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Badge Clips: A Breakdown of All the Different Types

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Badge clips can be an incredibly convenient, simple solution for ensuring that your badge remains at your side and clearly visible at all times throughout the day. Badge clips can be easily attached to clothing, badge reels, or shirts and eliminate the need to punch holes in ID cards in many instances.

At Specialist ID, we carry a wide array of badge clips, available both by themselves and as part of a badge reel or lanyard product offering. To better understand the different types of badge clips available on the market today, we'll give you the breakdown of some of our top sellers.

So, What is a Badge Clip?

A badge clip is a device that is used to hold a badge or identification card. It typically consists of a clip or attachment mechanism that can be attached to clothing, and a holder or case for the badge. Badge clips are often worn by employees in offices, hospitals, schools, and other settings where identification is required. They can also be worn by volunteers, event staff, and other individuals who need to display their badges visibly. Badge clips come in a variety of styles, including retractable, lanyard, and clip-on, and can be made of a range of materials, including plastic, metal, and fabric.

How To Use a Badge Clip

To use a badge clip, follow these steps:

First, find the end of the clip that has the spring-loaded mechanism. This end is usually shaped like a rectangle or a square, and it will have a small metal arm or tab sticking out of it. Hold the badge clip in one hand, and the badge in the other hand. Position the badge so that the hole or slot at the top of the badge is facing towards you.

Then you can place the badge onto the badge clip by sliding the hole or slot over the metal arm or tab. Make sure the badge is secure and not tilted or wobbly.

To remove the badge from the clip, simply press down on the metal arm or tab and slide the badge off.

To attach the badge clip to clothing, slide the clip over the top edge of the clothing until the clip is secure. The clip should hold the badge in place, but it may be necessary to adjust the position of the badge to ensure it is visible and not tilted.

It is important to handle badge clips carefully, as the spring-loaded mechanism can be fragile and may break if the clip is bent or twisted too much.

How to Choose The Right Badge Clip For You

When choosing a badge clip, there are a few factors to consider:

Material: Badge clips can be made of a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, and fabric. Consider which material will be most durable and comfortable for the wearer.

Size: Make sure the badge clip is the right size for your badge or identification card. It should hold the card securely without being too loose or too tight.

Style: Badge clips come in a range of styles, including retractable, lanyard, and clip-on. Consider which style will be most practical for your needs and the wearer's preferences.

Attachment: Some badge clips have a pin or magnet for attaching to clothing, while others have a clip or loop. Consider which attachment method will be most secure and comfortable for the wearer.

Cost: Determine your budget and look for a badge clip that fits within your price range.

Ultimately, the right badge clip for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It may be helpful to try out a few different options to see which one works best for you.

Types of Badge Clips

1. Vinyl Straps with Metal Badge Clips

These ID badge clips are among the most popular product offerings at Specialist ID. The Clear Vinyl Strap with a 2-Hole Nickel Plated Steel Clipis a bestseller for a good reason. This basic ID badge clip features an alligator clip that allows for easy snapping and attaching to clothing items, bags, collar, belt, and badge holders. The metal pieces close tightly and keep your badge secure throughout the day.

The Clear Vinyl Strapwith a 2-Hole nickel plated steel clip has two holes on either end so it can easily attach to any item with two holes. It comes with a plastic case that doubles as storage for your badge, making this a great travel accessory. The clear vinyl strap makes it easy to see what your badge looks like from afar.

 

 

2. Key Ring to ID Badge Converting Vinyl Strap Clip

This Clear Vinyl Strap Clip is perfect for attaching to standard swivel hooks and key rings commonly found on lanyards and badge reels. Simply clip the buttons together and keep your badge at hand in either your ID badge holder or via a slot punched ID card. This badge clip product is among the most affordable of all badge clips selling today as individual pieces.

The vinyl strap clip is made from high quality clear plastic and has a white background so it won't interfere with any badges or cards you attach to it. It's easy to install and remove the badge from this key ring clip.

 

3. Magnetic ID Badge Clips

At Specialist ID, the Magnetic ID Badge Clip with Pressure Sensitive Stick Back Foam Pad is ideal for individuals who prefer not to wear pins or clips. Magnetic badge clips are the most garment-friendly solution for workers who are required to wear their badges on their clothing each and every day on the job. With magnetic ID badge clips, all you need to do is attach the stick foam pad to the back of your ID or badge holder and then place the non-sticky magnetic portion on the inside of your shirt or pocket.

No need to worry about pins holes in the fabric of your clothing ever again. These magnets are very strong, yet small in size measuring only 1.75 by 0.5.

 

4. Plastic Attachment Badge Clips

In certain workplace settings such as medical facilities and airports, minimizing or eliminating the wearing of metal is important. Reusable Plastic Badge Clips are the best solution in this instance. The button design of these products help keeps IDs straight with use throughout the day. Bulk product orders are remarkably low-cost as well.

Prominently showing IDs and badges at all times within many companies and organizations today helps teams achieve new levels of safety and security. Many sectors and industries are increasingly requiring this added level of security and durable badge clips can help assist in this small, but meaningful action.

 

 

 

 

Final Thoughts

At Specialist ID, you will appreciate a large product assortment of the most popular badge clips available online. Whether you are looking for a vinyl strap clip, magnetic clip, or plastic attachment, you can find exactly what you need at affordable wholesale prices. If you have any questions about the various types of badge clips, call us now at 1-800-380-6726 or fill out our online contact form.

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