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6 Easy Steps To Determine The Best ID Badge Options For Your Staff

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Having ID badges for all the employees in your company is the best way to identify who is working in the building of your organization and who is a visitor. Whether you have ten people or thousands of staff members, providing badges and something used to carry them will have everyone ready to show or use their ID at a moment’s notice.

Here are six easy steps to determine the best ID badge options for your staff.

Badge Size

First, figure out what size badge your company needs. If it’s 2 1/8" x 3 3/8", that is usually the standard credit card size and most common size badge. Other credentials may be bigger or smaller, depending on the needs of the organization. Bigger badges include those with the measurements 4x3, which is the standard size for vaccination cards.

Badge Protectors

Once you figure out the badge size, decide if you would like a vinyl badge protector. These sleeves keep the badge safe from water and accidental bending or tearing. If you don’t have a plastic badge and instead have a paper ID, keeping it covered is a safe way to keep them clean and not have to replace them as frequently. This is also a great choice if you give out temporary passes that are made of paper before the official badges come in. Some protectors come with a bulldog clip that attaches on clothing for easy wear. Clips are also available separately

Rigid Badge Protectors

For even more protection on your badges, rigid badge protectors are ready for use! These polycarbonate cases can hold up to two cards that can be easily retrieved with the thumb slots on the front. The clear material makes it easy to see the ID at all times.

Choice of Wear

The next step of choosing badge options is to figure out how you want everyone to wear their badge. If your protector sleeve does not have a clip already attached, a lanyard is the next best option. You can wear them around your neck to display your ID, and many different color options are available. Custom printed lanyards are also available for the ultimate customized accessory. For lanyards with breakaway clasps at the back, the unlock whenever pulled on. This safety feature prevents any tangles and pulling on your neck and/or hair.

Do You Want A Hybrid Option?

If the compact design of a clip and the ease of access of a lanyard are both things you are looking for, consider a badge reel. These reels clip on to clothing and hold your badge protector so it is displayed on your person. The retractable clip allows you to extend your badge for easy swiping and scanning. Without a badge reel, you would have to detach a bulldog clip every time you needed to use your ID.  

Need More Space?

If your staff carries a lot of items needed for work, a badge wallet might be the most optimal option. One badge wallet can hold multiple cards and readily displays the front on one. The storage pocket can hold keys, money, receipts, and anything else needed for a day at work. 

There are many accessories available to wear badges and IDs. At SPID, we are happy to help you determine what’s best for you.

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