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How does choosing to go for plastic ID cards make a good deal of sense?
by loridwagoner
Jun 27, 2013 | 713 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Plastic ID cards are usually made from PVC plastic and are hugely popular amongst businesses who want durable cards that can last for a really long time. If you ask around for some suggestions on the kind of ID cards that you must go for, you will find most people asking you to pick an ID card made of plastic. That’s because it makes sense for you to choose such cards.

Let’s take a look at why such cards are such a popular pick:

  • More Secure than Laminated Paper ID Cards
We have come across many cases of information on paper ID cards being easily altered. Every business wants a tamper proof ID card whose information can’t be easily altered and this where plastic ID cards score over their counterparts. What’s more, if you are getting your ID cards designed and printed by a reputed company in the niche, you can ask it to further enhance card security by printing a holographic image on the plastic to ensure it’s not used for activities that it isn’t meant for.

  • They are more durable
No one can deny the durability and robustness of plastic ID cards. You don’t really have to worry they will break as that will only happen if you apply a lot of pressure and make a concerted effort to break them. Even then there is a good chance that they might just bend, and not break. Even on the durability front, it scores over the other ID cards available on the market.

  • Resist Wear and Tear
This is linked to our earlier point about durability. You can use these cards day in and day out and can even use them roughly and expose them to inclement weather; they still won’t give up on you.  You will agree that not everybody can take proper care of their ID cards, and a number of people don’t even make the effort to take care of their ID cards. This is why you need cards that can resist a lot of wear and tear, are unaffected by dust, dirt or grime. In such cases, ID cards made from plastic are definitely the way to go.

  • Data Transmission
Another huge reason why most companies have moved on to using plastic ID cards is because a tremendous amount of data can be stored on these cards, in the form of embedded chips or magnetic stripes running through them. This information can include comprehensive employee information and can also be used to record in and out time of the employee. This data can also be accurately imported to specific software, while computing the payroll or to confirm the employee’s eligibility for specific services or facilities offered by the employer.

  • Cost Effective
If you are giving bulk orders for plastic ID cards, you will find them a cost effective bargain at the onset itself. On the other hand, if you don’t have a huge order to give, you might find such cards a little expensive as compared to the other available options. But if you take a long term view, you will find out they are really quite affordable and will help you save a lot of money in the near future. You won’t need to replace such cards, just because they have got torn or they look old or have got smudged.

End Words

If you want to improve the longevity of your plastic ID cards, it will be a good idea to get them laminated. This way they will never get old. The use of such cards has actually helped businesses improve the efficiency of certain processes. The fact that these cards can be used to store information and transfer it whenever needed, means businesses are making use of them for diverse purposes.

The key to choose the right ID card lies in making sure that it will satisfy all your needs and requirements. There is no doubt that cards made from plastic will do all this and more. But, take note of a word of caution - Make sure that you pick the right ID card printing company; this is the kind of company that is reputed for the quality of its ID cards. This will guarantee that the cards you pick are made with top quality plastic and the printing on them is easily readable and very clear.
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