product page.
If you want to make things even easier, you can also just buy a name badge set.
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How can I print my own plastic/PVC cards with the DURACARD printer?
Are you want to organise an event or make personalised membership cards for your customers yourself? You want to print your own plastic cards for staff members, visitors, customers, students, etc.? And you do not want to wait up to two weeks for your cards, but to print out the cards as needed, even small numbers of units per day?
Then you can use the DURACARD ID 300 card printer to create your own cards, without having to rely on advertising agencies or professional print shops.
Here are the products you need:
Blank plastic cards
ID card pockets
Identity card holder