Finding the right badge holder may seem daunting. What size, what materials, 2-cards, 3-cards, with or without slots for lanyards?
Let’s focus on the badge holder size for today.
Most plastic ID cards are 3.375” x 2.125”, commonly known as 80/30, so you’ll need about .25” larger in both height and width – a little more if your cards will be punched.
At Bridgeway Solutions, we have a variety of vinyl and plastic badge holder options to choose from.
Our e-store badge holder item descriptions include the inner dimensions (the area in which the ID card, name tag, etc. will go) of each card holder.
These are just a few of our card holder options:
Shop our e-store to find your perfect badge holder.
Or, call or email us at (828) 438-1676 / sales@BridgewayID.com and we’d be happy to assist you.
Choosing the most cost efficient and productive plastic card printer ribbon can be challenging.
What’s the difference between a YMCKO and YMCKO-KO card printer color ribbon and what do these acronyms mean?
T or O=protective top coat or overlay
YMC colors are used for full color card printing.
K is a black panel commonly used for text.
The ‘T’ or ‘O’ panel helps prevent card colors from fading, and offers some protection from scratches, dirt, and moisture.
YMCKT-KT is used in double-sided card printers, printing full color on the front and black only on the back with a top coat/overlay on both sides.
Learn more about ribbon formats and their use at https://www.bridgewayid.com/id-supplies.html.
Carabiners aren’t just for mountain climbing. Badge reels can be carabiners too.
A carabiner is a metal loop with a spring-loaded clip used to link two or more items together.
Carabiner badge reels are designed to securely clasp onto lanyards, purses, belt loops, clothing, and chains, giving you quick access to your ID badge.
Badge reels are customizable – add your company logo and text, pick colors, and select from a wide variety of fittings.
Email or call us to customize your carabiner badge reel. firstname.lastname@example.org / (828) 438-1676
Or, check out the selection of carabiner badge reels in our store.
Plastic card printer cleaning cards help keep your machine operating its best.
There are two types of cleaning cards - presoaked in a cleaning solution and adhesive. Either will clean the printer’s rollers, which is the mechanism that pulls the cards through the printing process.
Cleaning cards remove dust, grime, and oils from blank plastic or PVC cards to prime them before they move to the printing sequence to protect the printhead and ensure quality printing.
If your card printer is producing blurry or splotchy cards, the fix may be as simple as cleaning the printer. Simply insert the cleaning card per manufacturer’s instructions so that your printer produces high quality graphics and text.
It’s a good idea to run a cleaning card through your card printer with each ribbon change.
New, boxed Datacard printer ribbons include a cleaning card. Don’t throw it away – use it.
Maintain your machine -- keep it running longer, performing at its best.
Plastic card printer ribbons and retransfer card printer ribbons come in several yield counts, most commonly 250 to 500 images per roll.
Bridgeway Solutions is still celebrating after a successful Salamander™ deployment at Super Bowl LIII. Bridgeway’s Senior Technician Wayne Peck, Technical Sales Consultant Gene Hawkins, Technician Rich Billig and volunteer Julie Peck assisted Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) with tagging and tracking personnel and equipment.
Early in 2018, Hawkins, an Atlanta native, reached out to AFCEMA representatives to offer Salamander solutions and Bridgeway personnel support for responder tagging and tracking at Super Bowl 53. In the days preceding the Super Bowl, Hawkins and the Bridgeway team used SalamanderLive, ID Designer, Command and Track as part of the AFCEMA security and safety management plan.
The primary focus for Bridgeway’s team was badging and tracking emergency medical units (EMTs) and their vehicles as they arrived at the EOC. Using SalamanderLive™, custom IDs were created and issued to city and county responders, including representatives from Fulton, Gwinnett, Roswell, Cobb, Clayton, Atlanta City, and College Park. Using Command and Track, each individual and piece of equipment was scanned into an assignment to enable their placement on-scene to be followed in real-time.
Salamander’s Command solution provides optimal situational awareness and the Track App monitors responders as they move from assignment to assignment. Salamander’s GIS solution uses satellite mapping to plot up-to-the-moment responder locations via the Track App installed on a smart phone or device.
Super Bowl LIII participation allowed Bridgeway's team to provide AFCEMA with a real-life experience showcasing SalamanderLive’s interoperability, real-time situational awareness, and advanced reporting features.
Easton, PA -- February 6, 2019
Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since the beginning of school in August. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day according to Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili.
Using a mobile kiosk, the Large Group or Building Attendance system automates a time-consuming process usually found in homeroom. Students simply tap their ID at the kiosk as they enter the building triggering an accurate and efficient way to check themselves in. The system greatly increases student accountability and provides administrators with a real-time view of who has checked into campus.
Automated attendance will launch next month at Easton Area Middle School. Students will not scan in at the elementary school level. Emili noted that in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management and future plans call for students to use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students load or unload from the schp-bus-brg.pdfbus route.
Still under consideration at the district is Automated Classroom Attendance. For this solution, students would use their ID badge to tap on a reader near the door of the classroom or on the teacher's desk to record their presence and the time they entered the classroom.
Several articles have been published on the Lehighvalleylive.com website with links to school board meeting videos and the cost to the district for the solutions.