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.