Laminating your cards applies a thin film over the top of the printed cards, making the card more durable and secure – but for even more security, did you know there are holographic laminates?
Benefits of Laminating Your Cards
Lamination is the process of applying a clear film over your printed cards. Although not an upgrade option on every ID card printer, it’s a popular feature available from most printer manufacturers. Lamination uses an additional film beyond the colored or monochrome ribbon you use to print your cards, and does require higher-quality composite cards (instead of standard PVC) to withstand the high heat of the lamination process.
So why laminate your cards? There are three main benefits:
- Improves card durability
- Resists fading from sunlight exposure
- Makes cards harder to tamper with or alter
To add even more security to your ID cards, consider a holographic laminate! These laminates include holographic images in the clear film, applying a highly visible hologram over your ID cards – this makes it harder to duplicate your cards or tamper with them, and makes it easier for security guards to identify authentic cards.
ID Card Group carries a wide range of laminate options for all major ID card printer brands. Shop laminates:
- Magicard laminates
- Datacard laminates
- IDP laminates
- Fargo laminates
- Zebra laminates
- Evolis laminates
Laminating ID Card Printers
To print laminated cards, you will need a specialty laminating ID card printer. You can find laminating printers from all the top printer brands on ID Card Group including:
- Datacard’s SD460 printer
- Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 printer
- Fargo’s DTC4500e printer
Contact our ID experts at (877) 868-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help finding the right ribbons and laminates for your ID printer. We’ll make it easy for you!
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